NCL Encore

Norwegian Encore Cruise Review

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 9

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
Norwegian Encore

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 09, 2020

Ship: Norwegian Encore

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Loved our experience on the Encore. Looking forward to the next adventure!


5 out of 5
Easy. From arriving at the pier to boarding the ship, it was well organized, terminal staff friendly and professional.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
We had good experiences in both complimentary and specialty dining venues. Good service throughout and the food was fantastic!

Cagney's Steakhouse

5 out of 5

Steaks perfectly prepared and served hot! They were packed on Valentines Day when we ate there, but the service was solid and efficient!

Savor Restaurant - Main Dining Room

5 out of 5

Food and service great. Food came out hot and in a timely manner. Never a wait. Freestyle dining is really a nice feature.

The Manhattan Room - Main Dining Room

5 out of 5

Love the vast openness of this dining room. Excellent service and the food came out hot!

Ocean Blue

5 out of 5

Sat outside on the Waterfront, would highly recommend. The wait staff was friendly and service was top notch. If you love fresh seafood, you will enjoy Ocean Blue.

Q Texas Smokehouse

5 out of 5

Must get the brisket! It was smoky and tender, the burnt ends were perfect. Husband enjoyed the pulled pork and jalapeño cheddar grits. The Smokey peach margaritas are delicious as well. Fun venue for music and dancing after dinner as well!

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Loved the spa, the observation lounge, and the waterfront. Like many people have commented before, the pool deck is overcrowded and there is no Spice H2O area on this ship. For pool deck lovers, you may be disappointed.


5 out of 5
Choir of Man was hands down the best onboard production we have ever seen! We also enjoyed the variety of music on board from the country band to the piano bar. Ocean Fest was a fun event showcasing many of the musicians playing on stage together.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
We encountered excellent customer service throughout the ship. We were greeted with a smile and treated with genuine hospitality during our cruise. The crew we interacted with regularly projected pride and professionalism. Kudos to NCL.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The ship is clean and shiny. There is a continuous effort at cleanliness and tidiness in the common areas.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Mini-suite with large balcony. Love this cabin, the extra space on the balcony is really nice.

Ports of call

Tortola, British Virgin Islands

4 out of 5
Walked around a bit in the port and ducked in to an English Pub for a pint. Beautiful weather.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5
Went to St. John and hiked to Honeymoon beach. Beautiful!

San Juan, Puerto Rico

3 out of 5
Too short, night port.


5 out of 5
Easy and organized.
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