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Norwegian Encore Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
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Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
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Norwegian Encore

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 01, 2020

Ship: Norwegian Encore

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 12306

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

We will give NCL Encore an Encore! Something for everyone.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
The Miami port had the wrong terminal on the direction signs, but after we got to the right one everything was seamless. The Haven desk was amazing! They carried bay bags from the curb, through security, to the Haven check in, onto the ship! All within a few minutes😊

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
We did not use main dining because we were Haven. Bistro was wonderful in new location on upper deck. had a beautiful night few of San Juan and wonderful service & food. Much better than our other Bistro experiences. Cagneys always offers a tasty steak!

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Haven sundeck & atrium was wonderful. Did not even see the go carts (we did hear them above us in the Bistro.). Thermal spa was nice, but passengers should be more respectful of the quiet space and those that are there to enjoy the peace.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Choir of Men was the best show we’ve seen in a long time. kinky Boots was also top notch. Beatles review in the Cavern Club was impossible to get into, totally overcrowded (and not that great!). The Country was good. The late night on deck music festival, which I think is replacing the white hot party was excellent🎶

Children's Programs

No children

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
In lite of the corona virus, extra care and service was impeccable. Did not even think of the trouble we could be exposed to. Upon our return, the State Department had told people to not go on a cruise ship! Had that warning come a week earlier we may have not cruised. Because the virus is so contagious we are being more aware of how we feel and taking precautions with those around us for a few days to make sure we haven’t brought anything home with us! But I must say we felt comfortable with NCLs procedures. I pray all those who were on our ship are safe and sound and healthy.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Unbelievable!

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We were in an aft Haven on deck 12. It was beautiful and comfortable. It has one of the larger decks on the ship. I wish they would put jetted tubs in all Haven suites... or include the thermal suite as part of the package. Seas were a bit rough And it was very windy so sleeping was a bit broken due to rear propulsion noise and movement.

Ship tip

Enjoy!

Ports of call

Miami, Florida Did not visit port

Only go there to access port.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

3 out of 5
Did not like the late arrival. Only got off ship to walk to old port wall in daylight. Shop owners were indifferent to passengers in town and were closing their doors by 7:00. We had dinner reservations on ship in Bistro and had a wonderful view of nite lit San Juan.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5
Always like stopping here.

Tortola, British Virgin Islands

5 out of 5
The main reason we book this itinerary is to get to Soggy Dollar on Jost Van Dyke. We made it, love it, did not like that the ship was leaving early to try to add in beach stop in the Bahamas.

Great Stirrup Cay (Cruise Line Private Island), Bahamas Did not visit port

Weather did not allow us to anchor off. Skip San Juan, add more time to Tortola and try again for Bahamas.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
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