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Norwegian Encore Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 14

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
Norwegian Encore

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 08, 2020

Ship: Norwegian Encore

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 10856

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 7 months ago

Review summary

We would definitely do a cruise again and with NCL. I think the RCCL was just a few steps behind as far as entertainment and activities.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
We arrived around 11 and was onboard by about 11:20.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The Buffett was crowded as usual. It was also slower service than usual because of COVID 19 precautions. The food stations were roped off and the staff was serving everybody individually so the lines were slowed down. In the main dining rooms first class service was afforded to all. We felt like we were in a first class restaurant. The food selections were good, the presentation was really good also.

The Manhattan Room - Main Dining Room

5 out of 5

Most beautiful of the MDR's. The MDR's have the same menu every night.

The Local

5 out of 5

The place to be and the view of the entertainment made it better.

Teppanyaki

5 out of 5

Food was really good and the cook was very entertaining.

Savor Restaurant - Main Dining Room

5 out of 5

Savor and taste were awesome

Q Texas Smokehouse

5 out of 5

I had the Combo Platter which was really very good, as were the Crab Cakes and the Pecan Pie.

Ocean Blue

4 out of 5

The food was good not great. The service was excellent. The Cheesecake in the jar was super.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
I did the Speedway and the Galaxy Pavillion it was fun. BTW there was no waiting time at either.

The Cavern Club

5 out of 5

The Beatles rocked the House.

Social Comedy and Night Club

5 out of 5

As mentioned before a BLAST

Main Pool

4 out of 5

Agreed the pool was not large enough to accommodate the volume of guests. The entertainment there was good.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
We went to The Choir of Man, and Kinky Boots. Both was of a Broadway Quality. (NOTHING SHORT OF AMAZING) The Beatles were a Blast and Guns and Rojas were a really good cover band. We went to The Social for the late X-Rated shows both were hysterical. The DJ's at The Social kept all dancing. Just as a note the first couple of days the weather was not cooperative, but there were always things to do, games to participate in and the Bars were all everywhere. The Local has great wings and view of the Atrium. OOPS, I almost forgot abut the Temperature band was also really good.

Tradewinds

5 out of 5

Cheap liquor. What is better than that.

Children's Programs

No children

Observation Lounge

5 out of 5

Beautiful and relaxing

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Farid Imam was an amazing server. Kudos to all the other servers.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
In the wake of the Pandemic the ship was sparkling and washy, washy all over the place.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The cabin efficient. Walking around the bed was a bit tight. Otherwise, fine.

Ship tip

Yes there is extra charges. A that is a choice that you have to make as in every other aspect of life.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida Did not visit port

We live in Florida

San Juan, Puerto Rico

4 out of 5
The tour guide was very informative and the history is really interesting. We had just a few hours there.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

4 out of 5
We did a tour here also. It is all interesting.

Tortola, British Virgin Islands

5 out of 5
Not being repetitive, we also did a tour here too. This was the most beautiful of all the Islands.

Great Stirrup Cay (Cruise Line Private Island), Bahamas

5 out of 5
Fun and the weather was cooperative too.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Organized, getting 4,000 people off the ship is always takes time. I was surprised that nobody took everyones temperature upon disembarkation
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