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Norwegian Encore Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

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Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
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Norwegian Encore

7 Night Scenic Alaska & Dawes Glacier (Seattle Roundtrip)

Sail date: August 21, 2021

Ship: Norwegian Encore

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 13184

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 month ago

Review summary

Top notch service. No Masks on the ship! No restrictions. Encore is the perfect design. Crew treated us like family. We'll be back soon.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
We were tested in 20 minutes, got right on the ship by 11:00 a.m.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The new Mexican Los Lobos was so good that we cancelled our Cagney's reservation and went a second time. Be sure to try the Mexican Street Corn. No restrictions on the Garden Cafe. The buffet works exactly like it did before. Serve yourself. The service and food in all the restaurants was excellent.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
My wife loved the water slide. Too cold for any other outdoor activities.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Comedians were very good. Lots of live music in the afternoon and evening. Beatles were great. Always something going on in the Atrium. Norwegian is going all out. More variety than ever.

Children's Programs

No kids, and no kids allowed unvaccinated.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Top notch! The crew is so greatful to be back. We were treated like royalty.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The Encore was beyond immaculate. Beautiful modern design. The observation deck is luxurious and has huge bar and larger buffet than Joy, Escape, etc.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Very clean and comfortable. Nearly identical to the other ships in this class.

Ship tip

Take advantage of the Port Track luggage direct from your room to your destination.

Ports of call

Seattle, Washington

4 out of 5
City is nice except the crazy drug addicts in the streets that Seattle refuses to clean up.

Icy Strait Point (Hoonah), Alaska

2 out of 5
Not much here except zip line. Good place to schedule your whale watching.

Skagway, Alaska

5 out of 5
Don't miss the bike down the mountain tour and the White Pass Rail. Both are incredibly scenic

Juneau, Alaska

5 out of 5
Loved the town. Did the sky tram. We've done the glacier park before.

CRUISE ENDICOTT ARM & DAWES GLACIER

5 out of 5
If you do an excursion, you'll drown (no port). The most scenic vistas I've ever seen. The glacier itself is almost surreal.

Ketchikan, Alaska

4 out of 5
They moved the port 20 minutes from town to an industrial area that smelled like a sewage treatment plant (former paper mill across from what looks like a former sewage treatment plant). I'm assuming Norwegian bought this and they're going to clean it up. We've done excursions before, so we walked the town. Saw salmon swimming up the rapids.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Easy with our luggage already at the airport. You can take the train to SEA and save 50 dollars Uber fee.

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