Beautiful and Breathtaking
Norwegian Encore Cruise Review
Review summaryIcy straight point /Hoona is still a wasted time because of the small area of shops and space. We were not even a full ship and people were on top of each other everywhere. Small walking trail around the docks was not allowed to go to town (small as it is) because of Covid. Hallways are tight in the cabin areas and very hard to get around with scooters and or people on them. In the public areas they are fine but they will have problems with a full ship. Be prepared to walk a lot on the ship to get from one side to the other.
Food and Dining
Waves Pool Bar
Only time anyone was outside to go here was on embarkation day with nice weather.
The Manhattan Room - Main Dining Room
Service was great but food was okay and not something that you would want to return for more.
The Local Bar
One of only 3 places to watch any type of sports on TV’s with very limited seating at the bar.
Local was always a busy place and a good place to hang out.
The District Brew House
Best service and a great place to enjoy your time. One of the 3 places to watch any sports on TV on the ship with limited seating.
Best food and service on the ship!
Nice service here.
Atrium Bar & Grill
Really nice service
Would not go out of the way for a drink here.
Sugarcane Mojito Bar
Tried all the different drinks and they were okay but would not go out of the way to get something from here.
Onda by Scarpetta
Don’t even waste your time on this one. The pasta was under cooked to start and after we asked for different dishes they came back even worse. We were returned our specialty dinner because we didn’t even get the full order and left for the buffet.
Breakfast was great every day but it was the same thing for lunch and dinner every day/night the whole week. Breakfast is the only reason for 4 stars.
Service was slow/late. We were seated and we waited for 30 minutes before anyone came to give us water much less a drink or take our order. We used one of our included specialty restaurant and if not the total bill would have been over $170 for 2 of us and that didn’t cover our drinks.
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
We didn’t have a full ship to deal with because of Covid so it did get a bit crowded at times in the atrium and in the buffet during breakfast so be prepared. We didn’t reserve most of our dinners till we were on board and it was around 3 just a couple of hours before sailing and people were to busy stuffing their face in the buffet and waited till book their dinner and show reservation and still complaining about not being able to get the times they wanted. Even with multiple ways of booking them on the ship from the kiosks at the elevators to the dinner reservation desk and in the cabins on the TV’s.