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Norwegian Encore Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
Norwegian Encore

7 Night Alaska Glacier Bay (Seattle Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 18, 2021

Ship: Norwegian Encore

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 11284

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 month ago

Review summary

Loved this ship! Alaska is beautiful…..suggest going before September as it was quite rainy but still so worth it!


5 out of 5
Very organized and seamless

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Never had a bad meal…lots of variety and options.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Due to weather, some outdoor activities were not open often. The gym was clean and equipment plentiful. The thermal spa was awesome and well worth the extra cost.


5 out of 5
All the entertainment was first class….so many talented performers and something for everyone

Children's Programs

No children

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Everyone was so happy and excited to have returned to sailing

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Absolutely gorgeous ship…beautiful colors! Very well laid out and easy to navigate around.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Decent size and nice balcony. Very clean and bed was very comfortable

Ports of call

Seattle, Washington

4 out of 5

Icy Strait Point (Hoonah), Alaska

4 out of 5
The town itself is very small and a bit economically depressed. The pier area is very cute and fairly new. Nice to walk around and have a drink or some local food. We took a hiking excursion and the guides were very nice and informative.

Cruise Glacier Bay

5 out of 5
The most beautiful part of our trip. Loved that the park rangers board the ship for the day and narrate/answer questions.

Juneau, Alaska

4 out of 5
Nice downtown but a bit commercialized…lots of jewelry stores! We didn’t do an excursion but took the gondola up and then hiked to the top. Beautiful views…even in the rain/snow!

Ketchikan, Alaska

3 out of 5
Again, a bit commercialized with lots of tourist shops. Weather didn’t allow for much walking around town and a lot of the excursions had to be cancelled unfortunately.


4 out of 5
Went smoothly but was a bit confusing if you qualified for more than one departure time. Transfer bus to airport was nice an easy. Port valetservice for luggage was convenient but our luggage didn’t make it on our flight. Delta was great and we received it the next day.

Traveler Photos

Loved our balcony At port in Icy Strait
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