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Norwegian Encore Cruise Review

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5
Norwegian Encore

7 Night Alaska Glacier Bay (Seattle Roundtrip)

Sail date: October 02, 2021

Ship: Norwegian Encore

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 13764

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 month ago

Review summary

Very impressed with the ship cleanliness, and the entire staff. The food by and large was great whether it was in the upscale restaurants or the regular ones. Even the buffet had great food.


5 out of 5
Very smooth. Took a rapid antigen test, passed it, and was on the ship in a very short time.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
As it was in October, and it was a trip to Alaska, the pools got basically no use. However, we did walk over 12,000 steps a day to offset the massive caloric intake that we had.


5 out of 5
The Beatles tribute band was fantastic, as well as choir of man, and the late night comedy show

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Five star all the way. From our room steward to the bartenders to the washy washy people to the servers. They are also happy to be back to cruising.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Absolutely wonderful, loved the bed and the bedding on the Norwegian encore.

Ship tip

Don't overpack.

Ports of call

Ketchikan, Alaska

4 out of 5
Same as juneau, every other place was a jewelry store.

Juneau, Alaska

4 out of 5
Nice place to visit. Every other store seem to be a jewelry store though.

Cruise Glacier Bay

4 out of 5
Beautiful views in glacier Bay, the cruise ship was very very close to the glaciers.

Icy Strait Point (Hoonah), Alaska

4 out of 5
Typical small tourist trap. I'm not thrilled the way NCL parks their ships way out of town to save a few dollars. I don't like having to take a 30-minute ride each way to go to a port where other cruise ships are already docked at.

Seattle, Washington

4 out of 5


5 out of 5
Super easy and super fast. We used the Port of Seattle port valet service. Put our bags out the night before disembarkation, and they were waiting for us when we got off the airplane to our destination.

Traveler Photos

Duck farts on the observation lounge
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