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4.8

Lifetime experience in Alaska and on Norwegian by bcron

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Norwegian Encore / Destination: Alaska - Inside Passage

This experience really exceeded our expectations. It has changed our future travel plans.

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4.8

AMAZING, very clean and safe cruise by Navychaps1

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Norwegian Encore / Destination: Alaska - Inside Passage

This was our first cruise post COVID, NCL has this down! Recommended 72 hour prior test with the testing at port brings a comfort level around other passengers we never had pre-COVID. the 100% vax requirement just added to the comfort around others. The ship is amazing in cleanliness and in technology. The staff, in all areas of the ship were exceptionally helpful. 50% capacity at sailing made this experience even better. Absolutely no lines anywhere!

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2.6

Not worth the time taken, not to mention the money spent. by kcatlock

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Norwegian Encore / Destination: Alaska - Inside Passage

Norwegian definitely doesn’t suit my travel needs. Even Carnival beat them (they talked frequently about how they were better than Carnival).

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4.2

Alaska was beautiful by BStrunk

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Norwegian Encore / Destination: Alaska - Inside Passage

There is a lot to love about NCL and Alaska. Some quirks with the ship and some COVID disruptions, but overall, a good vacation. I will be back.

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4.7

Great Alaska Cruise on new NCL Encore by tenece

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Norwegian Encore

Our first time to Alaska, it was wonderful. NCL Encore is a great ship with plenty of bar and restaurants for open spaces, loved the layout of the ship. Covid pre boarding process was pretty easy and took about 1.5 hours to get on the ship. Kind of like Disney World just move from station to station and before you know it you are on the ship.

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5.0

Awesome Alaskan Cruise by cottonpicker30

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Norwegian Encore / Destination: Alaska - Inside Passage

We enjoyed every minute of our cruise. The only thing was is that we would have loved a longer time in Juneau. There wasn't much to do in Icy Straights, that port could have been cut shorter.

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4.8

Excellent Alaska Cruise by wdnolasco560332

Sail date: / Traveled as: Large Group
Ship: Norwegian Encore / Destination: Alaska - Inside Passage

This cruise was exceptionally good, Icy Point Straight a new feature since I was last there in 2018. They have 2 sets of Gondolas, one to head for the cannery and the other one to go up in the mountains and Rope Course now besides the zip line.

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5.0

Excellent Return To Cruising by latitude4738

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Norwegian Encore / Destination: Alaska - Inside Passage

An excellent cruise. The staff as well as the passengers were all glad to be back at sea. The ship is virtually new and well designed. NCL did a great job of handling the Covid vaccine requirements and pre-boarding testing went smooth and a great piece of mind for all aboard.

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5.0

Back at sea by channeling

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Norwegian Encore / Destination: Alaska - Inside Passage

It was so good to be back at sea, and the crew and everyone in Alaska welcomed us back like long lost relatives. The excursions were exciting, whale watching, white water rafting, zip lining, visiting native village with totem pole carving exhibit, and a fun lumberjack show.

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4.9

Excellent ship by picalo

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (older children)
Ship: Norwegian Encore

Great ship, food , entertainers and staff! choir of man is a bust but the solo and duo entertainers are a big hit. the observation lounge is awsome for Alaska. DO THE WATER SLIDES!

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4.1

Fabulous scenery, ship and crew, but ... by rezmann63

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Norwegian Encore / Destination: Alaska - Inside Passage

This is an awesome cruise/itinerary with good ports of call. Unfortunately, a delay due to a medical emergency at sea which involved an RCAF air-sea helicopter rescue of one of the passengers, the cruise line skipped the Skagway stop. Icy Strait point was nice and it appears that there is a lot of development going on there -- will be interesting to see how that progresses in the future. Juneau was a nice port of call -- try the Mount Roberts tramway and hike the trails overlooking the city. We did the NLC excursion which you take a small boat into Endicott Arm, get up close and personal with the Dawes glacier, and then rendezvous with the ship in the middle of Endicott Arm. Highly recommend this excursion. Highlight of the cruise for us. The Ketchikan stop however was a disorganized mess. My understanding is NCL built their own dock outside the city which is where Encore tied up. The dock is 8 miles from the city. OK, so shuttle buses were provided -- for $8 for a roundtrip. Seems a little cheap on NCL's part not to provide the shuttle gratis since we could have docked at the port in the city. But the worst part was the chaos in the terminal. there were insufficient shuttle buses to handle the influx and the wait to board the buses was 1-2 hours depending on when you left the ship. Given that the ship arrived over an hour late and you could spend up to 3 hours waiting for and riding on buses, this stop was a complete waste of time for us. We understand that standing in line is sometimes unavoidable, but this was ridiculous -- I'm on vacation, I don't want to waste my time in a queue for 2 hours. I suggest NCL figure out a more efficient process to move passengers from their new port to the city of Ketchikan or go back to docking in the city. And our ship was only 60% full -- this situation will only get worse when they return to full capacity sailings. VERY disappointed in NCL. We will be avoiding Ketchikan on any future NCL Alaska sailings until this situation is improved.

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4.2

Great return to cruising by SusieQ02

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (older children)
Ship: Norwegian Encore / Destination: Alaska - Inside Passage

Our experience with embarkation, and throughout the entire ship was spectacular. With a few communication, adjustments, the ports would have been better. Loved cruising without a mask. Disembarkation wretched!

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5.0

It was an amazing cruise!! by jeng67

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Norwegian Encore / Destination: Alaska - Inside Passage

This was the first cruise back for Norwegian. They did an incredible job and I am so glad it was my first cruise back as well. Cruising is better than ever!

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4.9

Overall an amazing trip by Joey483

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (older children)
Ship: Norwegian Encore

First cruise back in North America for NCL. It was an amazing vacation and you could tell everyone including the staff was excited to be back. Onboard entertainment, food and the ship itself was immaculate.

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4.8

Beautiful Ship by Bruceg15

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Norwegian Encore / Destination: Caribbean - Eastern

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.

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4.5

Fun cruise by jimmyB22

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Norwegian Encore / Destination: Caribbean - Eastern

I wish I could have seen more of Puerto Rico . I’m wondering if the insurance would cover that

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4.4

Fabulous Cruise by DJ74501

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Norwegian Encore

The Encore is a beautiful ship and the staff is wonderful. Food was amazing every place we ate. Ate at taste one night and had a delicious steak, done perfect and so tender & juicy👌

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2.5

Plenty of rooms but need more pools and jacuzzi’s. by llgarcia5

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (older children)
Ship: Norwegian Encore

7 day cruise or more is too much. 4 day cruises and resorts would probably be the better way to go. No, time strains.

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3.8

Had a great time by khoxie1

Sail date: / Traveled as: Large Group
Ship: Norwegian Encore / Destination: Caribbean - Eastern

My cruise was relaxing a little cold but that is the weather . I wish the spa prices weren’t so expensive so I could have enjoyed a few more treatments .

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4.4

Had a great time by RhoniClifford

Sail date: / Traveled as: Large Group
Ship: Norwegian Encore

Overall we had an awesome time. The people were great on the ship as well as the ports. The islands are beautiful just wish the excursions were more organized and you had more time.

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