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Beautiful and Breathtaking by BubbaDat

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

Icy 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.

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5.0

Norwegian Encore NYC Inaugural 2019 by jasonperry

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

I loved the Encore and would love to book again (this time some place warm!!!)

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4.5

First time on NCL by momalong

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

Food was great, entertainment was great and the crew was extremely nice! Wished we had taken an earlier cruise, with it being the last one to sail and late October a lot of excursions were not available because they were closed for the season.

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4.4

Fun cruise by cindylup

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

This is my second cruise. The first was with Carnival. I would rate Norwegian higher for food and entertainment. But I the end I enjoyed both cruises

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5.0

Bucket list cruise by nclcruzr

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

We have sailed NCL for 15 years, 29 NCL cruises, always receive excellent service. We just love the crew, have met so many and it is such a joy to see them over and over!

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5.0

The Encore. Has It All. by marilopez

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

Having been on the Epic and the Breakaway, the anticipation of experiencing the last of the Breakaway Class was exhilarating to say the least. The Encore did not disappoint, on the contrary, we found it to be awe-inspiring. The Encore’s décor was bright, welcoming and the design was simple, clean and yet elegant. The ship’s wide open design allows for a spacious environment where regardless of the passenger count, you never feel cramped for space. With a plethora of 29 dining options, nine of them complementary, there are ample choices of delicious fare to entice the palate. However, for more casual dining, one can visit one the Encore’s more relaxed venues. For example, “The Local,” where you can watch the big game and choose from a myriad of comfort food to relax and recharge. If you love mojitos, The Encore has a slice of Caribbean Heaven in the Sugarcane Mojito Bar where fresh mint and rum are blended to a refreshing perfection. Everyone I spoke to seemed to have the Sugarcane Mojito Bar as one of their favorite places to visit, repeatedly. Another choice location for anyone looking to relax, read a book, enjoy a cocktail, or even take an afternoon siesta was the observation deck. With plenty of loungers, you can order a drink, enjoy the view and the calm serenity of the sea. The District Brew House affords one the opportunity to taste a multitude of brews. Fifty bottled and nearly two dozen draft beers, in an atmosphere where you can enjoy a view via the floor to ceiling windows. If you’d like something along the line of wine, there are wine dispensers and a full service bar in the café. There is also a 24 hour Starbucks for anyone who may need a caffeine kick to keep going. Which would be understandable, with all there is to see and do! The Café also has Starbucks machines with a choice of coffee, hot chocolate or chai tea. When it came to fun and excitement the Encore came out for another curtain call. Their race track was every race fan’s dream come true. Who would believe that a cruise ship would find a way to create a two level race course for travelers to speed around curves that actually hang over the side of the ship?! Now THAT was exhilarating! If you’re into watersports, the five waterslides were enough to keep you busy splashing. The tandem slides also reach out over the ships sides and give you an adrenaline rush before your ride is over. For the younger travelers, the kids aqua park allows them to soak one another with water cannons, tip buckets, and make a splash as do the tube slides. I thoroughly enjoyed everything from the virtual speed racing, to the rollercoaster to the VR hang gliding which is so realistic that once the ride is over, you have to get your land lubber legs while still at sea… All of this is amazingly convincing in its reality and astounding to believe that it’s on a cruise ship. However, one of my (and others I spoke to) favorite was the 3D Zombie Lazar Tag game. It is NOT to be missed. The two full access pools are beautiful, spacious, and inviting. There are plenty of places to sit and relax. Not to mention the additional Haven Pool for its patrons which is a special experience that leaves a lasting impression as one of the most serene places you’ll find, for exclusive Haven Suite guests on or off any ship. If you’d like to soak and relax, The Encore offers nine Jacuzzis in which you can let go, and unwind as the jets message away your worries. As far as entertainment, The Beatles Show was excellent and took you back to a time when rock and roll was all the rage. The “Beatles” were convincing and an effective escape to the innocent days of the beginnings of the rock and roll era. The casino was especially friendly to non-smokers in that the smoking area was enclosed for those who chose to light up, while the non-smokers were allowed the open area where gamblers aren’t forced to inhale second hand smoke. The award winning Broadway Musical Kinky Boots on The Encore was amazing, and so well produced one would think they were in a New York City theatre, just steps from Time Square. So, if you’re looking to relax, The Encore is the ship for you…If you’re looking for fun and adventure, The Encore is the ship for you…Either way…The Encore, is the ship for you!

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5.0

Norwegian encore inaugural by lesliemia1

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Norwegian Encore

From the time that we got on the ship the experience was wonderful we were able to experience swimming with the stingrays and zip lining above the ocean. We faced our fears at the NCL speedway and virtual reality. We were able to have some of the best food at food republic and after we were able to experience such an amazing show kinky boots! We got some dancing in some trivia, we even got to rock out to some of our Favorite tunes in the atrium. What an amazing experience, If You’re looking for a great ship with wonderful staff amazing food and just to have a great time the Norwegian encore is where you want to be.

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5.0

Norwegian Encore Amazing!!!! by ncastillo

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

It has something for everyone of all ages. Definitely will go again! Great food, amazing entertainment, wonderful staff!!

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4.6

An Encore for the Encore! by Chelc2989

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Norwegian Encore

Overall a stunning ship with tons of amenities. I wish more were included in the fare but definitely my favorite ncl ship thus far.

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4.4

Good ship for groups, baby boomer couples not so much by sdo22

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

This cruise was not our first choice. We booked with another CruiseLine and it was cancelled less than 10 days prior to departure. We scrambled to find this E Caribbean cruise for same dates with balcony. Too many at sea days. But overall the ship is well organized. Staff attentive. Pool area too jammed to enjoy.

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5.0

Encore, very impressive! by remlirob

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

This was our first cruise and we are now hooked. We even purchased Cruise Next deposit to cruise again with our family. We were very impressed with everything and everyone on the ship that made us feel at home.

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4.0

A voyage worthy of an Encore! by MasterGarf

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

It was a great escape from the heat, and I’d do it again.

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4.1

Entertainment for the win! by nfrohme

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

This was my first inaugural cruise, and it was very well done. While I know that the average customer will not receive the level of service/ food and beverage, etc., I felt that NCL did a very good job of showcasing the value, features and experiences that they have improved/ highlighting on this ship. I felt that the entertainment on this ship was by far the crown jewel. They have definitely stepped up their game in this area with the shows and virtual entertainment, and this alone was enough for me to change previous view of their quality, compared to other lines. I can honestly say that this experience helped me to overcome some hesitations that I have had in the past when asked what lines I would compare NCL to, and how I think they compare to other lines. Kudos to NCL for listening to their customers and delivering an experience that will, no doubt, make many memories for years to come.

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Norwegian Encore is a great ship. by CruiseMaverick

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Norwegian Encore

Overall the Norwegian Encore is a beautiful ship with great food, excellent entertainment, and plenty of onboard activities for people of all ages. I would highly recommend trying the go carts. The are surprisingly fast.

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4.3

Great Winter Cruise by mrrand

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

First winter cruise escaping the cold NE weather and was pleasantly surprised to find 80-85 degree sunshine in all ports visited...great time onboard, and a truly great getaway on the Getaway!

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4.4

Great ship, good trip by c5harris

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

New ship, but most of the bugs seem worked out. While heavily populated (4000 guests!) never really seemed over crowded. Elevators are a challenge at peak times, especially in fore (so go to the aft ones and walk a little more). Would take this ship again.

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4.3

7 Day Eastern Carribian Cruise by Drh3506

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

A great relaxing cruise with great food, a never ending flow of drinks and fantastic entertainment. The cruise director Silas made sure that every moment was enjoyable and put in a great cruise. Make sure you check out both Chior of Man and Kinky Boots. Don't miss the fun game shows in the atrium and the pool deck!

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4.9

Norwegian Encore 11/17/19 by MCR34383481

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Norwegian Encore

Fantastic from start to finish. I felt like I was on a luxury cruise line. Beautiful ship. Great food, entertainment and venues.

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4.8

Great new ship! by whitelightning3

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

Amazing new ship. Great entertainment. Overall well done.

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4.3

While NCL Encore was beautiful, the Captain instead of taking a easier/more southern route went head on into the storm(s). First thought it was to rush through bad weather but crew suspected it was to test the ship. SPA kept having things NOT working. by JonathanTL

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Norwegian Encore / Destination: Transatlantic

Have had "adventurous" transatlantic before that I have absolutely loved but this was not great trip. I liked the ship (so many bugs or questionable design choices) and would liked the Ship again if we traveled in warmer climates & calmer seas. It seemed were obviously using us to test the ship on it's Inaugural trip. If the Captain had taken a more warmer/southern route avoiding the storms and allowed us to enjoy the facilities (deck facilities & pools closed 75% of the time) the trip would have been wonderful. It didn't help having to wait and wait in NY so they could have a "photo-opt" with the Escape or the loss of the last night the day before disembarkation day for passport control (they made us empty the ship then get back on - the crew tried to make it as painless as possible - loved them for that). We had an OK time but it could have been so much better.

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