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Excellent Alaska Cruise! by Goonerfan

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

Absolutely 💯 loved this cruise! It was very refreshing.

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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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Incredible Encore Cruise to Alaska by 2jcrater

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

Top notch service. No Masks on the ship! No restrictions. Encore is the perfect design. Crew treated us like family. We'll be back soon.

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Alaska is amazing. NCL Piers... not so much by LISASOXFAN

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

Cruise was great. Loved the Encore. Will not go back to Alaska via NCL. The new ports were an inconvenience especially when you have cruise lines that will stop right in town.

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Fabulous scenery, ship and crew, but ... by rich01mac

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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4.1

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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Awesome Alaska cruise by phuongvuasia

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

An amazing Alaskan experience. I learned a lot about the history of how people not only survive but thrive in such wilderness. A lot of mishaps and apathetic with pompous, arrogant and unprofessional guest services but the cabin crews were above and beyond expectation. For Alaskan ports, I wish I have more time, there was so much more I wish I could do (helicopter to top of glacier, for example). Will definitely come back.

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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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Cruising during Corona Crisis on we’ll managed NCL Encore. by Glf4NCL

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

We will give NCL Encore an Encore! Something for everyone.

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Great vacation!! Goes by too quickly by irishprincess

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

Cruise was great!! Cabin was spacious. Ship was huge, but a little more rocky than other cruises I've taken.

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Wonderful by Lgramling

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (older children)
Ship: Norwegian Encore / Destination: Caribbean - Eastern

The ship was beautiful, lots of fun things to do. The ports were amazing. The staff & food were both mediocre. Perhaps because I have previously sailed Royal Caribbean & Princess where the service, staff & food was amazing.

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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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