199 Norwegian Encore Tips


Nov 27, 2019

There is a free shuttle from the port to Bayside Marketplace. It picked us up at terminal A Port of Miami: take the free Coral Way trolley to the Biscayne Blvd. stop!


Aug 31, 2021

Take advantage of the Port Track luggage direct from your room to your destination.


Sep 04, 2021

Take advantage of the go kart speedway on dry days. If it is wet out, you can't use it. Otherwise the ship is one of the best laid out ships ever been on.


Dec 25, 2019

expect to be nickled and dimed. its the worst thing about NCL. expect hard upsells in the spa.


Dec 18, 2019

Book any specialty restaurants as soon as possible. Do go to Onda.


Jan 30, 2020

If you or kids are interested in the activities look into a week long pass ($199 for each), but it might be worth it. Reserve any specialty dining first day.


Feb 26, 2020

If you enjoy the sun do not book this ship.


Dec 18, 2019

Okay Let’s go there!!! The smoking policy!! Wowza! Smokers can’t smoke at any outside bar..like on the Getaway a year ago. This ship has a smoking pod! And yes only one. However, when not in port you may also in a closed in casino...which is the first one I have seen enclosed. I believe the non-smokers will love this ship...but the non-smokers were definitely not happy with Norwegian’s new policy.


Aug 24, 2021

Just Do It! You won't regret it.


Sep 22, 2021

Go now while capacity is limited, no lines for anything.


Nov 14, 2019

Enjoy! Don't miss the American Grill.


Nov 12, 2019

Push all elevator buttons one button only calls half the elevators on floor


Nov 14, 2019

Get to the observation deck early.


Nov 14, 2019

The internet conections are glitchy. For best access you need to go the atium area near the internet cafe - whic can be quite loud.


Nov 15, 2019

Explore the ship, there is so much to see and do. If a show is full, always go to stand by line, we always get in, especially towards the end of the cruise. The crew is so attentive! Can't wait to sail Encore in September 2020! NCL is the best!


Nov 15, 2019

Book entertainment and activities as soon as possible.


Nov 13, 2019

Explore the entire ship. Some folks didn't discover the Observation Lounge until the 3rd day! Enjoy the speicalty and every complimentary dining option open to you. Do check out the entertainment - absolutely first rate.


Dec 18, 2019

There is no H2O spice area on this ship. For those who aren’t familiar this is the 18 and over area on other ships. There is an area called Vibe Beach Club you can pay to access for 209 dollars per person for the week but it doesn’t have a pool. There is only a fairly small main pool area that all passengers are funneled into. Super crowded, very loud and kids running around everywhere. Terrible design.

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