• Write a Review
  • Boards
  • Log In
Norwegian Encore Cruise Reviews
4.5 / 5.0
Editor Rating
191 reviews
1 Award
See all photos
Cruiser Rating
3.3
Average
191 reviews
Ratings by category
Cabins
Dining
Entertainment
Public Rooms
Fitness Recreation
Family
Enrichment
Service
Value For Money
Most helpful review
Full review of Norwegian Encore
"I have read several reviews that have incorrect prices listed, or what seems to just be a rant and less of a helpful review. As some background info, I booked this vacation with my girlfriend (were 28 years old)..."Read More
coolrdawg45 avatar

coolrdawg45

6-10 Cruises

Age 30s

Filters

1-10 of 191 Norwegian Encore Cruise Reviews


Over priced, ship activities are not free!

Review for Norwegian Encore to Caribbean - Eastern

Jacob251025 avatar

Jacob251025

10+ Cruises

Age 30s

My wife and I cruised last Christmas on the Encore from Miami for 7 days and paid $3500 for balcony, and it was the biggest waste of money ever spent. We been cruising for over 10yrs and seeing Norwegian getting greedier and greedier each year. Last yr was the last yr we would cruise with NCL, we stay with the best, which is Royal Caribbean. All fun activities are free, best shows at sea. Encore ...
Read More

Sail Date: December 2019

Departure Port: Wellington

4 Helpful Votes


BirdTravels on the Inaugural Voyage of the Encore to the Eastern Caribbean

Review for Norwegian Encore to Caribbean - Eastern

BirdTravels avatar

BirdTravels

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

BACKGROUND INFORMATION This was the inaugural voyage of the new Norwegian Encore to the Eastern Caribbean. With a guest capacity of 3,998, nearly 1100 feet long, 160 feet wide and weighing in at nearly 170,000 GT, the Encore is NCL’s newest ship at sea and the last of the Breakaway-Plus class ships. The Encore was delivered to NCL on October 30, 2019 and christened by Grammy Award-winning ...
Read More

Sail Date: November 2019

Departure Port: Wellington

Cabin Type: Spa Mini-Suite with Balcony

32 Helpful Votes


One of the BEST!!

Review for Norwegian Encore to Caribbean - All

golfnskee avatar

golfnskee

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

My 5 star review is based on the entire experience. Obviously not everything was perfect. Nothing is. This was our 7th cruise, 6th on NCL. The great - Brand new ship that is beautifully appointed. Art work was wonderful and the ship was spotless. New features include. More USB ports in room (no power strip needed) Bathroom had plenty of storage space. Interactive TVs throughout ship to book ...
Read More

Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Wellington

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom

3 Helpful Votes


Encore is a spectacular ship

Review for Norwegian Encore to Caribbean - Eastern

davraa avatar

davraa

6-10 Cruises

Age 40s

This is my first review on Cruise Critic (pardon the length - I hope this is helpful for those who are interested). Encore was my 7th cruise - sixth with NCL. This was Encore’s last voyage before the major cruise industry shut down due to COVID-19. On that note, kudos and appreciation to the crew who worked tirelessly to keep passengers and crew safe and healthy. Each day, we noticed ...
Read More

Sail Date: March 2020

Departure Port: Wellington

Cabin Type: Inside Stateroom

Traveled with children

8 Helpful Votes


Not for us

Review for Norwegian Encore to Caribbean - All

Jim Raffan avatar

Jim Raffan

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

CONS Ship design The go karts laser tag and the Haven take up to much space on the ship The burger diner under the track was empty every time we walked by Not enough pools and deck space The lawn chairs are set up so tight it’s hard to get on them 1 small adult pool for everyone Tiny hot tubs People were crammed around the pool like sardines the music was so loud you ...
Read More

Sail Date: March 2020

Departure Port: Wellington

Cabin Type: Inside Stateroom

9 Helpful Votes


Not fond of this ship design

Review for Norwegian Encore to Caribbean - Eastern

RitaGS avatar

RitaGS

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

I wanted to experience a new mega ship and this one seemed right. I have sailed Norwegian several times and always enjoyed it. So getting right to it: Pros: beautiful decor and public areas. Food was very good overall and wonderful in the Specialty restaurants. Bars were plentiful. The two main shows, Kinky Boots and Choir of Man, were the best I have seen at sea. Staterooms were well designed ...
Read More

Sail Date: March 2020

Departure Port: Wellington

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom

Traveled with children

9 Helpful Votes


Cheers To Encore

Review for Norwegian Encore to Caribbean - All

MandMmissouri avatar

MandMmissouri

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

This was our(two of us) 3rd cruise with Norwegian (Escape & Getaway prior) and we did enjoy the crown jewel. There were many things we missed and many things that made us scratch our heads. Check in/embarkation was fast and simple as usual with NCL, though we were a tad confused as to why we were ushered to the waiting area for the Pearl and unable to hear the announcements for Encore ...
Read More

Sail Date: March 2020

Departure Port: Wellington

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom

1 Helpful Vote


March 1-beat the spring break rush

Review for Norwegian Encore to Caribbean - All

cindyjoy avatar

cindyjoy

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

This was our 5th cruise. 4th one with Norwegian. a quick trip to get away from the Candian winter. The ship is big. VERY big... almost too big. I found the ship easy to move around in... easy to find things.. but the pool deck was insane. I had read reviews so knew what to expect... had decided not to buy the package for the VIBE package - thought I could endure it... I could not. each ...
Read More

Sail Date: March 2020

Departure Port: Wellington

Cabin Type: Mid-ship Mini-Suite with Balcony

Traveled with children

2 Helpful Votes


Choose your ship wisely

Review for Norwegian Encore to Caribbean - All

Laurie7 avatar

Laurie7

10+ Cruises

Age 2020s

This was our 17th cruise, our 2nd on NCL. I was really excited when I booked this cruise over a year ago on this new 'amazing' ship, but alas it did not live up to my expectations. Embarkation was fairly fast, we arrived at the port approx. 10:30am and they started letting us board at 11:30, then the race begins. If there are any shows, meals etc. that you want to attend you have to rush to ...
Read More

Sail Date: March 2020

Departure Port: Wellington

Cabin Type: Mid-ship Mini-Suite with Balcony

35 Helpful Votes


Not Impressed

Review for Norwegian Encore to Caribbean - All

JeffBrandlin avatar

JeffBrandlin

2-5 Cruises

Age 30s

We chose to do an eastern Caribbean cruise on the Norwegian Encore because of the destinations. We were quite unhappy with multiple aspects of the cruise starting with the 2 hour boarding process. The rooms seemed significantly smaller than the Carnival cruise. We even booked a more expensive balcony room but still preferred our basic Carnival room. This ship is new to the water and we were ...
Read More

Sail Date: March 2020

Departure Port: Wellington

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom

6 Helpful Votes


Find a Norwegian Encore Cruise from $223

Other Norwegian (NCL) Ship Cruise Reviews
Norwegian Joy Cruise Reviews
Want to cruise smarter?
Get expert advice, insider tips and more.
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.