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Norwegian Encore Cruise Reviews

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"communication issue between the ship staff and port staff, but the port staff was snarky and unkind to everyone.I understand the communication error, however, the verbal abuse from the port transfer staff was unacceptable...."Read More
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NCL Environmental Sustainability efforts good

Review for Norwegian Encore to Caribbean - Eastern

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Shellsbb
6-10 Cruises • Age 40s

Norwegian Cruise Line Encore SUSTAINABILITY Does good job with sustainability despite being a cruise liner with 4500 passengers on our sailing. Daily paper use is massive. Each cabin gets at least 4 sheets of paper daily. Many one sided. Only paper straws used, even those discouraged if possible. Food options are endless, but no disposable plastic except plastic wrap for room service. ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Large Balcony

Traveled with children


Wonderful Cruise very relaxing

Review for Norwegian Encore to Caribbean - Eastern

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CruiserKansasCity
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

I have to say this is one the better cruises we've been on with norwegian. One of the reasons was the food. They had excellent Indian food. The Garden Cafe actually had very good food. Had a separate Indian station. They have a tandoori oven in the ship. The other restaurants were good we just did the tempanyaki which was excellent and a lot of fun. The entertainment was excellent mostly they ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Large Balcony

Traveled with children


Disappointing 21 days

Review for Norwegian Encore to Panama Canal & Central America

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Islandcpl
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

We had planned this cruise for 2 years, which had to be rescheduled due to Covid concerns. This was our second time on Norwegian and certainly our last. The fact that it was a 21 day cruise was definitely a factor in our disappointment since NCL had basically the same shows (actually two good ones, Kinky Boots and Choir of Men) that they ran in the first week, changed some of the cast, and then ...
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Sail Date: October 2022


First Timer Lessons Learned

Review for Norwegian Encore to Alaska

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Kkmoviegirl
First Time Cruiser • Age 20s

Booked this cruise for our honeymoon and the most important thing we learned was that an Alaskan cruise is enjoyed better if you go at the beginning of spring or summer. Don’t wait until fall then it’s too late! Our cruise was the last one of the season and we could tell when we reached ports. Ketchikan and Victoria were basically closed and our itinerary changed last minute so Skagway was ...
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Sail Date: October 2022


First and Last Time on NCL

Review for Norwegian Encore to Alaska

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Isew4fun
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

After an almost 20 year hiatus and after becoming a recent widower, I decided to take another cruise again -- this time as a solo traveler for the first time in my life. I had been to Alaska previously on Crystal and Princess and wanted to go again, so I chose NCL because they are one of the few cruiselines to offer solo cabins. My travel agent informed me that they were having a special sale on ...
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Sail Date: October 2022

Cabin Type: Mid-ship Mini-Suite with Balcony


NCL has stepped up its game with food options, but the times in port on this cruise are not conducive to sight-seeing

Review for Norwegian Encore to Alaska

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Laura R.
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

We traveled as a group of friends. We chose NCL because we had cruise credits we had to use. We chose this cruise because it fit our schedule. I have been to Alaska on Princess and enjoyed it, so I thought this would be similar. The ship is spectacular. It is huge but does not feel that big. The ship was sailing at about 60% capacity. But, even with that, the theatre was full for the ...
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Sail Date: October 2022

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom


Alaska in the fall

Review for Norwegian Encore to Alaska

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Wupzdaisy
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

Boarding was a long and lengthy process. From the time the Uber dropped us off at the port terminal until we reached the boat was a total of about 2 hours. All standing in one line after another. Our baggage was pre-tagged so it was a simple drop off. Afterwards we were in a king to check passports. Then we were in another line to check vaccination cards. Next we were in another line to ask us ...
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Sail Date: October 2022


Overall fair....... amazing entertainment. Amazing crew and staff. Food just Meh.

Review for Norwegian Encore to Alaska

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Jackiecolemanv11
2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

Overall we rate our cruise experience as fair. The reason for this is that the shows and the staff and crew were absolutely excellent all throughout the cruises 7 days.... The dining staff. Entertainment on board. Shows, game shows. Trivia, etc. All awesome. And splash Academy was accommodating to our special needs kiddo who stayed on his tablet the whole time and didn't engage much. But. ...
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Sail Date: October 2022

Traveled with children


Special birthday trip for 82 yr old mom!

Review for Norwegian Encore to Alaska

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Pokeyandme
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

Like many others this trip was rescheduled 3 times due to covid. We finally made it and it was amazing. Staff at Seattle Port seemed a little frustrated and impatient with first timers but understandable, organized mess. On board Great food, great weather, great staff and so many whales!!! Don't book an excursion at Juneau, so much to do in town! Our excursion took away from our time to visit ...
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Sail Date: October 2022

Cabin Type: Mid-ship Balcony Stateroom


Very nice cruise that could have been better.

Review for Norwegian Encore to Alaska

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MVader71
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

So we wanted to do an Alaskan cruise. After reviewing options, it seemed NCL had best deal. I will start with what was great. Cruise ship itself is really nice, clean, well kept and organized. Staff is great for the most part. The areas traveled to were fantastic. Breathtaking views from all over the ship not to mention in our aft facing balcony room. But as to the itinerary, one port ...
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Sail Date: September 2022

Cabin Type: Aft-facing Balcony Stateroom


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