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Norwegian Encore Cruise Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
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262 reviews
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US Coast Guard cutter making darkened ship/nighttime transit through canal.  Wonder why?
Evening conclusion of entire canal transit on Panama City/Pacific side.
Panama Canal transit.  New canal uses tugs vs tracked mules to keep vessels centered in the lock.
NCL encore savor dining staff
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Beware of "FREE" Offers!
"When we went to Guest Services explaining that we were told repeatedly by Norwegian that they would be providing it free of charge, we were told that the policy changed on January 8, the day before our cruise began and that there was nothing they could do about it.We chose this cruise because Norwegian promised a lot of "FREE" offers: Free excursions, free open bar, free specialty dining and free Wi-fi...."Read More
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Tituscave65
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

This was our fourth cruise our first on Norwegian. I will start with the positive. The staff was very friendly and the ship was very clean and modern. The activity directors were friendly and very high energy, always trying to get everyone involved. Now for the bad. The entertainment was B rated at best. The smaller bar acts were better than their musical and magic show. Their food ...
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Sail Date: May 2022


Mostly great cruise

Review for Norwegian Encore to Panama Canal & Central America

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cregger57
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

This was the second of back to back cruises I did on the Encore. It was wonderful to have the same cabin for both cruises and not have to move or go off the ship to check back in. I must admit, 28 days on a cruise ship is a bit much, but I had a wonderful time. On this second cruise, it was nice because there were a lot less people on board. I heard that there were only 1900 or so at ...
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Sail Date: April 2022

Cabin Type: Mid-ship Mini-Suite with Balcony


Not the NCL I'm used to....

Review for Norwegian Encore to Panama Canal & Central America

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Snipe74
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Pluses: • Ship furnishings, decor, layout, cleanliness. • Theatre entertainment: Kinky Boots show, Beatles Invasion concert, Choir of Man show, Back in the Day Band concert, and comedians Julie Barr, Lucas Bohn, and Scott Wyler all terrific. • Ocean Loop Water Slide: Brief, but nevertheless very exhilarating. • Galaxy Pavilion (virtual reality): Some may cause vertigo, ...
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Sail Date: April 2022

Cabin Type: Aft-facing Balcony Stateroom


Panama Canal Cruise

Review for Norwegian Encore to Panama Canal & Central America

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Yucateco
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this 21 day cruise, from Miami to Seattle, to traverse the Panama Canal, and stops in Central America (Panama City, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Guatemala). First, the positives: Check-in was fairly fast, considering the number of people; Disembarkation was very fast; the entire ship's staff was fantastic; the service was excellent; the selection and quality of food was great; the entire ...
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Sail Date: April 2022

Cabin Type: Mid-ship Balcony Stateroom


Back to back Eastern Caribbean and Panama Canal cruises from Miami April/May 2022

Review for Norwegian Encore to Caribbean - Eastern

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ashle6
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We chose to do 22 days through Panama Canal sailing from New York to Victoria. Covid came and went, so did our original cruise which was changed post covid to 15 days Panama Canal + a 25% credit if we chose not to cancel. We added our 'extra 7 days' to incorporate a back to back Western Caribbean cruise, this time from Miami instead of New York, which was then changed to the Eastern Caribbean. ...
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Sail Date: April 2022


Mostly great

Review for Norwegian Encore to Caribbean - Eastern

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cregger57
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

My brother and I took this cruise. He has never cruised before. I am Platinum with NCL. It was my first cruise back since the Pandemic hit. I was on the last cruise that NCL sailed in March of 2020. This cruise has been booked, cancelled and re-booked numerous times over the past 2 years, so I was glad to finally be able to go. I was still a bit nervous about sailing, as the ...
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Sail Date: April 2022

Cabin Type: Mid-ship Mini-Suite with Balcony


Stateroom #14262

Review for Norwegian Encore to Caribbean - Eastern

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carolerose85
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We liked the islands that this cruise went to especially the Dominican Republic because we’ve never been there before. We were disappointed in the beach that we chose for our excursion. The sand was coarse and not the white powder sand I thought we’d find. The ship was larger than we usually like but got a lot of walking in from one end of the ship to the other. The casino was fun. The payouts ...
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Sail Date: April 2022

Cabin Type: Mid-ship Balcony Stateroom


Save your Money

Review for Norwegian Encore to Caribbean - Eastern

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Mumsy420
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

From The Beginning. Escape was canceled. Which meant alot of those passengers joined Encore. I was originally booked on Encore. First stop was The Local for Lunch. Completely understaffed. The food was mediocre. Unlike other NCL ships where The Local is usually top notch. The staff throughout the ship was overwhelmed because of the merge. I found most of The staff to roll their eyes if you ...
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Sail Date: March 2022

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom


Pay, pay, pay

Review for Norwegian Encore to Caribbean - Eastern

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jimmyjammin
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

I chose the encore ship 3 years ago because it was new and seemed like fun for our son. After numerous covid cancellations we were finally able to sail. I have been on almost every cruise line and my first cruise was on the NCL Norway. This ship was a disappointment from the beginning. we came to check in at our appointed time and the line was snaked around the building. After finally checking in ...
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Sail Date: March 2022

Traveled with children


WORST CRUISE EVER! PAY EXTRA FOR EVERYTHING, KIDS CLUB CLOSED, TERRIBLE SERVICE!

Review for Norwegian Encore to Caribbean - Eastern

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drcsgrant2
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

I sailed on the Norweigian Encore on 3/20 and I am writing this review while I am still on board. It pains me to say that this is the WORST CRUISE I have ever taken and I may never cruise NCL again. I am a frequent cruiser and have been on over 20-25 cruises. The ship is beautiful and the staff courteous and that is all that is good. First of all the cruise was during spring break and they only ...
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Sail Date: March 2022

Traveled with children


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