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Norwegian Encore Cruise Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
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222 reviews
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Suz and Margerie Glacier!  SO HAPPY!!
With our Jeep on our off road excursion in Ketchikan
From the top of Mt Roberts, looking North to Mt. Juneau
John Hopkins Glacier, Glacier Bay National Park, seen from over 6 miles away.  It's face is over a mile wide and 250 feet tall.  Weather that day was perfect
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"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..."Read More
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Excursions Cancelled

Review for Norwegian Encore to Alaska

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mwegy
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

On October 9-16, 2021, we went on a cruise to Alaska (family cruise). We had excursions planned at all three ports, Icy Strait Point, Juneau and Ketchikan. All three excursions were cancelled with no reasons provided (and with very short notice). At Icy Straits we were unable to go to the town due to Covid. I would think that Norwegian could have changed to another port. The other two ports we ...
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Sail Date: October 2021


A great time with a perfect day in Glacier Bay!!!

Review for Norwegian Encore to Alaska

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Toastboy
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

Let me summarize some of the basics. Travel and embarkation. We had our flights booked by NCL and flew in the same day (I know not the best plan). Our flight was booked for 6:00 am landing at 9:00 am in Seattle. I checked the airline schedule, and there were at least 3 other flights that were leaving after ours that would have still been able to get us to Seattle in time, so I was confident ...
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Sail Date: October 2021

Cabin Type: Spa Balcony Stateroom


Alaska in October

Review for Norwegian Encore to Alaska

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rsato
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

Cruising to Alaska in October was a new experience for my wife and I, so I thought I would share some of our experiences aboard the NCL Encore during the October 2 sailing. This was our 6th Alaska cruise with 4 of them on NCL (Jewel, Pearl, Bliss and now Encore). Voyage: The seas were a bit rough on the first Sea Day and the final Sea Day, mainly due to wind. We were told at Icy Point Strait ...
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Sail Date: October 2021

Cabin Type: The Haven Aft-facing Penthouse with Balcony


GREAT come back!!

Review for Norwegian Encore to Alaska

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SeaTacSuz
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We were skeptical about cruising again. We are HUGE cruise fans and dedicated Norwegian fans (platinum). We were SO happy with Norwegian's restrictions. It felt SO safe being on board with people who were also vaccinated AND tested at the port! EVERYTHING was as great as usual. We had a great time!! THANK YOU Norwegian. We will not sail with any cruise line that does not have these ...
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Sail Date: September 2021

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom


Alaska isn't my cup of tea but NCL onboard experience was great

Review for Norwegian Encore to Alaska

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Mally900
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

I never had much desire to go to Alaska because I'm not into wildlife viewing or outdoorsy activities. However, I was itching to get back to cruising after 18 months at home and I got a decent deal on this Alaska cruise leaving Seattle 9/25. NCL did a fantastic job with Covid testing, embarkation and disembarkation. All were well organized and efficient. The Encore is lovely but my solo balcony ...
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Sail Date: September 2021

Cabin Type: Mid-ship Balcony Stateroom


Ketchikan port

Review for Norwegian Encore to Alaska

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bigred08046
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Shocked to pull into port with raw sewage being dumped into the dock area that is also the local junkyard! To make matters worse it's half hour from town! There is a 30 year lease on this port from NCL. Holland America docks in town just steps from Creek St. Other shops as large as ours also dock in town. The EPA will be made aware of this pollution going on in Ketchikan and I urge NCL to ...
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Sail Date: September 2021

Cabin Type: Family Mini-Suite with Balcony


Outstanding Cruise on NCL Encore

Review for Norwegian Encore to Alaska

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Olinsky_Cruisers
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We just returned from a terrific cruise on the Encore. We have taken many cruises on NCL but really felt that the Encore has raised the bar. It certainly helped that capacity on board was reduced to 2200 passengers with no young children. The passenger to crew ration was close to 1:1 which made for outstanding service. There were never any lines at the buffet or crowding anywhere. There was ...
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Sail Date: September 2021

Cabin Type: Mid-ship Balcony Stateroom


Cruising to the last Frontier

Review for Norwegian Encore to Alaska

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crazycarolyn
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this Alaskan cruise for several reasons. First we could drive to Seattle for embarkation instead of having to hassle with flying somewhere. We also got an exceptional price for this cruise early on. We also liked the Broadway show lineup of "Kinky Boots" along with many other fine entertainments .....so many choices that we never made it to all the venues we'd like to have ...
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Sail Date: September 2021

Cabin Type: Mid-ship Inside Stateroom


Encore and Alaska

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Topher from Vegas
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

After having like 4-5 cruises cancelled in 2020. We were booked on the Bliss for the week of September 25th. That cruise was canceled Andy wife found this cruise to Alaska. So glad she did we had a blast. The crew were awesome and nice. I loved how from the lowest crew member to the bridge crew they greeted you each time they saw us. I loved that there weren’t a bunch of kids on this cruise. ...
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Sail Date: September 2021

Cabin Type: Spa Balcony Stateroom


Glad to be back cruising on NCL.

Review for Norwegian Encore to Alaska

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DRHuff
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We had a cruise planned for May, it was canceled. When I heard they were going to open cruising I jumped on it. We love cruising to Alaska on NCL. This was our 9th time, it's never the same, never know what you will see or what the weather will be. The covid testing wasn't as bad as we expected. Took about 45 minutes from entering the testing building to existing. It seemed to be well ...
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Sail Date: September 2021

Cabin Type: Family Mini-Suite with Balcony


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