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Chose Norwegian Encore after having a great experience on Epic the year before. Overall a wonderful experience. Left from the port of Miami and embarkation and disembarkation could not have been more efficient. Pros: There is plenty to do. You will not be bored. There are abundant bars so it is easy to get drinks without waiting. Plenty of eateries. Rooms well appointed. Friendly crew. Great service. Despite reading reviews on the lack of deck space for sunning, never had an issue finding lounging space. Cons: The gym is about 1/3 of the size of the Epic gym and was crowded the majority of the time so if you are planning to work out, prepare to be frustrated. The Epic had an outdoor grill area where it was easy to grab and go while the Encore does not. There is also limited outdoor dining space. Public restrooms lack enough facilities to cover the mass of people.

Great ship with a few flaws.

Norwegian Encore Cruise Review by jvuchak

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: December 2019
  • Destination: Eastern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Mid-ship Balcony Stateroom
Chose Norwegian Encore after having a great experience on Epic the year before. Overall a wonderful experience. Left from the port of Miami and embarkation and disembarkation could not have been more efficient.

Pros:

There is plenty to do. You will not be bored.

There are abundant bars so it is easy to get drinks without waiting.

Plenty of eateries.

Rooms well appointed.

Friendly crew. Great service.

Despite reading reviews on the lack of deck space for sunning, never had an issue finding lounging space.

Cons:

The gym is about 1/3 of the size of the Epic gym and was crowded the majority of the time so if you are planning to work out, prepare to be frustrated.

The Epic had an outdoor grill area where it was easy to grab and go while the Encore does not. There is also limited outdoor dining space.

Public restrooms lack enough facilities to cover the mass of people.
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Cabin Review

Mid-ship Balcony Stateroom
Cabin BC
Plenty of room and the bathroom was large for a cruise ship.
Deck 10 Inside Cabins, Outside Cabins, Balcony Cabins, Suite Cabins

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