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I read many reviews and most of them were poor of the Encore, I do not agree. We live in South Florida and parked at the port. We checked in and were on the ship in 10 minutes. The ship is beautiful. We went to the Social and got reservations for the comedy shows as soon as we got on. Also got reservations for the escape room which has an upcharge of $15 per person. We travelled with our two sons in their early 20’s to celebrate a college graduation. We all enjoyed the escape room. Had dinner reservations before leaving home. We had a midship balcony cabin. The room was very nice as well as the bathroom. Plenty of room, only thing not good is the closest is hard to get into with the couch in the way. The attendant Christian was excellent. There was a bit of motion a few nights. The bed vibrated which woke us. The food was very good in all restaurants. We had breakfast mostly in Savor or Taste. Dinner was very good in both as well. We ate at Los Lobos, Cagney’s and Onda. Food was very good in Los Lobos and Cagney’s and fair at Onda. It was very loud and hard to hear each other when talking. Would skip that one. The buffet was good but only ate there a couple of times. The pool area is small as everyone says. We got chairs a couple of times but had to search for them. All the bars were good. We especially liked The District Brew House. The observation area on dec 15 is lovely. Great place to read, play cards etc. We had drinks there as well. Had no trouble getting drinks at any bar. We only attended a couple of comedy shows and they were good. Musicals is not our things. Guns and Rojas was good as well as others around the ship. San Juan was nothing to get excited about. Tortola was good but had to be on ship by 1:30 pm. We went to the beach. St Thomas was nice and went to the beach. We also went to private island which was nice. There was food and could use drink package. All and all we had a great time. We have cruised many times and this ship offered a lot. It never felt crowded. One negative is all the upcharges. Not many children onboard.

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Norwegian Encore Cruise Review by Doxie Red

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  • Sail Date: January 2020
  • Destination: Caribbean
I read many reviews and most of them were poor of the Encore, I do not agree. We live in South Florida and parked at the port. We checked in and were on the ship in 10 minutes. The ship is beautiful. We went to the Social and got reservations for the comedy shows as soon as we got on. Also got reservations for the escape room which has an upcharge of $15 per person. We travelled with our two sons in their early 20’s to celebrate a college graduation. We all enjoyed the escape room. Had dinner reservations before leaving home.

We had a midship balcony cabin. The room was very nice as well as the bathroom. Plenty of room, only thing not good is the closest is hard to get into with the couch in the way. The attendant Christian was excellent. There was a bit of motion a few nights. The bed vibrated which woke us.

The food was very good in all restaurants. We had breakfast mostly in Savor or Taste. Dinner was very good in both as well. We ate at Los Lobos, Cagney’s and Onda. Food was very good in Los Lobos and Cagney’s and fair at Onda. It was very loud and hard to hear each other when talking. Would skip that one. The buffet was good but only ate there a couple of times.

The pool area is small as everyone says. We got chairs a couple of times but had to search for them. All the bars were good. We especially liked The District Brew House. The observation area on dec 15 is lovely. Great place to read, play cards etc. We had drinks there as well. Had no trouble getting drinks at any bar.

We only attended a couple of comedy shows and they were good. Musicals is not our things. Guns and Rojas was good as well as others around the ship.

San Juan was nothing to get excited about. Tortola was good but had to be on ship by 1:30 pm. We went to the beach. St Thomas was nice and went to the beach. We also went to private island which was nice. There was food and could use drink package.

All and all we had a great time. We have cruised many times and this ship offered a lot. It never felt crowded. One negative is all the upcharges. Not many children onboard.
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