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On the plus side: Beautiful, new, very large ship. Beds were comfortable. Many eating spots to choose from, all with good food, some with excellent food. The specialty & Manhatten restaurants were my favs. Excellent service and well made drinks. Staff was helpful and friendly. Good variety of shore excursions & on- board activities. Easy on & off process. On the minus side: Outside pool deck area and bars are far too small to comfortably accommodate the number of passengers aboard ship. Leave the race track, double slides, virtual gaming, etc., to ships more suitable for families & give us a little more leg room. The very popular Beatle's show also needs to be moved to a larger venue. Most nights are SRO, no matter how early you get there. Shops were just okay. Shows also, just okay. Items that could be purchased for additional cost were pricey. I will say the plus easily surpasses the minus. Overall, a wonderful experience. Oh, & I have to mention, out of the 15 cruises I've been on, this was the smoothest. Most of the time it felt like we were just gliding over the water. Bravo NCL, you have definitely exceeded the norm.

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Norwegian Encore Cruise Review by jrhyn9627

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: January 2020
  • Destination: Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom
On the plus side: Beautiful, new, very large ship. Beds were comfortable. Many eating spots to choose from, all with good food, some with excellent food. The specialty & Manhatten restaurants were my favs. Excellent service and well made drinks. Staff was helpful and friendly. Good variety of shore excursions & on- board activities. Easy on & off process. On the minus side: Outside pool deck area and bars are far too small to comfortably accommodate the number of passengers aboard ship. Leave the race track, double slides, virtual gaming, etc., to ships more suitable for families & give us a little more leg room. The very popular Beatle's show also needs to be moved to a larger venue. Most nights are SRO, no matter how early you get there. Shops were just okay. Shows also, just okay.

Items that could be purchased for additional cost were pricey. I will say the plus easily surpasses the minus. Overall, a wonderful experience. Oh, & I have to mention, out of the 15 cruises I've been on, this was the smoothest. Most of the time it felt like we were just gliding over the water. Bravo NCL, you have definitely exceeded the norm.
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Balcony Stateroom
Cabin BF
New, clean, very good storage & comfortable bedding.
Deck 10 Inside Cabins, Outside Cabins, Balcony Cabins, Suite Cabins