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Norwegian Encore Review

4.5 / 5.0
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231 reviews
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Thanksgiving with family at sea

Review for Norwegian Encore to the Eastern Caribbean
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10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Nov 2021
Cabin: Mid-ship Mini-Suite with Balcony
Traveled with children

We came from all over to be together at least. The Encore is new, clean similar to other NCL ships in the Breakaway class. Usually we are in the Haven ( fabulous) but no one wanted to spend the money even though upgrades were offer as late as two days before sailing. So we took a Club suite on 13 middle ship while everyone else was nearby in Balcony cabins ( through the casino) I got a good deal and everyone else got 10% off. The ship had 1800 passengers out of a max of 4400. It was nice but weird. The room was tiny. The bathroom good with nice shower. It was hard to get past the end of the bed. There are no amenities. Bring bar soap and you own shampoo etc. as they give you all purpose goop. The food was good , breakfast the best meal. Ocean blue and Cagney were pretty good. The service was excellent with everyone falling all over themselves to be friendly and helpful. Lost my shirt in the casino. The hosts were the only disappointment. Bingo was a fortune ( we played because we had teens with us.) and they never give away the big pot ( it’s really a scam). The kids loved the speedway and arcade and slides. The entertainment was a disappointment. They canceled Choir of Man and Kinky Boots was not appropriate for cruise ship entertainment. It was much raunchier than when I saw it last. A magian/comedian was the only thing fun on board. How many times can you sit through mediocre Beatle cover bands. The comedians in the social were only ok. The weather was beautiful . We rented a premier cabana at GSB. We didn’t know that you have to order food ahead of time ( while on the ship) . Most staff was still training and confused. The lunch was terrific.. all in all it was great being at sea. The family got a good photo package ( platinum gets you 30% off)

Cabin Review

Mid-ship Mini-Suite with Balcony

Tiny. Same as a balcony with bigger bathroom. No drawers to store undies and glasses etc. really stripped down. Couch/ third bed very uncomfortable to sit on. Small tv with no guide. I hated it

Port Reviews

Great Stirrup Cay

Family trip after two years apart. Missed cruising. Any cruise is wonderful

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