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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


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


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


Somewhat disappointing

Review for Ovation of the Seas to Alaska

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debbm
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

Food Unless you purchase a beverage plan, complimentary drink options are water or hot tea, and juices at a few places. Unless you're going to have 2-3 cocktails (around $10-17 each) a day, the beverage plan is a waste of money. The soda only (no booze) plan is around $9/day. Instead, bring a dozen sodas on board with you. When you're in Ketchikan, go to the drugstore (very close to the dock) ...
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Sail Date: October 2021

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony

Traveled with disabled person


Good Cruise but Lost Luggage

Review for Ovation of the Seas to Alaska

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blerman
10+ Cruises

Overall cruise was good. Embarkation was the smoothest that we have experienced; it took only a few minutes. Junior suite was spacious and cabin attendant was excellent. Dining was good. Had dinner in the main dining room most nights. Immediately after boarding, made reservations for the Coastal Kitchen for two nights; when we showed up somehow the reservation had been lost. We were ...
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Sail Date: October 2021

Cabin Type: Junior Suite


First and LAST cruise

Review for Majestic Princess to Alaska

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RJC3380
First Time Cruiser • Age 40s

I was skeptical of taking a cruise, but after reading about the specific Alaskan destinations I was convinced this would be a once and a lifetime trip. I was right about that, but not in the way I was expecting. From the start, the trip started off on the wrong foot. Upon check-in we were handed a letter saying that due to weather we would be starting a day late and skipping one of the stops. A ...
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Sail Date: September 2021


Fewer Ports but GREAT Experience

Review for Majestic Princess to Alaska

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Doc Roxie
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

This was our 13th cruise with Princess and the first after a 21 month hiatus. This was not our first trip to Alaska but wanted to ease back into cruising with a 7 day sailing. We were not disappointed! Embarkation was simple and uneventful. We had followed all the suggestions and had everything at hand including our Medallions. Although there was a relatively long line when we entered the ...
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Sail Date: September 2021


Cruising the Inside Passage on the Majestic Princess

Review for Majestic Princess to Alaska

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7Trainguy1951
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

My wife and I didn't choose this Alaskan cruise initially. We were scheduled to sail the California Coastal Cruise from Seattle on Sept 25th. We received a call from our Princess rep. regarding our cruise being cancelled, and was offered the Alaskan 7 day cruise leaving on Sept 26, 2021. Our rep. gave us a mid ship balcony (we were originally near the stern) for the same price, which was almost a ...
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Sail Date: September 2021

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony

Traveled with disabled person


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


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


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