September 18, 2018
(6 p.m. EDT) -- After its inaugural season sailing the Caribbean out of Miami, Norwegian Encore -- slated to debut in November 2019 -- will head up north to offer Bermuda cruises from New York City.
The newly revealed itineraries are available for booking as of today, along with summer 2020 itineraries from several of the line's other ships. Norwegian Encore's Bermuda season kicks off on April 22 with a four-night cruise to King's Wharf; the ship will then sail seven-night cruises, with two overnights on the island, through the end of summer.
"Summer 2020 is especially exciting as our Breakaway-Plus class will be making waves all over the world, from Norwegian Joy and Norwegian Bliss in Alaska to Norwegian Encore in Bermuda and Norwegian Escape's debut in Europe as our newest ship in the region," Norwegian's president and CEO, Andy Stuart, said in a statement.
Norwegian Encore will be the fourth and final ship in the line's Breakaway Plus class, which is now comprised of Norwegian Escape, Norwegian Joy and, as of April 2018, Norwegian Bliss. As revealed earlier this year, Norwegian Joy will join Norwegian Bliss in offering seven-night Alaska cruises from Seattle, while Norwegian Escape will sail Baltic and Northern Europe itineraries from Copenhagen.
Few details of Norwegian Encore have been revealed, with the exception of its hull art, which will be designed by award-winning Spanish artist Eduardo Arranz-Bravo. It is known the nearly 4,000-passenger will include myriad Breakaway Plus-class staples, including a key card entry-only complex for solo travelers with cabins and a lounge, a water park and the line's popular Waterfront, an alfresco dining deck that wraps around the ship.
--By Gina Kramer, Editor