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Norwegian Alaska Cruise Reviews

US Coast Guard cutter making darkened ship/nighttime transit through canal.  Wonder why?
Evening conclusion of entire canal transit on Panama City/Pacific side.
Panama Canal transit.  New canal uses tugs vs tracked mules to keep vessels centered in the lock.
Beautiful ship.
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Review for Norwegian Encore to Alaska

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Tituscave65
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

This was our fourth cruise our first on Norwegian. I will start with the positive. The staff was very friendly and the ship was very clean and modern. The activity directors were friendly and very high energy, always trying to get everyone involved. Now for the bad. The entertainment was B rated at best. The smaller bar acts were better than their musical and magic show. Their food ...
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Sail Date: May 2022


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Review for Norwegian Bliss to Alaska

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Wayson1952
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this cruise as a small Celebration cruise to see Alaska for the 5th time after finally also we chose the Bliss as we have sailed with Norwegian they many global areas ! The Bliss being a new ship we thought WHY NOT ! Upon embarkation and our 1st meals we started to notice what is we suppose is to be Norwegian’s NEW Normal . 1. Lower quality Food , sub par, Low Grade Beef ...
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Sail Date: April 2022

Cabin Type: The Haven Aft-Facing Penthouse with Balcony


Great cruise, mediocre food/service

Review for Norwegian Bliss to Alaska

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SeatheWorldbffs
10+ Cruises • Age 30s

Norwegian is by far our favorite cruise line for many reasons. Service, food, and open bar are the big 3. Service on this particular cruise was subpar. To start, the embarkation process was a nightmare. First alaskan cruise of the year for the port of Seattle and I think the embarkation crew were still hibernating for the winter. They passed out the boarding group numbers last minute, ...
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Sail Date: April 2022

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom


We were just very bored….

Review for Norwegian Bliss to Alaska

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TracyRap
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

We chose to cruise on the Bliss to Alaska mainly due to the newness of the ship, figuring it would have plenty of activities throughout the week. While the ship was beautiful and more modern than the typical (our stateroom bathroom was divine!), the activity schedule was sorely lacking. We’ve taken about 8 cruises so we aren’t new to cruising but previous cruises have been in warm water and on ...
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Sail Date: April 2022

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite


1st cruise on NCL

Review for Norwegian Encore to Alaska

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teri0627
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

After 26 years of marriage I finally talked my husband into a cruise. We chose NCL because of their covid procedures and that it required all passengers and staff to be fully vaccinated. The entertainment on the Encore was top notch. Both The Choir of Man and Kinky Boots were available on our sailing and were fantastic, you do not want to miss these shows! We also saw one performance of The ...
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Sail Date: October 2021

Cabin Type: Mid-ship Balcony Stateroom


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


Outstanding Experience

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JenneM
6-10 Cruises • Age 40s

Life on land is hard.... after returning home and crawling into bed I turned on the TV and was saddened to learn we no longer can view the bridge cam. This is the first of many disappointments since being ashore. I have yet to find a restaurant or bar that will accept my NCL Cruise card, hence paying for food and beverage again is a drag. I have had to cook for myself and my family, do dishes, ...
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Sail Date: October 2021

Traveled with disabled person


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


Alaska in October

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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


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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