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Norwegian Alaska Cruise Reviews

With our Jeep on our off road excursion in Ketchikan
From the top of Mt Roberts, looking North to Mt. Juneau
John Hopkins Glacier, Glacier Bay National Park, seen from over 6 miles away.  It's face is over a mile wide and 250 feet tall.  Weather that day was perfect
NCL Encore seen from above (on Mt. Roberts Tram)
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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


Alaska isn't my cup of tea but NCL onboard experience was great

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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

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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


Ketchikan port

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bigred08046
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Shocked to pull into port with raw sewage being dumped into the dock area that is also the local junkyard! To make matters worse it's half hour from town! There is a 30 year lease on this port from NCL. Holland America docks in town just steps from Creek St. Other shops as large as ours also dock in town. The EPA will be made aware of this pollution going on in Ketchikan and I urge NCL to ...
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Sail Date: September 2021

Cabin Type: Family Mini-Suite with Balcony


Cruising to the last Frontier

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crazycarolyn
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this Alaskan cruise for several reasons. First we could drive to Seattle for embarkation instead of having to hassle with flying somewhere. We also got an exceptional price for this cruise early on. We also liked the Broadway show lineup of "Kinky Boots" along with many other fine entertainments .....so many choices that we never made it to all the venues we'd like to have ...
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Sail Date: September 2021

Cabin Type: Mid-ship Inside Stateroom


Encore and Alaska

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Topher from Vegas
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

After having like 4-5 cruises cancelled in 2020. We were booked on the Bliss for the week of September 25th. That cruise was canceled Andy wife found this cruise to Alaska. So glad she did we had a blast. The crew were awesome and nice. I loved how from the lowest crew member to the bridge crew they greeted you each time they saw us. I loved that there weren’t a bunch of kids on this cruise. ...
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Sail Date: September 2021

Cabin Type: Spa Balcony Stateroom


Overall a great getaway during a pandemic

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dbbuch
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

My husband and I had a lovely cruise on the Escape. The ship is beautiful, the food was great, our balcony cabin was nice, and the scenery was beautiful. Embarkation day: The COVID test went very smoothly. Took about 40 minutes from check in to getting our wristband. After that, we waited about 30 minutes in the pre-boarding area. We headed straight to the mandatory check in at our assigned ...
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Sail Date: September 2021


Glad to be back cruising on NCL.

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DRHuff
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We had a cruise planned for May, it was canceled. When I heard they were going to open cruising I jumped on it. We love cruising to Alaska on NCL. This was our 9th time, it's never the same, never know what you will see or what the weather will be. The covid testing wasn't as bad as we expected. Took about 45 minutes from entering the testing building to existing. It seemed to be well ...
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Sail Date: September 2021

Cabin Type: Family Mini-Suite with Balcony


Beautiful ship. Expect to get 1/2 of what you pay for.

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rojocoss
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

I liked that it was a fairly new ship and it was going to Alaska. It was booked at only 60% passenger capacity, but within 3 hours of embarkation all the theatre shows were reserved. Then, all the theatre shows were cancelled, replaced by comediennes who weren’t prepared to do all those added sets. The bands were good, karaoke was available, but the room was a tiny barroom with 50 people. ...
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Sail Date: September 2021


Another Great Norwegian Cruise

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MDFlyer
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

After two cancellations over the past 18 months, we finally got to cruise on the amazing Encore. This was our eighth NCL cruise, having been on first the Dawn, followed by the Spirit, Getaway, Escape (three times) and the Bliss. We were not disappointed. First, I will mention the shortcomings. Covid makes getting on board more of a challenge. We tested the day prior to flying to Seattle ...
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Sail Date: September 2021

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom


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