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My 20th Cruise and One of the Best!
"What a beautiful ship the Escape is! I've been cruising since 1987 (on the incomparable SS Norway), and this was one of my very best cruises. My husband and I are in our 60s (but the *new* 60s-- where 60 is the..."Read More
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Over priced, ship activities are not free!

Review for Norwegian Encore to Caribbean - Eastern

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Jacob251025

10+ Cruises

Age 30s

My wife and I cruised last Christmas on the Encore from Miami for 7 days and paid $3500 for balcony, and it was the biggest waste of money ever spent. We been cruising for over 10yrs and seeing Norwegian getting greedier and greedier each year. Last yr was the last yr we would cruise with NCL, we stay with the best, which is Royal Caribbean. All fun activities are free, best shows at sea. Encore ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Departure Port: Wellington

4 Helpful Votes


BirdTravels on the Inaugural Voyage of the Encore to the Eastern Caribbean

Review for Norwegian Encore to Caribbean - Eastern

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BirdTravels

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

BACKGROUND INFORMATION This was the inaugural voyage of the new Norwegian Encore to the Eastern Caribbean. With a guest capacity of 3,998, nearly 1100 feet long, 160 feet wide and weighing in at nearly 170,000 GT, the Encore is NCL’s newest ship at sea and the last of the Breakaway-Plus class ships. The Encore was delivered to NCL on October 30, 2019 and christened by Grammy Award-winning ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Departure Port: Wellington

Cabin Type: Spa Mini-Suite with Balcony

32 Helpful Votes


Encore is a spectacular ship

Review for Norwegian Encore to Caribbean - Eastern

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davraa

6-10 Cruises

Age 40s

This is my first review on Cruise Critic (pardon the length - I hope this is helpful for those who are interested). Encore was my 7th cruise - sixth with NCL. This was Encore’s last voyage before the major cruise industry shut down due to COVID-19. On that note, kudos and appreciation to the crew who worked tirelessly to keep passengers and crew safe and healthy. Each day, we noticed ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Departure Port: Wellington

Cabin Type: Inside Stateroom

Traveled with children

9 Helpful Votes


Not fond of this ship design

Review for Norwegian Encore to Caribbean - Eastern

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RitaGS

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

I wanted to experience a new mega ship and this one seemed right. I have sailed Norwegian several times and always enjoyed it. So getting right to it: Pros: beautiful decor and public areas. Food was very good overall and wonderful in the Specialty restaurants. Bars were plentiful. The two main shows, Kinky Boots and Choir of Man, were the best I have seen at sea. Staterooms were well designed ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Departure Port: Wellington

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom

Traveled with children

9 Helpful Votes


Beautiful ship and excellent staff

Review for Norwegian Bliss to Caribbean - Eastern

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undercovermom

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

Loved the fact it was two weeks and at the time of year when we needed a break. Beautiful new ship. Observation Lounge was very spacious, maybe too spacious as itwas half empty a lot of the time. Food was okay but not great. Better on the Escape. Layout was good but prefer the Escape here as well. The entertainment/shows were inadequate for the number of days we were on the cruise ship, ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Riga

1 Helpful Vote


Outstanding staff

Review for Norwegian Breakaway to Caribbean - Eastern

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grover75

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

I chose this cruise as a way of seeing the Virgin Islands for the first time. While the islands were fantastic, the standout feature of this trip was Norwegian's staff. They seemed truly concerned that we had a good experience. Teppenyaki was our first dinner reservation on the first day. The show put on by the chef was good. He juggled, told jokes, and interacted well with the people seated. ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Monaco (Monte Carlo)

Cabin Type: Family Balcony Stateroom

1 Helpful Vote


Not for non-smokers

Review for Norwegian Breakaway to Caribbean - Eastern

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mcfo

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

NCL was our go-to cruise line for several years. My son wanted to try a larger ship so we took an Eastern Caribbean cruise on Breakaway. Been there, done that. Too many people for the size of the amenities. Tiny main pool. Difficulty getting a drink order during busy times and a horrible layout for smoking areas. The casino is a smoking area and unfortunately is open to the entire deck so after a ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Monaco (Monte Carlo)

Cabin Type: Large Balcony Stateroom

1 Helpful Vote


Enjoyed my first cruise

Review for Norwegian Encore to Caribbean - Eastern

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PS1

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

I have wanted to take a cruise for many years. There were four in my group. My sister and I were in a balcony cabin near the center of Deck 10. My brother and his wife had an inside cabin on the same deck. My sister and I chose a balcony cabin to take advantage of the 5 "free" offers: airfare, 250 internet minutes, Premium Beverage Package (unlimited drinks up to $15 each per day), ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Wellington

2 Helpful Votes


Not great but OK for Norwegian

Review for Norwegian Breakaway to Caribbean - Eastern

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JCareyB

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We were on this cruise because my Wife is a Sweet Adeline's International Champion/Queen and she was asked to fill in for a missing "Tenor" in a quartet that was part of the faculty/program for "Harmony 2020" onboard the Breakaway. There were about 80 people participating in this year's "Harmony" cruise. If my Wife hadn't been part of the faculty/program we wouldn’t have normally chosen this ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Monaco (Monte Carlo)

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony Stateroom

1 Helpful Vote


Not like Getaway

Review for Norwegian Breakaway to Caribbean - Eastern

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Gertie17

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Let me start by saying I have been on many cruises. CCL, NCL, RCL, Disney and on the River Nile. Any time in the Caribbean in February is nothing I can complain about. Embarkation was pretty smooth. Debarkation was chaotic. I don't understand why St. Thomas was such a short stop. Either you went to the beach for a couple of hours or you shopped. No real time to explore St. Thomas or ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Monaco (Monte Carlo)

Cabin Type: Spa Balcony Stateroom


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