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Norwegian Southampton 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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I was on the media tour (11-12 to 11-13, 2019)

Review for Norwegian Encore to Europe - British Isles & Western

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Consciousone
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

The ship is beautiful. The decor is really done well. The food is awesome. The layout of the ship is fine. However on some levels you have use the stairs move around to different parts of the ship. You can use the elevators but its a little confusing. I enjoyed the ice shop and the comedy club, The bars are similar to most ships. There is not enough real security to take care of real ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom


Best cruise ever

Review for Norwegian Encore to Transatlantic

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TexasAggieTraveler
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

I love transatlantic cruises, and I’ve only been on Royal Caribbean for these, but this inaugural cruise from Southampton allowed me to enjoy two things I love: cruise and visit London! Rough seas kept the upper/ pool decks closed for all but one day, But the events and activities were plentiful. The Haven area was the best experience I have ever had on a cruise! The staff was phenomenal ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: The Haven Aft-facing Penthouse with Balcony


Good, not great.

Review for Norwegian Encore to Transatlantic

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Ragann63
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

Chose this for the crossing, our first. Booked adjoining mini-suites. Stay away from Deck 9! Rooms are above the clubs and music is crazy loud. Southampton is a great town full of personality and history. Spend a few extra days there. Don’t miss the Titanic part of the SeaCity Museum. Food on board was iffy at best. Bland, tended to be over cooked and frequently saw items from lunch buffet ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Mid-ship Mini-Suite with Balcony


First transatlantic cruise on a new ship!!

Review for Norwegian Encore to Transatlantic

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travelnewbie63
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

Well, always wanted to do a transatlantic cruise, why not on a new ship. The embarkation was quick and painless. Since the Encore is pretty much the same as The Bliss and The Joy, it was easy to find everything. Everything was so clean and fresh. The entertainment was wonderful, enjoyed every show. Love the snow crabs, grilled king crabs, and the giant shrimps at the Garden Buffet. Love Ocean ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Mid-ship Balcony Stateroom


Working out the kinks...

Review for Norwegian Encore to Transatlantic

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bb62rich
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

An inaugural cruise is used to get the kinks worked out. Let's remember that the ship was just delivered from the shipbuilder to NCL only days before the transatlantic crossing. So, we couldn't be expected to find everything flowing as if the ship had been in service for months. Yes, there were issues with the spa's thermal pool being cooler than normal on that first day at sea. And, it had to ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Family Oceanview with Large Picture Window


Enjoyable Transatlantic Cruise

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slinden
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We were on the inaugural voyage which started in Southampton and ended in New York. Although the weather was lousy we still had an enjoyable cruise. We stayed in a balcony cabin with the extended balcony. The room was very nice with adequate closet space and storage. The 3 US electric outlets and the 2 UBS ports were very useful. The lights by the side of the bed allowed for focused lighting ...
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Sail Date: November 2019


Disappointing design choices by NCL in their newest fleet addition

Review for Norwegian Encore to Transatlantic

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TravelGalValerie
10+ Cruises • Age 30s

Overall NCL Encore seems like a downgrade from it's Breakaway Plus class sisters/predecessors. NCL has removed some outside public deck space in favor of an expanded Vibe Beach Club (requires purchase of a pass, limited availability, adult-only). The lounge chairs in Vibe are not as comfortable or nice as previous iterations of Vibe and have allowed NCL to cram in more people. Parts of Vibe are ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Aft-facing Balcony Stateroom


Latest but not the best in class

Review for Norwegian Encore to Transatlantic

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Single Cruiser
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

Having completed inaugural cruises on Breakaway, Getaway,Escape and Bliss. The latest new ship Encore was booked when first released. This was my 18th NCL Cruise (around 30th Cruise overall) and 6th trans-Atlantic crossing. Embarkation at Southampton was incredibly swift as per the norm, was onboard by 11:30AM with first drink ready, Having sailed on the Bliss in 2018 there was no need to ...
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Sail Date: November 2019


Inaugural trans Atlantic , non stop Southampton, UK to NewYork , USA.

Review for Norwegian Encore to Transatlantic

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expatriate
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Basically used as transport from the UK to the Caribbean, we had time to take this trip as part of our itinerary to reach home. Southampton check in -very quick and efficient the only flaw was NCL’s oversight in prebooking information in failing to advise that documentary proof of ESTA is required. Ship-We had anticipated some shortcomings as this voyage was essentially a shake down , ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Mid-ship Mini-Suite with Balcony

Traveled with disabled person


The ENCORE of the breakaways-plus ships

Review for Norwegian Encore to Transatlantic

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BstnCruiser
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

ENTERTAINMENT-my 11th NCL cruise and still can say the sound techs still don’t know what they are doing in their field. Choir of Men are very talented. The sound tech had no ability to mix the background vocals- they couldn’t be heard. During his stage performance, the hypnotist more than once gave them directions on turning the volume of his microphone up. Christopher Caress, hypnotist was ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Spa Balcony Stateroom


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