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Alaska Norwegian Encore Alaska Cruise Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
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Choir of Men Show was fantastic.  Must see.  I've never seen a show so interactive with their crowd.  Great job.
Nellie Rich Band at the Sail Away Party
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First and Last Time on NCL
"My travel agent informed me that they were having a special sale on solo supplements, and I noticed that I could book a mini-suite (Club Balcony Suite) for only $850 pp + reduced supplement, which was around the same price as the solo cabin, so why not splurge?With the mini suite I also received all 5 of their Free At Sea discounts, which was another nice bonus, so I quickly booked the cruise...."Read More
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First Timer Lessons Learned

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Kkmoviegirl
First Time Cruiser • Age 20s

Booked this cruise for our honeymoon and the most important thing we learned was that an Alaskan cruise is enjoyed better if you go at the beginning of spring or summer. Don’t wait until fall then it’s too late! Our cruise was the last one of the season and we could tell when we reached ports. Ketchikan and Victoria were basically closed and our itinerary changed last minute so Skagway was ...
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Sail Date: October 2022


First and Last Time on NCL

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Isew4fun
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

After an almost 20 year hiatus and after becoming a recent widower, I decided to take another cruise again -- this time as a solo traveler for the first time in my life. I had been to Alaska previously on Crystal and Princess and wanted to go again, so I chose NCL because they are one of the few cruiselines to offer solo cabins. My travel agent informed me that they were having a special sale on ...
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Sail Date: October 2022

Cabin Type: Mid-ship Mini-Suite with Balcony


Special birthday trip for 82 yr old mom!

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Pokeyandme
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

Like many others this trip was rescheduled 3 times due to covid. We finally made it and it was amazing. Staff at Seattle Port seemed a little frustrated and impatient with first timers but understandable, organized mess. On board Great food, great weather, great staff and so many whales!!! Don't book an excursion at Juneau, so much to do in town! Our excursion took away from our time to visit ...
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Sail Date: October 2022

Cabin Type: Mid-ship Balcony Stateroom


NCL has stepped up its game with food options, but the times in port on this cruise are not conducive to sight-seeing

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Laura R.
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

We traveled as a group of friends. We chose NCL because we had cruise credits we had to use. We chose this cruise because it fit our schedule. I have been to Alaska on Princess and enjoyed it, so I thought this would be similar. The ship is spectacular. It is huge but does not feel that big. The ship was sailing at about 60% capacity. But, even with that, the theatre was full for the ...
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Sail Date: October 2022

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom


Overall fair....... amazing entertainment. Amazing crew and staff. Food just Meh.

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Jackiecolemanv11
2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

Overall we rate our cruise experience as fair. The reason for this is that the shows and the staff and crew were absolutely excellent all throughout the cruises 7 days.... The dining staff. Entertainment on board. Shows, game shows. Trivia, etc. All awesome. And splash Academy was accommodating to our special needs kiddo who stayed on his tablet the whole time and didn't engage much. But. ...
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Sail Date: October 2022

Traveled with children


Alaska in the fall

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Wupzdaisy
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

Boarding was a long and lengthy process. From the time the Uber dropped us off at the port terminal until we reached the boat was a total of about 2 hours. All standing in one line after another. Our baggage was pre-tagged so it was a simple drop off. Afterwards we were in a king to check passports. Then we were in another line to check vaccination cards. Next we were in another line to ask us ...
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Sail Date: October 2022


Very nice cruise that could have been better.

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MVader71
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

So we wanted to do an Alaskan cruise. After reviewing options, it seemed NCL had best deal. I will start with what was great. Cruise ship itself is really nice, clean, well kept and organized. Staff is great for the most part. The areas traveled to were fantastic. Breathtaking views from all over the ship not to mention in our aft facing balcony room. But as to the itinerary, one port ...
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Sail Date: September 2022

Cabin Type: Aft-facing Balcony Stateroom


Excellent

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Jerseybabe
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this ship because of the dates and itinerary. We have cruised with NCL many times but this ship is our new favourite. We loved everything about it. The crew were friendly, the food was excellent Our balcony cabin was very well laid out. There was lovely outside sitting areas, not just around the pool but also on the lower decks including an outside bar to enjoy the view. ...
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Sail Date: September 2022

Cabin Type: Mid-ship Balcony Stateroom


Fantastic ship but Alaska itinerary needs work!

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BCN2010
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

My husband and I sailed on the Encore in Sept to Alaska. This was the best cruise ship we sailed on, and previously we have traveled on Disney and Princess and NCL. The ship is modern and sleek, guestrooms are nice and clean, shows are amazing and the staff is outstanding! There are multiple dining options. We went to several of the specialty restaurants which were very good. Surprisingly, the ...
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Sail Date: September 2022

Cabin Type: Mid-ship Balcony Stateroom


First Alaskan cruise, 8 cruise with NCL

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okmacdonald
6-10 Cruises • Age 40s

First time to Alaska for family of 4 and one set of grandparents. We had two balcony cabins on the starboard side of deck 10. The Encore is a beautiful, clean ship with and outstanding crew and staff. We have also sailed the Bliss and Escape (from this class) and found it a bit disappointing that the Encore does not include the Spice H2O on the back deck and that they have removed a bunch of ...
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Sail Date: August 2022

Cabin Type: Mid-ship Balcony Stateroom


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