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Eastern Caribbean Norwegian Encore Eastern Caribbean Cruise Reviews

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"Over a year ago my family of five, along with some friends of ours and their families, excitedly purchased tickets for a Thanksgiving cruise on Norwegian Cruise Line’s Encore. Our cruise was the second voyage..."Read More
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2-5 Cruises

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Not fond of this ship design

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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

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom

Traveled with children


Encore is a spectacular ship

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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

Cabin Type: Inside Stateroom

Traveled with children


Amazing experience!

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Islandgal123

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

Initially we had an Asian destination cruise with Norwegian, that was canceled. We were able to secure the Bahamas cruise, departing in Miami. Everything about this cruise was great. The crew managed the increasing corona virus concerns well, and passengers were generally patient and understood. With the exception of two adult passenger tantrums we witnessed, that I must say were handled very ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom


Enjoyed my first cruise

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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


Encore & Us

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Shamidi

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

We chose Norwegian Encore for two reasons: we wanted an Eastern Caribbean itinerary and had to book last minute. The quality of the food and entertainment were great. Probably some of the best food we have had on a cruise anywhere. However, we found several major issues that will keep us from ever booking with Encore again. First and foremost, the pool area is so cramped and small that even ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom

Traveled with children


Great Cruise on Beautiful New Ship

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MBHMarietta

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

We chose this cruise because we liked the date, number of sea days, and thought it would be fun to be on a new ship. We were not disappointed. I will get into all the good stuff later but will cover what we did not like. At check in we were not given a ship map which is unlike our other NCL cruises. We solved this problem by going to guest services once we got on and got one. We do not like ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom


Very nice ship with some downfalls

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RacerBC

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Was excited to book a cruise on this brand new ship. It has ALL the bells and whistles and then some but on the other-hand does have some areas that need improvement and some areas don't know how they are going to fix them. Let's start with the lack of pool deck space, or should I say lack of. Since the kart track and laser tag area take up so much real estate on the ship the lounging area was ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Mid-ship Mini-Suite with Balcony


Much better than reviews

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EthelMertz

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

I was cruising solo(but meeting friends) and Norwegian is smart to offer solo cabins which are private and have their own key entry and lounge. The lounge was misleading as the description leads you to think alcoholic beverages are available which they are not. But... Gratefully, there were not a lot of young kids onboard as we were able to do laser tag and the go-karts with no problem of ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Studio Stateroom


Encore Inaugural Year

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Mediterranean Grasshopper

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We chose this cruise because we wanted to experience Encore during her first year. She is a beautiful ship with seemingly something for most everyone. Public areas are plentiful and spacious. Teenagers can be entertained by a huge arcade, driving the heavily advertised “go-carts” on a big track located on the top deck aft, or enjoy the thrill of the water slides. The Haven areas are the most ...
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Sail Date: January 2020


Back to Back, one great, the other not so

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JDIRWINCPA

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We were on back to back. the first week we were in a two bedroom Haven Suite. Cannot say enough good things about our experience. Food and service in The Haven is excellent. Only suggestions, the Haven pool is not heated and was not used all week. The Haven observation lounge does not have a bar in it and was seldom used. Second week, not so great. Haven was booked so we had a mini suite on ...
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Sail Date: January 2020


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