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Transatlantic Norwegian Encore Transatlantic Cruise Reviews

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Encore
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13 Transatlantic Norwegian Encore Transatlantic Cruise Reviews

owsaw avatar


4 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Inaugural & Transatlantic Cruise...What's Not To Like?


Overall all these CC reviews are fair and accurate. Being an Inaugural cruise with roughly 50% occupancy our experience most likely will not be the norm on a full boat in season. Still all of pros & con assessments ...
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Sail Date November 2019

TravelGalValerie avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Disappointing design choices by NCL in their newest fleet addition

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, ...
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Sail Date November 2019

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Single Cruiser

13 Reviews Written

30 Helpful Votes

Latest but not the best in class

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 ...
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Sail Date November 2019

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3 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Top Notch Entertainment & More

We chose this cruise because we were excited to be on the first sailing of a brand new ship! The entertainment was great! We especially enjoy music and were not disappointed. We loved WT Greer, the piano ...
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Sail Date November 2019

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2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Inaugural Transatlantic Crossing!

Cruise number 10, our third transatlantic crossing, and also our third cruise on Norwegian. The Encore was beautiful! We had an aft facing balcony stateroom which was adequately spacious, very comfortable bed, ...
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Sail Date November 2019

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1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Enjoyable Transatlantic Cruise

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 ...
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Sail Date November 2019

expatriate avatar


3 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

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

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 ...
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Sail Date November 2019

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1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Good, not great.

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 ...
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Sail Date November 2019

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16 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

The ENCORE of the breakaways-plus ships

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- ...
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Sail Date November 2019

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1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Working out the kinks...

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 ...
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Sail Date November 2019

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4 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

First transatlantic cruise on a new ship!!

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. ...
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Sail Date November 2019

SevenSeas83 avatar


2 Reviews Written

The Inaugural

Our first inaugural cruise. We would definately do another. The shows were all excellent. The entertainment in the Observation Lounge should have lasted longer into the evening. Ending at 10pm was to early. The ...
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Sail Date November 2019

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1 Review Written

Best cruise ever

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 ...
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Sail Date November 2019

Norwegian Encore Ratings

Public Rooms5.03.7
Fitness Recreation5.03.4
Value For Money3.03
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