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Norwegian Encore

81 reviews
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Dining and Bars (13)
Common Areas (12)
Itineraries for this ship
7 Night Cruise to Alaska
Departure date
Saturday, 08/21/21
Seattle, Icy Strait, Skagway, Endicott Arm, Juneau, Ketchikan, Seattle
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Passengers: 3,998   |   Crew: 1,731
Passengers to crew: 2.31:1
Passengers to space: 42.3:1
Launched: 2019   


  • Deck 5
  • Deck 6
  • Deck 7
  • Deck 8
  • Deck 9
  • Deck 10
Additional decks
Deck 5 layout
  Family Inside Stateroom (I1)  
  Inside Stateroom (IX)  
  Inside Stateroom (IC)  
  Mid-ship Oceanview with Large Picture Window (OB)  
  Oceanview with Large Picture Window (OX)  
  Family Oceanview with Large Picture Window (O8)  
  Family Oceanview with Large Picture Window (O1)  
Video Arcade
Splash Academy


Cabin size: 175 - 277 sq. ft.
Connected rooms: 227
Accessible rooms: 16
Maximum passengers: 4
Number of cabins: 1090

Activities & entertainment

Activities (36)
  • Aqua Racer
  • Arts & Crafts classes
  • Barber Shop*
  • Beauty Salon*
  • Behind the Scenes Tour*
  • Dance Classes
  • Deck Parties
  • Fitness Center
  • Fitness Classes*
  • Game Shows
  • Gaming Lessons*
  • Horizon Lounge
  • Hot Tubs (9)
  • Hydrotherapy Pool*
  • Karaoke
  • Laser Tag*
  • Late Night Music and Dancing
  • Library & Card Room
  • Live Nightly Music
  • Mandara Spa*
  • Ocean Loops
  • Pools (3)
  • Poolside Games
  • Race Track
  • Sports Games Televised
  • Trivia
  • Vibe Beach Club
  • Vibe Beach Club Sun Deck
  • Video Arcade*
  • Waterslide (5)
  • Wine Tasting*
  • Entourage
  • Guppies
  • Kids' Aqua Park
  • Splash Academy
  • The Haven Lounge
Entertainment (12)
  • Box Office
  • Casino*
  • Comedy Performances
  • Encore Theater
  • Encore Theater
  • Onboard Movie Screenings
  • Social Comedy & Night Club
  • Studio Lounge
  • The Cavern Club
  • The Cavern Club on the Waterfront
  • The Observation Lounge
  • Spice H2O
Dining (40)
  • Bar - Pool Bar*
  • Bar - Pool Bar*
  • Bar - Pool Bar*
  • Savor Restaurant - American
  • Taste Restaurant - American
  • The Manhattan Room - American
  • Food Republic - Asian Tapas*
  • Atrium Bar - Atrium Bar*
  • The District Brew House - Brewpub*
  • Garden Café - Casual
  • Open-Air Garden Café - Casual
  • Open-Air Garden Café - Casual
  • The Humidor Cigar Lounge - Cigar Bar*
  • Mixx Bar - Cocktail Bar*
  • A-List Bar - Cocktails*
  • Sugarcane Mojito Bar - Cocktails*
  • Sugarcane on the Waterfront - Cocktails*
  • Starbucks - Coffee Bar*
  • Le Bistro French Restaurant - French*
  • Dolce Gelato - Gelato*
  • La Cucina Italian Restaurant - italian*
  • La Cucina on the Waterfront - italian*
  • Teppanyaki - Japanese*
  • Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville At Sea - Margaritaville*
  • Los Lobos - Mexican*
  • Los Lobos on the Waterfront - Mexican*
  • The Bake Shop - pastries*
  • Waves Bar - Pool Bar*
  • The Local Bar & Grill - Pub
  • Ocean Blue - Seafood*
  • Ocean Blue on the Waterfront - Seafood*
  • Q Texas Smokehouse - Southern BBQ*
  • Cagney's on the Waterfront - Steakhouse*
  • Cagney's Steakhouse - Steakhouse*
  • The Haven Lounge - Suite Guests
  • The Haven Outdoor Restaurant - Suite Guests
  • Coco's - Sweets*
  • Skyline Bar - Trendy Bar*
  • The Cellars Wine Bar - Wine Bar*
  • Maltings Whiskey Bar - Wiskey Bar*
* May require additional fees
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SBrownette wrote a review Mar 2021
Ontario, Canada12 contributions
My husband and I finally booked our first cruise but not without the assistance of Travelling Flipflops. They guided us towards our best experience at a resort in Jamaica in 2019 so we trusted them to help us find the cruise that suited our needs. We were so impressed that they exceeded our expectations. Boarding the Encore in February 2020 was so very exciting, it certainly is a grand ship! It was recommended to feel less waves to take a mid-ship room which we did. We had an aft-room with a balcony to enjoy the early morning sunrises. There was certainly enough restaurants, entertainment and fun activities so boredom was never an issue. My husband enjoyed the virtual reality experience and speedway while I soaked up the sun in the Vibe Beach Club. This is a two story pool/hot tub/bar exclusive to members. In order to be a member you need to be one of the first 200 to purchase a ticket after boarding. We highly recommend the high energy Choir of Man show. It was INCREDIBLE! We laughed so very much and sang along with the cast. A must see!! Overall we had the time of our lives. This may have been our first cruise but it will not be our last. Thank you to Travelling Flipflops for your bang on recommendation of the NCL Encore ship.
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CandC926 wrote a review Mar 2020
New London, CT149 contributions55 helpful votes
We enjoyed this cruise immensely, the service was exceptional, food very good, entertainment very enjoyable and the cabin accommodations were much better than expected. The Encore is a relatively new ship and accommodates approximately 6000 passengers (crew included). The only issue was the pool area which everyone considered undersized for the size of the ship and number of passengers aboard. Norwegian did add a speed track and laser arcade as additional entertainment, but might have done this at the cost of reducing the pool area. The water slides were great, enjoyed them both. The cabin and food service personnel were outstanding and very friendly. The entire experience was terrific and we can't wait to take another cruise.
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Mike H wrote a review Mar 2020
Massapequa, New York7 contributions
What a great way to enjoy a vacation. The crew on board always had the safety and welfare of the passengers first. Before boarding everyone was screened in an attempt to keep the world situation on shore. At every turn all passengers were encouraged to wash their hands with a pleasant “washy washy” reminder. This may seem trite but it did ensure a necessary level of safety first. Although the cruise started a little choppy (rough seas and rain) the on board entertainment was top notch! The food and beverages were abundant and always available as well as delicious and refreshing! Our stops in San Juan, St Thomas, Tortola, and the Bahamas were short but worth every minute. Although it was my first cruise I was pleasantly surprised by everything. The staff and crew ensured my family and I had the best time all the time! Thanks Norwegian Encore, I’ll be back!
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Tara D wrote a review Mar 2020
Maple Plain, Minnesota2 contributions2 helpful votes
This is something I have never done before... I have never felt so taken advantage of in my life. I booked a family cruise on Norwegian Cruise line with Jennifer Lee Nemchek. We were so excited to attend, as past cruisers on Norwegian we had fabulous experiences and were looking forward to another one but unfortunately we had to cancel do to the Coronavirus as many others also had to do. At the time of canceling I specifically asked Jennifer about our trip insurance getting us a full refund or Norwegian providing one. I also asked in a telephone call if things should change if a future refund was possible. I was informed this was not an option and that Norwegian was only offering a 48 cancel with a future cruise credit within 2 years. Today Norwegian announced all cruises are cancelled during our cruise time and are offering a full refund to those that had not cancelled. I reached out to Jennifer our cruise consultant and her response was.... Hi Tara, as it turns out, this is only for customers who waited, and allowed Norwegian to cancel the cruise. I followed up with another email asking to be provided all official communication regarding this refund and her response was...For any other assistance call the customer service number. I understand this is a trying time but I really expected better customer service from Norwegian. I am hoping to here from Norwegian soon. I would think if you have an upset customer you would personally call that customer or offer any information that you have at your disposal. Our family is so disappointed.. So sad.
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Roam733693 wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution
The entertainment on this cruise was very good overall. A Choir of Man and the Beatles were great fun. Kinky Boots was good, but Happy Hour Prohibition was a disappointment. We enjoyed all of the food, especially the buffet with prime rib. This was our first cruise without lobster at any of the complimentary dining venues. The inside room and bed were comfortable. Loved the Vibe. It was well worth the money to be able to spread out a bit with tables to put your drinks on and easy to get a drink. Staff welcomed you by name and offered fruit skewers (frozen blueberries one day). You could definitely feel the movement of the boat at night even when the waters were calm. Overall, my husband and I agreed this was one of our best cruises. His only complaint was the very limited areas for smoking his pipe. He was aggravated, but not inspired to quit smoking due to the inconvenience.
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