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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


Top Notch Entertainment & More

Review for Norwegian Encore to Transatlantic

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dreamsandmore
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

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 player/singer, Rock and more with Guns and Rojas, an Acoustic set with Camille Rae in the Q Texas Smokehouse, Pop and Rock music with the Duo Phil and Keysha, Calypso/R&B with Temperature Band and ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Mid-ship Mini-Suite with Balcony


Wonderful Inaugural Transatlantic Crossing!

Review for Norwegian Encore to Transatlantic

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pondxrosser
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

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, decent storage and good size bathroom. The weather wasn’t the greatest so the outside activities open were minimal. However, the Observation Lounge on deck 15 more than made up for it! We ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Aft-facing Balcony Stateroom


The Inaugural

Review for Norwegian Encore to Transatlantic

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SevenSeas83
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

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 ships 3 piece band should have played there. They were wonderful and needed a bigger room to play in. Overall the Lounge was underutilized! The activities in the atrium were fun but when ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom


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

Review for Norwegian Encore to Transatlantic

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owsaw
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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 noted in the prior reviews can be expected. We read Cruise Critic Reviews as part of our decision making process. Keeping this in mind these are our views and suggested ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom


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


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

Review for Norwegian Encore to Transatlantic

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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


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

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