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Transatlantic Norwegian Encore Transatlantic Cruise Reviews

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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-..."Read More
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Good, not great.

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Ragann63
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

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 a few extra days there. Don’t miss the Titanic part of the SeaCity Museum. Food on board was iffy at best. Bland, tended to be over cooked and frequently saw items from lunch buffet ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Mid-ship Mini-Suite with Balcony


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

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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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The ENCORE of the breakaways-plus ships

Review for Norwegian Encore to Transatlantic

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BstnCruiser
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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- they couldn’t be heard. During his stage performance, the hypnotist more than once gave them directions on turning the volume of his microphone up. Christopher Caress, hypnotist was ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Spa Balcony Stateroom


Disappointing design choices by NCL in their newest fleet addition

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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


Top Notch Entertainment & More

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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!

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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


First transatlantic cruise on a new ship!!

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travelnewbie63
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

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. Everything was so clean and fresh. The entertainment was wonderful, enjoyed every show. Love the snow crabs, grilled king crabs, and the giant shrimps at the Garden Buffet. Love Ocean ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Mid-ship Balcony Stateroom


Working out the kinks...

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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


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

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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


Best cruise ever

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TexasAggieTraveler
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

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 upper/ pool decks closed for all but one day, But the events and activities were plentiful. The Haven area was the best experience I have ever had on a cruise! The staff was phenomenal ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: The Haven Aft-facing Penthouse with Balcony


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