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Norwegian Encore overview

By Staff - Updated Mar. 9, 2020

Norwegian Cruise Line has done it again with the all-new Norwegian Encore. Sailing in the fall of 2019 from the sunny shores of Miami, Encore is the latest addition to Norwegian's fleet of Breakaway-Plus cruise ships. This cutting-edge ship is filled with action-packed activities for the whole family: Put the pedal to the metal on the Formula 1 race track, bank the curves of the high-speed Aqua Racer waterslide, eliminate the competition on the Atlantis-inspired laser tag course, or spend hours playing virtual reality games in the Galaxy Pavilion.

If you enjoy Broadway shows and live music, Norwegian Encore's entertainment won't disappoint. With three onboard shows, including the Tony-winning musical Kinky Boots, the fringe-fest favorite Choir of Man, and Happy Hour Prohibition: The Musical, you can catch a different performance every night. The ship's restaurants are equally diverse. Keep it casual with a visit to the buffet or main dining rooms, or treat yourself to an exquisite meal from Ocean Blue or The Chef's Table. If you plan on enjoying the nightlife during your cruise, there are plenty of adult-friendly hangouts onboard. Enjoy a chilled rosé in The Cellars, an ice-cold cocktail from the Sugarcane Mojito Bar, or a comfortable chair in the Observation Lounge as you watch the sunset over the Caribbean Sea.

For its debut season, Norwegian Encore itineraries depart from Miami and Bayonne. New Jersey departures visit Bermuda, the Bahamas, and destinations across New England and Nova Scotia. Florida itineraries visit ports of call in the eastern and western Caribbean, including Panama, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Norwegian's private Harvest Caye resort in Belize. Travelers may also book transatlantic journeys between New York and England's storied Southampton port for the ultimate at-sea cruise vacation.

Top activities for Norwegian Encore

  • Water slides and Kids' Aqua Park
  • Open-air Atlantis-themed laser tag
  • Formula 1 Go-Kart track
  • Galaxy Pavilion with virtual reality games
  • Entourage teen club
  • Splash Academy kids area
  • Tony award-winning Kinky Boots production with music by Cyndi Lauper
  • Choir of Man from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival
  • Happy Hour Prohibition dinner and drinks theater
  • Multiple bars and lounges, including The Cellars
  • Diverse dining, including Q Barbecue and Los Lobos
  • Social Comedy and Nightclub
  • The Cavern Club music venue
  • Observation Lounge with 180-degree views
  • The Waterfront open-air promenade
  • Duty-free shopping
  • Casino games
  • Mandara Spa

Before you book

Why Sail on Norwegian Encore: Norwegian Encore is ideal for families and couples seeking action-packed activities and high-end amenities. The ship’s 82 studio cabins are also perfect for solo travelers looking to avoid the dreaded single supplement fee.

You should know: Norwegian Encore's amenities place a greater emphasis on premium pay-per-use features, such as laser tag and go-karts, which may impact cruisers traveling on a budget.

Norwegian Encore ratings:

  • Cabin / Stateroom 4.5
  • Children's Programs 3.5
  • Entertainment 4.5
  • Food and Dining 4.4
  • Onboard Activities 4.1
  • Service and Staff 4.6
  • Ship Quality 4.5

Norwegian Encore cabins

2031 cabins and 34 cabin categories.

Inside Cabin


(10 Reviews)
Avg. Cost: $146/night
Oceanview Cabin


(1 Review)
Avg. Cost: $194/night
Balcony Cabin


(66 Reviews)
Avg. Cost: $227/night
Suite Cabin


(30 Reviews)
Avg. Cost: $306/night

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Norwegian Encore dining



(5 Reviews)
Food Republic

Food Republic

(4 Reviews)
The Haven Restaurant

The Haven Restaurant

(1 Review)
Ocean Blue

Ocean Blue

(9 Reviews)

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Norwegian Encore onboard activities

The Haven Lounge

The Haven Lounge

(1 Review)
The Beauty Shop

The Beauty Shop

(1 Review)
The Cellars Wine Bar

The Cellars Wine Bar

(2 Reviews)
Haven Sundeck

Haven Sundeck

(2 Reviews)

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322 Norwegian Encore Reviews

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Nice return to cruising by KandBStone

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Norwegian Encore

Beautiful ship with wonderful staff! This cruise was only at 60% capacity so it was easy to get tickets for shows and tables for meals. The staff to passenger ratio was probably close to 1:1. Lots of training being done.

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Fun for Everyone by awre

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (older children)
Ship: Norwegian Encore

Great to be back cruising! No mask requirement was FANTASTIC!!!! Thank you NCL staff for your hard work & efforts making a very enjoyable vacation for our family!

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Excellent trip!!! by oriolehawaii

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Ship: Norwegian Encore

Great! We had a wonderful trip. We are booked on the Prima on 8 Jan, 23. Looking forward to it.

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264 Norwegian Encore tips


Nov 27, 2019

There is a free shuttle from the port to Bayside Marketplace. It picked us up at terminal A Port of Miami: take the free Coral Way trolley to the Biscayne Blvd. stop!

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Sep 04, 2021

Take advantage of the go kart speedway on dry days. If it is wet out, you can't use it. Otherwise the ship is one of the best laid out ships ever been on.

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