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Norwegian Encore Cruise Reviews

Norwegian Encore Overview

Norwegian Encore will be the fourth and final ship in Norwegian Cruise Line’s Breakaway Plus Class, joining classmates Norwegian Escape, Norwegian Joy (sailing in China) and Norwegian Bliss.

Measuring in at approximately 167,800 gross tons, Norwegian Encore will hold nearly 4,000 passengers and is scheduled to launch in Fall 2019. It is currently under construction at the Meyer-Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. 

A Few Quick Highlights

  • An expanded go-karts at sea race track, with a section of the track extending out over the side of the ship
  • Broadway entertainment in the theater with a 90-minute version of “Kinky Boots”
  • The Galaxy Pavilion, a 10,000-square-foot virtual reality complex
  • Sails from Miami every Sunday from November 2019 to April 2020, the repositions to New York City


Norwegian Encore will expand its popular go-karts at sea with a two-level race track that’s larger than the ones currently on Norwegian Bliss and Norwegian Joy. Upgrades will include a covered viewing area in the center of the track where spectators can provide a turbo boost to passing carts by tagging them with a laser beam. The race track will also extend over the side of the ship, as much as 13 feet.

Norwegian Encore will also have the Galaxy Pavilion, a 10,000-square-foot indoor virtual reality complex which debuted on Norwegian Joy; as well as an open-air laser tag arena similar to the one on Norwegian Bliss. Norwegian Encore’s laser tag will be Atlantis-themed, and have some virtual reality elements.

In terms of shows, it will feature the Tony-award-winning musical “Kinky Boots” with songs written by pop icon Cyndi Lauper. Also onboard will be “The Choir of Man,” which recently debuted on Norwegian Escape, which combines high energy music, dance and live percussion. 

Also returning will be the line’s popular “Happy Hour Prohibition: The Musical” interactive theater show, which features 1920s-era cocktails in the cost of the show. 

Bars & Lounges

The line’s popular Cavern Club also returns on Norwegian Encore, offering standing room only performances by a Beatles cover band.  


Sailing out of Miami every Sunday from November 17, 2019 to April 12, 2020, Encore will sail seven-night itineraries that visit San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; and Tortola, British Virgin Islands. Beginning April 22, Encore will resposition to New York City from where it will offer seven-night cruises to Bermuda. 

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