Norwegian Encore For Families, Whats On NCLs Newest Ship?


I am so excited to be able to share the incredible features we discovered on NCL’s newest cruise ship Norwegian Encore for families?

If you followed my trip on the inaugural sailing of Norwegian Bliss last year. You will have discovered how ground breaking NCL are? The family entertainment and activities on offer with NCL are incredible.

With the latest technology at sea, Norwegian Encore is designed to keep families entertained for the entirety of their family cruise. Yet NCL have raised that bar further in the family cruise market. Thus offering even more groundbreaking family activities that will have families wanting to keep coming back for more.


The main pool

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Lazer Quest on NCL Encore

Entertainment On Norwegian Encore Includes

The Debut At Sea For Tony Award®-Winning Broadway Musical “Kinky Boots”

Exclusively being shown on Norwegian Encore, “Kinky Boots” is a story about an unlikely partnership between a fabulous entertainer, Lola, and factory owner Charlie Price.

Kinky Boots is a must see show. Possibly one of the best shows I have ever seen. The Encore cast did this epic production justice, offering a show stopping performance. Despite the fact I had already seen Kinky Boots, I adored it as much as the first time.

The show is a long one and I think an interval would have been a great idea. As a lover of the theatre I do feel intervals are vital, thus giving you the chance to grab a comfort break and refreshments, especially with a show like this where you don’t want to miss a single second.

This is the perfect opportunity for parents to drop the kiddies off at one of the incredible kids club and enjoy a little adult time.

Kinky Boots - on NCL Bliss

The Choir Of Men Stage Show

The Choir of Man, which recently debuted on Norwegian Escape, combines high energy music, dance, live percussion and foot stomping choreography. Showcasing the incredible talent of nine ordinary guys who perform everything from sing-along anthems to classic rock.

I will be honest I didn’t feel inspired to see the Choir Of Men. But wow, the show is extraordinary. In theory it shouldn’t work. However it works on every level and had the audience, laughing, crying and singing along. The vibe in the theatre was electric and I left not wanting it to end.

Choir of Man  on Norwegian Encore

The Cavern Club

The Cavern transports you back to the legendary Liverpool club with live musical performances from a Beatles cover band.

Beetles fans will not want to miss The Cavern. If I had to criticise I would say the age of the band is not well balanced. However their ability to get a crowd going and the atmosphere they create far outweighs that.

As a huge Beetles fan I thoroughly enjoyed singing along to my favourite Beetles hits. The shows are split into eras and albums so there is always something new to see and enjoy.

Happy Hour Prohibition

Additional entertainment includes “Happy Hour Prohibition: The Musical,” the interactive cocktails and theatre show.

Happy Hour the Musical on Norwegian Bliss

Activities Onboard Norwegian Encore For Families.

Kids Clubs.

Check out our Norwegian Encore kids club tour of Guppies stay and play baby area, Splash and Entourage kids and teen clubs in the vlog below.

Race Track At Sea, The Norwegian Encore Speedway.

At nearly 1,150 feet, with ten exhilarating turns and four points that extend up to 13 feet over the side of the ship, guests will enjoy the largest race track at sea.

The race track has been enhanced to create the thrills that kids and teens love. But also encourages families to take part together.

There is an additional charge for the speedway, which can also be be bought as part of a package. Prices on Norwegian Joy are currently $15.00 for a single kart session. The Ultimate Speedway Package $199 permits you to use the race track as much as you like during scheduled opening hours for unlimited use during a 7-day sailing.

The minimum height is 55 inches, and sandals are not permitted.

Race track on NCL Encore

Open-Air Laser Tag Arena On Norwegian Encore For Kids And Teens.

The resurrected lost city of Atlantis is the theme for the outdoor laser tag. With lots of new elements for a more exciting and interactive experience and costs $9.95 per session.

lost city of Atlantis

Galaxy Pavilion Interactive VR Centre

With more than 10,000-square-foot of indoor virtual reality games. From multi-sensory virtual experiences and simulators. To an escape room taking guests on a labyrinth of adventures. Families of all ages will be able to find something to enjoy.

The Galaxy Pavilion is a fully interactive VR Centre offering hours of VR fun across many genres including roller coasters, walking the plank, sports, motor racing and thills such as meeting the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park.

Onboard Joy All games are $7 per play with the exception of the Formula 1 Grand Prix Racing which is $20 per play. There is also a “4 plays for $20” package available. So expect prices to be similar.

Norwegian Encore - Birds Eye Aerial

Norwegian Encore Aqua Park For Kids And Teens.

The Aqua Park includes two multi-story water slides, one of which extends 11 feet over the edge of the ship and loops down to the deck below offering the ultimate thrill ride. Both the Ocean Loop and Aqua Racer have a minimum height of 48 inches.

Water slide on Encore

There are 2 pools on the main deck, a kids pool and a main pool. Here you will find a pool bar, jacuzzis and snack bar.

The main pool

The kids pool is 2ft 4inches deep and also has a selection of life jackets of all different size for different weights of children. This area is great for families as it caters for kids of all ages in place. Thus parents aren’t having to split up to keep their eye on kids using the pool.

The kids pool on Norwegian Encore
The kids pool on Norwegian Encore

Additionally you will find a toddler splash zone full of water slides and cannons for younger children. However toddlers must be potty trained to use the splash pool and pool areas.

A Little More About Encore

At approximately 169,000 gross tons and accommodating up to 4,000 guests, Norwegian Encore will cruise out of Miami every Sunday and sail seven-day voyages to the Eastern Caribbean, beginning with her first journey on November 17, 2019 through April 12, 2020.

Now if that will not make you want to round-up the kids and book a cruise then I don’t know what will?

Check out our post to find out more about Family Friendly Cruise Staterooms and Cabins On NCL Encore.


  • Sarah Christie

    Sarah also writes for Mini Travellers Family Travel Blog and Extraordinary Chaos Craft and Lifestyle Blog. Both are award-winning blogs with a travel and family focus. She is married and has two boys, aged 18 and 22, who all love cruising as a family. Nothing is better than waking up every day in a new port with new and exciting things to explore. She aims to share how cruising as a family with young adults is the perfect choice for family travel. Her boys are sporty and love the activities, sports and dining options cruising offers. Sarah has worked with brands such as Walt Disney World, Mark Warner, Ikos Resort, Center Parcs, Laura Ashley, Belling and Next.

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