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Norwegian Encore Review And Ship Tour

Is it just me that likes to see exactly what a ship is like before I sail on it? For that reason I thought it would be useful to share a photo tour and review of Norwegian Encore and a brief Norwegian Encore Review, to give you an idea of exactly how spectacular Norwegian Cruise Lines latest ship really is. What I will tell you is I have rebooked, Encore is stunning with so much going on, it has a refined elegance yet is so much fun.

A Photo Tour of Norwegian Cruise Lines Newest Ship Norwegian Encore

Norwegian Encore Review, Ship Tour And Facts

But First A Few Facts About Norwegian Encore!

Norwegian Encore; launched 2019 and holds 3098 passengers at full capacity. Also with 1735 crew onboard to tend to your every need.

There are 3 complementary main dining rooms. Along with a buffet restaurant and bar and grill. ( And a separate dining room for Haven guests only).

Additionally you will find 9 speciality dining venue’s a cake shop, ice cream bar and milkshake bar.

Norwegian Encore hosts 3 Broadway/West End style shows. Kinky Boots, The Choir of Men and Happy Hour Prohibition. As well as the Tavern Beetles Bar with live shows every night, piano bars, a microbrewery and a night club.

Norwegian Encore Pictures, Pool deck on Norwegian Encore
Main Pool

If you are on your Cruise With Kids you will find a fantastic kids club complex with state of the art facilities. A pool deck to keep kids of all ages happy for hours. In addition to a race track at sea, laser tag area and an incredible VR centre. You can’t get bored on this ship.

Also if you have time or energy after that lot? There is a huge spa for the adults to spend an afternoon at sea, and casino for those glamorous evenings.

Norwegian Encore Pictures, Baby club on Norwegian Encore,
Guppies Stay And Play Club Reading Area

Norwegian Encore Kids Clubs

We can’t be Cruising For All and not start with family areas can we? There is a full post about the KIDS CLUBS HERE, with lots of pictures, descriptions and ages breakdowns, but as a quick overview.

NCL has 5 kids clubs for all ages

The kids clubs on the Encore are for children 6 months to 17 years old which consists of:

  • Guppies for 6 months to 3 years
  • Turtles for 3-5 year olds
  • Seals for 6-9 year olds
  • Dolphins for 10-12 year olds
  • The Teen club Entourage 12 – 17

You can also read about family cabins and see picture of cabin onboard Norwegian Encore by CLICKING THIS LINK. There are some incredible cabins, including cabins for families of 5!

Splash Academy Kids Club Norwegian Encore Pictures
The Splash Academy Is All Geared Towards Activity
Entourage Teens Club Is A Cool Chill Out Area,Norwegian Encore Pictures
Entourage Teens Club Is A Cool Chill Out Area

Activities For Kids And Teens And Big Kids

When the kids aren’t fighting to spend time in the clubs the on-board activities for kids are astounding. The Norwegian Encore has Go Karting, Laser Tag, VR machines you name it!

Activities On Norwegian Encore Include

  • Encore Speedway
  • Aqua Park
  • Kids Aqua Park
  • Laser Tag
  • Galaxy Pavilion
  • Amusement Arcade
Race track on Norwegian Encore Pictures
The Race Track Reaches Out Over The Ocean!

Norwegian Encore Review, The Speedway

NCL own the only speedways at sea, spaced over decks 17 and 18 this fast moving speedway track costs $15 per person to ride, you can also purchase a Speedway package at $199 which enables you to ride unlimited times. The Minimum height is 55 inches to ride.

NCL newest ships racing track

Lost City Of Atlantis Laser Tag

The laser tag costs $9.95 per person to play and is spectacular and sits near the top of the ship on deck 18 looking out to sea. There are no height or age restrictions on the Laser Tag on Norwegian Encore. However players must be able to hold and operate the laser gun to play.

Lazer Quest on NCL Encore
The Laser Tag Area Has A Lost City Of Atlantis Theme

The Galaxy Pavillion

The Galaxy Pavillion is a state of the art whole room filled with the latest VR machines! You can book an unlimited Galaxy Pavilion Pass for $199 for a 7 day sailing. This will enable you to have unlimited use of all Galaxy Pavillion activities except the formula one cars. Most attractions have a min height of 36″. This info is correct from my Feb 2023 booking.

The Galaxy Pavillion on the Norwegian Encore
The Galaxy Pavillion on the Norwegian Encore
Amazing paragliding VR machine in the Galaxy Pavilion on the Norwegian Encore
Paragliding VR!
Encore VR Room dinosaur game
You Will Also Find A Crazy VR machines in here

Another arcade and VR room!

And An Arcade With VR Rides Too

Pool Areas For All Ages

As long as your kids are potty trained Norwegian Encore promises hours of pool funs with an aqua park, slides and a pool. Also and theres also a pool for us parents.

Norwegian Encore Pictures, Ship Tour
Water slide on Encore
Reflection On The Main Pool
Pool Bar
Main Pool Bar
The Haven On Encore,Norwegian Encore Pictures,
And lets not forget the Haven Pool

Free And Specialty Dining Options Onboard Norwegian Encore

Free Dining On Norwegian Encore

Norwegian Encore has 6 free dining options, 5 for general use and an additional one for suite guest.

The Local Bar & Grill

Open 24 hours the Local offers classic pub food in a chilled out environment. Here the food is heart and tasty, I loved the choice and the fact that its open 24 hours a day. The local can be found on deck 7 its a great chilled out place to eat.

Garden Café

A Buffet restaurant offering a mouth watering choice of international and themed menus, the choice was huge on our sailing with speciality themed days and desserts to die for.

Food on Norwegian Encore
Desserts In The Garden Cafe


One of Norwegian Encore complimentary main dining rooms, yet it has the feel of a speciality dining room. It is intimate with great service and you have to check out the breakfast? I love this concept that you have another option than main dining that’s a little different.

Free dining on NCL Encore
Savour Restaurant On Deck 6 (Included in your fare)


Another main dining room offering a choice of themed menus depending on your destination.

The Manhattan Room

The largest of all the main dining rooms, the Manhattan Room is super stylish and offers a choice of themed menus and dining options. Although the Manhattan room is huge the atmosphere is wonderful and the staff can’t do enough for you.

The Haven Restaurant (Private Access for Guests of The Haven)

The Haven is a dedicated restaurant for guests staying in Haven Suites. Offering specially prepared signature dishes and a more personal service.

Norwegian Encore cocktails
Cocktail Time

Review Of Speciality Dining On Norwegian Encore

There are 9 speciality restaurants and 3 specialty dessert cafes on Norwegian Encore offering meals and snacks.

Ocean Blue

Is the most delicious seafood restaurant serving scallops, steak and lobster. It really is worth the extra fee, as a guide you can expect to pay.

  • Pan-Seared Scallops Starter, $16
  • Surf and Turf, ($19 Dining Package Supplement) $49
  • Seafood Linguine $29
  • Beer Battered Fish and Chips, $27

Onda by Scarpetta Italian

Onda is the sister restaurant Scarpetta, offers a specially curated menu offering traditional Italian dishes, seafood creations and mouth watering desserts. As a guide you can expect to pay.

  • Macellaio Pizza, mozzarella, provolone, sausage, spicy sopressata, parmacotto, truffle oil, ricotta stuffed crust, $17
  • Fritto Misto, calamari, shrimp, crab cake, zucchini, lemon, remoulade, antipasto, $15
  • Tagliatelle with lobster, tomato, spring onion and spicy bread crumbs, $22
  • Wild Salmon with rosemary lentils, broccoli rabe, sofrito, $29

Cagney’s Steakhouse

Premium cuts of steakhouse serving Certified Angus Beef, jumbo lump crab cakes and delicious Parmesan truffle fries. Price include….

  • Black Tiger Shrimp Trio Starter, $14
  • Tuna Tartare Starter, $12
  • Ribeye Steak $32
  • New York Strip $30
  • Grilled Jumbo Shrimp Skewer $34
  • Side $7 and Sauces $3
Food samples onboard
A Sample Of The Sushi

Food Republic

Food republic is a world street food style restaurant offering a selection of Asian and Mexican inspired food. You can expect to pay…

  • Alaskan Summer Roll with crab meat and rice, $6.99
  • Salmon Tandoori Nann, $7.99
  • Shrimp Pad Thai, $13.99
  • Chicken Teriyaki $7.99


Sit around a shared table and watch your Chef create a delicious freshly cooked meal and costs $29.95 per person offering a selection of dishes, including…

  • Chicken Yakiudon, chicken breast, udon noodles
  • Filet Mignon,
  • Yamato, chicken breast, jumbo shrimp
  • Edo, sea scallops, jumbo shrimp

Los Lobos

If you love Mexican food then try out Los Lobos, with a delicious selection of Tacos, Enchilada and Mexican Dishes, such as…..

  • Shredded Pork Enchiladas, $12
  • Grilled Chicken And Pineapple Tacos, $13
  • Grilled Giant Shrimp Skewer, $24
  • Sides $4
American Diner On Encore
Entrance To The Diner On Deck 17

American Diner

A super cool themed diner with style, this is a must visit restaurant serving delicious fast food with style. Prices are reasonable, expect to pay….

  • Pulled Pork Sliders Starter $6
  • Lobster Roll Slider $12
  • Roasted Turkey Club, $8
  • American Diner Cheeseburger, $11
  • Seafood Basket, $13

American Diner onboard On Encore,Norwegian Encore Pictures,
American Diner ( So Cool)

Le Bistro

Is a stunning French Restaurant where you can sip fine champagne and enjoy an á la carte meal, options on the menu include….

  • Escargots Bourguignonne $11
  • Moules Marinières, $10
  • Roasted Rack of Lamb, Artichokes, Blistered Tomatoes, Zucchini, Green Olive Sauce $36
  • Duck Parmentier, Orange-Braised Carrots, Microcress Salad $27
  • Butter-Roasted Jumbo Shrimp, Artichokes, Château Potatoes $35

Q Texas Smokehouse

The Texas Q Smokehouse serves hearty comfort BBQ food such a ribs, corn and mash its delicious but make sure you have room, there is so much food, dishes include…..

  • Pulled Pork, $16
  • 1/2 Chicken, $16
  • Salmon $19

These all come served with Coleslaw, Chunky Potato Salad, Pickles, Pinto or Barbecue Beans and Jalapeño Cheese Cornbread.

Dining on Encore
Q Texas BBQ House

Dolce Gelato

If you want an ice cream, cake or snack to go, head to Dolce Gelato and then take wander along the Boardwalk.


A Milkshake and treat cafe of dreams, if you love thick indulgent milkshakes then check Coco’s out.

The Bake Shop

For on the go cup cakes, ice cream and Macarons, it’s the perfect place to grab a sweet treat.

Macaroons from the sweets and cake shop
Treats From The Bake Shop
The Boardwalk on a cruise ship
The Boardwalk Dining District In The Rain! Imagine This On A Sunny Day?

Entertainment For The Adults

The entertainment is second to none on Norwegian Encore, you will struggle to fit it all in, in a week and enjoy the cool bars.

Don’t miss Choir of Men, I wasn’t to bothered about seeing the show, however it is wonderful. A feel good show that has you smiling all the way though and wanting to sing along, its warm, funny and I didnt want it to end.

Choir of Men on Norwegian Encore
The Choir Of Men, I Never Wanted This To End, It Was Spectacular.

Kinky Boots needs no introduction, it has to be one of my favourite shows of all time. If you haven’t seen it do! It you have seen it, you will want to watch it again.

,Norwegian Encore Pictures,
Kinky Boots Is One Of My Favourite Shows Ever!

The Cavern Club

The Cavern Club is one of the coolest venues at sea! Go back in time and enjoy an evening of the Beatles from the oldies and Abbey Road. Different albums are played at different sets and times and it really does have the Beatles vibe, a glorious nostalgic look back at the world’s greatest Boy Band, you will want to go every night.

The Cavern Club at Sea
No Introduction Needed
Entertainment on NCL Encore
The Cavern Club
Casino On NCL New Ship
Casino On NCL Encore
The Social Nightclub
The Social Nightclub

The District, Micro Brewery

The coolest bar I have ever seen on a ship, the decor was uber stylish, the piano man hilarious and also brilliant ( But only sit at the front if you can take it) The District is a Micro Brewery and as such makes and sell its own beer, the choice is huge.

How Much Are Drinks On NCL Encore?

  • Angry Orchard Cider $9 on tap in the local
  • Strongbow $6.95 by the bottle
  • Coors Lager $6.75
  • Budweiser $6.75
  • Diet Pepsi $3.95
  • Wine by the glass $7.97- $12.50
  • Hendricks Gin $16.95
  • Tanqueray Ten $9.95
  • Baileys $9.95
  • Mojito $10.95
  • Margarita $12.95

Aldo check out our in depth NCL Drinks Package Guide.

Speciality Craft Beers In The Local
Speciality Craft Beers
District Bar On Encore
Lots Of Chill Out Space
Photo Booth In Bar on Encore
It Has A Photo Booth!
The Local
Micro Brewery
Decor in the local
Ok Last One Of The District, But How Cool?

The Grand Atrium

The structure in the grand atrium changes colour throughout the day and night, wrapped with a sweeping staircase it’s a very beautiful area.

Grand Atrium, pictures of Norwegian Encore
The Grand Atrium
Atrium NCL Encore in Pictures
Mid Colour Change

A Peek At The Spa Area

onboard spa and treatments
What A View When You Are Having A Pedicure?
Nail Bar At Sea
And Manicure!
Karastase Hair Products
Only The Best Products
Thermal Spa
Check Out That Thermal Room

A Few From Around The Ship

Photo sales onboard
I Like How You Can Look At Your Photos In Comfort
Pictures of Norwegian Encore
A Corner To Chill
Shopping on Norwegian Cruise Line
The Bags Are Gorgeous

Norwegian Encore In Review

Norwegian Encore my Review, Encore offers so much for families, giving them lots of choice of family activities yet also giving us parents a little chill time. The kids clubs offer varied activities to suit all ages, even supervised sessions for younger children.

There are lots of activities available, some for an extra cost. you can spend as much or as little money as you want to. The dining options are endless, you can eat healthy or splurge and with a full gym and classes you can work it all off if you choose too.

Norwegian Encore is a delight, it chanels people well to create chilled out and chaotic areas all on the same ship without blurring the lines. Offering quiet refined places to enjoy a glass of wine and chill. Or you can head to the top deck, play sports, race cars and chase aliens, it’s all there. You just have to decide!

The shows are the best I have seen at sea all in one place, and the bars offer a mood to suit all tastes. You don’t have to endure any environment you don’t enjoy there is something for everyone.

Is this a ship for families? Absolutely, however I would also go on without our children and know we would have an equally amazing time. I loved it so much we have booked for 2022 for a teen free trip with friends and I can’t wait to get back!

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