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New Ship Alert: A Closer Look at Norwegian Encore

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Norwegian Cruise Line has delivered once again with their brand new cruise ship, Norwegian Encore. You can visit the Caribbean and Bermuda from Miami or New York onboard this beautiful work of engineering. It features glamorous décor with family-friendly accommodations so all ages can enjoy. Encore is the newest edition to the Breakaway Plus class of Norwegian’s fleet, joining sister ships Bliss, Escape, and Joy. Together they set the new standard for innovation across the industry.

Related: Onboard Norwegian Joy: Avoya’s Firsthand Review

If you’re lucky enough to cruise Encore get ready for a racetrack on the top deck, Broadway-style shows, delicious dining options, innovative technology including a virtual reality escape room, the luxurious Mandara Spa, and some of the most comfortable cabins in cruising. Read on for more details on the best of this new ship…

Encore Entertainment Boasts State-of-the-Art Technology

Book an Encore cruise to get a firsthand experience of one of the most entertaining ships on the open seas. The innovation is second to none onboard the Breakaway Plus class of ships and will most likely have you wanting to sail Encore again and again.

The Largest Racetrack at Sea

You’ll never have a dull moment onboard this Breakaway Plus class ship. If you love thrills, you’ll most likely be hanging out at the racetrack on the top deck. It is the largest at sea and the track extends 13 feet over the edge of the ship. You’ll experience stunning views as you literally zoom with fellow cruisers over the ocean. It’s truly a unique experience for speedsters!

The Norwegian Encore racetrack is a 1,100-foot-long track (the largest at sea) and extends 13 feet over the side of the ship!

The Norwegian Encore racetrack is a 1,100-foot-long track (the largest at sea) and extends 13 feet over the side of the ship!

Virtual Reality Escape Room and Simulators

Another innovative activity that is fun for all ages is the 10,000-square-foot Galaxy Pavilion venue. Encore’s cutting-edge technology shines here with its multiple virtual reality games and rides. Norwegian pulled out all the stops as this is some of the most convincing VR in the world. Enjoy a VR maze, escape room that features holograms and enchanted artifacts, and awesome simulator rides.

The Galaxy Pavilion on Norwegian Encore features tons of virtual reality activities like a simulator ride and escape room.

The Galaxy Pavilion on Norwegian Encore features tons of virtual reality activities like a simulator ride and escape room.

Waterslides, Laser Tag, and Live Shows

For those sunny days at sea when you are making your way from island to island, you can take a dip in the pool or slide down one of the waterslides to have some fun and cool off. Or get a group together and play laser tag in the Atlantis-themed, open-air laser tag course (also the largest at sea). Beware, the laser tag can become addicting!

Days at sea on Norwegian Encore are never boring with fun activities to fill up your itinerary like the top deck waterslides.

Another fun thing to do onboard is to check out a Broadway-style show, like the Tony Award-winning Kinky Boots, or stop by the Social Comedy club nonstops laughs. The comedy club also turns into a late-night club with a DJ and dance floor. The Cavern Club also gets rave reviews for its Beatles cover band and wonderful replication of the Liverpool club where the Beatles performed.

The New Italian Onda, and More Delightful Restaurants and Bars

Onda by Scarpetta is the newest restaurant to be added to Norwegian and it features a delicious menu of Italian and seafood favorites. You can find Onda at the Waterfront if you want to sit down and indulge in the in-house-made pasta and mouth-watering seafood, including sushi.

Onda, a renowned Italian restaurant, is the newest restaurant added to the Norwegian fleet and is featured onboard Encore.

Onda, a renowned Italian restaurant, is the newest restaurant added to the Norwegian fleet and is featured onboard Encore.

In addition to Onda, there are more than enough bars and lounges to choose from throughout your sailing. There is a ton of variety whether you are craving Texas-style BBQ or a hearty steak from Q or Cagney’s steakhouse, fresh seafood from Ocean Blue, or Japanese cuisine from Teppanyaki, you’ll be fully satisfied. The District Brew House is a great place to grab a beer while enjoying sprawling views, and for the best cocktails try Sugarcane Mojito Bar, Mixx Bar, and the Observation Lounge.

You can enjoy authentic Texas BBQ and the best smoked meats infused with delicious flavors at Q onboard Norwegian Encore.

You can enjoy authentic Texas BBQ and the best smoked meats infused with delicious flavors at Q onboard Norwegian Encore.

The Luxurious Haven Suites

All cabins are industry-best onboard this ship, but for those who want the ultimate in luxury should book a stay in the Haven Suites. These are lavishly spacious staterooms with private balconies, premium bathroom amenities, and VIP access to a private courtyard, restaurant, and bar only accessible to Haven guests. It is truly one of the best cruising experiences you can find.

Haven Suites onboard Encore are as lavish as any staterooms in the industry and come with VIP access to special venues.

Haven Suites onboard Encore are as lavish as any staterooms in the industry and come with VIP access to special venues.

Where does Norwegian Encore sail?

You can book sailings to the Caribbean and Bermuda, plus limited sailings to Panama Canal, New England, and Alaska. Explore itineraries to find your favorite destinations and lock in the best deals before sailings fill up. On sailings to Bermuda you can find cruises from New York to postcard-perfect King’s Wharf.

Norwegian Encore offers sailings to the shores of King’s Wharf, Bermuda from New York.

Norwegian Encore offers sailings to the shores of King’s Wharf, Bermuda from New York.

Sailings to the Caribbean typically sail out of Miami and visit dreamy island stopping points like San Juan, St. Thomas, Great Stirrup Cay, and Western Caribbean spots in Mexico like Cozumel and Harvest Cay.

Norwegian Encore offers sailings to the beautiful beaches of San Juan in the Caribbean.

Norwegian Encore offers sailings to the beautiful beaches of San Juan in the Caribbean.

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