All about the Norwegian Encore

The Norwegian Encore is a fairly new ship, being built in 2019. It's considered a large size ship. Coming in at 1,094 ft long and 136 ft wide, it's roughly the length of 3 football fields, as wide as 2.6 tractor trailers and the same height as a 15 story building.

The Norwegian Encore can hold 3,998 based on double occupancy (two people per room) and more when you take into account 3rd and 4th passengers. When you compare the number of people to the total tonnage of the boat, the Encore has a space to person ratio of 42. Depending on this stip, this number can range from 30 to 52 (with a bigger number meaning more spacer per person) so this ship's space to person ratio is about average.

ClassBreakaway Plus
Gross Tonnage167,800
Passenger Decks15
Passengers (double occupancy)3,998
Passenger to Crew Ratio2.3
Passenger To Tonnage Ratio42

Dining Establishments

Food is a big part of any cruise, and on the Norwegian Encore, there will be plenty of it. You have 22 different dining options to choose from. Of those options, 6 are complementary, or included with your cruise fare. The other 16 options have an additional fee. Some options are a set price and some are a'la cart menu pricing. Only 27% of the dining options are included which means you might spend more while on the ship due to the additional fees.

RestaurantRestaurant TypeDress CodeCostType of Food
American DinerSit downCasualA la cartAmerican
Cagney's SteakhouseSit downFormalA la cartSteakhouse
Coco'sQuick serveCasualA la cartDessert
Dolce GelatoQuick serveCasualA la cartDessert
Food RepublicSit downFormalA la cartFoodie
Garden CaféQuick serveCasualIncludedBuffet
Le Bistro FrenchSit downFormalA la cartFrench
Los LobosSit downCasualA la cartMexican
Main Dining RoomSit downFormalIncludedDinner
Ocean BlueSit downFormalA la cartSeafood
Onda by ScarpettaSit downFormalA la cartItalian
Q Texas SmokehouseSit downFormalA la cartBBQ
StarbucksQuick serveCasualA la cartCoffee
TeppanyakiSit downFormalFlat feeAsian
The Bake ShopQuick serveCasualA la cartDessert
The HavenSit downFormalExclusive
The LocalSit downCasualIncludedAmerican

There are also plenty of bars available on this ship. Alcohol is not included in the base price of this cruise ship. To see if you would save money with a drink pacakge, try our Drink Package Calculator.

Pools and Hot Tubs

Main pool on the Norwegian Encore
Main pool on the Norwegian Encore

Nothing beats relaxing by a pool with a nice drink in hand as you feel the fresh sea breeze pass by you. The problem is that with thousands of people on a ship, there's not always room. We're a firm believer that if you want to just spend all day for 7 days in a pool, a cruise isn't for you. You would have a much better bet choosing a resort with a huge pool complex. That being said, a quick dip in the pool can be nice on a hot day. The Norwegian Encore has a total of 3 pools and 9 hot tubs.

Tired of loud kids and splashing? 1 of the pools are adults only. 1 of the pools and 5 of the hot tubs are exclusive access, which means there's either an extra charge to access them or you need to book a certain class of cabin to have access to them.

Total Pools3
- Pools - General Access1
- Pools - Adults Only1
- Pools - Exclusive1
Total Hot Tubs9
- Hot Tubs - General Access4
- Hot Tubs - Adults Only0
- Hot Tubs - Exclusive5


There are quite a few things to do on the Encore. These are the main ammeneites that are available. Some are included in the cost of the cruise, while other have an additional charge.

Adult Only Relaxation Area (extra fee)Flat fee
CasinoA la cart
Comedy ClubIncluded
Fitness CenterIncluded
Laser TagA la cart
Observation LoungeIncluded
Race TrackA la cart
Shows - Broadway playIncluded
Shows - musical reviewIncluded
SpaA la cart
Splash parkIncluded
Thermal SuitesFlat fee
Virtual ArcadeA la cart
Water slidesIncluded

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