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.
|Passengers (double occupancy)||3,998|
|Passenger to Crew Ratio||2.3|
|Passenger To Tonnage Ratio||42|
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.
|Restaurant||Restaurant Type||Dress Code||Cost||Type of Food|
|American Diner||Sit down||Casual||A la cart||American|
|Cagney's Steakhouse||Sit down||Formal||A la cart||Steakhouse|
|Coco's||Quick serve||Casual||A la cart||Dessert|
|Dolce Gelato||Quick serve||Casual||A la cart||Dessert|
|Food Republic||Sit down||Formal||A la cart||Foodie|
|Garden Café||Quick serve||Casual||Included||Buffet|
|Le Bistro French||Sit down||Formal||A la cart||French|
|Los Lobos||Sit down||Casual||A la cart||Mexican|
|Main Dining Room||Sit down||Formal||Included||Dinner|
|Ocean Blue||Sit down||Formal||A la cart||Seafood|
|Onda by Scarpetta||Sit down||Formal||A la cart||Italian|
|Q Texas Smokehouse||Sit down||Formal||A la cart||BBQ|
|Starbucks||Quick serve||Casual||A la cart||Coffee|
|Teppanyaki||Sit down||Formal||Flat fee||Asian|
|The Bake Shop||Quick serve||Casual||A la cart||Dessert|
|The Haven||Sit down||Formal||Exclusive|
|The Local||Sit down||Casual||Included||American|
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
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.
|- Pools - General Access||1|
|- Pools - Adults Only||1|
|- Pools - Exclusive||1|
|Total Hot Tubs||9|
|- Hot Tubs - General Access||4|
|- Hot Tubs - Adults Only||0|
|- Hot Tubs - Exclusive||5|
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|
|Casino||A la cart|
|Laser Tag||A la cart|
|Race Track||A la cart|
|Shows - Broadway play||Included|
|Shows - musical review||Included|
|Spa||A la cart|
|Thermal Suites||Flat fee|
|Virtual Arcade||A la cart|
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