Norwegian Cruise Line Encore ship

NCL Encore

Voted ‘The Best New Ship in 2020’ by Porthole Cruise Magazine, the NCL Encore more than lives up to its prizewinning reputation. A stunning vessel of the Norwegian Cruise Line’s fleet that traverses waters as warm as the Caribbean Sea and as icy as those surrounding the Pacific Northwest, the amazing cruise destinations you can sail to aboard the ship are matched only by the incredible onboard entertainment and dining options.

Despite there being nearly 4,000 guests spread across the huge ship, you’ll still feel like a VIP thanks to the quality level of service. Even in the busiest parts of the NCL Encore there’s so much to do that you’ll be able to indulge in your own unique experiences, whether that be sipping on a cocktail by the pool or diving right into the award-winning entertainment options. If you want a truly special holiday, then a journey aboard the Encore cruise ship is for you.

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Experience Encore


The food aboard the NCL Encore ship is worthy of its own trip. You can eat your way around the world while aboard, and even the more laid back spots produce quality dishes that are on a par with some of the best restaurants on land. With tantalising complimentary options that change daily across the main dining rooms, even if you don’t splash out on something special you’ll have mouthwatering meal after mouthwatering meal while on your cruise.

If you are looking for something a little more quiet and refined, the speciality dining options put some Michelin star restaurants to shame. Enjoy the best of Japan at Teppanyaki, indulge in some modern Mexican at Los Lobos or have a taste tour of Paris at Le Bistro.


Aboard the NCL Encore kids and adults alike can make a splash at the waterparks (yes, more than one!), and if you like getting your kicks while being served drinks, the onboard casino is a great place to spend a few hours.

As day turns into night, the outstanding entertainment options begin. There are musicals like the sensational Kinky Boots to enjoy, live bands to sing along to, and dancers to be wowed by. If you fancy a laugh there’s live comedy too, followed by a DJ spinning tracks until the early hours. Just make sure you get enough sleep to enjoy your land excursions!


NCL Encore cabins are all fitted to the highest specifications, and prioritising your accommodation experience is at the heart of everything Norwegian do. With separate, private bathing areas, huge beds, and the ability to connect your room to those you booked with, even the studio cabins are the sort of place you could happily spend hours in.

As the accommodation types go up in price, amenities and space also follow that direction. If you want to feel the sea wind whipping through your hair, a balcony suite is a must - family and  group rooms are available too, if there’s a few of you. WIth that said, there’s no doubt the height of charm and comfort aboard the NCL Encore are the Haven suites. These rooms give you access to special restaurants as well as a personal concierge for the room, and all have plenty of space and great sea views.


A trip aboard the Norwegian Encore cruise ship is perfect for all kinds of cruise-goer, although families and large groups are particularly well catered for. With dozens of great activities for kids of all ages, as well as enough space across the decks so the adults can have their fun too, passengers of all ages will have a tremendous time, making memories that will last for years to come.


If you’re looking to add another layer of exclusivity to your NCL Encore trip, then a pass for the Vibe Beach Club is a must-purchase. An exclusive, adult’s only part of the ship, there are only a limited number of passes which can only be bought once on board, so if you’re looking for some real peace and quiet, this is your best option.


The NCL Encore has a wealth of destinations it sails through, the vast majority of which are in the New World. You can traverse through the Panama Canal, past the idyllic beaches of the Caribbean, and up the rugged coast of the Pacific Northwest, all on one magical adventure. Whether you prefer pristine beaches or secluded, wild hikes, you’ll find it on your NCL Encore itinerary.

NCL Encore cruise departures

Cruise types on board NCL Encore

FAQs about NCL Encore

  • How do you get Vibe passes on NCL Encore?

Vibe passes can only be bought once aboard the NCL Encore, and are available on a first come, first serve basis from the Guest Services.

  • What are the best cabins on NCL Encore?

The best cabins on the NCL Encore are all part of the Haven collection of suites, which are all at the top of the ship. Of these suites, the best and most exclusive is the Deluxe Owner’s Suite with a Large Balcony.

  • How many spa haven rooms are there on Encore?

There are 82 spa haven rooms on the NCL Encore.

  • How much is the laser tag on Encore?

Laser tag on the NCL Encore costs USD 9.95 per person, per play. The laser tag arena sits on deck 18.