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Bookings now open for Norwegian Encore Caribbean Sailings

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Norwegian Encore, the latest addition to Norwegian Cruise Line’s young and modern fleet, will invite travelers to discover or rediscover the beauty and culture of the Caribbean islands with cruises now on sale for voyages beginning in fall of 2019.

Guests can now book their ultimate cruise vacation on Norwegian’s fourth Breakaway-Plus class ship, the final ship in the most successful class of the company’s history. For her inaugural 2019 season, Norwegian Encore will cruise out of Miami every Sunday, and sail seven-day voyages to the Eastern Caribbean, beginning with her first journey on November 17, 2019 through April 12, 2020.

Norwegian Encore’s Eastern Caribbean cruises will feature some of the region’s most popular destinations offering a perfect mix of leisure activities, culture immersion and adventurous experiences. On this spectacular seven-day voyage, guests will first visit San Juan, Puerto Rico where they can explore everything the city has to offer. Guests can stroll through the colorful plazas and cobblestone streets of Old San Juan, tour the island’s popular Bacardi Rum distillery, and visit historic sites including the Castillo San Felipe del Morro, immersing themselves in the history of the citadel.

Norwegian Encore will then make her next call into St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, notably known for its picturesque beaches, amazing snorkeling locations and bountiful shopping options. Finally, guests will have the chance to revel in the exotic, beautiful isle of Tortola, British Virgin Islands and relax on its sprawling white sandy beaches while surrounded by its lush tropical scenery.

“Our decision to have the inaugural season of Norwegian Encore cruise the Caribbean reinforces our long-standing relationship with this region and strengthens our support to some of the most beautiful islands in the world,” said Andy Stuart, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line. “We are excited to reveal the ship’s new features and amenities over the next few months, and look forward to continuing to offer our guests the freedom and flexibility to design their ultimate cruise vacation aboard our newest ship.”

In January, Norwegian Encore marked her first construction milestone with an official steel-cutting ceremony that took place at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. Slated to be approximately 167,800 gross tons and accommodating up to 4,000 guests, Norwegian Encore will make her much-anticipated debut in Miami in November 2019 to coincide with the scheduled completion of the new terminal at PortMiami, which will be dedicated to Norwegian Cruise Line.

The design that was recently revealed at the Seatrade Cruise Global Conference in March is a creation of the architects at Bermello Ajamil and Partners, and will feature modern elements including state-of-the-art lighting, inviting indoor and outdoor waiting areas, new technology for a more efficient checking-in process and other innovative features to enhance the overall guest experience.

Norwegian Encore will feature amenities and interactive experiences that will excite and inspire. More details on the ship’s design, accommodations, dining and onboard offerings will be shared in the coming months.

By Norwegian Cruise Line
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I'm looking forward to the Encore. I like the Breakaway-Plus class ships, and I'm glad that Norwegian discovered that the "Epic "design wasn't working and redesigned their future ships. :smile:

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Notice how they didn’t repeat that design? For good reason, starting with the bathroom set up - the tiny little sink sitting on the corner of the counter in the cabin, the separate shower stall and separate toilet stall, all eating up precious cabin space. It works if you’re intimately acquainted with your cabin mate. If you’re sharing your cabin with a friend, it can get awkward. Just weird. The other most aggravating thing is how everything is squeezed into the middle of the ship, all centered around the casino. The casino is open, not in an enclosed room, and to get from the dining room and the theatre on opposite ends, one must traverse through the most crowded and noisiest of decks imaginable. It was like being in Times Square. Crazy. Thirdly, the two pools in the center of the ship were the smallest I’ve seen on a ship that size. The ship is just an odd duck.

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