In early 2018, Norwegian Cruise Lines announced their new ship, Encore. Norwegian Encore is its name and this brand-new ship is said to be the cruise line’s most modern and innovative ship ever.
When finished, Norwegian Encore will be the seventeenth ship in Norwegian’s expansive fleet of exquisite cruise ships. It will also be the fourth and last ship in its Breakaway Plus Class, which has been the most successful concept in the history of the company. This ultra-modern ship will be the cream of the crop in a “world-class class”, the ultimate vessel, a groundbreaking boat.
It will combine modern luxury and cutting-edge design with a wide variety of options that let guests create a personalized cruise experience. Even though they’ll be on a (massive) ship, this all will offer cruisers a great deal of freedom and flexibility. What’s better than being able than choosing your own activities, putting together your own schedule, according to your own style, needs, preferences and pace? That’s right! It doesn’t get much better than that.
Norwegian Encore FAQs
As an introduction to this amazing new ship, we’ve compiled a number of frequently asked questions.
When Does It Launch?
While construction on the ship started in January 2018, it won’t be ready until the fall of 2019. This is a big ship and putting it all together obviously takes a while. The ship is being built at the Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany, and delivery is due for October 31, 2019.
When Can I Book A Ticket?
Even though the Norwegian Encore won’t start sailing until late-October of next year, you can start booking now! Cruise Travel Outlet has rates starting as low at $899pp.
Book a cruise on the Norwegian Encore today.
What Sets This Ship Apart?
As the most modern vessel in the Norwegian fleet, the Norwegian Encore will feature tons of innovative and experiential features. Some that are worth mentioning are the two-floor Horizon Lounge, which offers gorgeous panoramic sea views and is only accessible to The Haven guests, and the fun Observation Lounge. The latter boasts a wide two-deck view, live music and a full-service bar. Additionally, it’ll offer some of the absolute best entertainment you’ll find anywhere on the seven seas.
Where Does It Sail?
Norwegian Encore will have one main itinerary. Starting in November of 2019, it will travel around the Caribbean seasonally, a weekly 7-day roundtrip cruise from Miami. This will be the ship’s flagship itinerary, which includes stops at beautiful places such as San Juan, St. Thomas and Tortola.
However, you’ll also have a one-time opportunity to travel with Norwegian Encore as it travels across the Atlantic Ocean from Europe to Miami, where it’ll be based and from where it’ll sail the Caribbean. In October of 2019, you can go on an 11-day transatlantic cruise from Southampton to Miami, stopping at the stunning Azores on the way.
Which Room Types Are Available?
There will be no fewer than seven different staterooms you can choose from. The simplest are the Studio and Inside rooms, while the Oceanview, Balcony and Spa rooms offer views and more space. Mini-Suites are ideal for couples or small families. On the high-end side is The Haven, which are by far the most luxurious accommodations on board, featuring a private sundeck, a concierge service and even a 24-hour butler service.
Prices, of course, go up according to room size and luxury.
How Many Passengers Can It Carry?
With such a wide range of room types available, there is plenty of space for quite a lot of passengers. Norwegian Encore can accommodate almost 4,000 guests. It’s literally a floating town—or as Norwegian Cruise Lines puts it, a floating destination.
What Is the Focus Audience?
With this well-equipped new ship, the company aims to attract a wide range of customers. From honeymooners to retirees, holidaying friends to young families, everyone will find something that tickles their fancy on board this enormous ship.
How Big Is It?
This brings us to the ship’s size, which is nothing less than huge. Its gross tonnage is 167,800 while the ship’s overall length is 1,094 feet (333 meters).
So, if you’d like to be the first one on board of the Norwegian Encore and experience the world’s newest cruise ship, get ready to book your tickets when they become available sometime in March 2019.