Its been a good while since I was last able to bring you stories of an adventure aboard a fabulous new cruise liner but my dry spell is due to come to an end this month as I fly out to Germany with a handful of Cruise.co.uk buddies to be one of the very first to step onboard Norwegian Cruise lines beautiful new vessel, Norwegian Encore.
Encore will be the seventeenth ship in the Norwegian Cruise Line fleet and the line’s fourth and final ship in the Breakaway Plus Class, the most successful Class in the brand’s history. At approximately 167,800 tonnes and accommodating nearly 4,000 guests, Norwegian Encore will sail weekly 7 night Caribbean itineraries every Sunday through winter from Miami before re-positioning to New York for a summer season of Bermuda cruises.
With none other than award winning Kelly Clarkson as her God Mother, Encore has lots to shout about. She boasts an incredible line up of dining venues and bars including the debut of Onda by Scarpetta, which marks the modern Italian restaurant’s first venture at sea aswell as some familiar names such as Q, Los Lobos, The Local, Cagneys steakhouse, Le Bistro, Ocean Blue, Teppanyaki, Dolce Gelato, The Bake Shop, Taste and Savor, Garden Cafe and the Haven. Take a breath!! Beverage wise Encore will see the return of The A List, The Cellars, Maltings Whiskey Bar, Sugar Cane Mojito Bar, Vibe Beach Club and the District Brew House.
Following Norwegian’s commitment to bringing guests closer to the sea, The Waterfront, a quarter-mile-long oceanfront promenade around the ship, will be a primary feature with ample dining and lounge space for guests to admire the majesty of the ocean. Venues with access to the Waterfront include Onda by Scarpetta, Cagney’s Steakhouse, Los Lobos, The Cavern Club, Dolce Gelato, Sugarcane Mojito Bar and Ocean Blue.
The entertainment line up is set to impress also with Broadway sensation Kinky Boots, The Choir of Man and Happy Hour Prohibition: The Musical. But that’s not all, Encore features a bigger and better than ever race track, a cutting edge virtual word and the largest open air laser tag at sea to name but a few of her exciting features.
She sounds incredible. I’m super excited and not just because I LOVE new ships, but she will be my first taste of Norwegian Cruise Lines. I cant wait to tell you all about it when I get back.