Shout “Bravo!” for our most innovative and modern ship ever — Norwegian Encore. Packed with one amazing experience right after the other, Norwegian Encore will launch fall 2019 with unforgettable holidays in The Caribbean from her homeport in Miami. You’ll marvel at the panoramic sea views from the two-story Horizon Lounge, offered exclusively for guests of The Haven, and the Observation Lounge, including a full-service bar, live music and spectacular views spanning two decks. What’s more, Norwegian Encore will feature a vast range of delicious dining options, a variety of bars and lounges, and some of the best entertainment at sea. And when it's time to wind down, Norwegian Encore will be ready with a broad range of modern accommodations designed for the way you holiday.
Repeat perfect moments on our newest, most incredible ship, Norwegian Encore - tailor-made for "Again! Again!" Whip around the race track, get lost in a VR wonderland or see a Broadway show. Give your taste buds a double dose of delicious at the many dining options. Do all this and so much more on Norwegian Encore. Because once is never enough.
Guests who have mobility impairments should travel with someone who will take responsibility for any assistance needed during the cruise and in the event of an emergency. A number of staterooms per ship are wheelchair accessible with grab rails in the bathrooms, lower sinks and toilets, shower seats, raised beds, adjustable hanging rods in wardrobes, tilting mirrors and extra wide doors for easy access. If you do use a wheelchair, you must bring your own and it must be collapsible. All guests who require medical equipment to be brought on board must advise Norwegian Cruise Line before sailing. Failure to do so may result in equipment not being cleared before departure.
For hearing-impaired guests, some staterooms with vibrating alarm clocks and an indicating light system alerting guests to fire alarms. For the vision- impaired, a registered guide dogs are allowed on all Norwegian Cruise Line ships. Many Norwegian Cruise Line ships have Braille indicators and audio deck announcements in the lifts, as well as stateroom numbers in Braille and closed captioning TV.
Guests who need oxygen or require oxygen therapy are welcome on all Norwegian Cruise Line ships; however, you must supply your own oxygen. Any physical challenge or medical condition that requires special treatment or attention must be reported to Norwegian Cruise Line at the time of booking.
If you are on a low calorie diet, breakfast, lunch and dinner menus feature low calorie, haute cuisine dishes. Sugar-free and fat-free desserts are also available. Gluten-free, lactose-free, sodium-free, Kosher and dairy-free diets can also be catered for and must be requested at least two months before your cruise.
Guests must be 21 years of age or older to purchase or consume alcohol. Norwegian Cruise Line permits young adults between 18 and 20 years of age to purchase and personally consume wine and beer only while on board and with the consent of an accompanying parent. Guests must be 18 or over to gamble and claim any winnings.
Public areas throughout all ships are smoke-free. If you smoke cigarettes, you can do so on your balcony, in the casino or in the Cigar Bar (where available). If you prefer pipes or cigars, you can smoke in the Cigar Baror designated smoking lounge. Also,you can smoke cigarettes, pipes and cigars in outdoor public guest spaces and open decks where designated by the appropriate signage. Please be aware that electronic cigarettes cannot be used in public areas where there is a no smoking policy in force.
When it comes to what to wear, you can go resort casual or get decked-out and look your best - it’s your call. That’s the freedom of Freestyle Cruising. We even have special “Dress-Up or Not Night.” It’s the perfect opportunity to get your portrait taken with your family, that special someone or even with the ship’s Captain. Dress cruise casual anytime during the day, in the buffet and in most specialty restaurants. For women, it includes summer and casual dresses, skirts, regular or capri pants, shorts, jeans and tops. Khakis, jeans, shorts and casual shirts are fine for men. Swimwear is acceptable at the buffet and outdoor restaurant, but a shirt or a cover-up and footwear are required. Cruise casual is also allowed day and night on embarkation day. Wear smart casual if you are eating dinner in the aft main dining room (our more formal dining room) and in Le Bistro on cruises longer than five days. For women, it includes slacks or jeans, dresses, skirts and tops. For men, it’s jeans or slacks with a collared shirt and closed-toed shoes. Traditional Bermuda shorts along with long socks, loafers and a blazer are all acceptable on a Bermuda cruise. They want you to be comfortable, but tank tops for men, flip flops, baseball caps, visors and jeans that are overly faded, with holes or tears and worn below the hips are not permitted in main dining rooms or specialty restaurants. Kids 12 and under are welcome to wear nice shorts in all our restaurants. You may want to pack a sweater too—air conditioning can be chilly. Since your suitcases are collected the night before you return home, don’t forget an overnight bag for prescriptions and need-to-have items.
We understand that protecting our environment and our oceans is not only vital to our industry but also to our planet. Our Safety, Security, Health and Environmental Protection policy establishes our commitment to conduct our operations safely, securely and with sensitivity to the environment around us. Preserving our oceans and protecting our environment is one of our core company values that we strive to meet through our daily goals:
Across our fleet, we have implemented many of the most innovative environmental policies and technologies in the cruise industry. As such, we meet or exceed all international, national, state and local port regulations, including those set by MARPOL, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). We are also accredited to the international ISO 14001 standard for Environmental Management Systems. This achievement recognises that we utilise a core set of standards for an effective environmental management system that reduces our environmental impact and increases our operating efficiency.
Onboard our vessels, water is primarily used by our guests and crew in their staterooms for showers, bathtubs and sinks but is also used for galleys, laundry, pools, whirlpools, spas and cleaning public spaces. We have focused our efforts on increasing water production on board with sophisticated plants that use seawater as the source, which reduces the need for the bunkering of fresh water. This is particularly important in countries where fresh water is limited and best reserved for local communities.
Wastewater Treatment Systems
To treat wastewater onboard, all Norwegian Cruise Line's ships are equipped with Advanced Wastewater Purification systems (AWPs). Wastewater is run through these systems and treated prior to discharge, resulting in effluent that meets or exceeds international regulations and many municipal wastewater facility standards. Our newest ships are equipped with the leading AWP technology that meets the stringent Baltic Standards. Every ship's wastewater is tested quarterly by a third-party, and our environmental officers also conduct weekly water quality tests to ensure we continue to meet all standards.
Wastewater collected in machinery and engine spaces is known as bilge water. Collected bilge water is held in storage tanks and can only be discharged after meeting international, national and company regulations. To ensure compliance, all ships are equipped with an automatic stopping device and an oil content metre, which work to confirm the ship's compliance. This equipment will analyze and record the oil content of the bilge. If the bilge water does not meet these requirements, discharging is automatically stopped and the bilge water is recirculated until these standards are met. The remaining bilge water that cannot be discharged is collected and landed ashore to an approved vendor.
To operate safely and comfortably, ships perform an operation known as ballasting, which helps to ensure trim, stability and structural integrity. Filling ballast tanks with ocean water helps stabilise ships, providing comfort to guests and crew. As water is discharged or as fuel is consumed, ships take on seawater to assist with stabilisation. During this operation, some species are able to "hitch a ride" on ships and transfer to many areas of the world, including areas where they are non-native or invasive. Treating ballast water before release removes tiny organisms that may have been picked up in transit in order to safeguard local ecosystems.
Our ships call on sensitive areas of the world, and we strive to lead by example as we strive to continue to be effective stewards. Norwegian enforces a zero-tolerance policy for any items thrown overboard. If an environmental incident is observed, guests, crew and shoreside employees are encouraged to use our environmental hotline.
Proper implementation of a progressive waste management programme lessens the environmental impact of our operations, reduces pollution, promotes diversion of material from landfills, conserves natural resources, saves energy and lowers ship fuel use. Waste is reduced through reusing and recycling, with clear benchmarks serving as our measurement for waste minimisation.
We have pioneered recycling of used oil and it is often offloaded for use at shoreside installations as bio-fuel, with our vessels recycling over 95% of the cooking oil that is landed ashore.
Over the past decade, as the availability of recycling programmes and options has increased, we have taken advantage of these programmes wherever possible. One example is when Norwegian partnered with Waste Management in 2010 to develop an industry-first Live Load offload operation. This partnership reduces offload time of waste, truck on-site time, port congestion, transportation costs and the use of pier-side containers. Our ships that used the Live Load model in 2017 were able to conserve the following:Norwegian Employees Working To Mitigate Waste
Climate change is one of the defining issues of our time. How governments, organisations and individuals choose to respond to it will have lasting effects for not only our lifetime, but future generations. Knowing this, we believe it is our obligation as leaders in the cruise industry to do our part and help mitigate actions that may influence changes to our climate on a large scale. We are always focused on continuous improvement and are ready to explore new opportunities as our fleet grows.
One innovative technology our ships use to decrease exhaust emissions is the Exhaust Gas Cleaning System (EGCS). This technology reduces the amount of sulfur oxide and particulate matter emitted from the ship by cleaning, or scrubbing, the emissions before being released from the stack. Ships equipped with this technology are able to reduce SOx emissions by up to 99 percent. As of April 2019, the following ships have been equipped with this technology: Norwegian Bliss, Norwegian Escape, Norwegian Gem, Norwegian Jade, Norwegian Jewel, Norwegian Joy, Norwegian Pearl, Norwegian Sun and Pride of America
Whilst in port, our cruise ships continue to generate their own power, providing heat, air conditioning, lighting and hot water for guests and crew, similar to a hotel.
A small number of ports around the world have installed infrastructure for cruise ships to connect to the onshore electrical power grid to supply much of the power needed when the ship is docked. This is known as Cold-Ironing, which can reduce emissions from a ship whilst docked. Out of the 450-plus ports we visit, less than 1% are equipped with this technology. As of April 2019, Norwegian Bliss, Norwegian Epic, Norwegian Jewel, Norwegian Joy and Norwegian Star are equipped with cold-ironing capabilities.
Data is collected from all our ships to track the largest energy consumers on board and to assist in establishing Key Performance Indicators to identify where energy efficiency improvements can be made. Our goal is to focus on the large energy consumers and explore solutions to optimise operations and lower consumption.
During Norwegian Jewel and Norwegian Star's 2018 refurbishments the lighting instruments in all onboard guest entertainment areas were upgraded to more energy-efficient LEDs. This change resulted in a lower heat output, lower power usage and a longer bulb life.
One of the most successful programmes implemented on our ships is Wasted Heat Recovery (WHR). This process works by recovering heat from the engines and transferring it to freshwater piping, which allows us to utilise a free source of energy for improving water production and saving fuel.
Located in The Haven, these Suites offer amazing ocean views, a wet bar and spacious balconies. They include a king-size bed, two bathrooms and additional bedding.
Perfect for the family, these Villas are located in The Haven and feature two bedrooms, one with a king-size bed, the other with a double sofa bed, plus additional bedding and two bathrooms.
These Penthouses are located in The Haven and include a king-size bed and single sofabed, plus a private balcony with a fantastic view.
With access to The Haven, these Penthouses feature a king-size bed plus dining and sitting areas. They offer unforgettable aft-facing views.
Take in breathtaking forward-facing views. These Penthouses have access to The Haven and feature a king-size bed plus dining and sitting areas.
With forward facing views and connecting to a balcony stateroom these staterooms are the best way to experience the luxury and amenities of The Haven and bring the whole family along in an adjoining balcony stateroom.
The perfect way to experience a total spa holiday, the Spa Suites include a king-size bed, hot tub, oversized waterfall shower and multiple body spray jets, spa décor, easy access to the adjacent Mandara Spa and fitness centre, as well as complimentary access to the Thermal Spa Suites during regular Spa hours. Access to The Haven.
Featuring two lower beds that convert to a queen, some include an additional pullman bed. With a private balcony, these Mini-suites also offer amazing views.
Spa Mini-Suites feature tranquil spa décor and include a queen-size bed, oversized waterfall shower and multiple body spray jets, easy access to the adjacent Mandara Spa and fitness centre, as well as complimentary access to the Thermal Spa Suites during regular Spa hours.
Located mid-ship with easy access to everything, these Mini-Suites feature two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed, some feature additional bedding, and a private balcony.
The Spa Balcony staterooms feature tranquil spa décor and include two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed, a single sofa bed, easy access to the adjacent Mandara Spa and fitness centre, as well as complimentary access to the Thermal Suite during regular Spa hours.
These staterooms include two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed and are aft-facing, so the view from your private balcony is amazing.
These staterooms offer incredible views from the large balcony, two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed and additional bedding to sleep one or two more.
Enjoy easy access to all the outdoor fun on the top decks. Your stateroom includes two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed and some feature additional bedding for up to 2 guests.
Enjoy easy access to all the delicious dining and exciting activities on board from your stateroom that includes two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed and additional bedding for up to 2 guests.
Perfect for families, these staterooms include two single beds that convert to a queen and additional bedding that can accommodate three guests. Some include a bathtub. Sleeps up to five.
Enjoy a large picture window with amazing forward facing views and two single beds that convert to a queen.
Located mid-ship, you will have easy access to everything. These staterooms feature a large picture window and two single beds that convert to a queen-size bed.
An affordable family option, these staterooms include two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed and two pullman beds.
Located on higher decks near the fun, these staterooms feature two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed and some feature additional bedding for up to one guest. Some connect.
These staterooms include two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed.
Private keycard access complex comprised of staterooms specifically designed and priced for the solo traveller. Featuring a full-size bed, a one-way window to the corridor, and separate areas for your bathroom, sink and shower, in 100 square feet of living space. Includes access to the private Studio Lounge. No single supplement required.
Connecting with another studio, these staterooms are perfect for friends looking for their own space whilst travelling with other friends. With private keycard access, these staterooms are specifically designed and priced for the solo traveller. Featuring a full-size bed, a one-way window to the corridor, and separate areas for your bathroom, sink and shower, in 100 square feet of living space. Includes access to the private Studio Lounge. No single supplement required.
You won’t believe your eyes or even your ears. NCL have brought Broadway to sea with blockbuster shows, music, dancing, cabaret, comedy and more. You can party all night, grab some great casino action and find your favourites among up to 22 bars and lounges, from electrifying nightspots to cosmopolitan bars and easy-going pubs. Every night is a night on the town.
Whoosh out over the side of the ship on Ocean Loops in our Aqua Park. Zoom around hairpin turns on the largest race track at sea. Or uncover hidden treasure with our revolutionary laser tag. No matter which thrill you seek, there's always something to get your heart pumping on our top deck.
The many incredible bars and lounges on board Norwegian Encore ensure that no matter how you like to unwind or gather with friends, you'll find your new favorite spot. Poolside, oceanside on The Waterfront, or up at the bar, there are many perfect places to enjoy a handcrafted cocktail or microbrew aboard Norwegian Encore.
Norwegian is going even bigger and better with the largest race track at sea. It's now over 1,100 feet of pedal-to-the-metal action - that's longer than 3 football fields! And it features four high-speed curves that extend 13 feet over the side of the ship. Which means you'll be racing over the open water below. Spectators can now get in on the action too. From a covered viewing area in the middle of the track, guests can use laser guns to turbo boost their favorite racers past the finish.
Discover the secrets of the past in the resurrected lost city of Atlantis, where laser tag meets augmented reality. Hide behind ruins and run past the giant tentacles of the monstrous sea creature to complete your mission. With long lost treasures that virtually come to life with cutting-edge technology, this is an epic battle for the whole family to enjoy.
Step inside the Galaxy Pavilion and explore a virtual reality world unlike anything you've ever seen. Immersive VR experiences and thrilling simulator rides are just the beginning. Use your wits to solve the puzzles of an escape room featuring holograms and enchanted artifacts. Then come back and experience the excitement all over again.
Slide into the time of your life. With two multistory waterslides on board, Norwegian Encore keeps the thrills coming over and over again. Make it the best of three on Aqua Racer, our tandem waterslide at sea. And then get a thrill as you whoosh over the side of the ship on the double loop, Ocean Loops. Or call it a lazy day and lounge by the pool with a frozen drink in hand. However you like to make a splash, the Aqua Park is overflowing with excitement.
Our award-winning casino offers plenty of thrilling casino games for every type of player, whether you're a beginner or regular at the poker table. Find your lucky seat at one of our many slot machines and in our non-smoking area. Or play in the big leagues with any number of table games. No matter what you prefer, there's always a way for you to get lucky.
Hit the jackpot in more ways than one at Skyline Bar. It’s the perfect spot to have a cocktail before dinner, meet friends after the show or just press your luck with bar-top poker screens that give winning at the bar a whole new meaning.
It’s showtime! Bask in the bright lights of Broadway with dazzling performances that will have you tapping your feet. Or your sparkly high-heeled boots. A fabulous and feel-good story, Kinky Boots is a six time Tony Award® winner and exclusively at sea aboard Norwegian. Rock along to the hits in a British pub at The Choir of Man or dance to the tunes of a New Orleans speakeasy at Happy Hour Prohibition: The Musical. Now you can enjoy amazing, award-winning entertainment every night of your cruise. Encore, anyone?
Jump start the evening with two talented stand-up comedians that will loosen you up with lots of laughs. And then let loose on the dance floor as a DJ spins your favourite tracks late into the night.
Pull up a chair in the legendary Liverpool club where the Beatles performed. Sip your Scotch Sour during an evening of good company and great music with a Beatles cover band.
Exclusive to guests in The Haven, recline and unwind with your favourite cocktail and light bites - all whilst being surrounded by ultimate luxury and breathtaking panoramic views.
Catch up with your fellow Haven members, grab a cocktail from The Haven Bar, or just sit back and relax with a book. The Haven Lounge is your place to get away from it all.
Experience sheer awe from our 180-degree indoor Observation Lounge - offering Norwegian's most expansive views at sea. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide spectacular vistas whilst cruising past spectacular seascapes, landscapes and cityscapes. And with a full-service bar, you can toast to colourful sunsets with your favourite cocktail.
Amid the hustle and bustle of the Atrium, treat yourself to a mid-day Bloody Mary or your drink of choice. This is a morning and late-night favorite serving beer, wine, cocktails and more.
Sit starboard, right alongside the sea where the view is intoxicating. Good times flow indoors, too. With a unique variety of international spirits, you can sip your way around the world without leaving your chair.
Cocktails and conversations are always stirring at this hip modern bar located between Taste and Savor. Meet up for drinks with friends before dinner or swing by after to listen to live piano. Mixx is the place to be seen!
Guests will jump for joy upon discovering this 2-story, private retreat where they can connect with the ocean - and disconnect from everything else. Exclusively for those 18 and over, Vibe Beach Club is resplendent with incredible ocean views, hot tubs that extend over the side of the ship, and a misting water feature - ideal for relaxation. A full-service bar, chaise loungers, chilled towels and skewers of fruit ease you even more into serenity. Passes available for purchase on board at the Guest Services desk.
Pull up a stool and swirl your Merlot as you laugh with some of your closest friends. Pair your favorite vintage with some light bites, or elevate your wine IQ with programs meant for experts and novices alike at the Tasting Table. For four generations, the Mondavi name has been intimately linked with prestige winemaking in Napa Valley. And now, they're bringing their best blends and unparalleled knowledge to The Cellars - A Michael Mondavi Family Wine Bar.
Want a refreshing Cuban inspired cocktail while taking in the outside? There's no better place to sit down for a blend of freshly muddled mint and rum than Sugarcane Mojito Bar. Located on The Waterfront, our quarter-mile oceanfront promenade, you'll find an incredible mix of flavors that perfectly complement the warm rays and fresh breezes. Cool off with a Tiki cocktail, hand-crafted mojito, or order a flight and try them all!
Go ahead and order another round. With more than 50 different bottled and 22 draft beers, plus hand-crafted specialty cocktails, you'll never run out of new options at The District Brew House. Take in the spectacular ocean views by the floor-to-ceiling windows or sing along to live music. Toast to an incredible day and get a little wild inside the photo booth. Because what happens in The District, stays in The District.