Norwegian Encore Departs Shipyard for the First Time

Photo by Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Encore has emerged from the Meyer Werft ship building dock in Papenburg, Germany, for the first time.

Norwegian Encore will stay in the shipyard port for the last phase of construction, before heading up the Ems River and towards the North Sea at the end of September. The upcoming vessel will be delivered to the cruise line on October 30, 2019, and christened in Miami on November 21, 2019. It will commence seven-day voyages to the Caribbean on November 24, 2019.

The upcoming vessel is nearly 1,100 feet long, with a gross tonnage of almost 170,000 and a guest capacity of 3,998.

The video below shows Norwegian Encore's departure. 

Attractions aboard the Norwegian Encore include:

  • An 1,100-foot race track with four high-speed curves extending up to 13 feet over the side of the ship
  • An outdoor laser tag arena, spanning nearly 10,000 square feet, with augmented reality elements
  • A new immersive escape room and interactive theater experiences in the 10,000-square-foot Galaxy Pavilion.

Norwegian Encore will also launch a new Italian dining experience, Onda by Scarpetta, in collaboration with LDV Hospitality. The Tony Award-winning musical “Kinky Boots” will be the headline show, but other returning guest favorites “The Choir of Man,” “Happy Hour Prohibition: The Musical” and the Beatles cover band, The Cavern Club will also be onboard.

Launching this fall, Norwegian Encore will offer seven-day voyages to the Eastern Caribbean from Miami beginning November 24, 2019; Bermuda, and Canada and New England itineraries from New York City beginning April 22, 2020; and voyages to the Western Caribbean from Miami beginning December 12, 2020. In the spring of 2021 the new ship will make its West Coast debut sailing to Alaska from Seattle.  

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