Plan An Encore Tropical Vacation

Plan An Encore Tropical Vacation
Tropical destinations like the Caribbean and Bermuda are some of today’s most coveted vacation choices. Many travelers visit these magical isles at some point and vow to return, but find themselves hesitating due to the cost of international flights and all-inclusive land accommodations. If you’ve been waiting to head back to the islands, now is the right time for an encore.

Cruises are the best hassle-free option for taking a vacation in Bermuda or the Caribbean. They’re also a great vacation value, since there are no expensive international flights involved and the fun starts the moment you board your ship. While one vacationer’s bliss may be found relaxing in a tranquil spot and savoring time in the spa, another’s may be enjoying late-night entertainment and adrenaline-charged thrills. It’s rare to find a ship that caters to both of these well, but Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship delivers. Norwegian Encore offers a slice of paradise for all types of vacationers.

Norwegian Cruise Line shows off an impressive array of features on their new 3,998-passenger Norwegian Encore. There’s something for everyone on board this ship. Highlights include an upscale 180-degree Observation Lounge that all guests can enjoy, a two-level electric go-kart track, a cool open-air laser tag arena, the virtual reality experience-filled Galaxy Pavilion, an oceanfront boardwalk lined with tantalizing bars and restaurants, a massive Aqua Park, top Broadway-style shows and entertainment, and extensive facilities dedicated to kids and teens.

Norwegian Encore sails to a wide variety of beautiful ports of call in the Caribbean and Bermuda. With attractions like these, it’s easy to see why it’s time to return to the tropics. Norwegian Encore vacations are a double-win for the money: you’ll have tons of fun at sea as well as in each of your sunny ports of call. Here are seven of the many things travelers will love about Norwegian Encore:

1. Exhilarating Adrenaline-Charged Fun. Guests on Norwegian Encore’s can enjoy racing electric go-karts on the ship’s two-level track, with parts of the speedway extending more than thirteen feet out over the side of the ship. At over 1,100 feet long, this go-kart track is the longest at sea. For more thrills, head to Norwegian Encore’s Atlantis-themed open-air laser tag arena to compete together with up to twenty other guests. One of the coolest spots on Norwegian Encore is Galaxy Pavilion, an amazing arcade theme park featuring well over a dozen different virtual reality attractions and two Escape Rooms. Norwegian Encore’s multi-story Aqua Park features two waterslides including the freefall double-looping Ocean Loops waterslide, two swimming pools and four hot tubs cantilevered over the edge of the ship. There’s also a Kids’ Aqua Park area that’s just the right size for little ones.

2. Superb Accommodations. Every vacationer will find a stateroom that fits their needs on Norwegian Encore. With over 2,000 staterooms, the ship offers everything from sumptuous suite and villa accommodations to solo cabins for single travelers. Innovative stateroom types include spa suites, penthouses and a variety of roomy mini-suites. Guests seeking VIP treatment will love The Haven by Norwegian, a private luxury multi-floor boutique hotel within the ship featuring sumptuous suites, an intimate restaurant and cocktail bar, pool and sundeck area, attentive concierge service and its own private observation lounge. Norwegian Encore also features studios for solo travelers and connecting rooms and suites perfect for families.

3. Spectacular Observation Lounges. Norwegian Encore is specially built to connect guests with the breathtaking places visited on each voyage. The ship’s unique design reflects this, most notably the ship’s massive Observation Lounge that’s a popular venue for all guests. This upscale space on Deck 15 features 180-degree views from floor-to-ceiling windows, a full-service bar, interactive screens, comfortable seating, and complimentary continental breakfast and snacks during the morning, at noon and in the evening. It’s a great place to relax and watch the sunset with a cocktail as well. The two-story lounge in The Haven is another special feature on Norwegian Encore, offering panoramic scenic views exclusively for Haven guests.

4. Top-Notch Dining Options. Food lovers can choose from a wide variety of tempting options on Norwegian Encore. The ship offers more than 20 different dining venues and The Waterfront's outdoor promenade lined with a variety of seaside eateries is particularly appealing. Vacationers can try global small plates at Food Republic, authentic Mexican cuisine at the upscale Los Lobos, Italian fare at Onda by Scarpetta, American comfort foods at American Diner, and yummy barbeque and southern food at Q, a Texas Smokehouse. Guests can dine on delicious seafood while watching the sunset on Norwegian Encore at Ocean Blue on The Waterfront. The fleet’s popular Teppanyaki restaurant is onboard Norwegian Encore, too. Those craving well-marbled steak should look no further than Cagney’s Steakhouse while Le Bistro is the place to go for a memorable French meal. Guests with a sweet tooth should make sure to save some room for treats from Dolce Gelato, The Bake Shop and Coco’s. Some Norwegian Encore restaurants carry additional charges, but others including The Local, Garden Café, Savor, Taste, The Manhattan Room and The Haven Restaurant (private fine dining for guests of The Haven) are free of charge.

5. Tantalizing Bars and Nightlife. The fun never stops on Norwegian Encore. Guests can choose from a huge collection of bars and lounges ranging from the Skyline Bar and the Mixx Bar to the expansive Atrium Bar with its two-story LED screen. Lounges such as the Sugarcane Mojito Bar, Maltings Whiskey Bar, the District Brew House and The Cellars Wine Bar are great spots for sampling new drinks and old favorites. The two-story Vibe Beach Club private retreat Located between Cagney’s and Los Lobos, the A-List Bar is the perfect go-to spot for premium spirits and handcrafted cocktails before or after dinner. Non-stop nightlife options on Norwegian Encore include The Social Comedy & Night Club and The Cavern Club – a lounge inspired by the Liverpool club made famous by the Beatles in the 1960’s.

6. Sensational Entertainment. Today’s top ships feature a wide variety of entertainment options, and that’s exactly what you’ll find aboard the Norwegian Encore. The ship features live Broadway-style performances and tons of nightly shows. One of the most popular shows is Kinky Boots, a hit Broadway musical that has won six Tony Awards. Guests will also be wowed by Choir of Men, a high energy performance that has the audience singing along to their favorite tunes. Those seeking more entertainment should plan to see Happy Hour Prohibition – The Musical, a show that transports adult guests back in time to Miss Lulu’s New Orleans rowdy speakeasy on the eve of Prohibition.

7. Great Adults-Only and Kids-Only Spaces. Norwegian Cruise Line understands that adults want to have their own spots for relaxation and fun. That’s why they’ve designed the Norwegian Encore with adults-only venues aboard the ship. Limited to those who purchase access passes, the private Vibe Beach Club with space for up to 300 guests 18 and older offers upscale lounge chairs, two large hot tubs, a full-service bar, cabanas for rent, and great sea views. The world-class Mandara Spa, Salon & Fitness Center on Norwegian Encore’s Deck 16 is popular with adults as well. Norwegian Encore is a great choice for families traveling with kids. The ship’s Splash Academy youth area features sections designed specifically for three age groups: Turtles for ages 3-5; Seals for ages 6-9; and Dolphins for ages 10-12. Parents with tiny tots ages 6 months up to 3 years of age can enjoy fun events together in Norwegian Encore’s dedicated Guppies area. Norwegian Encore knows how to cater to older kids as well. Located separately on Deck 5, the Entourage Teen Club is a high energy zone exclusively for teens ages 13-17. There’s also a massive Video Arcade sure to please kids and kids at heart.

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