Norwegian Encore Conveyance

Norwegian Encore sails in open water for the first time

Norwegian Cruise Line has announced that its newest ship, Norwegian Encore, successfully departed the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany and sailed down the Ems River towards the North Sea.

On September 30, the ship began her conveyance to Eemshaven, Netherlands.  At nearly 1,100 feet long, with a gross tonnage of almost 170,000 and a guest capacity of 3,998, the ship will be delivered to the cruise line on October 30. She will be christened by Grammy Award-winning artist Kelly Clarkson in Miami on November 21 and will commence seven-day voyages to the Caribbean on November 24.  

Andy Stuart, president and chief executive officer of the cruise line, said: “Today we celebrate a huge milestone for our history-making ship. 

“Now is when the anticipation truly begins to build. Our partners at Meyer Werft have collaborated with us to bring the industry-leading experiences from the successful Breakaway Plus class ships to Norwegian Encore, making her truly the best in class.” 

Norwegian Encore will feature the world’s longest race track at sea at 1,100 feet with four high-speed curves extending up to 13 feet over the side of the ship; the largest outdoor laser tag arena at nearly 10,000 square feet with the addition of augmented reality elements; and new immersive escape room and interactive theatre experiences in the 10,000-square-foot Galaxy Pavilion. 

In addition to the restaurants and lounges, the ship will debut a new elevated Italian dining experience, Onda by Scarpetta. The Tony Award-winning musical, “Kinky Boots” will headline the entertainment on board, with returning guest favourites “The Choir of Man,” “Happy Hour Prohibition: The Musical” and the rocking Beatles cover band of The Cavern Club. 

The ship will be plastic bottle free when she debuts.  By January 1, 2020, the cruise line will eliminate plastic bottles across its entire fleet.

Launching this fall, Norwegian Encore will offer seven-day voyages to the Eastern Caribbean from Miami beginning November 24; 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, she will make her West Coast debut and sail to Alaska from Seattle. 

For more information, go to visit www.ncl.com.


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