Norwegian Encore Officially Joins The Fleet, Naming Set For 21NOV

Anna Kroupina, Open Jaw

L-R: Yard Captain Wolfgang Thos of Meyer Werft; Captain Niklas Persson of Norwegian Encore; Tim Meyer, managing director of Meyer Werft; Andy Stuart, president and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line; and Harry Sommer, incoming president and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line.

Bird’s eye view of Norwegian Encore.

Today Norwegian Cruise Line took delivery of its newest ship, Norwegian Encore, in Bremerhaven, Germany.

“Today we celebrate the delivery of our 17th ship and the close of our history-making Breakaway Plus class – a feat that was made possible through a special collaboration with our partners at Meyer Werft,” said Andy Stuart, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line. 

Encore will feature the world’s longest race track at sea with four high-speed curves extending up to 4 metres over the side of the ship; the largest outdoor laser tag arena with the addition of augmented reality elements; and new immersive escape room and interactive theatre experiences in the Galaxy Pavilion.

The nearly 1,100-foot-long Norwegian Encore, with a gross tonnage of 170,000 and a guest capacity of 4,000, will embark on her first preview cruise from Bremerhaven 31OCT, arriving to Southampton, England on 2NOV.

On 2NOV, Norwegian Encore will start her transatlantic voyage to the U.S., arriving in New York on 10NOV, with a two-day preview scheduled from 11-13NOV.  She will then voyage to Miami for a series of events, concluding with the naming ceremony on 21NOV, which includes a live performance by Norwegian Encore’s godmother and Grammy Award-winning singer Kelly Clarkson. 

As part of a recent partnership with JUST Goods, Inc., Norwegian Encore will be the first ship in the Company to be plastic bottle free when she debuts. By 1JAN, 2020, Norwegian says it will be the first major cruise line to eliminate plastic bottles across its entire fleet, a significant effort towards providing guests with more sustainable options at sea.

Launching this fall, Encore will offer:

  • seven-day voyages to the Eastern Caribbean from Miami beginning 24NOV, 2019;
  • Bermuda, Canada and New England itineraries from New York City beginning 22APR, 2020;
  • and voyages to the Western Caribbean from Miami beginning 12DEC, 2020.  

 

In the spring of 2021, she will make her West Coast debut and sail to Alaska from Seattle.

Anna Kroupina

Anna Kroupina Journalist

Anna is OJ's newest member and she joins the team as a writer/reporter. She co-writes the daily news and covers events. Although she's new to the industry, pursuing a career path in travel/tourism has been a goal since her first family road trip to the Florida Keys sparked a desire to discover the world and this exhilarating, fast-paced industry.