Saturday, August 17, 2019

Spectacular Night Float Out: NCL Encore

While most of us were asleep last night (Saturday) in various time zones other than Germany, Norwegian Cruise Lines "Encore" was floated out into the Ems River.

Encore is the fourth and final expression of the "Breakaway Plus" class. "Breakaway", according to my contacts at NCL, means — promotes — "a free spirited relaxed dress code", for a "care-free voyage."

Encore joins:

• Escape (2015)
• Joy (2017)
• Bliss (2018)
• Encore (2019)

Significant changes have been incorporated into the Encore, one of which extends the popular go cart track, including a curve that goes OVER the side of the vessel! Definitely not for the faint of heart!

Norwegian Encore itinerary is based on home port Miami Florida (USA) round trips (Sunday departures) on 7-day Eastern Caribbean itineraries with call ports San Juan Puerto Rico, St Thomas USVI and Tortola BVI.

NCL has provided the hull of new vessels as a blank canvas for highly acclaimed artists. Encore features the work of Spanish Artist Edurado Arranz-Bravo.

Joy and Bliss pass me in Port Townsend every Saturday and Sunday. I am upgrading my photo gear to capture them in high definition.