Cruise Podcast: Norwegian Encore 2021 Review + News

Aerial view of Norwegian Encore

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A review of Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Encore. This ship was launched in 2019 and only sailed a couple of months before the cruise industry shutdown. William and his family sailed this seven-night cruise to Southeast Alaska from Seattle.

norwegian encore at sea
Norwegian Encore (Photo courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line)

Richard has cruise news on:

  • Grand Turk could see cruise ships by the end of 2021
  • More Carnival Corporation cruise ships returned to service over the weekend
  • San Francisco reopened to cruise ships this week
  • Nearly 250,000 guests have sailed Carnival Cruise Line over the past three months
  • Another cruise line adds a second world cruise

Listener Questions:

1. If you’ve got a minute could you tell me if the Covid home test for Royal Caribbean can be done anytime during the day/night?  We are heading to Miami 2 days before sailing and need to be at the airport by 9:00 a.m. Thursday (sailing Saturday).  Would be nice if we could use the test kit around 7 a.m.

2. We are sailing Mardi Gras and have a question about Carnival Kitchen. How much does it cost, what is involved, and how do we make reservations for it? Is this like a chef’s table experience?

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