The raciest ship ever is now sailing the oceans. Norwegian Encore has the world’s longest race track at sea – 1,100 feet with four high-speed curves extending up to 13 feet over the side of the ship.
Norwegian Cruise Line took delivery of its latest ship in Bremerhaven, Germany and she will be showcased in Europe, including Southampton, before beginning voyages to the Caribbean from Miami at the end of November. She will be christened by her godmother, singer Kelly Clarkson, on November 21.
The 1,100-foot-long Norwegian Encore carries 4,000 passengers and, besides the racetrack, has entertainment galore including Galaxy Pavilion – a massive indoor virtual reality complex, open-air laser tag attractions and an immersive escape room.
There’s also an Aqua Park with two multi-story waterslides, one of which extends 11 feet over the edge of the ship and loops down to the deck below. And the award-winning Kinky Boots will headline the shows.
Norwegian Encore has a variety of restaurants including a new elevated Italian dining experience, Onda by Scarpitta, Texas Smokehouse, Coco’s and a steakhouse called Cagney’s.
And the staterooms range from luxurious to ultra-luxurious with family suites including two-bedroom villas.
The ship will offer seven-day voyages to the Eastern Caribbean from Miami beginning Nov. 24; Bermuda, and Canada and New England itineraries from New York beginning Apr. 22, 2020; and voyages to the Western Caribbean from Miami beginning Dec. 12, 2020. In the spring of 2021, she will make her West Coast debut and sail to Alaska from Seattle.