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BirdTravels on the Inaugural Voyage of the Encore to the Eastern Caribbean

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Thanks for all the photos and great info, Bird!  We're boarding this Sunday and your live TR is just what I need.  Happy to see that the Encore will be in the spirit of Christmas!

 

Enjoy!

 

Kathy

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18 minutes ago, BirdTravels said:

Do you feel the need for speed?

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I don’t know why I thought only one rider per vehicle so can just my 12yo go by herself?
great reviews love the menus!!!

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Their wine by the glass choice is quite limited if you have just the Premium Beverage Package.

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How was San Juan after dark?    Any recommendations as far as things to do outside of the immediate port?  Safety concerns?

Thanks

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Thank you so much for your wonderful report.

Anychance you could post the steakhouse, le bristo, ocen blu and Italien menu (they do have an Italien testautant do they)

 

Would be really aprriciated 

 

Thank you so much and have a wonderful cruise

 

 

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On 11/24/2019 at 11:07 PM, BirdTravels said:


 

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Seeing there is not La Cucina can you use this in the new Italian restaurant?

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2 hours ago, sueleekey said:

Seeing there is not La Cucina can you use this in the new Italian restaurant?

 

No, it read that on Encore you can use it in either Q or Los Lobos, in place of La Cucina or Moderno.

 

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2 hours ago, dporter said:

Their wine by the glass choice is quite limited if you have just the Premium Beverage Package.

 

Only 3 of the 8 Chardonnays by the glass are covered by PBP. Neither of the NCL proprietary East and West blends are.

 

I counted 53 wines available by the glass; only 18 were under the $15 limit. Wow.

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35 minutes ago, coastcat said:

 

Only 3 of the 8 Chardonnays by the glass are covered by PBP. Neither of the NCL proprietary East and West blends are.

 

I counted 53 wines available by the glass; only 18 were under the $15 limit. Wow.


That is terrible, you would think their proprietary would be at the $15 cap. 

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24 minutes ago, dporter said:


That is terrible, you would think their proprietary would be at the $15 cap. 

 

It was in September! I had a glass of the East & West SB at Le Bistro for no upcharge. The July menus I've got bookmarked show both East & West wines at $9.95/glass. That's a 70% price hike. I doubt the wine is 70% better.

 

To be fair, the per-glass prices on the other selections is on par with July's price. It's just the NCL wine that got priced into nickel & dime territory. Well, $2.40 upcharge territory.

 

TBH, if I sail on the Encore, I might need an entire bottle of something to make that 678 Ocean Place lighting fixture bearable. (does it look better in person?)

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is there a concierge  phone number or desk for the latitude members who are platinum/platinum plus ?

thanks and i am enjoying your great pictures.

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3 hours ago, sueleekey said:

Seeing there is not La Cucina can you use this in the new Italian restaurant?

Please read the post you quoted. It is printed there. 

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28 minutes ago, enyliram said:

is there a concierge  phone number or desk for the latitude members who are platinum/platinum plus ?

thanks and i am enjoying your great pictures.

Unlike the Joy, there is not a concierge desk for steerage. I was not given a number (which cruise next sometimes does). I have not asked for one. 

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4 hours ago, Kalum said:

Thank you so much for your wonderful report.

Anychance you could post the steakhouse, le bristo, ocen blu and Italien menu (they do have an Italien testautant do they)

 

Would be really aprriciated 

 

Thank you so much and have a wonderful cruise

 

 

Menues are coming at some point soon. 

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4 hours ago, mamashamiller said:

I don’t know why I thought only one rider per vehicle so can just my 12yo go by herself?
great reviews love the menus!!!

If your DD meets the minimum height (In photo above), she can drive alone. The photos above show the doubles that run periodically during the day. When you book, it shows you times for doubles and time for solo riders (most of the time). 

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I agree. Thank you so much for helping prepare my family for our June Encore adventure! It’s very much appreciated!

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