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I was down at PortMiami today to check out the new Scenic Eclipse. An absolute stunner, more yacht than cruise ship. Anyway I also saw the new NCL terminal.  It’s coming along, and looks really really impressive.  I hope it will be a wonderful way to start and end a cruise.  Hopefully they get traffic patterns resolved.  Right now it’s a huge mess around the terminal.
 

 

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The Encore is going out for another sea trial by the end of the week. No exact date or duration mentioned so far.

 

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Page 3? Little quite here. People are waiting for the handover and the pics. 

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6 hours ago, Steff79 said:

Page 3? Little quite here. People are waiting for the handover and the pics. 

 

Still one more week to go...

 

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Has anyone tried to purchase the Thermal Suite passes yet? I cannot find the option listed anywhere in the list under the Spa tab.  I'm thinking of giving it a try on our February 9, 2020 sailing. Any assistance would be appreciated, thanks!!

BTW, there are some new photos showing up on Instagram under #nclencore if anyone is interested.

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2 hours ago, prbffd28 said:

Has anyone tried to purchase the Thermal Suite passes yet? I cannot find the option listed anywhere in the list under the Spa tab.  I'm thinking of giving it a try on our February 9, 2020 sailing. Any assistance would be appreciated, thanks!!

BTW, there are some new photos showing up on Instagram under #nclencore if anyone is interested.

They don't sell them presail. Also there is only a limited amount. You can do a spa tour on the first day and decide if you want one. We bought a week and really enjoyed it.

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Has the hull grown on anyone who hated it when it was announced?  Personally I prefer abstract hull are on ships compared to painted gems, suns, turtles, and mermaids, etc.

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6 minutes ago, david_sobe said:

Has the hull grown on anyone who hated it when it was announced?  Personally I prefer abstract hull are on ships compared to painted gems, suns, turtles, and mermaids, etc.

 

When I first saw the artist impressions I thought it was hideous. Now I love it. 🙂

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40 minutes ago, david_sobe said:

Has the hull grown on anyone who hated it when it was announced?  Personally I prefer abstract hull are on ships compared to painted gems, suns, turtles, and mermaids, etc.

 

7 minutes ago, CazV said:

 

When I first saw the artist impressions I thought it was hideous. Now I love it. 🙂

 

I like ships with painted hulls than the ones without! I live in Bermuda so we see ships here a lot. The RCCL ships look just boring and I can spot rust spots!

 

 

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23 minutes ago, bluesea777 said:

 

 

I like ships with painted hulls than the ones without! I live in Bermuda so we see ships here a lot. The RCCL ships look just boring and I can spot rust spots!

 

 

 

One more thing - Celebrity Summit has been a frequent visitor to Bermuda over many years - he looked awful in white with plenty of rust spots, but in the last year he went thru extensive dry dock and got repainted dark blue and it looked new when he came to Bermuda at beginning of this year's cruising season. Our friends were on him and they said he looked fantastic inside.

 

White = rust spots - I hate looking at them!!

 

 

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1 hour ago, david_sobe said:

Has the hull grown on anyone who hated it when it was announced?  Personally I prefer abstract hull are on ships compared to painted gems, suns, turtles, and mermaids, etc.


I love the artwork in the Bliss and still think it’s the best in the fleet, I immediately criticized this, butnow, it’s not so bad out in the water.

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2 hours ago, david_sobe said:

Has the hull grown on anyone who hated it when it was announced?

 

Rendering...ugly.

Photos...ugly.

Videos...ugly.

In person...pending, but more than likely ugly.

 

Encore looks more "AIDA" than NCL. Not a good look.

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2 hours ago, david_sobe said:

Has the hull grown on anyone who hated it when it was announced?  Personally I prefer abstract hull are on ships compared to painted gems, suns, turtles, and mermaids, etc.

it has definitely grown on me... looks better on in "real life" than the drawings

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The hull art is still growing on me.  But I am a traditionalist.  I love the look of the Holland America ships with the deep blue and the drawings of the Scarlet Lady. The Encore looks smooth in the water when she is moving. I also miss the wonky C.

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6 hours ago, david_sobe said:

Has the hull grown on anyone who hated it when it was announced?  Personally I prefer abstract hull are on ships compared to painted gems, suns, turtles, and mermaids, etc.

 

 

I'm not a fan.  It reminds of of Britto which as you is totally overdone in Miami.  

 

My favorite NCL hull art is GETAWAY.  

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16 hours ago, Terrab said:

They don't sell them presail. Also there is only a limited amount. You can do a spa tour on the first day and decide if you want one. We bought a week and really enjoyed it.

Thank you, a spa tour makes a lot of sense. I appreciate the information.

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The hull art is very important to me because I spend a huge amount of my time on a cruise looking at the ship's hull art. 

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36 minutes ago, prbffd28 said:

Thank you, a spa tour makes a lot of sense. I appreciate the information.

 

 

Hey there, 

 

Just FYI, we are on the Encore the first week of December and we’ve already booked the Thermal Spa week pass. 

 

I called and booked it over the phone because I couldn’t find it on the website. We’re in the Haven so not sure if it matters. We did the same on the Escape, but we were also in the Haven (I have no idea If this affects the ability to prebook or if it was just a coincidence). 

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21 hours ago, prbffd28 said:

Has anyone tried to purchase the Thermal Suite passes yet? I cannot find the option listed anywhere in the list under the Spa tab.  I'm thinking of giving it a try on our February 9, 2020 sailing. Any assistance would be appreciated, thanks!!

BTW, there are some new photos showing up on Instagram under #nclencore if anyone is interested.

 

You can definitely phone and book them.  We did so for the Transatlantic next week.  Can't wait! :classic_biggrin:

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2 hours ago, albertamom said:

 

You can definitely phone and book them.  We did so for the Transatlantic next week.  Can't wait! :classic_biggrin:

 

How much is it PP for a week?

Thank You!

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19 minutes ago, Meimei 100 said:

 

How much is it PP for a week?

Thank You!

 

I want to say it was $220 per person when I booked a few weeks ago. 

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27 minutes ago, Meimei 100 said:

 

How much is it PP for a week?

Thank You!

 

It was around $300 per person for our 9 day cruise.  It varies depending on the length of the cruise.  

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