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Encore Live Dec 8-15

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Hey all. Kyle here. I know Sid has just done an amazing live review of the Encore,  but with the ship being new I figured another perspective wouldn’t hurt. My partner Brad and I are going with some of our friends and family- 8 total. This will be my 8th cruise, all on NCL starting when I was 19 years old. More to come, but essentially we have a pretty consistent routine when we do these:

-Start 2 days before by driving from Kentucky to somewhere in Georgia

-Drive the rest of the way to Miami on the day before the cruise 

-Stay at a hotel (for this trip it is Aloft Miami Int. Airport) that we book on Parksleepfly.com . We use this website because the hotels that advertise there all offer parking in the rate while you are on the cruise.

-Uber to the port the morning of the cruise, usually very early (we like to be group #1).

 

Stay tuned for more! Please post any questions and we will be more than happy to answer if we can! 

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35 minutes ago, The_Portlandian said:

How early is early? Cruise docs say not to be there before 11.

To be in group 1, you need to arrive before security opens. Priority boarding starts before 11:00 and General Boarding before 11:30. By 11:00 there will be many hundreds of passengers in terminal. 

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1 minute ago, BirdTravels said:

To be in group 1, you need to arrive before security opens. Priority boarding starts before 11:00 and General Boarding before 11:30. By 11:00 there will be many hundreds of passengers in terminal. 

Thanks Bird. We have priority access. Is 9am too early you think? 

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I'll be following along!  Enjoy your cruise and thanks for taking the time to update us.

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Boarding two week s from today. There have been several different reviews so far that I have followed from beginning to end. So I'm anxious to hear your thoughts as well. Have a great time.

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Yahoo.   Thank you and cat wait to read this week while Im at work in freezing New York. 

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Following - I leave on the Encore 12/22. I look forward to your review. 

 

Let me know if you get any information about the Thermal Suite. Usually I book before I leave, but that wasn't an option this time. 

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