Review of Norwegian Encore deck 8 (Promenade-Shops)
Promenade Deck’s best feature is the Waterfront Promenade. It offers a unique open-air deck experience by several seaside venues with outdoor seating. The list of the venues features shops, bars, restaurants, a 1/4 ml long boardwalk (outdoor area with shaded seating) located 8 stories above the water.
District Brew House has a keg room and offers a selection of 50 bottled beers and 24 draft beers on tap (including the new Wynwood brew). The venue is operated via the NCL partnership with the Miami’s Wynwood Brewing Company.
Food Republic is a new and exclusive dining concept (via a partnership with the Pubbelly Restaurant Group). This specialty restaurant is open lunch through dinner, offers international cuisine with a la carte menu and iPad ordering system.
Onda by Scarpetta is an Italian specialty restaurant (reservations-only, cover charge, kids charged a full cover). The Onda restaurant is open between 5:30-9:30 pm and has large tables. The ship’s Italian dining experience is marked by a casual atmosphere and large portions (perfect for family dinners) and traditional Italian fine wines and gourmet cuisine specialties – oven-baked pizzas, home-made daily pasta, seafood, classic salads, freshly baked bread, gourmet desserts (including gelato ice cream). Onda by Scarpetta additionally has a separate outdoor terrace (Waterfront seating area).
The Cellars Wine Bar is operated via NCL partnership with Mondavi and offers premium wines and tapas-style a la carte menu. The Wine Bar has a separate room for wine tastings (with sommelier service) and outdoor seating area on The Waterfront.
The Cavern Club Lounge (replica of Liverpool's music club) offers Beatles music, tribute bands performances and "The Choir of Man” crew show (dynamic performances with live percussions, high-energy music, dancing and foot-stomping by 9 crew performers).
Maltings Whiskey Bar
Humidor is the ship’s smoking-allowed / cigar lounge and bar.
Sugarcane Mojito Bar features live Latin music performances.
Ocean Blue is a specialty restaurant serves fresh fish dishes.
Photo Gallery & Shop (photo-video services by professional onboard photographers)
Tradewinds Tax & Duty-Free Shops (duty-free alcohol, tobaccos, NCL-logoed merchandise, jewellery, fashion, special occasion gifts, beauty shop, Tides boutique)
Dolce Gelato (Italian ice cream bar, a la carte)
Carlos Bake Shop is a premium bakery by ‘the “cake boss” Buddy Valastro.
The A-List Bar serves handcrafted cocktails, premium spirits and wines.
Cagney’s Steakhouse is a specialty dinner restaurant (open 5:30-10:30 pm) for prime steaks (Certified Angus Beef) and gourmet seafood specialties. The Cagney’s restaurant is reservations-only, with cover charge US$30 per person and a free Kids Menu. At Cagney’s, kids are charged a full cover. Additionally, the steakhouse is open for suite-guests only serving Breakfast (7:30-9:30 am) and Lunch (12-1:30 pm).
Los Lobos Cantina is a new NCL dining concept. The Los Lobos restaurant is a-la-carte priced and offers traditional Mexican cuisine specialties. The menu includes tableside made guacamole, fresh-baked corn tortillas, tacos al pastor (similar to doner kebab/gyros), Chicken Enchiladas de Mole, handcrafted margarita cocktails.
Cruise cabins from 8110 to 8762, all of which are forward-located staterooms in categories Club Balcony (Mini) Suites (category M6/with Large Balcony, MC-Club Balcony, MX-Sail Away), Large Balcony rooms (category B6), Sail Away (Standard) Balcony rooms (BF, BX), Inside cabins (category IC), and Sail Away Inside cabins (category IX).