The Norwegian Encore just officially emerged from its shipyard in Germany. It will soon be ready for its Miami debut in November. The ship will stay in Papenburg, Germany, where it will receive the final touches before being sent to the United States in late September. Norwegian Cruise Line just needs to put the final touches on the interior of the ship.

The Norwegian Encore is an astonishing 1,100 feet long with a guest capacity of 3,998. The ship will offer a 1,100-feet go-kart race track along with the Galaxy Pavilion spanning 10,000 square feet. The Galaxy Pavilion offers interactive entertainment option with virtual reality as well as an escape room. There will also be an open-air Atlantis-themed laser tag course at the top of the deck for guests to enjoy, in addition to an aqua park featuring two thrilling water slides.

The Tony Award-winning musical, Kinky Boots, will headline on the ship. There will be plenty of returning guest favorites such as The Choir of Man, Happy Hour Prohibition: The Musical. In addition, there will also be an amazing cover band of the Beatles at the themed entertainment space called The Cavern Club.

The ship will launch this fall and offer seven-night trips to the Eastern Caribbean from Miami. It is set to start offering cruises on November 24. Then, starting next April 22, it will offer itineraries between Bermuda, Canada and New England, from New York. Starting fall of next year, it will again offer cruises from Miami to the Western Caribbean. In the spring of 2021, the Norwegian Encore will make its first journey to Alaska from Seattle.

For those who love food, there is something to be excited about. The Norwegian Encore will debut its highly-anticipated Italian specialty restaurant, Onda by Scarpetta. This will be one of over 20 different dining establishments available on board.

Adam Luehrs is a contributing writer at based in California. He likes traveling to new and exciting destinations, preferably on his credit card company's dime. When not on the road, Adam enjoys hiking around the mountains of San Diego, trying out new food and reading history books. Email: