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Selected by Porthole Cruise Magazine as the 2020 Editors’ Pick for Best New Ship, the Norwegian Encore will be the newest and largest ship to join the ranks of Groove Cruise’s 20 year history. Spanning an impressive 20 decks above the ocean, the list of onboard amenities feels endless with the largest race track at sea for over 1100 feet of pedal-to-the-metal action, 10,000 square foot open-air laser tag arena, and virtual reality interactive gaming including a ride simulator at the Galaxy Pavilion. If that wasn’t enough the ship also hosts an aqua park with 2 multi-story waterslides that extend over the edges of the ship, 8 hot tubs and pools, high-tech Pulse fitness center with work out classes, Encore casino, and more.


Cutting-edge technology and daring new thrills take cruising to a whole new level.

Encore Speedway: Watch the ocean blur by as you zoom around curves suspended 13 feet over the side of the ship on Norwegian Speedway, the largest race track at sea. Pricing is $15 per person per session. The minimum height requirement is 55 inches (1.39m) maximum height is 79 inches (2.00m). The maximum weight requirement is 265 lbs. Closed-toe shoes must be worn. Loose clothing is not allowed. Long hair must be tied and hidden inside the helmet. Drug and Alcohol consumption before driving is strictly prohibited.

Laser Tag: Bring the secrets of the past to life in the lost city of Atlantis, where laser tag meets augmented reality. Pricing is $9.95 per person per session. Hours are based on the itinerary and weather is permitting. Bookings can be made through the mobile app, digital touch screens, ITV and at the Laser Tag counter for this activity, so guests can choose the available time slot that suits them best. Fully closed shoes must be worn.

Galaxy Pavilion: Ready for an immersive experience of a whole other level? Step into the high-tech, virtual world of the Galaxy Pavilion. All games are $8 with the exception of Formula 1 Grand Prix Racing and SR3 Radical $20 per play and only available on the Norwegian Encore. Guest will be able to book a reservation via the touch screen TV’s, iTV and with a ship crew member. The minimum height and weight requirements for attractions will be enforced. Minimum height is 36 inches for most games. The maximum weight requirement is 300 lbs.

Escape Room: $15 per person per playOther game packages may be available onboard

Pricing/Packages for Galaxy (rates subject to change):

$8 per play
$20 per play for F1 (no changes)
$20 "4 plays for $20" package (no changes)
$29 Ultimate Galaxy One-Hour Package
$49 Ultimate Galaxy Full-Day Package
$199 Ultimate Galaxy Package
$399 Ultimate Trio Package  

SPA: There are plenty of ways to be pampered. Unwind in the Thermal Suite with a steam or a dip in the Vitality Pool. Check out the Salt Room and chill out in our Snow Room. Or simply indulge in a hot-stone massage. Treat yourself. You deserve it.

Fitness Center: Staying fit has never been easier at our state-of-the-art fitness center. Feel the burn in a high-intensity RYDE cycling class. Strenthen and tone during a Pure Form Pilates session. Or seek inner peace with ocean view yoga or guided meditation classes.

Onboard Shopping: From your favorite designer brands to art, jewelry, and electronics, never be without what you need or simply what you want

*All pricing is subject to change without notice


The Manhattan Room: One of three Main Dining Rooms, The Manhattan Room is where guests can enjoy specially curated modern and classic dishes made with the freshest ingredients.  

The Local Bar & Grill: The Local offers classic pub fare in a relaxed atmosphere. With popular dishes like the Reuben Sandwich and Fish n’ Chips, The Local has all your favorite comfort foods. So try one of our beers or cocktails on tap and catch a game with us!  

Garden Café: Whatever you’re craving, chances are you will find it at the Garden Café. This complimentary, indoor buffet restaurant serves up breakfast, lunch and dinner  

Savor: Balancing classic favorites with unique new dishes, dining at Savor is a must. Offering guests an extensive menu of deliciously fresh flavors along with chic and modern decor, visiting this Main Dining Room is always in style.

Taste: Serving a wide variety of cuisine, Taste offers a stylish and contemporary atmosphere. Plus, with a menu that changes daily and carefully selected wine recommendations, you'll experience a different culinary adventure with every visit.


Ocean Blue: (Price Per Person: À la carte) Seafood is the star attraction here. In a refined and elegant setting, diners will be treated to dishes created from the freshest fish, the finest ingredients, and perfectly paired wine selections and cocktails.  

Onda by Scarpetta: (Price Per Person: À la carte) Onda, or "wave" in Italian, brings the charm and effortless elegance of its critically acclaimed sister restaurant, Scarpetta, to sea. Uncork your favorite bottle of wine and let la dolce vita (the good life) flow. Indulge in a modern Italian culinary experience from Scarpetta’s signature pastas like the famous Spaghetti Tomato & Basil to unique, mouthwatering seafood creations. And leave room for dessert. Sharing is optional.  

Cagney's Steakhouse: (Price Per Person: À la carte) Premium cuts are the standard at our American steakhouse serving Certified Angus Beef®. Sip your favorite cocktail and don’t forget to order our made-from-scratch jumbo lump crab cakes and our famous Parmesan dusted truffle fries.

Food Republic: (Price Per Person: À la carte) Travel somewhere new with every delicious bite at Food Republic. Savor a fusion of foods and cultures from around the globe. Travel to Mexico and scoop up some tasty street food. Jet away to Japan and try a new kind of sushi roll, or have a hearty helping of Thai noodles.

Teppanyaki: (Price Per Person: $59 and subject to change) The sizzles and surprises never cease at our authentic Japanese restaurant. Sit around a lively shared table as a skillful chef slices, chops and grills steak, chicken and seafood on a large steel grill right before your eyes.

Los Lobos: (Price Per Person: À la carte) Bienvenido a Los Lobos, a premium Mexican restaurant celebrating traditional flavors with a modern twist. From Carne Asada marinated in guajillo chiles and tequila to Tres Leches Cake with Coconut Cream, the chefs at Los Lobos focus on unique flavor combinations.

American Diner: (Price Per Person: À la carte) Pull up a chair at this casual diner and order from a diverse selection including lobster rolls and crispy chicken. Experience a slice of Americana, including classic American cars, with every bite.

Coco's: (Price Per Person: À la carte) Come to Coco’s because anytime is a good time to savor a decadent Mad Milkshake! With assorted bonbons and chocolate specialties from around the world, gelato, crepes and more divine treats than days in your cruise, Coco’s is the sweetest spot in the entire ship.

Dolce Gelato: (Price Per Person: À la carte) Slow churned, dense and intense in flavor, gelato is Italy’s answer to ice cream. And with so many flavors to choose from, our version is the perfect accompaniment to a leisurely stroll.

Le Bistro: (Price Per Person: À la carte) Romance is in the air at our signature French restaurant. Elegant interiors, crisp white linens and attentive servers make this an intimate dining experience. By the end of your meal, you might just be proclaiming c’est magnifique!

Texas Smokehouse: (Price Per Person: À la carte) Dig into some authentic Texas BBQ. All our smoked meats are infused with delicious flavors and come with all the traditional sides. As dinner winds down, the atmosphere heats up as a contemporary country band ropes you into a lively night of dancing, drinking and a honky tonk good time!

The Bake Shop: (Price Per Person: À la carte) Indulge your sweet tooth with decadent treats such as French macarons, chocolate bonbons and gourmet cupcakes.