7Nt Eastern Caribbean New Year’s Eve Cruise
Great Stirrup Cay & Tortola

Sail Date: December 31,  2023
Port: Miami, FL
Ship: Norwegian Encore®
Ages: All Ages
Final Payment Date: August 18, 2023

View Full Itinerary

Sunday December 31, 2023 Miami, Florida ship departs 5:30pm
Miami’s amazing medley of cultures and flashy urban settings makes it a scene to be seen. Visit the trendy Art Deco district of South Beach, Calle Ocho in Little Havana, the super-upscale neighborhoods of Coconut Grove and Coral Gables and the unique ecosystem of the Everglades.

Monday January 1, 2024 Sea Day

Tuesday January 2,  2024 Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic 7:00am – 4:00pm
Puerto Plata (or officially known as San Felipe de Puerto Plata) is the ninth largest city in the Dominican Republic and the capital of the province of Puerto Plata. For spectacular city views, take a ride up the Pico Isabel de Torres mountain which stands over 2,600 feet high. History buff? Visit Fortaleza San Felipe, which was built in the 16th century and served as a prison under the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo. Or head to the Amber Museum, a museum filled with a unique collection of valuable Dominican amber which is semiprecious tree sap that has hardened for millions of years capturing many fossils of plant and insect life.

Wednesday, January 3, 2024 St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands 11am – 7pm
The town of Charlotte Amalie has one of the most breathtaking harbors in the world. Once home to pirates of long ago, today visitors find treasures of a different kind, for now beautiful beaches and bountiful duty-free shopping are truly its claim to fame.

Thursday, January 4, 2024 Tortola, British Virgin Islands 6am – 2pm
Discovered by Christopher Columbus himself in 1493, this exotic, peaceful island is home to both towering mahogany trees and white-sand beaches. The region offers a challenging hike that extends 1,780 feet up Sage Mountain. A great spot for great birdwatching and breathtaking views of Tortola and neighboring islands.

Friday, January 5, 2024 At Sea

Saturday, January 6, 2024  Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas 10am – 6pm
All our cruises to the Bahamas feature a whole day visit to Great Stirrup Cay, our idyllic island paradise reserved just for our guests. Stroll along soft, white-sand beaches and enjoy the many activities we have to offer. Snorkel and see underwater delights, kayak in crystal-clear water, then get revved up on a WaveRunner® adventure. The fun is endless here. Grab a bite at our new 8,500- square foot beach buffet and simply relax in your private beachfront cabana. This tropical paradise is just for you. Take advantage.

Sunday Miami, Florida ship arrives 7am
Miami’s amazing medley of cultures and flashy urban settings makes it a scene to be seen. Visit the trendy Art Deco district of South Beach, Calle Ocho in Little Havana, the super-upscale neighborhoods of Coconut Grove and Coral Gables and the unique ecosystem of the Everglades.


Health and safety protocols are subject to change by local authorities and may vary in certain destinations.

For the most updated information, please continue to visit this page NCL Sail Safe


Pre-cruise Hotel and Mixer

Arriving a day early is recommended to avoid missing your group due to travel delays. Our Pre-Cruise Get-Together is an informal gathering the night prior to sailing at a bar/restaurant located in our host hotel. It’s a nice way to meet others including your on-board cruise hosts who are in town a day early just like you. Come join the party!

Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay
1633 N Bayshore Dr, Miami, FL 33132

With an incredible downtown location, Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay offers a welcoming atmosphere along the waterfront. During your Florida visit, discover an array of attractions near our hotel, including the FTX Arena, Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performance Arts and legendary South Beach.

Book your room here >>

Destination Fee

Room rates will be subject to a daily destination fee of $30.00 per room per night. This fee will cover several amenities, which include:

  1. Enhanced High-Speed in-room wireless internet for up to 6 devices.
  2. Daily Dining Credit of $30 per room per night, credit is not cumulative during stay and must be a room charge to apply. This credit is redeemable at Gold Coast Kitchen + Cocktails and a La Carte (in-room dining).
  3. Welcome Gift BPA-Free Water Bottle.
  4. Two Bike Rentals, up to 2 hours per room per stay.
  5. Daily Yoga or Fitness Class for 2 people per room, one hour, sign up required.
  6. Two Tickets to Island Queen Cruises & Tours’ Millionaire’s Row Sightseeing Cruise per stay.
  7. Two Welcome Drinks (redeemable at Gold Coast Kitchen + Cocktails).

Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am


Hotel does not offer a shuttle. Uber or taxi is recommended.
Miami International Airport: 7.5 miles
Port of Miami: 2.0 miles
Transfer from ship to airport may be purchased through NCL for $25

Pre-Cruise Get Together

Don’t forget! You are invited to join us for an informal pre-cruise get together. This is a great way to get the party started and meet your cruise director and others in the group who have arrived early. We will gather at Gold Coast Kitchen + Cocktails at 7pm, located in the hotel. (food & drinks are at guest’s expense)

Theme Nights

Each cruise generally has one or two formal nights on-board the ship where passengers get decked out in party dresses, evening gowns, suits or tuxedos. Don’t forget to pack your special outfits for the  The majority of guests dress up in theme, however, you are welcome to come to the party even if you choose not to dress up in the suggested attire.

All events/times/locations and dress code are subject to change at the ship’s discretion.

Crazy Hat Party – Wear any hat, colorful, crazy, funny or just go all out with your imagination!

Wild-Wild-West – Wear your favorite western attire.

White Night – Wear white tonight and bring some glowing bling! It’s a casual night so you can dress up or down.

Singles Mingles

On each cruise, you will receive an agenda packed with hosted activities and events you can join throughout the week to meet and socialize with new single friends. You can participate in as many events as you like – it’s your vacation so you decide! This will list theme nights, cocktail parties, dress code, activities and ports of call.

PLEASE PRINT this document and keep it on you at all times so you know where our group will be throughout the sailing. Thank you.

A link to your SinglesMingles activity guide will be provided in this section approximately 5-7 days prior to departure.

Shore Excursions

Tours provide an exciting way to explore and experience the exciting ports you are visiting while getting to know others in the singles cruise group. At Singles Cruise, we keep the fun momentum going by recommending an exciting shore excursion per port to give you the opportunity to be with other singles in your group. These tours are hosted by the vendor and are guaranteed to get you back to the ship for a timely departure.


Day 3 – Tuesday, January 2 – Puerto Plata, DR 7am – 4pm
Wild Truck Adventure & Beach Break w/ Lunch


Day 4 – Wednesday, January 3 – St. Thomas 11am – 7pm
Castaway Shipwreck Sail and Snorkel


Day 5 – Thursday, January 4 – Tortola, BVI 6am – 2pm
Virgin Gorda & The Baths


Day 7 – Saturday, January 6 – Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas 10am – 6pm
Island Zipline Adventure

Official Facebook Group

You’re invited to join our private Facebook Group – exclusively for booked guests on this sailing! Please do not forward this private link to other friends. This is a great place to chat with others who will be cruising with you and share your photos from the cruise. We will maintain the group for 2 weeks after disembarkation.

Important Notes: Access to this page is a privilege, not a right. We may delete posts and revoke access to anyone that violates our terms of use. If your Facebook name is not your legal booking name you must email with your legal name, sail date, Facebook name and wait 72 hours for approval.

The following posts are not acceptable:

  • Links or references to Unofficial FB groups
  • Links or references Unofficial Tours
  • Solicitation of any kind
  • Any posts causing negative feedback

*Facebook is independent of and your participation in our group may show on your profile.