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Norwegian Joy Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 14

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
Norwegian Joy

7 Night Awe Of Alaska With Glacier Bay (Seattle Roundtrip)

Sail Date: May 04, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Joy

Cabin Type: Balcony

Cabin Number: 10852

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 3 months ago

Review Summary

Wonderful. Didn’t want it to end. Can’t imagine a better cruise.


5 out of 5
The mandatory safety meeting happens before the ship pulls away, so all aboard and ship out were a little further apart than expected. No problems.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The buffet was constantly changing it up so it wasn’t boring. The Local was free and had the best carrot cake!

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
There was always something going on. Entertainment in the atrium even during excursion times for people still on the ship.


5 out of 5
2 free theatrical performances! Many different performers in the Atrium. Games galore.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Everyone was so friendly and concerned with cleanliness. They really made you feel welcome and appreciated.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
They deep clean the buffet daily. On our long port day, they cleaned the whole ship thoroughly. Hand sanitizer and sinks were available all over the ship. “Washy, washy”

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Surprisingly spacious from what I had expected. We were 3 adults. The room had 2 twin beds and a pullout couch that made a twin. Mattresses were a little firmer than I’m used to, but that’s to be expected. Bathroom was a good size, bigger than some hotels I’ve stayed in.

Ship Tip

Be patient at the elevator, especially during times when the whole ship is trying to use them. It might take a bit.

Ports Of Call

Seattle, Washington

5 out of 5
Love Seattle. We left and came back here, so we spent some days. Not a real excursion.

Juneau, Alaska

5 out of 5
Beautiful. Had a free shuttle into town. If you are collecting the charms and coins advertised for free, be aware that the sales pitch at the jewelry store is friendly and makes you really want to spend money you may not have. Every port. Every charm.

Skagway, Alaska

5 out of 5
Had the best time. Took an excursion bus tour we found in town. It took us barely into Canada, so bring your passport to town. We got to drink glacier water.

Cruise Glacier Bay

5 out of 5
Beautiful. Took about 300 pictures. When we got between 2 glaciers, the ship took 1 hour to do a slow spin, so everyone got to see it all!

Ketchikan, Alaska

5 out of 5
People were so friendly. Actually found some shoes for my nephew who has 13EE feet.

Victoria, British Columbia

5 out of 5
After Alaska, this was a huge city. Beautiful. It was a shorter port.


5 out of 5
We chose to be in the last set to disembark. Had a leisurely breakfast and did not have any problems. There was entertainment till the end and friendly staff.

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