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Norwegian Joy Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 47

Overall rating:

4.4 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: Suite

Cabin number: 17118

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

The Norwegian Joy was a great ship and I found all the staff I encountered to be very pleasant and efficient. The ship and staff helped make my Alaskan cruise a very memorable one. I loved all the ports of call and would love to visit them all again soon. The entertainment on the Joy was excellent and the activities offered were great. I enjoyed all the dinning options and drinks were amazing. My favorite drink onboard was the mojito at the sugarcane lounge.


5 out of 5
The Haven embarkation process went smoothly and I was one of the first passengers onboard.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
The Haven restaurant, buffet and specialty restaurant were excellent with the exception of Teppenyaki (sp?). They forgot to prepare my main course and when I finally got 30 minutes later it was poorly prepared. I enjoyed all my meals at the Haven restaurant. The new Q restaurant was outstanding. Cagney is always a great restaurant to dine as well. Great food and service overall again with the exception of Teppenyaki.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
There were a lot of onboard activities.


5 out of 5
The footloose show was amazing and a must see. Great performance by the cast. The element show was another great hit. The Latin music performers called Charm & Rythnm were fantastic. They played regularly at the sugarcane bar. Great talent!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The staff I encountered were all amazing. They help make my Alaskan cruise experience a memorable one.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The Joy is a beautiful and well-maintained ship. The ships designed made it very easy to navigate.

Cabin / Stateroom

2 out of 5
The Haven courtyard penthouse was an outstanding suite. The stateroom size, comfort and cleanness far exceeded our expectations.

Ports of call

Seattle, Washington

5 out of 5
I love Seattle

Juneau, Alaska

5 out of 5
We had a great time in Juneau and enjoy all the local shops and restaurants. I really enjoyed our Mendenhall Glacier excursion.

Skagway, Alaska

5 out of 5
I had a great time on the White pass railroad excursion.

Cruise Glacier Bay

5 out of 5
Glacier bay was the highlight of my cruise.

Ketchikan, Alaska

5 out of 5
Beautiful little town. I had a great time at the lumberjack show.

Victoria, British Columbia

5 out of 5


5 out of 5
The priority disembarkation went very smooth. I was off the ship and through customs in about 10 minutes or so. Great experience
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