The Alaska cruise was amazing. A few rusty moments as it was the 1st Alaskan tour of the season for Joy

Norwegian Joy Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 7

Overall Rating:

4.4 out of 5
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Norwegian Joy

7 Night Alaska With Inside Passage (Seattle Roundtrip)

Sail Date: May 11, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Joy

Cabin Type: Balcony

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 3 months ago

Review Summary

Loved it and will cruise with NCL again. The experience exceeded our expectations.


4 out of 5

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Most of the restaurants were really good with excellent service. A few were spotty. Cold food and/or inconsistent service.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Fitness center and hot tub met expectations.


5 out of 5
Footloose was amazing. Elements and Comedy Club were really good. On board bands, games and DJ’s were also quite good.

Children's Programs

We brought no children

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
For the most part, service & friendliness was excellent with a few restaurant was sub-par and guest services was ill equipped. Difficult to communicate.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Everything was clean & well maintained. Elevators for the most part inadequate for 3,800 people. Used the stairs mostly which was awkward at times.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship Tip

Be rest assured it will exceed your expectations. Also being in good physical health & in shape will help.

Ports Of Call

Seattle, Washington

5 out of 5
Easy access to key points of interest. No excursion as we have been to Seattle several times & love the city.

Ketchikan, Alaska

3 out of 5
Mediocre, we walked the city, bought a few things & returned to the ship.

Juneau, Alaska

5 out of 5
Amazing whale watching excursion. We saw many whales & the crew was excellent (Juneau Whale Watch). We could have spent more time here as we had to cut our trip to Mendonhall Glacier short to get back to the ship. Amazing halibut at Alaskan Brew House.


5 out of 5
Amazing vistas!!!

Icy Strait Point (Hoonah), Alaska

3 out of 5
We could have skipped this port. Long walk to town with very little going on.

Victoria, British Columbia

5 out of 5
A very nice port city. On our own we did the harbor bay, Chinatown and Butchart Gardens. Taxis were a little pricy & Butchart was far from the city.


4 out of 5
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