Norwegian Joy

Norwegian Joy Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 11

Overall rating:

4.2 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: Suite

Cabin number: 18118

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

This was my first cruise experience.. the Haven was relaxing and was a nice reprieve from the Chaos of the rest of the ship- reminded me of Vegas. the ship is nicely decorated.. Plenty of activities on board.


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Buffet was crowded and not enough seating.. Speciality restaurants were good.. Food good, not spectacular. Restaurants nicely decorated and very good service.. Dis not enjoy the buffet

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


4 out of 5
Elements was excellent.. Footloose was good , but leading lady singer did not have the voice to command the show.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
steward was excellent. rarely saw butler

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Ship was nicely decorated and updated. Ship crowded, although this was my first cruise and had different expectations. the atrium had fold out chairs to accommodate people.. Elevators very crowded and often significant wait. Frequently took stairs due to the crowding around the elevators

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
stayed in the Haven.. Room was nice size, clean, updated and comfortable.. Bed was very comfortable.. Separate Tub and shower which was nice.. The Haven is quite with room to spread out. Haven observation was not crowded with plenty of seating options. nice pool and hot tub area.. the Haven was a nice reprieve from the crowded and bustling remainder of the ship

Ship tip

Internet is basically barely functional- do not upgrade to the premium package- unable to stream anything

Ports of call

Seattle, Washington

5 out of 5

Ketchikan, Alaska

3 out of 5
misty Fjords boating and seaplane tour was nice with beautiful views. Unfortunately, accident occurred with 2 sea planes colliding. Did not find out about this until later in the afternoon when we were back on the ship; I will never go on a sea plane again.

Juneau, Alaska

4 out of 5
Would have liked more time at this port.. Did the canoeing and glacier hike which was great with beautiful views. Very strenuous!! Had only 30 minutes to board after excursion, so unable to explore the town. Bliss was waiting for us to leave, so felt like we were rushed out of there..


5 out of 5
Excellent with great views of the glacier able to get great pics

Icy Strait Point (Hoonah), Alaska

4 out of 5
nice port. beautiful, but small. Longer time at port, but no town to explore- some shopping and 3 restaurants. Best crab I have ever had. We did the whale watching tour which was excellent.

Victoria, British Columbia

1 out of 5
nice town, but would have preferred more time in Juneau vs Victoria. did the orca watching tour and were able to follow two pods..


5 out of 5
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