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Norwegian Joy Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 35

Overall rating:

3.1 out of 5
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Norwegian Joy

7 Night Alaska With Inside Passage (Seattle Roundtrip)

Sail date: May 25, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Joy

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 15788

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

We very much enjoyed Alaska but were very disappointed with Norwegian. We both smoke and the only place to do so was at the very back corner of the ship away from everything. There was about 50 of us crammed in the corner. There was no shelter from the rain and the cold. We missed all of the entertainment because we didn’t know you had to make reservations. We have cruised many times on other cruise ships and have never had to make reservations for the entertainment.


3 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The dining room was great, buffets ok

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5
There were lots of kids onboard so we didn’t get to use any of those facilities, the other activities were repetitive..same thing every day


1 out of 5
Very disappointing, we didn’t get to see any of the shows because we had no idea you had to make reservations and then when I tried they were all booked. We have never had to make reservations on any other cruise line for the shows

Children's Programs

No kids were with us

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
The service was good, our room steward was wonderful

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
The ship was clean but the layout is very confusing and it was like a maze trying to get from front to back of the ship

Cabin / Stateroom

2 out of 5
The cabin was clean but very small and tight not a lot of room to move around

Ship tip

If you are a smoker don’t bother

Ports of call

Seattle, Washington

2 out of 5
We did an excursion. It was ok

Ketchikan, Alaska

4 out of 5
We did the duck boat tour and the lumberjack show. We enjoyed both

Juneau, Alaska

5 out of 5
We did the whale watching and it was great


4 out of 5
It was beautiful but we had to turn around because of too much ice

Icy Strait Point (Hoonah), Alaska

3 out of 5
Not much to see kind of boring

Victoria, British Columbia

4 out of 5
We did the cultural food and walking tour and it was great


4 out of 5
It was very easy
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