Norwegian Cruiselines was fantastic. Entire crew was. Dry professional and well dressed. Food at specialty restaurants and drink package was we’ll worthwhile. Only negative thing was I was disappointed with Icy straight point port and not spending enough

Norwegian Joy Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5
Norwegian Joy

7 Night Alaska With Inside Passage (Seattle Roundtrip)

Sail date: June 22, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Joy

Cabin type: Suite

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Norwegian was great and good and drinks was fantastic. I booked al excursions outside the CruiseLine and saved lot of money. If your air is included in the package based on the return flight check about port valley as soon as you board. Ado make sure you get off the ship by 7am if you want to do excursions and spend enough time at ports.


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Specialty restaurant and drink package was amazing. Even the Buffett was very good

Observation Lounge

3 out of 5

Not enough room. They do have lounge chairs and all were taken every time we went there.


5 out of 5

Wonderful food, entertainment and people. I didn’t have reservations but we spoke to the manager who got us a table promptly to accommodate all 20 of us.

The Private Room at Taste

5 out of 5

Fantastic food and people

Savor Restaurant - Main Dining Room

5 out of 5

Great convenience. We walked in anytime during open hours with no hassle. Good staf. And great menu. This goes for both Taste and Savor. I pick these included complimentary restaurants over the Buffett if you have time to relax and not on schedule for other activities.

Cagney's Steakhouse

5 out of 5

Great food. Friendly staff. They had a table for all 20 of us together.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Great shows


5 out of 5
Wonderful shows

Galaxy Pavilion

3 out of 5

Good VR experience. Some of the equipment malfunctioned and staff could be it more friendlier.

Children's Programs

No kids

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Everyone was great except the staff at the front desk wasn’t friendly. All restaurants staff and bar staff were really friendly

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Love Norwegian Joy

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Mini suite was roomy and well designed. Bathroom was huge and the shower was a full size with all Amenities.

Ship tip

Make sure you get the drink package and specialty dining package. Restaurants were not rowdies at all. We went with group of twenty and every day we walked in there were room. We did make reservations emailing their group bookings about month in advance to make sure al 20 of us got in at the same table.

Ports of call

Seattle, Washington

5 out of 5
Very efficient

Ketchikan, Alaska

5 out of 5
Plenty of things to do. We did bear watching trip but not enough time at the port. Ship left at 3pm. Make sure you get off the ship right at 7am so you have plenty of time.

Juneau, Alaska

5 out of 5
Fantastic whale watching. Not enough time at all. Ship left at 1:30pm. We were fortunate because were off the ship by 7:30am.


3 out of 5
I expected lot more it wasn’t as good as I expected it to be. Saw only one glacier. If I had to do it again I would go see the Mande hall glacier in Ketchikan while at the port and do wale watching while at I y Straightpoint.

Icy Strait Point (Hoonah), Alaska

1 out of 5
Nothing much to do.

Victoria, British Columbia

5 out of 5
Butchard gardens was fantastic and must do. We did not book any excursions from the CruiseLine and there are plenty of operations online. Book your excursions before the. Raise though.


2 out of 5
We had an early flight and had to carry our own luggage as we got off the shop at 7am. We could have used port valley but. Ruiz Eli even never informed us of this and front desk said I had to inform them before wed when the dis-embark was on Saturday.
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