Great Alaska Cruise
Norwegian Joy Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage
7 Night Alaska With Inside Passage (Seattle Roundtrip)
Sail date: June 29, 2019
Ship: Norwegian Joy
Cabin type: Balcony
Traveled as: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago
Review summaryOverall it was a very enjoyable cruise. The embarkation process was very well organized, no long waiting times to board. The food was great in all the restaurants we visited, as was the entertainment and shore excursions. Disembarkation was also well organized and efficient. However, vehicle traffic on Alaska Way in the vicinity of the ship is a problem. Traffic was backed up on eastbound streets leading to Alaskan Way. Our driver experienced at least three traffic light cycles before he could turn onto Alaskan Way. Access to the load/unload zone was also difficult. Similar problems during disembarkation in the load/unload zone. We had to lug our luggage about half a block to where our driver could find legal curb space. There needs to be improvements.
Food and Dining
Great food and entertaining chef.
Excellent variety of food from which to choose. Sometimes difficult to find seating in the area.
Excellent! A suffiently varied menu. I especially liked having our unused bottle of wine saved and available to us the next time we dined regardless of which restaurants we were dining in.
Q Texas Smokehouse
I was pleasantly surprised at how good the barbecue was, although the potato salad was prepared differently from what I’m used to, not using mayonnaise.
The Manhattan Room - Main Dining Room
Food was excellent, friendly wait staff.
Savor Restaurant - Main Dining Room
Excellent food & drinks. Friendly wait staff.
One of our favorite places on the ship.
Le Bistro French Restaurant
Food and wait staff were excellent.
La Cucina Italian Restaurant
Food and wait staff was great!
Food was excellent & wait staff was very friendly and helpful.
Cafe at the Atrium
Very convenient while watching entertainment, especially having drinks brought to our seats by the wait staff.
Great entertainment. I liked the spaciousness of the area.
Pulse Fitness Center
Lots of equipment to accommodate users even at the busiest times.
Social Comedy & Night Club
Excellent comedy show!
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Visit as many of the specialty restaurants as possible
Ports of call
Seattle, Washington Did not visit port