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Norwegian Joy Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 5
Helpful Votes: 86

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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Norwegian Joy

7 Night Alaska With Inside Passage (Seattle Roundtrip)

Sail date: July 20, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Joy

Cabin number: 9206

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Better than most cruises. Very refreshing change from beach destination type cruises. Ship was beautiful and well laid out. Way more positives than negatives, Crew was also a step above average cruise ship crew.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
went smoothly.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Good variety of resturants. We ate in seven different ones for dinner and non really knocked our socks off. Food was good but not memorable. Service was better than the food.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
We attended a lot but it was necessary to have a reservation to do the best ones like the go karts. Couldn't get on till last night and quite frankly they were a dissapointment after waiting so long. Found out that Heaven suites had unlimited passes for the week and others purchased weekly pass so open spaces were limited.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Big shows excellent. Others not so much.

Children's Programs

4 out of 5
Teen club nice hangout for teens but located right next to very expensive video area. Cost my family lots of bucks.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Sincerely friendly. Best cruise director Soozy that we ever had in 30 years of cruising.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Balcony with good shower but just average bed too wide and too short and I'm only 6 foot.

Ports of call

Seattle, Washington

2 out of 5

Ketchikan, Alaska

5 out of 5

Juneau, Alaska

5 out of 5
Lots and lots of EAGLES>

CRUISE ENDICOTT ARM & DAWES GLACIER

5 out of 5
Very beautiful.

Icy Strait Point (Hoonah), Alaska

1 out of 5
Made for cruise ships. Nothing to see unless u go whale watching. Walking around stinks. No paved road all crushed gravel. Avoid

Victoria, British Columbia

3 out of 5
Suprisingly pretty little city. Nicer than we expected but still nothing about it is must see.

Disembarkation

3 out of 5
Difficult to get transportation after getting off ship.
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