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Norwegian Joy Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 13

Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
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Norwegian Joy

7 Night Alaska With Inside Passage (Seattle Roundtrip)

Sail date: July 27, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Joy

Cabin number: 9900

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

We had the time of our life. We cannot wait for the next cruise with Norwegian.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Easy

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
I was impressed with the buffet, I wasn't expecting anything great and it was our favorite thing. The steakhouse was fabulous as was the barbecue. I wish the main dining Room had a lobster night. After all the reviews I've heard of most cruise ships there's always been a lobster night, so I was a little bummed out there. Other than that it was fine.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
I was very disappointed in the go karts. Complete waste of money. They should separate children from adults. I had a child in front of me the whole time hitting their brakes so I never got the full experience. I personally did not use the swimming pool but it did look lovely.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
We saw a magician and comedian they were both great. I enjoyed deal or no deal and just watching the different entertainment going on even if I did not partake .

Race Track

5 out of 5

This was a complete waste of money. You need to have children and adults racing at different times. I had a child in front of me the whole time breaking and kids behind me running into me. I got off that ride pretty mad. Such a waste of 30 bucks for both myself and my husband.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The service was fabulous. I had one bartender that was absolutely amazin. I would do the same cruise just so I could see him again and say hello.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The ship was always very clean and very well maintained. My only criticism would be in the bathrooms. There were no toilet seat covers to use. That would be my only problem.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The cabin was great and always very clean.

Ports of call

Ketchikan, Alaska

5 out of 5
Ketchikan was definitely our favorite place. It was just a beautiful little town that I absolutely wish I had more time to spend in. We had an excursion canoeing and a Jeep ride. It was absolutely the best time I've ever had. Our guide was Michael and he was be on perfect. The clam chowder was delicious. I would totally do that excursion again.

Juneau, Alaska

5 out of 5
We walked the town for a few hours and visited the local bar for lunch. It was a lovely town and had a great time.

CRUISE ENDICOTT ARM & DAWES GLACIER

5 out of 5
The ship drove us through there was no getting off the ship. It was very nice for them to open the front for us and offer us blankets while we viewed the glaciers.

Skagway, Alaska

5 out of 5
Another beautiful town. The bus ride to our excursion was great and the writer was lovely. I wish I remembered his name but he was funny. We went zip lining. Our guide was Kameron with the K. :) There was another young lady that was also a guide but she was not in my group. I wish I knew her name because she was absolutely amazing. It was a very great time.

Victoria, British Columbia

5 out of 5
We didn't do too much, was very disappointed that the bus ride was $15 a person just to get into town that was a 10 minute drive away if that. We ended up getting in a cab which was only $10. We shared it with another couple. It was a nice walk through the town. We stopped and had lunch with friends we made on the ship.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
I was nervous and a little anxious but it was super easy and went very well.
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