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Norwegian Joy Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

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Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 27

Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5
Norwegian Joy

7 Night Alaska With Inside Passage (Seattle Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 14, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Joy

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 13788

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Our experience with Norwegian Joy was very good we felt it was money well spent we had an enjoyable time and its what you make of it yourself. Be organised and dont expect things to be done for you. Do your research so you know what to expect and be flexiable. The staff on the cruise were great throughout and worked their butts off. They should not be abused like some people did. We already booked our next cruise.


5 out of 5
Very prompt and smooth no delays from entering the port area

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
We only used the main dining room and the buffets all were of an excellent standard there was enough choice for use during the seven days. We thought the specialty resturants were overpriced.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Took part in the speedway it was great. I used the fitness center many times and lots of equipment to use and all of an excellent make and standard.


4 out of 5
Went to shows Footloose and Elements and both entertaining. In the Atrium Arvin was brilliant. The musicians were great.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our steward maintained our cabin to the highest order nothing was difficult. Throughout the ship all the waiters cleaners were helpful and carried out a thankless task.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Toilets,corridors common areas were were kept clean and tidy at all times. It was easy to navigate the ship if in doubt there was a touch screen to assist.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
There was plenty of storage we did not use it all. Bathroom was large and again enough storage for everything. Bed was comfortable and I always have an issue with pillows not this time. For the length of time in the cabin it was great.

Ship tip

Book early and be organised

Ports of call

Seattle, Washington

4 out of 5
We arrived early and visited the Needle Boeing factory Pike place the harbour and done a river boat excursion all on our own.

Ketchikan, Alaska

4 out of 5
Quite quaint and We just had a walk around on our own. No excursion booked

Juneau, Alaska

4 out of 5
Went to Mendenhall glacier and the Roberts Tramway for our excursion it was fine. The guide was great. Cloud cover on our visit to Roberts but thats life. Busy with all the cruisers there at the same time but thats expected

Skagway, Alaska

4 out of 5
Not a great deal to see here but we did go on the white pass railway and back. The town was like going back in time. Nothing much to see from our point of view.

Victoria, British Columbia

4 out of 5
No excursion done. We visited the mini village, china town Empress Hotel and the Government building we did not have time to go the gardens it was too far away. Pleasant town.


5 out of 5
Walked off early and bags collected on to coach and driven to Airport in less than 40 mins.

Traveler Photos

Bedroom Gateway Mendenhall Mendenhall View top of Mount Roberts Norwegian Joy Glacier Statue China Town Space Needle
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