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Norwegian Joy Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

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Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
Norwegian Joy

7 Night Awe Of Alaska With Glacier Bay (Seattle Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 28, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Joy

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 12860

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

I would recommend this cruise for anyone interested in going to Alaska. The only people who I see not enjoying would be smokers. I absolutely will cruise NCL again. This was my first cruise with them and I was extremely satisfied with them.


5 out of 5
Fast, very organized and timely

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Savor was my favorite main dining room. We had speciality dining plan and ate at The Q which was a BBQ restaurant with live country singers. My favorite by far. Also had Cagney steakhouse food was delicious and ate at Teppanyaki food was delicious. Never left hungry for sure!

The Local

4 out of 5

Great 24/7 great wings

The Cavern Club

5 out of 5

Great shows but very crowded


5 out of 5

Great service and our cooks were amazing

Savor Restaurant - Main Dining Room

5 out of 5

Favorite main dining area

Q Texas Smokehouse

5 out of 5

Best food on ship

Cagney's Steakhouse

5 out of 5

Wonderful food, service and over all experience.

American Diner

4 out of 5

Food decent. Service great. Very cold in restaurant due to open area on top of ship.

Atrium Bar

5 out of 5

Best drinks on the entire ship!

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Race track, and the VR games were lots of fun. Great was to pass time on sea days.


5 out of 5

Machines paid out good, tables minimum was high for cards


5 out of 5

Great area lots to do.


5 out of 5
The Elements show was wonderful. Footloose was a little long for me but very good. Comedy club was fantastic.

Social Comedy & Night Club

5 out of 5

Best comedy show I have seen on cruise ships

Race Track

4 out of 5

Very fun. A must do while on board

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Room attendant was the best I have ever had. All wait staff were friendly with exception on one that was in the Local Resturant (Daniel) was his name.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Beautiful ship

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Size for junior suite was very small compared to the suites I get on Royal Caribbean ships. Beds were very comfortable and room was extremely clean.

Ship tip

If you are a smoker (which I am not) we sailed with a smoker and there are very limited smoke areas and casino is smoke free. They do have small smoker casino section on 7th floor

Ports of call

Seattle, Washington

4 out of 5
Very expensive area. Did space needle and pijes market. Food very expensive.

Juneau, Alaska

5 out of 5
Loved this area. Did Glacier excursion. Very cold and rainy but beautiful

Skagway, Alaska

5 out of 5
Beautiful area did Train Tour. It’s a must do

Cruise Glacier Bay

5 out of 5
Stayed on balcony. Didn’t stop at a port but absolutely beautiful. Lots of wildlife and beautiful glaciers

Ketchikan, Alaska

5 out of 5
Did the Bering Sea Fishing boat tour. Best tour of my trip.

Victoria, British Columbia

5 out of 5
Only at this port for about 3 hours. It’s a 45 minute walk to town or a $15 taxi ride. Beautiful area wish we had linger at this port.


5 out of 5
Very organized off boat very quickly
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