Alaska

Norwegian Joy Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

4.4 out of 5
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Norwegian Joy

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

Sail Date: September 28, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Joy

Cabin Type: Balcony

Cabin Number: 11862

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 2 months ago

Review Summary

An ok cruise. Food was good but not the entertainment, especially the annoying lound musci blast at the sun deck.

Embarkation

3 out of 5
We followed the registration and scheduled a 12:30 - 1:00 PM time slot. Later on we found out our designed time slot was not honored as everyone just checked in at same time. Also, we were supposed to fill out a health form but as missed that. I went back to the line entrance and the person there accused us of going underneath the line rope and that is why we missed the form. We did NOT go underneatht he line rope in cut in front!!! There were a few entrances and she was not able to handle all the people at the same time. She was pretty rude and should not be standinging there at the entrance to welcome people.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
We walked around the sun deck and were annoyed by the constant blasting of music in high volume. There is no reason to blast the music so much as people were just like to enjoy a leisure walk around the sun deck. Also, in my room a few floors below, I could still hear the base of the music blasting passed 12:30 AM. I am not sure where the thumping sound was from, sun deck or lounges below. Definitely a very bothering annoyance.

Entertainment

4 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ports Of Call

Seattle, Washington Did not visit port

We live in Seattle area

Juneau, Alaska

3 out of 5
We took the Mendenhall Glacier and Garden excursion and not worth the $228 per person. Should have toured the Glacier first instead of the Gardens because day time is getting shorter. Time spent in the Gardens shoudl be cut shorter and there is not much to see, just sitting in the carts going around.

Skagway, Alaska

4 out of 5
We enjoyed this exursion the most..

Cruise Glacier Bay

5 out of 5
Everything was nice except the loud music, again. We went up to the sun deck to enjoy the view and the announcement asked us to keep quiet so to hear the cracking sound of the glaciers. However, the blsting of musci from the laser tag chamber was nonstopped and kept on thumping loud base sound, very annoying. Who would play laser tag anyway during the glacier viewing time.

Ketchikan, Alaska

5 out of 5
Very educational. We really enjoyed this excursion. The tour guide, Victor, is very knowledgeable about the totem background and history.

Victoria, British Columbia

3 out of 5
Too short. Got there at 8 PM. Not much to visit in the dark!!!

Disembarkation

3 out of 5
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