Nice mini vacation

Norwegian Joy Cruise Review to Coastal - West Coast

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Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
Norwegian Joy

5 Night Pacific Coastal (Vancouver To Los Angeles)

Sail date: October 06, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Joy

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 10152

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

This cruise was a really nice mini vacation. Everyone was friendly and we enjoyed our time on the Joy.


4 out of 5
The only problem we had was the person at the counter was so busy being nice she forgot to actually check us in. We had to go through the process again before we could go onboard.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
The food was excellent as was the service in the specialty restaurants. In the main dining room the food was excellent but the service in all three of the main dining rooms was slow.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
I didn’t feel there were enough activities, especially on the final sea day. Also, we didn’t like that all the games and talks were in the atrium. It was so loud we couldn’t hear to talk to the customer service people or the cruise next crew.


4 out of 5
We loved the Footloose show. It was amazing. The Elements show, however, lacked. The best part of the show was the finale.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Our room steward was great, we loved his commitment to service. Just about everywhere on the ship service was really good, except the main dining rooms. In the 3 main dining rooms service was slow.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The ship was in good condition and very well kept up.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Clean, comfortable and lots of room.

Ports of call

Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia

5 out of 5
Had a wonderful tour of the city with a very knowledgeable guide.

San Francisco, California

5 out of 5
Always fun to visit San Francisco. We did not do a tour but just walked around the pier.

San Pedro (Los Angeles), California

5 out of 5
We did not do an excursion but just headed to the airport. Our problem here was not the ships fault but rather that our shuttle didn’t pick us up. We were able to find a shuttle at the pier so all turned out fine.


5 out of 5
Easy walk off.
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