Beautiful ship, good food, great bargain

Norwegian Joy Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
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Norwegian Joy

16 Night Panama Canal (Los Angeles To Miami)

Sail date: October 11, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Joy

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Overall this was a great voyage. After we booked, changes were made to ports we stopped at which was disappointing and the one big excursion was a disaster, but still a great vacation. Such good food in the specialty restaurants


5 out of 5
Was very efficient

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Main dining did not vary menus enough for me, but specialty restaurants were fantastic

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Always something going on

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Great staff who were there to make the voyage as special as they could

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Parts of the ship were very noisy but cleanliness was never a concern

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

Buy specialty dining coupons and drink coupons.

Ports of call

San Pedro (Los Angeles), California

4 out of 5
Just got on here

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

4 out of 5
Not many things to doIf you are not active

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

5 out of 5
I did not do an excursion but Puerto Vallarta is great for just wandering on the beach

Mazatlan, Mexico

5 out of 5
Beautiful old city in Mexico be sure to visit the old part of town

Acapulco, Mexico

4 out of 5
There is much written about safety in Acapulco so we stayed close to the ship

Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala

4 out of 5
Due to road construction our tour bus could not make it to the Myon ruins but we visited Antigua instead that was disappointing

Panama Canal Transit

5 out of 5
Wow this is beautiful country and the locks are amazing and how they work

Oranjestad, Aruba

5 out of 5
Did not do an excursion but wandered through the town enjoyed ourselves much

Miami, Florida

4 out of 5
Did not get a chance to see any of Miami


5 out of 5
Very crowded due to so many leaving and poor transportation options
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