Challenging weather at port but nice onboard

Norwegian Joy Cruise Review to Mexico

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 21

Overall rating:

3.8 out of 5
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Norwegian Joy

7 Night Mexican Riviera (Los Angeles Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 29, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Joy

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 15176

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Nice family cruise. While the weather was not great, we enjoyed most specialty restaurants, the shows and activities. Loved the sushi demonstration by Food Republic chef.


3 out of 5
The waiting in line was way too long. It would have been nice to have something to make the time more bearable like screens with information about the cruise, ports of call, etc. Also, they could improve the experience by handing out refreshments or snacks. There was a coffee station but you had to leave the line to get anything, which meant walking through throngs of people...

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Very nice. Food and drink quality was great.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Loved the Raceway. Fitness center was always crowded and staff were not particularly nice. I tried to get information about the spin classes but it was impossible.


4 out of 5
Shows were well executed and with good staging and talent.

Children's Programs

No children traveling with group.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Room steward was efficient and amiable.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
All good.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Layout was ok. More drawer space could be designed into closet to maximize storage.

Ship tip

If you are a card or board game player, make sure you find the best places to play and get dibs on any board games you might need from visit cruise staff. Visit the library on the first day to get any book you want to read. Explore lounges to find your favorite spot throughout the cruise.

Ports of call

San Pedro (Los Angeles), California

4 out of 5

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

4 out of 5

Mazatlan, Mexico

3 out of 5

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

4 out of 5


3 out of 5
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