Just okay

Norwegian Joy Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 20

Overall rating:

2.8 out of 5
Norwegian Joy

12 Night Panama Canal Partial Transit (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 02, 2020

Ship: Norwegian Joy

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 9316

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

I’m sure I wouldn’t return to this ship. They two bit you to death. Wifi sucks and uses up too much time trying to get on and very expensive to be wasting time trying to get on. Inadequate smoking area, very blah meals, lots of screw ups with meals in dining room. Just not worth the money we paid for this vacation we will try another Cruiseline next time


1 out of 5
Sat and waited for a long time couldn’t hear the announcements and left late

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
Dining room food was so so not like a pat cruise on a different Cruiseline. Menu got boring with just a couple of changes each day. Restaurants were awesome but had to book once on the ship as decent times online were taken had we got on board later we would have missed out. Not to impressed with the way they do it

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5
Only two shows, pretty lame was not impressed. Pool was very small good chairs were reserved by 6am


2 out of 5
Just a “2”

Children's Programs

No kids

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Staff were absolutely amazing

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
I am rating this on the design. Very poor pool deck for the amount of people. One small smoking section, not covered, for a large amount of people. I realize that smokers are dwindling but they still should have an adequate area. USB plugs in stateroom was broken. Main areas very clean staff worked nonstop

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Very clean but USB plug broken and not enough plug ins

Ship tip

Pick a different ship sorry not impressed

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

4 out of 5
Extremely busy it was super bowl weekend

Willemstad, Curacao

3 out of 5
Very beautiful

Kralendijk, Bonaire

5 out of 5
Absolutely loved this port. Took our own excursion and enjoyed the scenery

Oranjestad, Aruba

5 out of 5
Went to the beach was gorgeous. Did not take excursion

Cartagena, Colombia

1 out of 5
Very crowded port. Very demanding taxis but found a good one. Walked around the town and enjoyed the sites

Colon, Panama

1 out of 5
Missed a port so spent extra time here. Were advised not to leave ship unless on excursion and even then leave jewelry and valuables on board. Pretty sketchy

Panama Canal (Cruise Into Canal)

4 out of 5
Loved the locks. So interesting

Puerto Limon, Costa Rica

3 out of 5
Went into town . Very dirty not much around. Very pushy venders


5 out of 5
Very smooth and quick. Kept luggage
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