Cruise to Mexico

Norwegian Joy Cruise Review to Mexico

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 29

Overall rating:

4.1 out of 5
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Norwegian Joy

7 Night Mexican Riviera (Los Angeles Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 01, 2020

Ship: Norwegian Joy

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Overall we had a great time - but prefer smaller ships


1 out of 5
Unfortunately the boarding process was terrible. We spent 2+ hours outside in a long line. It was cold and windy. Once in the terminal there was further waiting and no communication from NCL. 4 people passed out in the line. No water or snacks offered- quite terrible.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Compared to 2 other NCL cruises the quality of food wasn’t as good. We enjoyed the speciality dining.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
We used the fitness center that was well equipped. The weather wasn’t warm enough to enjoy the pool.


5 out of 5
We enjoyed 2 great shows and other entertainment. Great live music bands

Children's Programs

No kids in our group

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Overall the staff were great

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Very pretty ship

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Our balcony cabin was great

Ship tip

Do book your specialty dining and shows before you are on the cruise - usually 90 days or so before departure.

Ports of call

San Pedro (Los Angeles), California

1 out of 5

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

5 out of 5
Did a great whale watching excursion

Mazatlan, Mexico

5 out of 5
Did a great sea turtle refuge excursion

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

5 out of 5
No met up with family here


3 out of 5
Ok - mostly chaotic because people don’t listen and follow instructions
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