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Norwegian Joy Cruise Review

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 16

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
Norwegian Joy

7 Night Mexican Riviera (Los Angeles Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 01, 2020

Ship: Norwegian Joy

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 10136

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

This ship, staff and experience was fabulous... book this cruise!


2 out of 5
The only part I didn’t love about this vacation. We stood in line to check in for 3 1/2 hours. It was at the very start of Covid19 screenings however I had read about /seen Long lines on video about this port for months prior to our trip and the reviews were true. Once checked in.. everything was smooth sailing.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
All of the restaurant staff was so friendly and fun to be around. Ocean Blue was amazing service and delicious!


5 out of 5

Food was well prepared and the Chef was funny and sang little jingles!

Maltings Whiskey Bar

5 out of 5

The Bartenders here were so cool.. such a great atmosphere to just hang out and chat.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


4 out of 5

Lots of slots to choose from, Bartenders at bar were friendly however you never could get drinks from a cocktail waitress.


5 out of 5

Social Comedy & Night Club

5 out of 5

We had several late nights here, made some lifelong friends that we have already planned another cruise with. Absolutely fantastic entertainment from crew!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
I can’t say enough about our cabin steward Geoffrey, he memorized our first names the first day and always greeted us in the hall. Also nightly towel animals! We did a couples stone massage, it was so relaxing. Both masseuses were so sweet and did an excellent job.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

You will love this ship and it’s staff!

Ports of call

San Pedro (Los Angeles), California

1 out of 5

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

5 out of 5

Mazatlan, Mexico

5 out of 5

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

5 out of 5
Definitely recommend the dolphin experience... it’s pricey but something I’ve always wanted to do and it was worth it. The staff really seem to care for the animals and were willing to answer any questions.


5 out of 5

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