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Wonderful Alaska cruise. Loved the ship. staff was great. Food was good. by patriciamm

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Norwegian Joy / Destination: Alaska - Inside Passage

Loved this cruise. If you are flying make sure that you do not have a early morning flight out of SEA as several ships dock at the same time so the airport is nuts. It took us 45 min to get to the TSA scanning area. The line went on for ever.

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4.5

Wonderful Way to see the West Coast! by CruiselineMich

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Norwegian Joy / Destination: Coastal - West Coast

Norwegian Joy was a fun ship and trip. Delicious food, every drink imaginable, fun activities and shows that keep your interest. I would recommend this ship to everyone from retired couples to families, there is something for everyone!

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4.7

Fun cruise with the guys by biglarrrr

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Norwegian Joy / Destination: Alaska - Inside Passage

Overall the cruise was great. Us guys had a lot of fun. All 3 of us want to go back and see Glacier Bay next.

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4.6

Great US Inaugural Cruise by CruiselineSarah

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Norwegian Joy / Destination: Coastal - West Coast

I think this was a great little cruise for travel agents/media to get to know the ship! While I think there are some design decisions (in particular) that I think NCL should have made differently for this ship, the food, service, and entertainment that I was involved with was great. I don't doubt that this is a good choice for those looking to sail to Alaska.

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4.5

Norwegian Cruiselines was fantastic. Entire crew was. Dry professional and well dressed. Food at specialty restaurants and drink package was we’ll worthwhile. Only negative thing was I was disappointed with Icy straight point port and not spending enough by AndySam

Sail date: / Traveled as: Large Group
Ship: Norwegian Joy / Destination: Alaska - Inside Passage

Norwegian was great and good and drinks was fantastic. I booked al excursions outside the CruiseLine and saved lot of money. If your air is included in the package based on the return flight check about port valley as soon as you board. Ado make sure you get off the ship by 7am if you want to do excursions and spend enough time at ports.

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4.6

Beautifully done, large ship with lots of options by Itrvlfar

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Norwegian Joy / Destination: Coastal - West Coast

This is beautifully recently renovated for the US market ship with lots of things to do for all ages. The virtual reality area had lots of games and things to do as well as an F1 simulator. The food was excellent across all venues and service was warm and with a smile albeit a little slow in certain venues while they worked out the new ship kinks. The Observation Lounge is a great place in Alaska to view wildlife and scenery and lots of seating along with Starbucks and a bar. This is a large ship and while it can be a challenge to find people as there is no central area that people stroll through, each of the venues is very well done and uniquely themed. One tip if you are in a hallway of cabins, the fish in the carpeting always swim toward the front of the ship, so if you aren't sure which way you are going, just look down and see which way the fish are swimming.

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4.6

A ship with many activities to keep you entertained for days by SeaMichael

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Norwegian Joy / Destination: Coastal - West Coast

There's a lot offered on this ship that's sure to keep everyone in the family entertained.

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4.9

Fantastic Christmas Cruise by BethT

Sail date: / Traveled as: Large Group
Ship: Norwegian Joy

We had a wonderful Christmas on board the Joy! Great food, shows, drinks, service, entertainment and the ports are the best we have ever experienced! They are cities that the cruise ships visit not ports that are built for the cruise ships.

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4.8

Best cruise ever! by TonyaANDWes

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Norwegian Joy / Destination: Alaska - Inside Passage

I would recommend this cruise for anyone interested in going to Alaska. The only people who I see not enjoying would be smokers. I absolutely will cruise NCL again. This was my first cruise with them and I was extremely satisfied with them.

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4.5

Terrific once in a lifetime bucket adventure-coast to coast by wolfmad

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Norwegian Joy / Destination: Panama Canal, Central America

Fantastic journey- lifetime experience. 16 days on board did not seem long- lol Enjoyed 2 days at sea time Didn’t like when ports were day after day after day. Didn’t like short days in port- don’t understand that! Good ship, great crew, coast to coast with passage was GREAT- experience. Absolutely wonderful journey.

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4.7

New Years Cruise aka bucket list checked!! by nmb926

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Norwegian Joy

Always wanted to do a NYE cruise and what not a better year than 2020! Being from California this cruise was practical for us as 1 hour flight in and 6 hour drive back to Northern California. Negatives, embarking was slow, and unorganized. Endless lines and took over an hour and half. Weather was cool, too cool for me to sunbathe, swim or use the fantastic water slides. Rained non stop in Mazatlan , sunny but not hot in Cabo , again too cold to snorkel for me. Weather was perfect in Pureto Vallarta! Most sea days were windy and cooler. Positives definitely out weigh any negatives. Beautiful brand new ship, amazing ocean view room biggest cruise room and bathroom I have ever had. Clean and comfortable, with big picture window. Easy to navigate, I never got lost on this ship and I have a bad sense of direction. Specialty dining is really good, Get it added on with room upgrades . Or purchase a plan , like eating at a Mortons or Ruth Cris . My boyfriend loved the cigar lounge and met buddies to smoke with . I do wish they had an R&B singer ,as music was mainly rock and pop. My last two cruises have been with NCL and will probably go back to Royal or Carnival for variety but only a newer ship.

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4.4

NCL Joy Panama Canal 16 day by obriantemail

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (older children)
Ship: Norwegian Joy

Overall had a wonderful time. If I had young children on this cruise it would have gotten expensive, quickly. Wish the food and weather were a little better, but what can you do.

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4.4

Last sailing before shutdown by BlakeW300

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (young children)
Ship: Norwegian Joy

Much needed break from reality. Could have been more enjoyable if more heat/sun on the sea days. But glad to have the break before COVID19 put a pause on the industry.

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4.8

Interesting... by richardfaber

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Norwegian Joy

It started slow,since the tide was high and we couldn’t leave when we were suppose to.When we did leave we had a medical emergency that required a Helo evac...and then we had another one the following day.The Captain and the rest of the staff did and amazing job keeping us on schedule to make San Francisco and a great cruise all around.

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4.7

Beautiful Ship, Great Itinerary by curtlav

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Norwegian Joy

Absolutely incredible. Great Ship, with plenty to do.

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4.6

Our 1st Norwegian Cruise by luvdiving2003

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (older children)
Ship: Norwegian Joy

Scenery was gorgeous but learned our lesson to cruise earlier to Alaska as we did previously. July has more wildlife than Sept. Overall we had a wonderful time, enjoyed most of the food, and entertainment on board was great.

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4.1

Enjoyed seeing Alaska by ee88

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Norwegian Joy

I would cruise NCL again but I almost like our prior cruise line experiences better.

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4.6

Wonderful trip by sparkie1957

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Norwegian Joy / Destination: Panama Canal, Central America

We had a blast!! The food was delicious, the staff was great! The ports were nice, and we felt safe.

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4.6

Love the Joy & Love Alaska! by cmolivo

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Norwegian Joy

Stunning! Can't wait to go back and on the NCL joy again!!! I would say, we were worried about our need for hiking boots and that was not necessary. Gym shoes with good socks was all we needed.

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4.2

Fun Joy Ride Along the West Coast by sofit

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Norwegian Joy / Destination: Coastal - West Coast

A fun time on a lovely ship with friendly staff. There were plenty of activities to keep us busy, even without any ports of call. Food quality left something to be desired, but that was not the focus of our experience. Would have loved to have had more time on the race track, but I'm glad we got one go at it. Overall would recommend this ship for anyone whose main focus in not the dining quality.

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