249 Norwegian Joy Tips


May 13, 2019

make reservations for the dinners, shows and activities as soon as you can. I really wanted to try Ocean Blue restaurant & Teppayanki but couldn't get in because there weren't any openings.


Feb 10, 2020

Very big ship. Hard to acclimate oneself even in a day or two. Long journey, but after a bit ready to keep sailing. Nice to meet people, but can remain anonymous easily


Dec 26, 2019

Bring everything you paid for on paper, but the check in process before getting on the ship, completely messed up my kids room and changed their package by accident and it ended costing me more money for something I already prepaid.


Dec 18, 2019

Bring board games, cards and activities. Days at sea are long and boring.


Oct 30, 2019

Buy specialty dining coupons and drink coupons.


Nov 15, 2019

I ended up with pnemonia, had to have medical care, they were amazing, very over priced but well cared for, I was so happy with the doctor, Dr Roy, he was so kind and caring. The nurses were wonderful as well.


Oct 14, 2019

Do not miss the observation deck. We did not discover it until the 3rd day. You will be impressed


Sep 03, 2019

Meal level on the ship is definitely high comparing to other cruises.


Aug 20, 2019

Do indepth research on excursions. Way too expensive for what you get in return


Aug 13, 2019

Get to observation lounge early. It is packed. It was offensive to me to see people sleeping on all the couches all the time I think this should not be allowed.


Oct 30, 2019

Investigate Cruise Credit policy.


Sep 21, 2019

The Aft elevators were far less crowded then the forward elevators. Make reservations before you get on the boat


Oct 30, 2019

The specialty package choice of $200 for $50 per port excursion credit AND 5 specialty restaurants was well worth the value. A hint I suppose would be that ships in this larger class on NCL do not have obstructed ocean views so no reason not to select just a basic ocean view ... but on this cruise the upcharge for balcony was only $50.


Jun 11, 2019

Get the drink and specialty dining package!


Apr 30, 2019

Book everything as soon as you get on board at one of the screens (even before going to your stateroom!) All the popular activities fill up fast, especially the race track.


Aug 28, 2019

Book restaurants and shows early.


May 02, 2019

make sure you pre reserve entertainment and dining , and activities so you don't spend your cruise waiting in line.


Jan 01, 2020

Get ready to relax, eat, drink and have fun!

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