Norwegian Joy Overview: A Class Of Her Own!
This article covers everything about Norwegian Joy—the activities on board, the destination ports, and pretty much everything you need to know!
The cruise experience aboard Norwegian Joy is indeed extremely joyful. The ship has an energetic vibe and has so much to do onboard. If you are looking for an activity-filled cruise vacation, look no more. Norwegian Joy will surely impress you. This article covers everything about this ship— the activities on board, the dining options, and pretty much everything.
Read till the last, and you will have a clear decision about whether Norwegian Joy is for you or not!
Table Of Contents:
- About Norwegian Joy.
- A Plethora Of Dining Options!
- The Unending List Of Entertainment Options
About Norwegian Joy.
Norwegian Joy initially made in 2017 received enhancements in 2019. Earlier it was available in China, but Norwegian Cruise Line made improvements of $50 million and brought it to the US. The new ship has been enhanced to come closer to Norwegian Bliss (one of the most successful ships).
Andy Stuart, the former president and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line, said, "I am extremely excited to further strengthen our presence in the region (Alaska) with the addition of Norwegian Joy, sister ship to Norwegian Bliss, the most successful ship in our 51-year history. With $50 million in enhancements, Norwegian Joy will be a welcome addition for guests looking to cruise on a world-class ship in one of the world's most sought after destinations."
Norwegian Joy is a huge ship. If all the cabins are doubly occupied, then it can hold up to 4000 guests. And with a crew of around 2000, it has a crew to passenger ratio of 1:2, which is quite exceptional.
And all of this comes at a fair price of as low as $199 per person per day. Indeed, this ship gives the best bang for your buck.
So, if you are considering this so interesting ship for your next vacation, let's see the various things to do!
A Plethora Of Dining Options!
#1: Cagney's Steakhouse
This American-style steakhouse serves the perfect steaks. Relish them while you sip your favorite wine, gazing at the ocean. Their famous Truffle Fries is just unmissable.
#2: La Cucina
An authentic Italian experience, La Cucina is a vibrant Italian ristorante. So, if you have an affinity for some Italian food, do drop by. Pasta Carbonara and Shrimp Fettucine are quite popular here. And what's more, it has both inside and Oceanside seating.
#3: Le Bistro
After some American and Italian experiences, here is a French restaurant. Le Bistro offers Mediterranean, Nouveau, and classic French cuisine. Le Bistro also has indoor as well as Oceanside seating.
An authentic Japanese Hibachi restaurant, Teppanyaki never ceases to impress you. Sit on a shared table and relish your perfectly grilled seafood, steak, and chicken.
#5: Ocean Blue
Are you a seafood lover? If yes, then Ocean Blue is something you cannot miss. Why? It offers locally sourced, fresh seafood. You can either sit inside or, best if you sit Oceanside, and enjoy the waves while the chef serves you some great flavors.
The savory preparations speak for themselves. They smoke all their meats be ribs, chicken, or brisket over hickory, oak, and pecan wood, making one of the best BBQ over the ship. And this is not all. As the dinner winds up, a lively band performance makes you dance and sing off a great night.
#7: Food Republic
The Food Republic is aptly named as it serves fusion food and reminds you of a new culture with every bite. You can try a reinvented ceviche or pick one out of the many sushi dishes.
#8: The Haven Restaurant
The Norwegian Joy Haven is a private fine-dining experience of the Norwegian Joy. This luxury dining experience serves unique signature dishes and wines from Norwegian's Impressive Selection. The specially picked wines are available exclusively for The Haven's guests.
All these restaurants are available for an additional price. But the ship brings you a few complimentary cafes like Garden Café and three main dining rooms. There is also a pub called The Local where you can try as many beers as you can take in.
The Unending List Of Entertainment Options
#1: One Of The World's Only Cruise Ship Race Tracks!
On Deck 19 lies one of the world's only cruise ship race tracks. How better can Norwegian Joy get? This two-level race track lends you some fantastic ocean views. It genuinely is one of its kind experience. What's more, your fam can watch you from above as you go-kart with your fellow cruisers.
But remember, it is not an inclusive service. You have to pay extra as are most other services we have mentioned below.
#2: Walk Around The Promenade
The ship offers you a lux experience of walking its promenade, The Waterfront. Walking at your own pace with your partner or friends is a great way to welcome the evening. With fresh ocean air ruffling through your hair, walking the top deck while the sun sets down is as tranquil as it can be.
And if this is not enough, this quarter-mile route is lined with restaurants and bars. Thus if you would like to eat or drink something, you can have it. And you are spoilt for choices here too.
#3: Try Your Luck In The Casino
On 678 Ocean Place lies the ship's casino. It has loads of games, and you can easily find your favorite. There are games for all tastes and expertise levels. And the budgets range from $5 to $5,000. Thus, if you are feeling lucky, come try it.
However, you do not need to be lucky to secure a great deal on your next cruise booking. Cruisemoretravel gives you incredible deals and doesn't even take any service charges!
#4: Watch A Show
There is no shortage of entertainment over Norwegian Joy. Thus if you are feeling like watching a show, then they have two fantastic shows onboard!
Footloose is available exclusively with Norwegian Joy. What's more, this classic is loved by children as well.
Another musical available onboard is Wine Lovers The Musical Show. And as you might guess, it cannot go without an extravagant lunch and glasses of wine.
But if it is a cirque-style show that you crave, then there is The ELEMENTS! show. It incorporates the elements of Earth, water, air, and fire.
#5: There Is More Music Here!
The Cavern Club looks like a recreation of the Liverpool haunt where the Beetles once performed. Thus, you can expect some classic tunes here. Order a drink and drift to the good old times.
#6: Enjoy A Night Full Of Laughs And Dancing
The Social is a rare variety of night clubs. The evening kicks off with some hearty laughs, and as the night progresses, the club transforms itself into a dance floor.
First, some very talented comedians perform and later let the DJ play some of your favorite numbers.
#7: Bars on-the-sea
There are many bars on Norwegian Joy, each with its flavor.
As the name says, Maltings Whiskey Bar specializes in Whiskeys, Scotches, Bourbons, and cocktails.
Then there is the District Brew House, one of the most popular bars on the ship. The District is a beer-lovers paradise with 20 on tap and around 59 beers in the bottles. This bar is an all-rounder. You can find a good ale, porter, or IPA or anything else for that matter. The nights here are musical as a piano-player plays beautiful melodies.
A-List Bar may be named and designed after the former CEO and president of Norwegian Cruise Line, Andy Stuart. The bar offers a small menu. It is mostly serving gin and tonics—quite a busy spot in the evenings given it's out of the way location.
#8: Take A Splash In The Norwegian Joy Pools
Although overall great, Norwegian Joy pools do not reach the 'wow' level. There are two pools on Deck 16. But the passengers often complain about their size. But since the pools are small, it leaves a lot of space for sunbathing.
Also, the main pool deck has two hot pools where you can spend a cozy afternoon. Then there is an adult's only Spice H2O with a huge hot tub.
But if it's a luxury indulgence that you crave, then head towards Vibe Beach Club. For some extra bucks, you can enjoy a better hot tub and more sunbathing space.
#9: Sheer Indulgence In Norwegian Joy Haven
Do you know you can book villas or massive suits on the ship? The Norwegian Joy Haven offers you the ultimate luxurious experience. You get access to private social spots like a pool only for the Haven passengers. Similarly, there is a private sundeck, observation area, hot tub, and restaurant.
The list of special treatment does not end here. You also have a 24-hour butler service and get to skip all onboard lines. Plus, you are personally escorted whenever you leave or board the ship. Enough to spoil anyone, right?
#10: The Norwegian Joy Entourage Teen Club
The Norwegian Joy Entourage Teen Club is on Deck 16. Though small with only three video gaming computers, a large TV, and a handful of seats, it is still a nice hangout place. The club is also very near to all the VR fun of the Galaxy Pavilion.
Other teen options are organized in the afternoon and evening. These activities might include free laser tag play and late-night parties, etc.
Apart from the above activities, this ship also has a spa, kids activities, fitness classes, gym, jogging track, etc. Other than this, there is a water park as well! And do not forget the Galaxy Pavilion offers a range of VR options.
With so much to do, Norwegian Joy has something for everybody. Whatever your taste is like, this ship can cater to it.
So, if Norwegian Joy has impressed you by now, book it through Cruisemoretravel. We offer the most affordable rates and do not take any service charges.
So, this was all in our overview. If you want any clarification, drop a comment below. I am a former ship crew member, so I will try to solve your query to the best of my knowledge.