Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Joy Review, Overview, Staterooms, Photos, Statistics

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Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian joy Amenities, Bars, Lounges, Gyms

Norwegian Joy is the 4th ship in Norwegian Cruise Line Breakaway /Breakaway Plus class and weighs in at 167,725 tons. The Norwegian Joy has many amenities to offer cruise passengers. Lets start off with the 678 Ocean Place - the ship's main atrium. The hot spot of the ship, features shops, bars, music, the passenger relations desk and more. The area is ideal for a drink, listening to music and people watching. The Norwgalaxyegian Joy has 14 bars and lounges for passengers enjoyment - including the Atrium Bar where passengers can people watch, have a drink and relax.

The Norwegian Joy has a full casino where passengers can try their luck at the slots, craps or roulette. There is also the Joy Theater which is the main show lounge on the Norwegian Joy. Here passengers can enjoy the evening's show while sitting in comfortable chairs and sipping on a drink. There is also the Social Comedy and Night Club if you needs some evening comedy..

The ship has extensive spa facilities including the standard spa services, gymnasium. Thermal suite treatments, Acupuncture, Thermal Stones and Aroma therapy, Men's shave, Manicures and more.

Outside Activities and Pool Facilities Norwegian joy

The Norwegian Joy offer a plethora of outdoor activities to keep everyone active and involved. The ship features an extensive water park for adults and young adults including various water slides and pools. There is also a kids Aqua Park featuring many water attractions. There is the Norwegian Speedway - a Go-Cart race track high above the stern of the ship with hairpin turns to test your driving skills.

For water fun and games, there is the Aqua Park and Kids Aqua Park, filled with water attractions and numerous water slides. Also the swimming pool is ideal cooling off in the hot tropical sun.

While there is significant outdoor deck space on the Norwegian Joy the Norwegian Speedway consumes the entire aft section of the ship reducing the overall deck space available for sunning and relaxing.

The Norwegian Joy was constructed with the Chinese Market in mind and was originally deployed to the Asian Market. Afer spending a year in Asia, the Norwegian Joy headed to a shipyard where she was "Americanized" to appeal to the United States cruise market. As part of the work performed the Chinese signage and minor modifications were made to public areas to appeal to American tastes.

Dining Experiences - Norwegian Joy

The Norwegian Joy boasts 27 dining venues offering guests a wide variety of dining experiences. Meals are included in the cruise fare for the Norwegian Joy's 3 main dining rooms, as well as The Local's Bar & Grill; the Garden Cafe (Buffet); Savor Restaurant; Taste Restaurant; and the Haven Restaurant (available to Haven guests only). Room service is available but a delivery surcharge may apply.

The Specialty Restaurants offer meals with an international flare. These restaurants are available at an additional surcharge. These Specialty Restaurants include: Teppanyaki - Japanese food prepared right at your table; Ocean Blue - for finely prepared seafood; Food Republic - Fun food from various countries; Los Lobos Mexican Restaurant; Cagney's Steakhouse - Premium cuts are the standard at our American steakhouse; American Diner; Onda by Scarpetta; Le Bistro French Restaurant; and Q - Texas BBQ.

Kids Program - Norwegian Joy

The Norwegian Joy is a very kid friendly ship, with an extensive kids program. The ships kids program is held in separate spaces and the children / young adults are divided into 4 age groups with age appropriate activities. The little ones may dress-up like pirates and take part in the ship's parade, while older kids may take part in a ship wide scavenger hunt. Activities are available for a good chunk of the day and into the evening hours. In addition to the organized children's program, there are many sports oriented activities and other family related activities to keep everyone busy outside of the kids program. There is a video arcade (available for a fee) where kids can fine tune their gaming skills. Mini-golf, ping-pong and more.

Hull Art - Norwegian Joy

The Norwegian Joy was originally intended to sail extensively in Asia waters. Staying true to its eastern beginnings, the vibrant hull art on Norwegian Joy is the work of Chinese artist Tan Ping. It features a mythical red phoenix and vivid ocean waves.
The mythical phoenix bird born out of the ashes is a ubiquitous motif in Chinese culture and can be found throughout the centuries in architectural flourishes, and paintings. "The Phoenix symbolizes beauty and good luck in Chinese culture and, Norwegian Joy will bridge across the West and the East and bring Chinese people’s best wish to the world and everyone in her path," said Tan Ping.
Tan Ping modernistic style is simple and graceful, in the hull artwork with color palette dominated by red and yellow. Red in China signifies joy, which is perfect match for a ship of the very same name. Yellow represents grandeur, the feeling that a cruise ship of this size evokes in the people who see it.

Staterooms Norwegian Joy

Norwegian Joy has the all types of staterooms to offer passengers including inside, outside, balcony; multi-room suites with balconies and the multi-bedroom exclusive ship within a ship concept - "The Haven". All staterooms are well appointed, neat and clean with sufficient space for up to 2 weeks travel. In most staterooms, the beds can be configured as a queen or 2 twins. Each stateroom has a small sitting area, dressers, desk and under bed storage as well.

Accommodations include the company's signature luxury ship–within-a-ship complex: The Haven by Norwegian; along with Studios, designed and priced for solo travelers; and many options for families, multi-generational groups; spa enthusiasts and more.

The bathrooms are like those found on most other cruise ships - compact in size and have a sink storage, shower and toilet. There is usually shelves and/or a small cabinet for toiletries storage.

The differences between most staterooms is the square footage, location and the connection with the outside. Larger rooms are more expensive. Staterooms with aft or bow views demand a premium. Suites and the Haven - cost more than balconies, which cost more than outside staterooms, which cost more than inside staterooms. Solo cabins are also sold at a premium - but not as much as other cruise lines charge.
It is all up to your preference and budget.

2021 Cruise Itineraries For The Norwegian Joy.

  • Starting in the Spring of 2021, the Norwegian Joy will sail a variety of itineraries from the Big Apple to Bermuda and New England / Canada.
  • Norwegian Joy will sail from New York for 4-5-7 day cruises to Bermuda starting 4/13/2021 (through October, 2021). Many of these Bermuda cruises feature overnight stays in the island nation.
  • In September and October 2021, the Norwegian Joy will sail four 5-day cruises to New England and Canada stopping in Portland, Maine and Halifax, Nova Scotia

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Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Joy Profile, Statistics, Photos, Staterooms and More

Public Rooms Norwegian Joy Speedway Race Track
Norwegian Joy Speedway
Norwegian Joy AquaPark Norwegian Cruise Line
Aqua Park - Norwegian Joy
Main Atrium 678 Ocean Place Norwegian Joy Norwegian Cruise Line
678 Ocean Place Atrium - Norwegian Joy
Observation Lounge Norwegian Joy
Observation Lounge - Norwegian Joy
Norwegian Joy Mandara Spa
Mandara Spa - Norwegian Joy
Norwegian Joy Sugarcane Mojito Bar
Sugarcane Mojito Bar - Norwegian Joy
Norwegian Joy Teppanyaki Restaurant
Teppanyaki Restaurant - Norwegian Joy
Norwegian Joy Virtual Reality Experience
Virtual Reality Experience - Norwegian Joy

Norwegian Joy Basic Stats
Cruise Line: Norwegian Cruise Line
Ship Name: Norwegian Joy
Ship Class/Group: Breakaway Plus
Builders: Meyer Werft, Papenburg, Germany
Length: 1,094 Feet
Width: 136 Feet
Draft: 28.29 Feet
Speed: 22 Knots
Year Built: 2017
Refurbished: 2019
Year Entered Fleet: April 12, 2017
Country of Registry: Bahamas
Tonnage (GRT): 167,725
Pax (basis 2): 3,804
Max Pax (w/Uppers): 4,930
Passenger Decks: 20
Number of Crew: 1,821
Officers' Nationality: Norwegian
Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality: International

Total Staterooms: 1,925
Suites with balcony: 87
Suites, no balcony: 0
Ocean View with balcony: 1,284
Ocean View, no balcony: 111
Inside: 330
Inside Atrium View: 0

Go Cart Speedway
Laser Tag Course
Galaxy Pavilion Virtual Reality Space
Large Screen TV for Outdoor Movie Viewing
Card Room
Game Arcade
Comedy Club
Jazz Á Blues Club

27 Regular and Specialty Dining
Manhattan Dining Room
Le Bistro French Cuisine
Los Lobos - Mexican
Q - Texas BBQ
Ocean Blue
Coco's Food Republic
Los Lobos
American Diner
Onda by Scarpetta Restaurant
24 Hour Room Service

Spa / Wellness / Fitness
Fitness Center
Full Service Spa
Sauna/Steam Room
Beauty Salon
Outdoor Pool
Fitness Track
Miniature Golf
Aqua Park
Water Slides
Ropes Course w/ walking the plank

Public Rooms
21 Bars/Lounges
District Brew House
Wine House
Cigar Lounge
Whiskey Bar
Vive Beach Club
Internet Center

Children / Teens
Organized Age-Specific Activities
Outdoor Children's Play Area
Dedicated Teen Center
Teen Programs
Children's Pool
Youth Staff
Babysitting Available

Other Facilities / Services
Duty-Free Shops/Boutiques
Self-Service Laundromat
Concierge Desk
Infirmary/Medical Center
Safe Deposit Boxes

Norwegian Joy Sample Staterooms

Norwegian Joy Inside Stateroom
Inside Stateroom - Norwegian Joy
Norwegian Joy's Balcony Staterooms
Balcony Stateroom - Norwegian Joy
Norwegian Joy Outside Stateroom
Outside Stateroom - Norwegian Joy
Norwegian Joy Haven Suite
Haven Suite - Norwegian Joy

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