Norwegian Cruise Line, Norwegian Joy

Norwegian Joy is the second of the highly successful Breakaway Plus class of ship. She launched in March 2017 and was fitted out to suit the Chinese market following the launch of her sister ship - Norwegian Escape in 2015.

During Spring of 2019 Norwegian Joy will undergo an extensive refit to match the facilties of her new sister ship Norwegian Bliss which launched in 2018. Key features will include an observation lounge at the front of the ship, laser tag adventure course, a race track at sea and an enlarged pool area. She will then join Norwegian Bliss throughout the summer 2019 Alaskan season as second ship to offer the much sought after Alaskan cruise itineraries from Seattle. She will  then go on to offer a series of Mexican Riviera cruises  and Panama Canal cruises throughout Winter 2019/ 20.

The ship’s exciting new features will join Norwegian Cruise Line’s signature elements of freedom including a myriad of mouth-watering dining options and a vibrant onboard atmosphere fuelled . At approximately 167,800 gross tons and accommodating 4,000 guests, Norwegian Joy will boast excitement around every corner and delight guests with thrills, with activities spanning the entirety of the ship’s top deck.

Race Track At Sea:  Put the pedal to the metal for the first time aboard a North American-based cruise ship with a two level electric-car race track. The competitive track, the longest at sea at nearly 1,000 feet, will rev up the hearts of all who race around her many twists and turns reaching up to 30 miles per hour -- with a special “turbo boost” available on each lap. The electric cars run silent so as to not disturb those seeking to enjoy the serene environment. But guests will have the full racing experience while they channel their inner Andretti, as the sounds of a race car engine are piped in through speakers located in the car’s headrest.

Laser Tag Course: Perhaps test your agility at the open-air laser tag course. Themed as an abandoned space station, the course comes to life both day and night as guests go into stealth-mode and compete against family and friends with state-of-the art laser guns.

Pool Areas: After working up a sweat, guests aboard Norwegian Joy can cool down at the ship’s expansive pool and sundeck featuring two spacious pools and six infinity hot tubs that scale the side of the ship.

 The ship’s Aqua Park also includes two multi-story waterslides. Not for the faint of heart, the high-speed Ocean Loops free fall slide includes two exhilarating loops, one that extends out over the side of the ship and a second see-through loop that stretches down to the deck below, sure to offer a wet and wild ride. The tandem Aqua Racer slide allows guests to race side-by-side on inner tubes for more than 360 feet, with a translucent section that provides stunning ocean views as guests twist and turn to the finish line.

Dining: With 28 dining choices and 21 bars on-board foodies and cocktail connoisseurs will be able to dine, sip and savour to their heart’s delight with the breadth of dining and bars. New on board will be Texas Smokehouse, Q, where guests will be able to tap their boots to the beat of live contemporary pop country music as they indulge in authentic Texas barbeque.Travel south-of-the-border with Los Lobos, a new restaurant serving elevated Mexican cuisine. In a new complimentary dining concept, The Local will offer guests pub fare in a relaxed neighbourhood atmosphere 24 hours a day.

Signature favourites include Cagney’s Steakhouse, the American-style steakhouse, French cuisine at Le Bistro; the tastes of Tuscany at La Cucina; the finest fresh seafood at Ocean Blue. Try  global fusion cuisine at Food Republic and Cheeseburgers in Paradise® at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville® at Sea. Teppanyaki, the brand’s family-favourite Japanese hibachi steakhouse will also be onboard at cover charge pricing.

Mandara Spa: After glacier trekking in Alaska or discovering hidden caves and sea pools at the Baths of Virgin Gorda in the Caribbean -  revive, refresh and recharge at the ship’s Mandara Spa.

Located on deck 16 aft, the Mandara Spa will offer the ultimate pampering experience with 24 treatment rooms, a full-service salon and barber shop, fitness centre and thermal suite. The ship’s expansive thermal suite is the best at sea. Soothe aching joints in the vitality pool and heated whirlpool; rinse off and clear mind and spirit in special experience showers. Reduce inflammation and improve respiratory functions in the salt room; cleanse the body in the steam room or sauna; you can even cool down in the snow room. Or catch up on their latest reading on one of the 17 heated stone loungers.

Vibe Beach Club & Spice H2O: In addition to the luxurious spa, adults will be able to unwind in two private lounge spaces while cruising aboard Norwegian Bliss at Vibe Beach Club and Spice H2O. Norwegian’s vibrant nightlife scene will be taken to the next level aboard Norwegian Joy with live entertainment & electrifying deck parties at Spice H2O.

678 Ocean Place:  Following her sister ships Norwegian Joy featues this three-deck central hub where the pulse of the ship’s action takes place with restaurants, shops, entertainment and guest services all conveniently located in one area. The Waterfront, which debuted on Norwegian Breakaway in 2013; is the outdoor promenade with al fresco dining, bars and lounge spaces and offer spectacular views of Alaska’s breathtaking scenery and wildlife or the Caribbean’s stunning turquoise waters.

Norwegian Joy will also feature an incredible line up of entertainment offerings - yet to be announced. Haven guests will have exclusive access to the Horizon Lounge , perfect for whale watching in Alaska or taking in sunsets in the Caribbean, and more. 


At a glance
  • Occupancy : 3883
  • Tonnage : 167,725
  • Length : 1094ft
  • Speed : 24 Knots
  • Rating : 4
  • Total Crew : 1821
  • Cabins

    Inside

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    These staterooms include two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed.

    Oceanview

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    Located mostly mid-ship, these staterooms feature a large picture window and two single beds that convert to a queen-size bed.

    Balcony

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    Enjoy easy access to all the delicious dining and exciting activities on board from your stateroom that includes two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed and additional bedding for up to 2 guests.

    Mini Suite

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    Located mid-ship with easy access to everything, these Mini-Suites feature two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed, sofa bed, some feature additional bedding for 1, and a private balcony.

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