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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Staterooms 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 Entertainment Casino Disco/Nightclub Go Cart Speedway Laser Tag Course Galaxy Pavilion Virtual Reality Space Large Screen TV for Outdoor Movie Viewing Movies 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 Teppanyaki 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 Yoga Palates Gym 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 Library 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 Elevators Duty-Free Shops/Boutiques Self-Service Laundromat Concierge Desk Infirmary/Medical Center Safe Deposit Boxes
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