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The Norwegian Joy started sailing in 2017 . Former names: none. The Norwegian Joy is registered in Nassau, Bahamas. The Norwegian Joy has 1926 cabins. 75 percent of the staterooms on board have balconies.

You can expect between 3852 to 4622 passengers on a typical sailing. This means that at the higher number (usually peak and holiday sailings) Norwegian Joy has a space ratio of 35.6 . (A space ratio less than 33 means that you may find the ship crowded in areas. A space ratio greater than 39 means that there should be plenty of space for each passenger.) When this ship isn't sailing at capacity the space ratio can be as good as 42.7.

The Norwegian Joy has 1731 crew members on board. There are 3 passengers for every crew member on board. There are no self serve laundromats on this cruise ship.

The ship last major refurbishment was in Apr 2019 .

There are 20 decks on this ship. The highest deck number is 20. The number of decks with passenger cabins is 11.

The following ships share the same class as this ship. This means the basic design and layout of the ship is the same. For the most part the cabins will be identical among these ships, but may be decorated differently.
2015 - Norwegian Escape
2017 - Norwegian Joy
2018 - Norwegian Bliss
2019 - Norwegian Encore

There are 38 special needs cabins on this ship. These cabins have been modified for accessibility purposes.

Maiden voyage was Mar 4, 2017

Features for Norwegian Joy include:
  • A two-level competitive racetrack on the top deck, the first at sea. Ten passengers will be able to race each other in electric carts over a course (approximately five-to-six minutes) and have photos taken at the end.
  • An open-air laser tag course, also on the top deck. The racetrack and laser tag course will occupy the same area that the ropes course does on Escape, Breakaway and Getaway.
    Norwegian's signature ship-within-a-ship concept, The Haven, on Decks 17, 18 and 19. Similar to other ships, the Haven will have butler service, a dedicated concierge, priority access to specialty dining and entertainment, a private restaurant and an enclosed courtyard. There are slightly fewer suites in Joy's Haven, 74 as opposed to 95 on Escape. On Joy, the Haven will also include a brand-new Observation Deck with the same view that ship officers experience from the bridge, as well as gourmet canapes and premium beverages.
  • A new accommodations category called Concierge Level. Although this category is not as luxurious as the Haven, passengers in this category will have larger balcony cabins, as well as a new interior suite class with two bedrooms and a simulated balcony; access to a concierge, and an exclusive Concierge Lounge with a private bar and refreshments. The Concierge Level will be located on Decks 14 and 15, and have the same forward views as the Haven.
  • A new area for games and virtual reality simulators on Deck 16 called the Galaxy Pavilion. This technology-heavy space will include hover craft bumper cars, a state-of-the-art racing simulator, three interactive dark ride simulators (where you appear to be riding roller coaster rides in the dark), Star Wars battle pods video game, six Xbox console stations and Oculus, a virtual reality game. The ship will also have karaoke rooms.
  • Two multi-story waterslides. The Double Aqua Loop free fall slide has two loops, one that extends over the side of the ship and one that is see-through. The Aqua Racer slide allows passengers to race side-by-side on inner tubes for more than 360 feet.
  • An open-air Serenity Park on the top deck, with greenery, a soothing pool and chaise lounges. Norwegian bills the park as the perfect spot to practice tai chi or yoga.
  • An upscale shopping venue, the largest in Norwegian's fleet. The line says the store will feature high-end international brands, a move that's sure to appeal to brand-conscious cruisers.
  • More family-friendly suites and rooms with connecting doors than on previous Norwegian ships, to appeal to the Chinese tendency to travel with multiple generations. Unlike other Norwegian Cruise Line ships built recently, Norwegian Joy will not have single cabins.
  • Twenty-nine restaurants, including a Korean barbecue and a Japanese shabu shabu establishment. There will also be a formal tea room.


  • In April of 2019 the ship moved to the American Market. As part of the this change, the Karaoke rooms became card and conference room. The Atrium cafe became Starbucks. The Tea Room became The Local. Grand Tea Room became District Brew House. Le Cave became The Cellars. Sugarcane Mojito Bar was added. Neptunes Seafood became Los Lobos. Observation Lounge added to deck 15. Fitness center relocated from deck 16 to deck 17 and replaced Noodle Bar.

    External Website - www.ncl.com

    Smoking Policy     smoking
    • Smoking cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, cigars, and pipes is strictly prohibited in all staterooms and on balconies, in or near venues serving food, the jogging track, outdoor sporting venues, The Haven outdoor areas, and children's pool areas
    • Smoking cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, cigars, and pipes is permitted only in designated indoor and outdoor public spaces to include designated smoking lounges and cigar bars, and in the casino for players only.
    • On ships with "The Waterfront", smoking is permitted on the starboard side excluding any food service areas.
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    Activities
    • 3 Outdoor Pools swimming
    • 8 Whirlpools (hot tubs)
    • No Rock Climbing Wall
    • No Flow Rider
    • No Ice Rink
    • Bowling
    • No Zipline
    • Waterslide
    • Water Park
    • No Ropes Course
    • Mini Golf golf
    • No Golf Simulator
    • No Sports Court
    • No Boxing Ring
    • Jogging Track
    Features
    • WIFI Ship Wide casino
    • Casino casino
    • Cigar Lounge
    • No Chapel
    • Video Arcade
    • No Cinema
    • Show Lounge
    • Hair Salon
    • Spa
    • Fitness Center
    • Library library
    • No Bridge Viewing Area
    • Outdoor Movie Screen
    • Teen Lounge
    • Passenger Promenade Deck
    • No Upper Deck Sea Viewing Lounge
    • Adult Only Outside Lounge Area
    • Private pool for suite guests.



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