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Norwegian Cruise Line

Information about Norwegian Joy
Year Built
Space Ratio

General Information

The Norwegian Joy started sailing in 2017. Former names: none. The Norwegian Joy is registered in Nassau, Bahamas. The Norwegian Joy has 1926 cabins.

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.

Sister Ships

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.

20 Decks

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

75% Balconies

This is the percent of the staterooms on board have balconies.

Other Information

Maiden voyage was Mar 4, 2017. This is the second ship in the Breakaway-class.

Unlike other Norwegian Cruise Line ships built recently, Norwegian Joy does not have single cabins, but instead occupies the space with Interior Family Suites. (NOTE: In October 2023 Norwegian reclassified a number of cabins as single (solo) cabins. There are 1926 staterooms on board, with the largest being the Haven Deluxe Owners Suites.

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 café 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.

This is the first ship to feature a 2-level Ferrari racetrack, which has a capacity of 10 racers at a time. Passengers in the Concierge and Haven staterooms enjoy complimentary rides for the entire cruise. Other fun activities include an open-air laser tag course, a rock-climbing wall, sports complex, zip line, mini golf course, and an Aqua park with 2 multi-deck water slides and 2 racing water slides, plus a kids water fun zone.

This ship features an extended Haven area that has an outdoor terrace, private restaurant, courtyard area with retractable roof pool, whirlpools, spa treatment rooms, sauna, and private sundeck.

There are plenty of unique dining options on board including 3 main dining rooms and 8 other complimentary options that give a wide-range of cuisines. Specialty restaurants require an extra fee and include Cagneys Steakhouse, Le Bistro French Restaurant, Teppanaki Japanese, La Cucina Italian, and Moderno Churrascaria (brazilian steakhouse), and Ocean Blue (Seafood).

Nightly entertainment can be found at a large selection of theatres, lounges, and bars. The Joy Theater features 2 grand shows per night, and the Social Comedy and Nightclub offers live entertainment by comedians and DJs. The Sugarcane Mojito Bar offers live latin music and The Cavern Club Lounge offers dynamic performances with live percussions and high-energy music. The 678 Ocean Place spans 3-decks and has live entertainment nightly.

Children and teens will have plenty to do at their own age-appropriate clubs. There is also an indoor virtual-world complex, video games arcade, and game tables.

Adults can spend time at Spice H20 which is a relaxation area with 1 pool, 2 whirlpools, and bar and grill. Or for an extra fee they can enjoy time at the Vibe Beach Club which offers private cabanas, sundeck, bar, and whirlpools. The Spa is also a great space to relax in and they have a Thermal Suite, Salt Room, Beauty Salon, MediSpa, and Aerobics Studio.

During drydock Jan 6 to Feb 13, 2024 converted the port side of observation lounge to 24 new staterooms. Converted Galaxy Pavilion to a Thermal Suite. Removed Laser Tag and expanded Vibe into that area.

Norwegian Joy Ship Stats

Item Detail
Year Built 2017
Years Old 7
Tons 164,600
Speed 22.0 knots
Length 1,082 feet
Beam 136 feet
Total Cabins 1,926
Crew 1,731
Expected Passengers 3,785 to 4,622
Expected Space Ratio 36
Total decks 20
Decks with cabins 11

Norwegian Joy Features


  • 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 Sports Court
  • Jogging Track


  • Casino casino
  • Cigar Lounge
  • No Chapel
  • Video Arcade
  • Show Lounge
  • Hair Salon
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center
  • Library library
  • No Bridge Viewing Area
  • Outdoor Movie Screen
  • Teen Lounge
  • Passenger Promenade Deck
  • Sea Viewing Lounge on upper deck
  • Adult Only Outside Lounge Area
  • Private pool for suite guests.

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Smoking Policy

  • 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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