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Norwegian Joy Cruise Reviews

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"So this was my first time cruising with Norwegian. I’ve cruised on another line before, but it was my wife and I’s 10 year anniversary, so we decided to stay in The Haven. We also brought our infant son and my..."Read More
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LukeIAmYourFather

2-5 Cruises

Age 30s

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Overall I'm impressed with the ship, and amazed by the crew.

Review for Norwegian Joy to Mexican Riviera

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Toastboy

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

We chose this cruise because it is convenient for us in Arizona to go to the Mexican Riviera. We have been to all of these ports multiple times, so the trip was more about the experience, and getting away than targeting a specific location. It was our first time on one of the LARGE ships, and I was afraid that it would feel crowded. I did not find this to be the case. After a few days, I ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Concierge Villa Suite with Balcony


We were in a safe bubble

Review for Norwegian Joy to Mexican Riviera

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travelbug10

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

20 of us from the Houston area sailed on March 8th - our spring break. While we considered cancelling, we made the decision to go forward not knowing that this would be the last sailing for the Joy for a while. It was absolutely amazing how the ship was sanitized. Everyday a new process was implemented. throw pillows were removed from cabins and common area, tables were not set until people sat ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom

Traveled with children

Traveled with disabled person


Above and beyond!

Review for Norwegian Joy to Mexican Riviera

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calaforte

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

My BF and I just got back from our first Norwegian Cruise which was also the last that sailed before Corona Virus stopped cruise lines from continuing their cruises. I just have to say that Norwegian stepped up to the plate to make sure all the passengers on board were always safe from infection. There were extra precautions put in place with sanitation throughout the Joy and instructions for ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Mid-ship Balcony Stateroom


Disappointed

Review for Norwegian Joy to Mexican Riviera

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Nopenope

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

This was our first and last Norwegian cruise. Not anywhere near as good as Royal Caribbean. Boat was blah-no fun art anywhere, not colorful, small theater with cup holders like a movie theater-no balcony, other entertainment area had folding chairs and no sloped seating. Felt like an auditorium in a school. Only 2 shows instead of one very night. Food was absolutely awful in the main dining ...
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Sail Date: March 2020


Such a Great Time for the Entire Family

Review for Norwegian Joy to Mexican Riviera

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topdogcbr

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

This was our first cruise and given the circumstances, it was awesome. We were worried about how this may turn out, but I wish we were still on the ship. So much to do every day! Crew was spectacular! Special hats off to Arsen from the Ukraine. Just the best! My wife even started her art collection on this cruise. We would definitely sail with Norwegian again. The kids enjoyed all the ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom

Traveled with children


Best 80th Birthday Bash !!!

Review for Norwegian Joy to Mexican Riviera

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salleeleslie

First Time Cruiser

Age 80s

I chose this cruise because I wanted to experience the Mexican Riviera and my first cruise. Norwegian offered an excellent package of incentives, good value for cost, very helpful personal consultant to help me put together a trip package that fit my needs. I just returned and am very , very happy. Our party was three, my two adult daughters and me . We chose a Mini Suite with balcony, mid ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Mid-ship Mini-Suite with Balcony


NCL Joy - Mexican riviera cruise Mar 2020

Review for Norwegian Joy to Mexican Riviera

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briancj

10+ Cruises

Age 40s

All and all it was an average cruise, wasn’t our best or worst one. Pros Observation deck was one of my favorite places on the ship. They had light snacks (cheese, meat, crackers, fruit) and games to play but what set it apart from other places On the ship were the views and it was quiet. Starbucks, gotta love 2 Starbuck locations on a ship Comedians were excellent and they didn’t make ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite - Connecting Stateroom


No joy on the Joy

Review for Norwegian Joy to Mexican Riviera

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jbpcalifornia

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

First cruise with the entire family, including 3 kids, ages 4 and 2. thought this would be a good starter since it was relatively close and we had been on the itinerary before with other cruise lines. Overall, it was a horrific experience with few bright spots: * transfer bus from lax took 2 hours due to staff slowness and multiple stops at lax. note: traffic was light and not an issue. ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom

Traveled with children


NCL Joy

Review for Norwegian Joy to Mexican Riviera

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mousy56

10+ Cruises

NCL Joy was a very nice ship. Food in specialty restaurants was wonderful. We tried Cagney’s, le bistro, Q smokehouse, Ocean Blue, and la cucina but main dining Manhattan room was just ok. Don’t eat all day before going to Q smokehouse it was a lot of food. My husband and I did not like the Local. Atmosphere was noisy and poor food. Also too many high top tables. We enjoy O’Sheehans much better. ...
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Sail Date: March 2020


Love the Freestyle

Review for Norwegian Joy to Mexican Riviera

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roch2

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

Many options for dining. The buffet was great because it had so many stations to accommodate the massive amount of people and plenty of sitting areas. Did not like having to make a reservation for the shows. We normally see all the shows when we cruise but having to keep up with making a reservation just took the fun out of it. Although, we did take advantage of the standby line for one show. ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Balcony - Connecting Stateroom


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