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Norwegian Joy Review

4.0 / 5.0
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328 reviews

Lots of Bling, but didn't always hit our spots

Review for Norwegian Joy to Asia
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6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Dec 2017

We wanted the all-immersive Chinese atmosphere this cruise ship offered. We also wanted to visit its home port, Shanghai, and the 3 Japanese ports. The ship is new, and we also wanted the 'new ship' experience. Exploring Shanghai was great, a never-ending excursion of its own. Embarkation was a little slow, but then there were thousands boarding. Took about 1,5 hours.

We had a great balcony cabin aft, wonderful views. No problems in the cabin. We were overwhelmed by an engaged crew (we spent our anniversary at sea and they really spoiled us). And to our surprise, complimentary breakfast in the cabin was offered daily.

Some things we missed: No laundry promotion as on other Norwegian ships (one bag laundered for a price). Inexplicably, the fitness room was tiny, and it was crammed with users most of the day. And although we heard there had been Tai Chi classes on previous cruises, there were none on ours.

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City center is a bit far from harbour but very easy to navigate (memorials and museum). We had great lunch, enjoyed walking with every day Japanese on the streets. Much friendly help was offered everywhere (taxi drivers, waitresses, other guests in restaurant, etc.).

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