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I chose NCL Joy for all the perks. The ship is beautiful. Excellent service. Housekeeping service is excellent. Overall the ship was kept very clean. My balcony cabin 14888 was average size for cabin, It did have plenty of storage space. Food was good. We ate in Manhattan which food was very good but very busy. The buffet at the Garden Café was ok. It is a buffet. Don't expect to get crab legs or lobster on seafood night. Taste food was good and my husband had breakfast at Savor and was very disappointed so we didn't go back for dinner. The local on the 7th floor was a good place to hang out. You can watch a lot of the activities that were happening in the atrium. If you are a bingo player it was very expensive and disappointing because they only play 3 games. Long lines getting on and off the ship. Lines went fast but they were very long. Recommendation, don't try to eat when you first come back from excursion. It was a madhouse. Entertainment was excellent. Loved both the Elements and Footloose. Also remember Alaska rains a lot so the activities on deck gets cancelled. The waterslide and go carts limited hours due to the weather. Port Valet was definite way to go. They took care of everything including your luggage tags, checking you in and printing your boarding pass. I am ready to go back. Loved Alaska

Beautiful Alaska

Norwegian Joy Cruise Review by Loraine49

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: June 2019
  • Destination: Alaska
  • Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony
I chose NCL Joy for all the perks. The ship is beautiful. Excellent service. Housekeeping service is excellent. Overall the ship was kept very clean. My balcony cabin 14888 was average size for cabin, It did have plenty of storage space. Food was good. We ate in Manhattan which food was very good but very busy. The buffet at the Garden Café was ok. It is a buffet. Don't expect to get crab legs or lobster on seafood night. Taste food was good and my husband had breakfast at Savor and was very disappointed so we didn't go back for dinner. The local on the 7th floor was a good place to hang out. You can watch a lot of the activities that were happening in the atrium. If you are a bingo player it was very expensive and disappointing because they only play 3 games. Long lines getting on and off the ship. Lines went fast but they were very long. Recommendation, don't try to eat when you first come back from excursion. It was a madhouse. Entertainment was excellent. Loved both the Elements and Footloose. Also remember Alaska rains a lot so the activities on deck gets cancelled. The waterslide and go carts limited hours due to the weather. Port Valet was definite way to go. They took care of everything including your luggage tags, checking you in and printing your boarding pass. I am ready to go back. Loved Alaska
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Cabin Review

Mid-Ship Balcony
Cabin BA 14888
Nice cabin, average size for cabin.
Deck 15 Inside Cabins, Balcony Cabins, Suite Cabins

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