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Norwegian Joy Review

4.0 / 5.0
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282 reviews

Great Panama Canal trip

Review for Norwegian Joy to the Panama Canal & Central America
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6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Feb 2020
Cabin: Balcony - Connecting Stateroom
Dinner at The Local

Panama Canal on our bucket list, awarded thru Casino for interior room so good opportunity to do this with small discount. I was hesitant going with another NCL bigger ship since our Thanksgiving Cruise on the get a way wasn’t that good. This ship however was a pleasant experience; the staff across the entire ship were welcoming, always greeting guests. I enjoyed the layout on this ship so much more than their getaway from Casino, decor, & staff. They were taking all precautions with the Noro & recent corona virus’s constantly cleaning, & really insuring folks we’re washing hands. The food in buffet was often better than their main dining rooms where service was still sometimes an issue. They had excellent shows on this ship from the footloose musical, Russian aerialists & especially the Beatles production. The local restaurant which is included served great food 24/7. Highly recommend the chicken pot pie! The water slide was fun. I really enjoyed the laid back vibe on this trip, anytime dining with no worry of dressing up too much. I had no complaints or bad experiences on this 12 day cruise & would Cruise again on Joy. Our bartenders on the aft end H2O bar Cristian, Juancho & Mike were awesome!

Cabin Review

Balcony - Connecting Stateroom

The cabin was roomy with lots of shelves & hangers to accommodate all clothes for 12 days.

Port Reviews


Walked town & to floating bridge on our own as this was our 3rd time here.


Toured town on our own & shopped

Santa Marta

NCL skipped this port some saying it was too dangerous as there was something political going on but I had no idea they don’t really announce it publicly you receive a notice

Colon (Cristobal)

Otho g to see unless you do excursions seemed really dirty to me

Puerto Limon

Walked thru the park saw some slithers in trees.

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