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Norwegian Joy Review

4.0 / 5.0
Editor Rating
282 reviews

Great trip

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

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Sail Date: Feb 2020
Cabin: Mid-ship Balcony Stateroom

Overall a wonderful trip. The ship is magnificent. Boarded in Miami and was so glad to have just moved up to platinum as my line to get on was 10 minutes long, the others were in the hundreds and took 3 hours to get on. There must be a better process not a good way to start.

The ship is beautiful, the staff is excellent and the food is best I’ve had on a cruise except the buffet. It was constantly cold and all tasted the same. The room was great, spotless at all times with a very personable nice steward. Room 9878 sits on top of a bar on the waterfront and had extremely loud music until 10:30 every night but then was quiet. Just don’t plan on a quiet night in.

One big issue was Re boarding the ship in Cartegena. There were 3 long lines and a short Haven line which is fine, they pay plenty for that service but then 2 buses arrived and those 100 people were allowed to create their own line and cut in causing the rest of us an additional hour in the 100 heat to snake our way up. This is the fault of ncl not organizing and moving lines. There sure were plenty of staff handing out washcloths that could hVe controlled traffic, just frustrating when hot and exhausted.

Cabin Review

Mid-ship Balcony Stateroom

Clean and nice lots of storage, noise from bar below

Port Reviews


Excellent tour. Group of three easy to get to cathedral, cliff divers, etc. cheap

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