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Norwegian Joy Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Review for Norwegian Joy to the Mexican Riviera
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2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

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Sail Date: Mar 2020

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 rooms. Fine dining was not fine dining and was insulting, especially for someone who has worked in fine dining. French fries and curly fries as sides?? Seriously??? We think they knew the ship wasn’t going back out due to the Coronavirus because there was a lot of repeat meals. They put all their efforts into the restaurants you have to pay for which was also insulting. This cruise is very expensive and to force folks to pay even more for food that is edible is shameful. No fun late night buffets. No fruit displays or ice sculptures.

Very very very little live music.

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