Norwegian Joy Review

First Haven experience

Review for the Panama Canal & Central America Cruise on Norwegian Joy
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2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Dec 2022
Cabin: The Haven Forward-facing Villa with Balcony

We had never been to Columbia, Panama, Guatemala or the Mexican Riviera and transiting the Panama Canal had been on our bucket list. It was the trip of a lifetime.

I had upgraded from an inside cabin to a Club Balcony and another upgrade to the Haven to surprise my wife. She was shocked!

There were a few disappointments starting with Embarkation. We arrived at our scheduled time to find a 3 hour line in total chaos outside. The first indication of anything to do with the Haven was at security check once we finally got into the building. From there it was only another 15 minutes until we checked in and got our key cards. At the top of the escalator we found a Haven reception area where we were introduced to a concierge who gave us a brief tour that included our checking in at our emergency collection point and the location of the Dinner on the way to our room in the Haven complex. The luggage was in front of our room, our escort helped bring it in and offered to unpack for us which we declined. From there on until Disembarkation everything in the Haven was outstanding

Cabin Review

The Haven Forward-facing Villa with Balcony

More than adequate for 2 adults. The king size bed was comfortable and firmer pillows were only a request away.

The tub was unnecessary and a big step to get into the shower. The location 18708 was perfect at the top level of cabins, adjacent to the Haven library down the corridor from the Haven restaurant.

Only slightly larger the the Club Balcony we upgraded from but in the Haven complex.

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