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Norwegian Joy Balcony Cabin Cruise Reviews

4.0 / 5.0
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331 reviews
8146 club balcony
View from our balcony in the morning sun.
The free shuttle to St. George operate by NCL.
The best entertainment on board, in my humble opinion. The Beatle Story, one of the best Beatles Tribute band around and we have seen Let It Be and Rain on Broadway.
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"The crew went above and beyond in their service, making sure our needs were met: checking on us regularly to see if we needed water, or other beverages; refreshing water decanters without us even having to ask for it; offering fresh fruit multiple times throughout the day, and throughout the sailing.But a few things need process improvement, and one thing in particular was so egregious, that I don't know that I will be sailing with NCL ever again...."Read More
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First cruise since the Pandemic started

Review for Norwegian Joy to Bermuda

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photochan
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We were booked on one of the first cruise from NYC that was canceled when th Pandemic started in March 2019. After 3 other canceled cruises, this is our first cruise in a long time. We have Sapphire status on NCL but have seen a decline in the perks. Over all a very enjoyable cruise as it was only 65% full resulting in lots of open space and virtually no line up for dining. The best surprise was ...
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Sail Date: June 2022

Cabin Type: Mid-ship Balcony Stateroom


wonderful cruise experience

Review for Norwegian Joy to Bermuda

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Chelle650
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

This is our 4th cruise since December 2021 and we have been on at least 15 cruises in the past 5 years. We usually cruise at least 10 + days. This was only a 7 day to Bermuda. We had a wonderful time. The food, the cabin, the entertainment, the people that made it happen were wonderful. The bartenders knew how to make a good drink. Even the passengers were nice and respectful of others. We found ...
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Sail Date: May 2022

Cabin Type: Mid-ship Balcony Stateroom


"Just One" is how they wanted to be rated

Review for Norwegian Joy to Bermuda

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Mademypoint
10+ Cruises • Age 2020s

I'm not going to write a long winded review about how many times I had to hear "Just one" every time I went to get a table, but I will point out exactly how you get treated because you didn't travel with family or friends. I will provide details about the entire dining experience. I'll also pay accolades to the great people I dealt with. The best service for the most part was at the buffet ...
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Sail Date: May 2022

Cabin Type: Mid-ship Balcony Stateroom


Joy again !

Review for Norwegian Joy to Bermuda

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mcduffy1
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We are frequent cruisers & were happy to be back on the NCL Joy again - last time was a 16 night Panama Canal cruise in 2019. She is still a beautiful ship - so many areas to relax in. Then there was the embarkation…….oh boy not good. We had arranged transfers through NCL from LaGuardia airport- the checkin time I had selected was 10:30 am - we were supposed to be picked up at LGA at 9:00 am - I ...
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Sail Date: May 2022

Cabin Type: Mid-ship Balcony Stateroom


Poor service, nickel and dime fees

Review for Norwegian Joy to Bermuda

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cruzinhansens
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Service was poor in Effy jewelry area. Personal we’re rude at times and if you weren’t buying something didn’t want to answer questions. Casino charges fees to access your cabin charges. Suggest you take cash only to casino. Machines were super tight as well as tables. Ocean Blue and La Cucina had the best food by far. The local dining area was also great and personal were friendly and helpful. ...
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Sail Date: May 2022

Cabin Type: Mid-ship Balcony Stateroom


Informal cruising!

Review for Norwegian Joy to Bermuda

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mia100max
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

If you enjoy cruising but hate the formality, this is the cruise for you! Whilst having all of the usual cruising benefits of great food, good nightlife, plenty of bars and speciality restaurants, you can keep it casual. There is only one formal night and even then it's optional if you dress up or down. There is one night called 'The Glow Party' were everyone dresses in white (glowsticks ...
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Sail Date: May 2022

Cabin Type: Mid-ship Balcony Stateroom


Main entertainment canceled

Review for Norwegian Joy to Bermuda

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talral
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this 5 day to Bermuda for convenience out of NYC. Positive comments: The Joy is a nice ship with a beautiful Observation Lounge on Deck 15 which has a lovely decor with quality leather chairs and chaise lounges. There was a bar and Starbucks along with a mini buffet for breakfast and afternoon snacks. Overall food and service in dining areas was good. Negative comments: ...
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Sail Date: April 2022

Cabin Type: Mid-ship Balcony Stateroom


The good, the bad, and the ugly

Review for Norwegian Joy to Caribbean - Western

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CruiserFrom918
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

Here's the feedback I gave NCL about our most recent cruise: To say that I was disappointed at somethings that happened on this sailing would be an understatement. When my husband and I decided that we would go on a cruise for our honeymoon, we decided on NCL because of my previous experience on the Getaway. I had extolled the benefits of everything that my friends and I experienced on that ...
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Sail Date: April 2022

Cabin Type: Mid-ship Balcony Stateroom

Traveled with disabled person


Amazing Easter Break on the Joy

Review for Norwegian Joy to Caribbean - Western

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3buoysandagull
6-10 Cruises • Age 40s

This was our 4th cruise with NCL, first bringing our 2 teenage sons (17 & 14). We were very impressed with the food- the boys LOVED the Garden Cafe with the buffet and variety. We dined at Teppanyaki and La Cucina. Enjoyed both. We were even more impressed with Taste and Savor, the other complementary dining available- we enjoyed dinner 3 nights there. The entertainment was very good- we saw ...
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Sail Date: April 2022

Cabin Type: Mid-ship Balcony Stateroom


Norwegian’s Comedy of Errors

Review for Norwegian Joy to Caribbean - Western

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SalientLiving
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

Unbelievable! The Bottom Line Up Front (BLUF) is don’t count on Norwegian to fix their mistakes! This cruise was planned with my niece. She lives in Charleston, SOUTH CAROLINA. It was her first cruise and she was so excited! She could barely contain herself in preparation and left very early in the morning to the airport to ensure it started off with her on the airplane. Only this is where it all ...
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Sail Date: March 2022

Cabin Type: Mid-ship Balcony Stateroom


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