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Alaska Norwegian Joy Alaska Cruise Reviews

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Joy
Alaska
Departure Port

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Very Good

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Poor

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128 Alaska Norwegian Joy Alaska Cruise Reviews


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BirdTravels

13 Reviews Written

32 Helpful Votes

BirdTravels to Alaska on the Norwegian Joy

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BACKGROUND INFORMATION This was an Alaskan adventure on the newly refurbished Norwegian Joy. Alaska is one of our favorite locations to sail. The scenery and sea life can’t’ be matched. We sailed on ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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lovelovelovetocruise

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

NCL Joy to Alaska

We set sail on this ship after it was refurbished, and it was great. The room was really nice (balcony) and is perfect for two guests. Our cabin steward was very good and our room kept tidy at all times. Service ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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mcpomike

3 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

A wonderful Alaska cruise, just avoid the spa.

Embarkation - You'll see me saying time and time again, Haven is the way to go! The dedicated Haven security line and lounge to fill out forms was awesome! The parking garage being across the street from the ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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FunWhileYoung

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Beautiful ship but be prepared to pay extra - NOT a smoker friendly ship

We have been on many cruises and have sailed on just about every cruise line and found this ship to be very well planned with ample space so as not to feel crowded with a full ship. Be sure to head to the ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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trixiehaley123

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Beautiful Ship

First time cruising with Norwegian.. I would go again but I would not let them book my flights again. Getting off the airplane and to the ship was no problem for us. For our connecting flight in Atlanta we had to ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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am2292

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

The Glaciers were an amazing experience!

Alaska was a bucket list trip for my mother and father. Unfortunately, my mother passed away and my father is starting to lose mobility. So, this was a very important trip for my sister and I to take with my father, ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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FBurnley

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Incredible Alaskan Cruise in Haven

After booking a cruise with Norwegian Joy on her new itinerary to Alaska, I obsessively read the reviews on this site and others. Yes, the beginning reviews were not so great, but then got better, so I worried less. ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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J Gregorio

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Nickel & Dime

20 cruises over 25 years and it certainly isn’t getting better. Every other activity on the daily schedule was either pay for it or they’re trying to sell something. Food quality is way down activities are ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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saltygoat

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

A great vacation

This is my first cruise so I have nothing to compare it too but we had and amazing room, the ship was beautiful and there was a ton to do and see. Getting on the ship was painless, we were in a concierge suite ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Heynita63

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

More than a lifetime of memories

I'm so glad we went despite some of the negative reviews. I have not one complaint! Although every trip has a snag or two, I just don't sweat the small stuff. We loved our mini suite. Yes, it may be as big as other ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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eleanor_pier

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Overall, wonderful experience - minor complaints

Flew to Seattle the previous day and got a little bit of exploring done there, then embarked the next morning. Embarkation staff was incredibly friendly and the process went much more smoothly and quickly than I had ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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taxguy0001

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

The Joy of the Haven Aft Facing Balcony

We always wanted to go to Alaska and NCL's Seattle to Seattle schedule worked well for us. I was a little nervous about the Joy after reading some reviews but we decided to take a chance and book an Aft facing ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Pollyanna Dreamgirl

5 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Joy to Alaska

We have cruised to Alaska previously, but wanted to try out the new NCL Joy. As we live only an hour from Seattle, it is an easy drive to the pier. We arrived at the parking facility, walked across the street to ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Amy.bendekovits

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Best Vacay Yet!

I am an avid cruiser. I have been on about 20 cruise with varying cruise lines, so I have a lot of experience to pull from. We had an amazing time. The boat is stunning. All spaces are brand new, and really clean. ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Ct Dawn

2 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Best cruise ever on Joy in Alaska

My husband and I have cruised 2 times on Norwegian, 2 times on Princess and Celebrity and once on Carnival and Royal and this was far and away THE best cruise ever. We sailed from Seattle to the Inside Passage ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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ranstar

4 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Great Alaskan Cruise, Not perfect, but still great

This was our third NCL Cruise. Our first ever cruise to Alaska. I should change my CC handle to "CigarCruiser" because, I will always address cigar related issues to cruising. Cruise ship musts for us include ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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HikingAdventurer

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Fabulous first time cruise to Alaska

It was our first time on a cruise and decided to go to Alaska. My husband wasn't keen on taking a cruise and ended up pleasantly surprised that he wasn't bored or got cabin fever. We couldn't go into Endicott ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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katcruiser

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

OMG...what an awesome cruise!!!

Let me start by saying if I could give a higher rating for the Joy, i would! We are seasoned cruisers with 40+ cruises....Platinum on CCL and RCCL and sailed Princess and Celebrity, so this was our first NCL cruise ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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dkbeyer

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Great time, Clean ship and friendly staff.

We have never cruised in the past so we did not know what to expect or to compare. I don't know what everyone was complaining about. Nothing is perfect but the staff tried to do what ever they could to make it ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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92ufgator

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

A great multi-generational family trip!

We sailed in early August on the Joy out of Seattle. This was our 4th family trip on a cruise and second on NCL. We spent 2 days in Seattle prior to boarding the Joy. We had great weather and our hotel downtown ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Mike D.

14 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

Alaska with a good Observation Lounge

Picked the Joy because I hadn't been on her and knew that the Observation Lounge (from my experience on the Bliss) would be a great place to view the Glaciers. The weather on the cruise wasn't great--too foggy to ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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SiobhanDW

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Noise all night, Staff mediocre, rudest passengers, cheap wine to shut you up

I was not impressed with Norwegian. People dog out Carnival and act like it's the ghetto cruise line or something, but I saw nothing special about Norwegian either. Let me state here first, if you have ANY ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Darth Mom

3 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Pleasantly surprised and enJOYed the JOY!!!

Our family really didn't know what to expect for cruising Alaska, but overall NCL Joy and Alaska blew us away! The ship is huge, beautiful, and FUN! And Alaska's scenery is stunning and we were blessed with the ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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madvis33

2 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Fabulous Week of great food, great views, great everything!

I had wanted to do an Alaska cruise since my parents went (with NCL) 20 years ago. But I was getting very worried because of the rather large number of negative reviews. I don't know where the complaints have come ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Mr.Spock

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Crowded, fun things to do but you must compete

The ship is very crowded. The sense of constantly having to think strategically and complete with others became stressful after a few days. For instance they have a small library but unlike other cruise ships ...
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Sail Date August 2019


Norwegian Joy Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.53.9
Dining4.03.4
Entertainment4.03.6
Public Rooms4.53.7
Fitness Recreation3.53.4
Family3.53.4
Enrichment3.52.9
Service4.53.8
Value For Money3.53.1
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