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Mexican Riviera Norwegian Joy Mexican Riviera Cruise Reviews

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First Time in Haven, not sure we can go back to anything else.
"Food First lunch we ate in American Diner, as we knew we wouldn’t pay for this location during the cruise and we would visit the Haven Restaurant a lot.This is our first time in the Haven but our 3rd cruise on NCL and our 2nd on the Joy...."Read More
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HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE

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Alexiareddish
2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

Everything was closed when aboard the ship. The app didn’t work on board, nor did any of the touch screens aboard the ship. 2 of our excursions cancelled the night before and the two we actually did weren’t as advertised and way overpriced. The show “Elements,” their signature show, was AWFUL! The dancers couldn’t dance at all and the singers were off pitch. The dances were disturbing and ...
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Sail Date: December 2022


Cruised in a new years cruise on Norwegian Joy never again

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swilson46
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

So our cruise in the Haven started by being left out in the rain in a cold tent with zero drinks for an hour as the berth had changed. Outhouses were outside for your use and dirty. Then once onboard we had a better time until we went to bet in the casino and found all tables had been jacked up to 25.00 minimum because of the Holiday cruise. If you wanted a 10.00 table you had to be willing to ...
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Sail Date: December 2022

Cabin Type: The Haven Courtyard Penthouse with Balcony

Traveled with children


Wonderful time in paradise!

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wally4ever
2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

The specialty dining restaurants were uniformly amazing! On day 1, the Q Tex-Mex place provided some of the best barbecue I've ever had. The portion sizes were appropriate for a big but manageable meal. I felt like I got a good taste of all the sides without going overboard. Le Bistro was beautiful and the Lobster Thermador was to die for! La Cucina was excellent, and there was so much food! ...
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Sail Date: December 2022

Cabin Type: Mid-ship Balcony Stateroom


Not worth the money

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Avidcruiser5011
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

Wanted to go away for Christmas with the family and escape the cold in Canada. Got a large balcony penthouse in the haven courtyard. The room was alright nothing fancy for the price you pay. Pool is so small in the haven. The restaurant has the same menu every day never changes and the food is awful tried different restaurants different food same everywhere Luke warm mass produced long lines at ...
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Sail Date: December 2022

Cabin Type: The Haven Aft-facing Family Suite with Large Balcony

Traveled with children


Nice ship, but lines and waits for everything

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fll cruiser
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Spirit Airlines of the seas -- you get there, but the experience isn't always pleasant and you feel like cargo. Ridiculous embarkation process -- 3.5 hours in lines -- felt like Disney. Tender day was worse -- 2.5 hours to leave ship -- 2.5 hours in line in port to reboard tender. Why bother? Most dinners were terribly delayed and took over 3 hours on 3 occasions. Huge lines to try and speak ...
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Sail Date: December 2022


NORWEGIAN JOY: EXTENSIVE REVIEW

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RT10
10+ Cruises • Age 20s

I am 19 and have had the privilege of sailing on 12 cruises across 4 different cruise lines in the past 10 years. I have never been compelled to write a review until I sailed on Norwegian for the first time onboard the Norwegian Joy last week because I want potential Norwegian customers to be aware of their other choices and scam-like onboard experience. I have sailed with Celebrity, Princess, ...
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Sail Date: December 2022


First Time in Haven, not sure we can go back to anything else.

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scooter6139
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

This is a review of our December 18th -23rd Mexico Cruise on the Joy. This is our first time in the Haven but our 3rd cruise on NCL and our 2nd on the Joy. On our other 2 cruises, our cabins were both Club Balcony Suites, which we liked and found the bathrooms to be some of the nicest we’ve seen on a cruise ship that wasn’t a full suite. We were traveling with some friends, but they were not in ...
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Sail Date: December 2022

Cabin Type: The Haven Aft-facing Family Suite with Large Balcony


We were in a safe bubble

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travelbug10
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

20 of us from the Houston area sailed on March 8th - our spring break. While we considered cancelling, we made the decision to go forward not knowing that this would be the last sailing for the Joy for a while. It was absolutely amazing how the ship was sanitized. Everyday a new process was implemented. throw pillows were removed from cabins and common area, tables were not set until people sat ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom

Traveled with children

Traveled with disabled person


Overall I'm impressed with the ship, and amazed by the crew.

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Toastboy
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

We chose this cruise because it is convenient for us in Arizona to go to the Mexican Riviera. We have been to all of these ports multiple times, so the trip was more about the experience, and getting away than targeting a specific location. It was our first time on one of the LARGE ships, and I was afraid that it would feel crowded. I did not find this to be the case. After a few days, I ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Concierge Villa Suite with Balcony


Above and beyond!

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calaforte
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

My BF and I just got back from our first Norwegian Cruise which was also the last that sailed before Corona Virus stopped cruise lines from continuing their cruises. I just have to say that Norwegian stepped up to the plate to make sure all the passengers on board were always safe from infection. There were extra precautions put in place with sanitation throughout the Joy and instructions for ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Mid-ship Balcony Stateroom


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