Acendas Vacations

Bringing Joy From East to West

by Sara Jane Crane —

Featuring a mythical red phoenix and vivid ocean waves, Norwegian Joy’s striking and vibrant hull art will announce its appearance on the West Coast with aplomb.  Originally built to sail full time in Asian waters, Norwegian Cruise Line is now offering the Joy for year-round sailings to Alaska, the Mexican Riviera, the Pacific Coast, and the Panama Canal starting in April 2019.

norwegian joy and norwegian bliss

Before taking on the new itineraries, Norwegian Joy will undergo $50 million in upgrades. Sister ship to Norwegian Bliss and built in 2017, Norwegian Joy has a guest capacity of 3,802 passengers and offers several decks full of amazing shops, restaurants, and entertainment.

Norwegian Joy offers some of the coolest features at sea.

Hugging the stern, you will find an onboard two-level race track featuring hairpin turns, a pit lane, viewing platform, floodlights and a timing system to track your skill.

Norwegian Joy Go Carts

The Galaxy Pavilion Virtual Reality Pavilion will blow your mind with an entire interactive video wall where you can find yourself driving a Star Wars ship or hang-gliding down a waterfall.

Norwegian Joy Wonderwall

An outdoor promenade, The Waterfront, offers an enticing quarter-mile of restaurants and bars where you can meander and take in the ocean views. Ocean-side dine at La Cucina or just relax in the Humidor Cigar Lounge.

norwegian joy promenade

Unique to Norwegian Joy, Concierge Staterooms are a perfect fit for families.

Upscale amenities range from Concierge Family Inside cabins with two bedrooms and a virtual balcony to Concierge Penthouse and Villa Suites with actual balconies.  And, you’ll also have private Concierge access, making your planning onboard a breeze.

Norwegian Joy Concierge Lounge

Let’s not forget about the exclusive retreat called The Haven.  Besides suites and villas of up to 1,458 square feet, this serene, exclusive retreat offers even more pampering amenities, such as 24-hour certified butler service, private pool access, and an incredible two-story observation area, Horizon Lounge, along with a sundeck, a hot tub, and an upscale restaurant. As an added bonus, guests of The Haven are able to skip the queues and be personally escorted on and off Norwegian Joy at ports of call, embarkation, and debarkation.

Norwegian Haven

To “get in on the Joy” talk to an Acendas Travel Advisor today!