4 Ways the Norwegian Joy Will Make You Smile in 2017

Norwegian Joy
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The cruise ‘gods’ will be spreading happiness in Asia in 2017 – and much of the travel bliss may be coming from Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Joy.

This ship is set to launch in summer 2017, and is one of the three ‘Breakaway’ class ships from the prominent cruise line. It’s been the talk of the town in cruise circles for its promise of upscale and innovative facilities, and excitement for what it has to offer mounts as its launching date draws near.

But really, what is it about the Norwegian Joy that’s bound to make you smile next summer?

Norwegian Joy’s homeport is going to be in Shanghai and Tianjin (Beijing)

Shanghai is a bustling, modern city that’s also culturally rich. It gives you Western comforts with an Oriental flavor – and it’s a truly unique experience. From a throbbing nightlife to traditional Chinese art, you’re sure to find them in the city of Shanghai.

Beijing is a vibrant city where sprawling malls meet ancient homes and temples. The country’s capital is bound to give you an experience of a lifetime as well. Visit historical sites like the Great Wall and Tiananmen Square, go shopping at Panjiayuan Antiques Market and Yashow, or simply chill and relax at the Beijing Botanical Garden.

The Norwegian Joy calls these two cities ‘home’, and making it a must on your travel plans is bound to give you a truly unforgettable vacation.

Norwegian Joy will welcome you with spacious balcony rooms

This ship is purposely built for its Chinese market, but it’s sure to attract locals and tourists alike. And there’s absolutely room for everybody on this huge cruise ship –

It can comfortably accommodate up to 4400 passengers!

With 2206 staterooms, more than a thousand of which are balcony rooms measuring 170 square feet, you’re sure to find a luxurious haven to call home for the duration of the cruise. Feel like splurging on accommodations? The Norwegian Joy offers the Haven Deluxe Owner’s Suites, an expansive 900 square feet. It comes with a balcony, a separate living room, a dining area, an oversized tub, and even a huge dressing area. It truly brings cruise luxury to another level!

Norwegian Joy

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Norwegian Joy will bring you unique experiences you just won’t find in any other cruise ship!

Now if you’re not the type who cocoons himself in the cabin for most of the cruise, then you’re sure to make a lot of fun memories on the Norwegian Joy. This extraordinary ship has a two-level competitive race track – something only the Joy offers! If you’re a fan of simulator rides and virtual reality games, you’re sure to have a grand time at the Galaxy Pavilion. There’s an open-air laser tag

There’s never a shortage of things to do onboard this cruise ship – it has a rock climbing wall, jogging track, an aqua park, a library, a casino, bars, nightclubs, and so much more!

No matter the age group, you’re sure to find something to bring you joy on the Norwegian. There is a lounge for teens and kids, both endowed with facilities appropriate for their needs and wants. There are cafes for those who just want to have a relaxing drink or quiet conversations.

Shopping is never too far way too, with international, luxury brands setting up shop onboard.

Norwegian Joy is going to have around 29 restaurants onboard.

If there’s one thing you can absolutely expect on the Norwegian Joy, that’s going to be culinary indulgence. This ship is projected to have about 29 world-class restaurants – 11 of which will be complimentary dining venues for its guests/passengers.

Norwegian’s famous Savor Restaurant and Taste Restaurant will be onboard, and will feature enhanced menus. There will be a Korean restaurant, a restaurant that offers Western-style classics, a Cuban/Latin restaurant, the Garden Cafe (complimentary buffet with different stations), Shanghai’s noodle bar, and so much more. All of which you can enjoy as part of your cruise fare.

Specialty restaurants include Le Bistro (a French dinner-only restaurant), the Moderno Churrascaria (Brazilian steakhouse with outdoor dining), and Teppanyaki (Japanese Hibachi specialty) among many others. These may come at an extra cost, but the gastronomic delights they bring are totally worth it!