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Norwegian Joy

Capacity
3804
Crew
1821
Tonnage
167,725
Length
333.46 m
First voyage
2017
Decks
20

Norwegian Joy is a Breakaway Plus-class cruise ship operated by Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) and is the second of four Breakaway Plus-class vessels in the company's fleet. Built by Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany, she was delivered in April 2017.

Construction history

Planning

On 17 October 2012, NCL announced it was ordering its first... Read more

Norwegian Joy

Capacity (DO): 
3804
Crew: 
1821
Tonnage: 
167,725
Length: 
333.46 m
Beam: 
41.4 m
First voyage: 
2017
Decks: 
20

Norwegian Joy is a Breakaway Plus-class cruise ship operated by Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) and is the second of four Breakaway Plus-class vessels in the company's fleet. Built by Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany, she was delivered in April 2017.

Construction history

Planning

On 17 October 2012, NCL announced it was ordering its first Breakaway Plus-class ship from Meyer Werft, with an option for a second ship slated for delivery in spring 2017. Breakaway Plus-class ships would be designed larger than the fleet's Breakaway-class ships, with an increase of 17,000 GT to 163,000 GT, making room for a higher guest capacity and more features. On 16 July 2013, NCL announced that it was confirming the order for the second ship, reportedly at an estimated cost of approximately €700 million. Together with the first Breakaway Plus-class ship ordered nine months prior, the two-ship order would amount to a total cost of approximately €1.4 billion.

On 8 October 2013, NCL announced the name of its second Breakaway Plus-class ship as Norwegian Bliss, which was chosen from an online contest it held for fans in September to name its two new ships on order. But on 12 October 2015, NCL announced the ship would be deployed to China and would no longer be named Norwegian Bliss, with a separate announcement on 29 February 2016 announcing she would be named Norwegian Joy and have a conjoining Chinese name, 诺唯真喜悦号 (Nuò Wéi Zhēn Xǐ Yuè Hào).

Construction

The ship began construction with the steel-cutting at the Meyer Werft shipyard on 16 September 2015. Her keel-laying and coin ceremonies were performed on 5 April 2016, in which a ceremonial coin was placed under the first of 80 total blocks to be laid. The first 120 metres (390 ft) section was later launched on 4 June 2016.

On 4 March 2017, Norwegian Joy was floated out from the shipyard. She began her 14-hour conveyance along the Ems from Papenburg to Eemshaven on 26 March 2017 and performed her sea trials in the North Sea through the rest of the month.

Delivery and christening

On 21 November 2016, Norwegian announced that Norwegian Joy would be christened by a godfather, Chinese singer, Wang Leehom.

On 27 April 2017, Meyer Werft delivered Norwegian Joy in Bremerhaven.

On 27 June 2017, Wang christened the vessel in Shanghai.

Operational career

Deployment in Asia

On 30 March 2016, following news that the ship would debut in China, Norwegian announced that Norwegian Joy would be homeported in Shanghai and Tianjin once she arrived in China.

Following her delivery in April 2017, she left for Shanghai from Bremerhaven, making maiden calls in Singapore, Qingdao, Shenzhen, and Hong Kong for inaugural one-day events, before arriving in Shanghai on 10 June 2017 to sail exclusive cruises prior to her christening. She began her inaugural season of voyages from Shanghai on 28 June 2017, with sailings from Tianjin between 26 August and 15 September.

During her time homeported in China, Norwegian Joy primarily sailed four-to-five-day voyages from Shanghai to various ports in Japan, and moved to Tianjin for a brief period in the summer, performing the same length of voyages that also visited various ports in Japan.

Deployment in North America

On 19 July 2018, Norwegian announced Norwegian Joy would be redeployed from China to the United States to begin sailing to Alaska from Seattle in 2019 and replace Norwegian Pearl, joining sister ship, Norwegian Bliss. Before moving to Seattle, Norwegian Joy underwent a $50 million refurbishment to redesign her public spaces with features more popular for a Western audience and make her more similar to Norwegian Bliss. Work began on the ship's transformation on 11 March 2019 as the ship sailed from China to Singapore for a 21-day dry dock, continued through the transpacific crossing, and ended in late-April 2019 after a final five-day wet dock upon arriving in Seattle. She sailed two preview voyages between 26 April and 30 April before debuting on her first Alaskan sailing from Seattle on 4 May.

Design and specifications

On 12 October 2015, NCL announced that the ship would be deployed to China, with new accommodations, dining options, and onboard features specifically designed to cater to the Chinese market. In March 2016, NCL unveiled details about the changes in design and features of Norwegian Joy that would distinguish her from Norwegian Escape. Of them, they include a lower guest capacity of 250 fewer passengers and less staterooms overall, more connecting cabins and family-oriented suites, an expanded casino, an expanded boutiques space, more restaurants amounting to a total of 29, and a two-level electric go-kart race track. On 27 July 2016, Norwegian announced it had commissioned Chinese artist, Tan Ping, to design the ship's hull art, which is inspired by the phoenix.

Norwegian Joy has five main engines with total output power of 102,900 hp. The vessel has two MAN B&W 14V48/60CR, each with power of 22,520 hp and three MAN B&W 12V48/60CR, each with power of 19,300 hp. The propulsion system is two ABB Azipod XO units with total power of 40 MW, which allows service speed of 22.5 kts, while the maximum speed during trials exceeds 25.0 kts. The ship also has an air lubrication system installed, the Silverstream® System, which creates a carpet of tiny air bubbles along the hull to reduce drag.

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Attractions on Norwegian Joy


Neptune's on the Waterfront

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Norwegian's seafood restaurant features a cold buffet with fresh seafood selections and hot ? la carte dishes available to order. Chilled, raw, broiled and fried - savour delicious cuisine cooked t...

Art Gallery

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Food Republic

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Bally

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Sun Deck

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Noodle Bar

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Whether its noodles or dim-sum you seek, you'll discover delicious traditional Chinese cuisine. Enjoy noodles in broth or pan-fried dim sum for a relaxing dinner. Price Per Person: $8.88 USD Adult

Sakura and Hibiscus

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The Humidor Cigar Lounge

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Global Tax and Duty Free

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Hot Tub

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Bask in the sun, dip your toes in the water and take it easy at any of our pools or hot tubs.