Norwegian Joy’s top deck also features the high-speed Double Aqua Loop, a free-fall slide that includes loops that extend over the side of the ship. Two side-by-side hot tubs can be found on Norwegian Joy’s main top deck area just steps away from the Aqua Racer slide. Signage next to the pool on Norwegian Joy’s top deck is in Chinese as well as English. Among groundbreaking features on Norwegian Joy is the first race track at sea. Spreading over two decks, the race track on Norwegian Joy is designed for one-person go carts that can operate at speeds of nearly 20 miles per hour.
The finish line for the race track on Norwegian Joy is located on the lower of its two levels. Another amusement atop Norwegian Joy is an open-air laser tag course. Like sister ship Norwegian Escape, Norwegian Joy features three interior decks (6, 7 and 8) filled with restaurants, bars and casino spaces that are connected by a soaring atrium-like space. In a nod to the interests of Chinese travelers, an unusually large percentage of Norwegian Joy’s three public decks are devoted to casino space.
Nearly all of Deck 7, shown here, is filled with slot machines and other online casino games. Casino areas on Deck 7 include a nook devoted to such table games as baccarat. Slot machines fill multiple nooks on Deck 7 of Norwegian Joy. Also on Deck 7 of Norwegian Joy, among the casino games, is the Skyline Bar.
One of its walls is lined with a faux skyline view. An additional, private casino online area for high rollers is located on Deck 6 of Norwegian Joy. The private casino area for high rollers on Deck 6 is accessible through an elegant, marble-lined reception area.
The high rollers casino online area on Norwegian Joy has high-limit slot machines fronted by throne-like cushioned chairs. Interior design throughout Norwegian Joy has a Chinese flair, as can be seen in this sitting area on Deck 6 just outside the Taste restaurant. A circular opening in a hall on Deck 6 offers a glimpse inside the Chinese-themed Taste restaurant.
Like many of the restaurants on Norwegian Joy, Taste caters to the Chinese market with a menu that is dominated by Chinese cuisine. Some dishes have Korean and Japanese accents. Across from Taste is Savor, another included-in-the-fare restaurant that will serve Chinese cuisine. Roughly 70% of dishes served on the ship will involve Chinese cuisine. Norwegian Joy will offer Chinese travelers a taste of classic American comfort food including burgers and meat loaf at the American Diner.
Located at the top of Norwegian Joy on Deck 16, the American Diner features seating built into pieces of a classic Ford Mustang. Norwegian Joy has several restaurants that will be familiar to Norwegian Cruise Line regulars, including a Cagney’s Steakhouse, located on Deck 8. New on Norwegian Joy is Neptune’s, an extra-charge seafood eatery that has a buffet of fresh seafood as well as a la carte items. It’s located on Deck 8 across from Cagney’s Steakhouse in a space that is a churrascaria restaurant on sister ship Norwegian Escape. Prime Meridian is a bar on Norwegian Joy located between Cagney’s Steakhouse and Neptune’s. The list of restaurants on Norwegian Joy include Norwegian’s signature Italian eatery, La Cucina.
The offerings will include an extensive sushi selection. The Noodle Bar will serve Asian-style noodles and dim sum. The Noodle Bar serves hand-pulled Chinese noodles in a casual setting. Among the attractions on Norwegian Joy that are aimed at Chinese travelers is an area full of karaoke rooms. Located on Deck 6 near the ship’s atrium, Norwegian Joy’s karaoke area has eight private karaoke rooms. Karaoke rooms on Norwegian Joy have flat-screen video screens and seating for more than half a dozen people.
Another new outlet on Norwegian Joy is The Grand Tea Room. Located on Deck 8 of Norwegian Joy, the Grand Tea Room occupies a space that is a pub on sister ship Norwegian Escape. The Grand Tea Room caters to Chinese travelers with traditional Chinese tea service. The Joy Team Room, located near the center of the ship on Deck 7, is another outlet for tea. The Joy Team Room offers a contemporary, Asian-influenced decor.
It’s located in part of the space that houses the O’Sheehan’s pub on sister ship Norwegian Escape. Asian antique items line the walls of the Joy Tea Room. Deck 8 on Norwegian Joy features a wine bar called Le Cave.
The Le Cave wine bar on Norwegian Joy has a wine refrigerator as one of its walls. Norwegian Joy features an unusually large amount of name-brand shops including Bvlgari. Norwegian Joy’s photo gallery will sell Leica, Nikon and Canon brand cameras and equipment in addition to passenger photos. Norwegian Joy’s Photo Gallery is located on Deck 7 in a space that houses part of the O’Sheehan’s pub on sister ship Norwegian Escape.
The Supper Club is a combination dining and entertainment venue on Norwegian Joy. The Supper Club offers tiered seating from which diners can watch a show. Among the more unusual attractions on Norwegian Joy is the Galaxy Pavilion, which is home to virtual reality experiences, simulator rides and hover craft bumper cars. An authentic Formula One race car has been converted into a racing simulator for the Galaxy Pavilion on Norwegian Joy. A hang-gliding simulator in the Galaxy Pavilion offers the chance to virtually soar over mountains and oceans.
The majority of Norwegian Joy’s 1,925 cabins are Balcony Staterooms. They are similar in design to the Balcony Staterooms found on Norwegian’s recently unveiled Norwegian Escape. Balcony Staterooms on Norwegian Joy measure 172 square feet, not including a 44-square-foot balcony. Norwegian Joy’s Balcony Staterooms feature built-in cabinets with room for hanging clothes and shelving. Balcony Stateroom bathrooms on Norwegian Joy have a sleek, contemporary design.
Bathrooms in Balcony Staterooms on Norwegian Joy have showers but no bathtubs. Cabins on Norwegian Joy feature multiple Chinese-style electrical outlets along desk areas as well as a single U.S.-style electrical outlet. Even the safety signs on the back of cabin doors on Norwegian Joy are in Chinese. Bathrooms in higher-end cabins on Norwegian Joy feature upscale Bulgari toiletries.
Glasses in Norwegian Joy cabins feature the line’s name in Chinese characters as well as English. The most spacious and luxurious of Norwegian Joy’s accommodations are its two The Haven Deluxe Owner’s Suites. Each measures 1,458 square feet and feature a large living room with dining area.
Concierge Suite bathrooms are bigger than the bathrooms in standard cabins and feature tubs that double as showers. Located at the front of Norwegian Joy, overlooking the bow, is the Concierge Lounge. It’s open exclusively to passengers staying in Concierge Class cabins.
The wide range of Asian dining options on Norwegian Joy include Teppanyaki, a Japanese hibachi eatery where chefs cook at the table. It’s located on Deck 6 across from the high-roller casino. Just behind Teppanyaki is Sakura & Hibiscus, an Asian hot pot restaurant. Norwegian Joy features a wide range of original art.
The massive fixture in Norwegian Joy’s central atrium area is made from Swarovski crystal. A baccarat area is located on Deck 7 of Norwegian Joy. A buoy at the read atop Norwegian Joy.