On April 29, 2019, Keith and Sandra Merwin boarded the Norwegian Cruise Line's Joy in Los Angeles for it's U.S. Inaugural cruise. This special one night cruise was held to introduce Travel Agents to this just overhauled ship. Norwegian Joy was launched in 2017 and was Norwegian's first ship purpose built for the Chinese market. After her sister ship, Norwegian Bliss had the most successful launch season in company history Norwegian decided to return the Joy to the U.S. market. So the Joy had to be reconfigured by cutting casino space, removing tea houses and adding dining venues. Now the almost identical to the Norwegian Bliss.
The Norwegian Joy now includes an onboard go-kart track, open-air laser tag arena and the Galaxy Pavilion, a dedicated virtual reality and gaming venue, and a variety of new dining and bar venues.
The image galleries below will provide a tour of the Joy.