Norwegian Joy is the second Breakaway class liner. The liner will cruise in the Chinese market and is intended for Chinese passengers and Asian lovers. Home ports of the liner are Shanghai and Tianjin (Beijing). Chinese and English will be the official languages on board. The launch is scheduled for summer 2017. Norwegian Joy will be the twentieth ship built by the shipyard for Norwegian Cruise Line. She will be able to accommodate 4200 passengers with a displacement of 167,800 tons and will be one of the largest liners in the Norwegian Cruise Line fleet.
Year of construction - 2017
Tonnage - 163,000 tons.
Length - 326 m.
Width - 42 m.
Total cabins -
Total passengers - 3900 people.
The Asian flavor will be emphasized by the famous Chinese artist Tan Ping, specially invited by the cruise company to develop and implement the design of the ship's hull. The phoenix bird will become the symbol of the liner, which according to legend and mythology of many countries of the world means eternal life, constancy and resurrection. This motif can also be traced in Chinese mythology, architecture and works of art. All 5 Norwegian Joy engines will be equipped with innovative systems to ensure a high level of environmental friendliness. After launching, the liner will go to China, where it will cruise across Asia.
NCL Joy will introduce an expanded Haven, a ship within a ship concept. This space (will be accessed through a key card) will include an outdoor terrace, a private restaurant, an area with a pull-out pool on the roof, a jacuzzi, a sauna on a separate private deck. In terms of onboard cuisine, almost all of the onboard restaurants will offer Chinese or fusion cuisine. There is also a Chinese tea restaurant on board. NCL is focused on keeping the traditions of the region traveling with families, so they decided to remove single cabins from the layout, but add more categories for multiple occupancy.
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In total, the ship will have 2206 cabins, of 42 categories, 47 cabins will be designed and equipped for the needs of disabled people. Suites The Haven Deluxe is the largest cabin on board. There will be 29 restaurants on board. Where the Freestyle Dinning concept works - you can choose any of the main restaurants for food at any time you like.
From entertainment, a hit among cruise ships will be the world's first race track on a liner with two difficulty levels, where guests can compete in the speed and agility of motor sports. The ship will also feature two multi-storey water slides. Also, not for the faint of heart, the high-speed Double AkwaLoop is a free fall ride that includes two thrilling loops, one that runs over the side of the ship and the other that stretches below deck.
Likewise, the ship will have high-end shopping spots, from exceptional duty-free shops to high-end international brands. The stores offer world famous brands, jewelry and electronics.
Of course, the ship boasts high-speed internet and Wi-Fi connections, so guests can stay in touch with family and friends throughout the cruise. Serenity Park Upper Deck Park - with greenery, sun loungers and a pool, where guests can relax by swimming in the pool and sunbathing in the sun.
Also, guests are provided with: water park, swimming pools, jacuzzi, climbing wall, golf course, basketball court, bowling, theater, nightclub, casino, slot machines, card games room, spa center, boutiques, library, internet cafe , conference rooms, children's play clubs, video arcade hall, chapel.
Haven Private Zone (ship in ship) - only for passengers of the Haven suites with a butler, private restaurant and Observation deck (from here you can see the same panoramas that are visible from the captain's bridge). Another private area is the Concierge lounge (only for passengers of the new category of cabins Concierge Level).
USEFUL INFORMATION NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE:
WHAT YOU NEED TO TAKE WITH YOURSELF:
Foreign passport (check if all visas required for travel are available) Cruise ticket Air ticket
Vouchers for hotels / transfers / excursions Medical insurance
Essential medicines and sunscreen Great mood
IN THE AIROPORT:
Please note that check-in for a flight begins at the airport of departure no later than two hours before departure and ends 1 hour before departure. We ask you to take care of your timely arrival at the airport in advance. We advise you to familiarize yourself with the baggage rules, especially those related to weight restrictions.
Make sure that your passport is valid and valid for at least 6 months from the date of the end of the trip. That all required visas are open. Otherwise, in the absence of the necessary documents, guests are not allowed on board with the full cost of the trip.
IN THE PORT:
You should schedule your arrival at the cruise port of departure no later than two hours before the departure. Registration and boarding of the liner, as a rule, starts 4 hours before and ends one hour before the departure of the liner. You can get to the port by ordering a transfer in advance or by taxi.
Upon arrival at the port, you need to drop your luggage to the staff of the cruise company at the Baggage Drop-off counter. We recommend that you take all your valuables, documents, medicines and fragile items with you in your hand luggage. NCL recommends a maximum of two pieces of baggage per person, each of which should not exceed 23 kg.
BOARDING THE LINER
Boarding starts at the time indicated on the cruise ticket, usually 4 hours before departure. Upon check-in, you will be asked to present your passport and cruise ticket. Check the validity of the visas. Check your carry-on baggage. All passengers must be on board one hour before departure.
PRIORITY SEATING FOR GUESTS SUITES
Guests who have booked suites can enjoy priority boarding. Upon arrival at the port, please contact Customer Service for all the information you need.
DEPARTURE ON THE SHORE
Information on the cruise termination procedure will be provided by the company representatives on board the ship on the eve of the last day of the cruise to the cabin along with luggage tags. On the last night, before 23:59, luggage must be tagged and posted outside your cabin door. The staff will collect the luggage and deliver it to the port where you can collect it. We recommend leaving the necessary items in your hand luggage the next morning.
PROGRAM OF THE DAY
To make it easier for you to navigate on board, the program of the day will be delivered to the cabin every day. In it you will find the schedule of events and information about the port of anchorage, information about the liner, time and place of meals and special services or promotions. Be sure to carry the program of the day with you, even when disembarking ashore, as it contains contact numbers and information about the departure of the liner.
EVENTS, SERVICES AND SERVICE
You can choose to play sports or at the computer, go to wine tastings, cooking shows or Karaoke, play Bingo or try yourself in sports - everyone will find something to their liking. If you are looking for tranquility and privacy, you will certainly find them on board NCL ships. The Mandara Spa offers a wide variety of soothing and revitalizing treatments. Or just sit back in a sun lounger and sunbathe. In addition to the Mandara Spa, we also offer beauty services. On most ships, the cost of the services offered in the Spa and Beauty Center is not included in the cruise price.
The fitness center is open 24 hours a day. Fitness, yoga, Pilates, stretch, aerobics and step classes are offered. Please be aware that some classes are available at an additional cost. You can also do outdoor sports on a treadmill or on a basketball / volleyball court. Some ships have a tennis court. And for adrenaline lovers on the liners Norwegian Epic, Norwegian Gem and Norwegian Pearl there is a climbing wall. These liners also have bowling lanes.
On each ship you will find a large selection of duty-free shops, here you can save on alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, perfumes and cosmetics. In stores you can also buy swimwear and clothes, discounts are offered on jewelry and watches.
During cruises around Hawaii, the Casino is closed due to the region's laws. On all other routes and cruises, the Casino is open to passengers 18 years of age or older. Blackjack, roulette and slot machines - a small list of the offered possibilities. If you are new to the Casino, take our free training. Please be aware that it is prohibited to take videos or photographs at the Casino.
If you are a true connoisseur of art and like to visit auctions ions, you will love the art auctions. During each cruise, you are given an excellent opportunity to purchase original works with a discount of up to 80% of the regular cost, moreover, hundreds of works worth several thousand dollars are played out during the cruise. All purchased or won works will be packed and delivered to your home by mail. There are two or three art auctions during the cruise.
The cruise is a great opportunity to read a good book and the most suitable place for this activity is the library. Naturally, you can rent books. Moreover, newspapers in various languages are sold on board.
Each liner has a professional photographer on board who can capture the entire cruise and keep it in mind with great photographs, whether it be an adventure at the port of call, a special event on the cruise, or photographs with the ship's captain and work crew. Isn't it nice to come home with a suitcase of clean clothes? This is possible thanks to the on-board laundry service. The staff will pick up all the necessary items and take them to the laundry.
Free style cruises allow you to eat wherever and whenever you like. You can sleep off until 12:00 and order breakfast in your cabin, or skip breakfast and order a burger by the pool. These are the great benefits of Free style cruises - you can live on your own schedule. Thanks to traditional and alternative restaurants, you can try new cuisine every evening. And thanks to the "floating" schedule, you can always choose a restaurant to suit your mood, taste or outfit. One of the best buffets at sea is also equipped on board with a large bar with salads and hot dishes to order. Special meals are offered: children's menu, barbecue, low calorie meals, vegetarian meals and low calorie desserts. On almost all ships, your children will have their own dining area with their favorite meals. The exact opening hours of all food outlets are indicated in the daily program. Typically, restaurants open for dinner at 17:30 and remain open until 22:30. We recommend booking seats in the most popular restaurants in advance; table orders are accepted around the clock. To dine in the main restaurant, you do not need to reserve a table in advance, however, you may have to wait a bit until you are seated. On board the ships, screens are installed at the entrance to the restaurant and in public areas, which indicate the number of free tables in all restaurants.
24-hour cabin service is offered completely free of charge. However, you will have to pay for dinner in alternative restaurants, the cost of dinner per person varies from $ 10 to $ 20. Cold water, tea and coffee are served free of charge during dinner. For breakfast, juice is also included in the cruise price. The rest of the drinks will be added to your onboard bill.
If you are a wine connoisseur, then you will definitely enjoy the special wine program. We offer hand-selected wines from all over the world. Ask the waiter for a special wine list and you will surely choose the variety of wine that is perfect for any meal or event. You can order wine at any restaurant. If you would like to learn more about wines, we offer lectures and wine tastings at your service.
Please remember that restaurants aboard NCL are non-smoking.
BARS, RECREATION AREAS, THEATER
A large number of different bars and lounges are equipped on board the ships, which are open until late at night, so you can be sure that every evening will be unforgettable. Whether you are looking for a quiet place or want to dance on the dance floor - it doesn't matter, here you will find the perfect place for any mood! Be sure to check out the new, cutting edge themed parties. The onboard theaters host a variety of entertainment programs such as Broadway shows, Las Vegas shows, magic shows and comedians.
The style of dressing aboard NCL ships is neither too formal nor too casual. We call it smart casual. During the day you can wear whatever you want: pants, skirt, jeans, T-shirt, shorts, etc. Even if you just relaxed by the pool and did not have time to change ... no big deal. A bathing suit with a pareo or sundress is an acceptable look for a buffet or outdoor restaurant. When night falls, relaxation is felt throughout. For dinner, men should wear a shirt with trousers or jeans. Women usually wear dresses or a skirt with a blouse. If you want to dress up and add a little luxury to your evening, don't worry, we have a special table for this occasion. Swimwear, T-shirts and shorts are not allowed to enter the restaurant after 17:30.
Warm climates require lightweight, breathable fabrics. For cooler climates, we recommend layering clothes and possibly rainuk, umbrella and gloves. Don't forget to bring your gym clothes and trainers to work out in the fitness center. During the excursions, comfortable clothes and shoes are preferred. When visiting some attractions, you will need appropriate clothing. For example, in open tops or shorts, you may not be allowed to go to church.
PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN
The cruise is ideal for families, and the Free style cruise makes it even more attractive for families. Sometimes children want to take a break from their parents and go about their business. For this, programs for children and adolescents of various ages have been prepared on board the ship. There are four groups in total: from 2 to 5 years old, from 6 to 9 years old, from 10 to 12 years old, and from 13 to 17 years old. Babysitting services for the younger group from 2 to 5 years old are available at a small additional cost, both day and night.
COMMUNICATION ON BOARD
All ships are equipped with modern satellite phones. You can also receive and send faxes from the ship.
TELEPHONE OF ALL SHIPS
001 732 335 3280 (from $ 7.95 per minute)
For friends and relatives who stayed at home: if you want to call the liner, please, do not forget about the time difference and do not forget to give the liner name, passenger name, cabin number and your card number:
Fax area code:
00870 Norwegian Dawn: area code + 331 13 07 11
Norwegian Gem: area code + 761 15 42 45
Norwegian Jade: area code + 764 58 92 59
Norwegian Jewel: area code + 764 45 33 13
Norwegian Majesty: area code + 130 77 53
Norwegian Pearl: area code + 764 65 07 41
Norwegian Sky: area code + 336 97 62 14
Norwegian Spirit: area code + 331 17 46 15
Norwegian Star: area code + 331 10 82 15
Norwegian Sun: area code + 331 11 09 14
Pride of America: Area Code + 226 97 84 11
CELLULAR PHONES ON BOARD
On board the liner, you can receive incoming calls, make calls and receive SMS messages - for this your phone must be of the Tri-Band standard.
There is an Internet cafe on board the ship. Your cruise documents contain an email address that was assigned to you during the cruise and will be activated as soon as you use it. Wireless Internet is also available on board for a small additional cost.
DOCTOR SERVICES ON BOARD
The services of a certified doctor and nurse are provided on board. If necessary, the on-board doctor can prescribe medication for you. But remember that the medical equipment and medicines presented on the ship can only provide basic health care. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer patient care who requires specialized equipment and medicines. Passengers in need of such conditions can be evacuated ashore.
A cruise is a great way to celebrate an important event. Whether it's a bottle of expensive champagne for a special occasion, a tray of cold snacks, or just something special to decorate your cabin. We also offer holiday packages for newlyweds and wedding ceremonies. If you wish to celebrate a holiday on board NCL ships, please notify us at least three weeks before departure.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE COST OF THE CRUISE
The cruise price includes accommodation in a cabin, food, entertainment, port taxes and taxes. Also the price includes cold water, tea and coffee in restaurants.
Dinner in an alternative restaurant is paid separately, its cost is from $ 10 to $ 20 per person. Also additionally paid for: alcoholic and soft drinks, services of the Spa and beauty center, bowling, casinos, shore excursions, individual lessons, laundry services, goods purchased in the store on board the ship, photographs, telephone services, Internet, fax and tip.
CASH AND ON-BOARD ACCOUNT
On board the liner, the official currency is US dollars. However, you will not need a lot of cash, as the payment system is simplified for your convenience. When registering for the liner, you open an on-board account, which records all your purchases made on the liner. Make sure that on the day of boarding the ship, you indicated the payment method for the onboard bill: American Express, Discover Card, JCB Card, MasterCard, Visa, travel checks or cash. Please be aware that debit cards are not accepted. If you have chosen travel checks or cash as payment, you will have to leave a deposit of $ 100 per person per day. If the amount spent exceeds the limit, a notification will be sent to your cabin.
When buying a service or product on board, you need to present an onboard card, write your name and cabin number on the check. The passenger receives a copy of the receipt and a final bill at the end of the cruise.
Please remember that you cannot pay with an onboard card at the Casino.
On the last night of the cruise, your bill will be delivered to your cabin. If you have any questions, you can contact the reception. We recommend that you resolve all issues in the evening the day before disembarking from the liner, so as not to delay The process of disembarking from the liner in the morning.
If you have registered your credit card and your account statement is correct, you can safely go through the drop-off procedure. Please be aware that any purchases made after final invoicing must be paid additionally at reception on the day of disembarkation. An exception is the minibar products that you used on the last night of the cruise, their cost will be automatically charged to your credit card.
Travel checks and most credit cards are accepted at the ship's ports of call. When paying for purchases with travel checks, you must have your passport with you. Also, when visiting other countries, we advise you to carry a small amount of cash in local currency. Depending on the region visited, sometimes US dollars are also accepted outside the US.
PAYMENT FOR SERVICE
The main task of the NCL company is to make sure that the client gets maximum pleasure from the rest, and the company's working team will provide service at the level that NCL is famous for. NCL will automatically add $ 12 per day service charge to the onboard bill. This amount will be added to the salaries of those who served you during the cruise and made your stay on board more comfortable.
If you have any comments regarding the service, please inform the staff at the information desk. NCL has developed a program that sets the level of passenger satisfaction with the company's service.
LANGUAGES ON BOARD
The international atmosphere on board is another reason why NCL cruises are special.
The official language on board is English, which is why we advise our clients to have at least a basic level of knowledge of English. You can contact our multilingual hostess for any questions.
pets are not allowed on board in accordance with company policy.
ALCOHOL ON BOARD
Passengers under the age of 18 may not consume or purchase alcoholic beverages on board. Passengers from 18 to 20 years old must have written permission from their parents or their attendant that they can purchase light alcoholic drinks (beer and wine) while the liner is in international waters (with the exception of Alaska and Hawaii, where passengers who purchase alcohol must be at least 21 years old).
Passengers over the age of 21 can bring a bottle of wine on board. If you want to open this bottle on board the liner, you will be charged a duty of $ 15 for uncorking and serving the wine you brought with you. Other alcoholic beverages may not be carried on board. If you purchase alcohol prior to cruising, these bottles or containers will be placed in a safe and delivered to your cabin on the last day of your cruise.
SMOKING ON SHIP
There are many smoking areas on the ship. You can smoke on the balcony of your cabin, in the Casino, Cigar Bar and on the open decks (except for: sports deck, area near the children's pool, food outlets).
According to the rules of the cruise company and in order to take care of the health of non-smoking passengers, smoking is not allowed in public places such as restaurants, elevators, theaters, etc.
Please note that smoking on the open decks is prohibited during the mandatory drill, during transfers to tenders or while refueling the liner.
Choose from our many excursions or plan your sightseeing tours. You can purchase excursions at all ports of call from the onboard tour desk. We recommend booking excursions on the first day of the cruise, or even before the cruise starts, in order to be sure that you will definitely get on the excursion you want.
If you have booked NCL excursions in advance, the dollar value will be added to your in-flight bill on the first day of the cruise. The excursion vouchers will be sent to your cabin. Usually, you can cancel any excursion no later than 48 hours before arrival at the port of the selected excursion. However, please be aware that any tour may be canceled or changed for specific reasons.
In all ports, the passenger must be on board at least one hour before the departure of the liner. Please be aware that on-board times may vary depending on the time in port. Be sure to keep an eye on the time changes throughout the cruise. If you are late for the liner, only you are responsible for all costs that you incur.
On the first day of the cruise, there is a compulsory training alarm, where you will be told how to behave in an emergency.
VISITORS ON BOARD
For security reasons, we do not allow visitors to be escorted on board.
Each cabin is equipped with a safe. Please be aware that NCL is not responsible for the loss or damage of valuables left in the cabin or on board.
All cabins are equipped with electrical outlets 110 and 220 volts. An adapter is required for European devices. Some electrical appliances run on oversized batteries, so be sure to purchase them in advance.
Vaccinations are not required for any NCL cruise at this time (participants on the Machu Picchu land program in Cusco must be vaccinated against yellow fever at least 10 days prior to arrival in Peru). In any case, please contact your local health department to find out which vaccinations are required to visit the countries on your cruise. In any case, it is necessary to have a certificate of completed vaccinations with you, as requirements for vaccination may vary.
For safety reasons, women who are 24 weeks pregnant or more are not allowed on board at the time of the end of the cruise. Pregnant women need to have a document with them indicating the timing of pregnancy. Please note that NCL is not responsible for any complications during the cruise.
PASSENGERS UNDER 21 YEARS OLD
Due to limited medical conditions on board, we do not accept infants under the age of 6 months or less on the cruise. There are cots on board for children over two years old.
Passengers under the age of 21 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or companion who is at least 21 years old. If the accompanying person is not an official representative or parent, then a notarized permission for the child to leave the country is required. Children traveling with one parent must have a document confirming the consent of the other parent for the child to leave the country. The absence of the relevant document may lead to denial of boarding the liner without reimbursement of any compensation.
Passengers under the age of 18 are not allowed in the Casino. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult when using the fitness center.
Passengers under the age of 21 are not allowed to enter the Bliss Ultra Lounge, as Bliss Ultra operates as a nightclub during this time and is not allowed to anyone under the age of 21.
NCL offers accommodation for passengers with disabilities. All ships have disabled cabins. These cabins feature wider doorways and more spacious bathrooms, with bright lights and vibrating alarm under the pillow for passengers with visual and auditory disabilities.
Passengers must notify the company of any individual medical, physical and other needs as early as possible, preferably at the time of booking the cruise, as for some conditions we must obtain written permission. Due to unpredictable circumstances at sea, when a passenger with a disability does not meet certain safety or other criteria, even with the assistance provided, NCL may find it necessary to ask the passenger to book alternative services.
Passengers who cannot meet their basic needs (dressing, eating, moving, etc.) on their own must travel with a companion.
We wish you a pleasant stay!
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