Norwegian Joy, Norwegian Cruise Line’s first custom-designed ship for the Chinese cruise market, is getting ready for her delivery on April 27. After that, the mega vessel will set sail for China, where she will be showcased through a grand inaugural port tour featuring one-day events at the ports of Qingdao, Shenzhen, and Hong Kong, as well as VIP partner cruises from Norwegian Joy’s home-ports of Shanghai and Tianjin. Styled exclusively for Chinese travellers, guests can expect an upscale resort style holiday with world-class entertainment, fine international dining, unrivaled duty-free luxury shopping and a thrilling two-level racetrack.
Built-in partnership with Scuderia Ferrari Watches, the two-level track is located on the top level of the cruise ship. It features 10 electric go karts, so up to ten drivers can race simultaneously. For guests staying in the ship’s The Haven and Concierge class, a number of complimentary rides will be offered. Besides competitive racetrack, Norwegian Joy will offer other innovative activities including an open-air laser tag course, thrilling simulator rides and interactive video walls at the Galaxy Pavilion as well as hover craft bumper cars, a state-of-the-art racing simulator and two multi-story waterslides.
The name Norwegian Joy highlights the experience that the ship will offer, a promise that guests will “Experience Paradise on the Sea.” Accommodating 3,850 guests with luxurious suites in the exclusive ship-within-a-ship complex, the new Breakaway-Plus Class Ship will debut in China in summer 2017. She will provide a multitude of VIP accommodations including The Haven by Norwegian, the line’s exclusive, ship-within-a-ship suite luxury complex, which will also include an all-new Observation Deck that features 180 degree views, and a Concierge level, an all-new accommodations category which will provide a VIP experience and feature larger balcony staterooms. Accommodation offerings will also include staterooms designed specifically for families and a multitude of connecting staterooms, for extended families traveling together, as well as a wide array of mini-suite, balcony, ocean view and interior staterooms, many with virtual balconies.