Norwegian Cruise Line has today announced several new venues onboard its first purpose-built vessel for the Chinese cruise market.
Norwegian Joy, launching later this year, will feature the very first racetrack at sea. Cruisers can race family and friends and even share a photo of their first place finish. Afterwards, they can challenge one another to a game of laser tag in the open-air course.
The futuristic Galaxy Pavillion will be home to some of the most innovative entertainment technology currently available, including hovercraft bumper cars, 4D simulators, Xbox console stations and Oculus headsets.
Norwegian Joy will also feature two multi-story waterslides. The high-speed Double Aqua Loop free fall slide includes two exhilarating loops, one that extends out over the side of the ship and second a see-through loop that stretches down to the deck below, sure to offer a wet and wild ride. The tandem Aqua Racer slide allows guests to race side-by-side on inner tubes for more than 360 feet as they twist and turn to the finish line.
For guests who enjoy a more relaxing time, the top deck of the ship will feature a tranquil open space park. Offering greenery, a soothing pool and chaise lounges, it’s the perfect spot to meditate in the fresh air, gaze out to the open sea or practice tai chi and yoga.
Featuring 74 luxurious and spacious suites, the exclusive Haven by Norwegian complex will offer a private area for suite guests to relax and dine. Norwegian Joy will also feature an Observation Lounge with stunning 180 degree panoramic views overlooking the front of the ship.
The ship also features a wide array of mini-suite, balcony, ocean view and interior staterooms, many with virtual balconies, to fit every traveler’s need. Accommodation offerings also include staterooms designed specifically for families and a multitude of connecting staterooms, for extended families traveling together.
Homeporting in Shanghai and Tianjin, Norwegian Joy will debut in Summer 2017. Originally named Norwegian Bliss, the ship is the next evolution in Norwegian’s popular Breakaway- and Breakaway Plus-class ships, which include Norwegian Breakaway, Norwegian Getaway and Norwegian Escape.