Norwegian Joy: 2024 Renewal Begins


Norwegian Cruise Line today announced that Norwegian Joy will undergo a refurbishment in January 2024 to enhance the onboard guest experience with new offerings, including the construction of a new Thermal Suite in the Mandara Spa and Salon, expansion of the Vibe Beach Club, adding 64 new staterooms, creating The Haven Premier Owner’s Three Bedroom Suite and more.

When Norwegian Joy leaves dry dock after three weeks of construction (January 22 – February 12, 2024), guests will have access to a next-level onboard spa experience with a brand new Thermal Suite, soon to be the largest on Breakaway-Plus class ships. Designed with feedback from NCL guests in mind, the new Spa Thermal Suite will boast a more centralized layout as well as an unparalleled experience with artwork and an entrance corridor surrounded by waterfalls. A separate lounge area will feature triple the number of heated loungers and guests will benefit from easy access to relaxing and invigorating experiences including a sauna, ice room and aroma therapy steam room. There will also be a new Biostation with IV Drip Therapy, a rejuvenating treatment that supplies essential nutrients to the body; multi-sensory beds for deep relaxation; and Kneipp Haptic Foot Therapy, which massages feet as guests walk through a pebbled stream that alternates between hot and cold footbaths. The all-new Thermal Suite will replace the Galaxy Pavilion, the ship’s virtual reality complex.

“Delivering exceptional experiences across our fleet is what we are committed to,” said David J. Herrera, president of Norwegian Cruise Line. “We listened to our guests and capitalized on their requests. With this revamp, we’re adding some of the most beloved spaces and offerings on our ships to enhance the guest experience onboard Norwegian Joy. There will be a greater variety of staterooms to choose from and a first class full spa to spend the days at sea fully immersed in relaxation.”

With the aim of continuing to offer guests a greater choice of staterooms, the planned renovation will include the reuse of a portion of the Observation Lounge to create 24 new balcony staterooms, as well as 40 new spa balcony staterooms, which will include direct access to the Mandara Spa and Thermal Suite. Additionally, due to unprecedented demand, The Haven by Norwegian® Joy’s Premier Owner’s Suites will be expanded to 3 bedrooms. The two suites will include three bedrooms; three bathrooms; completely renovated living rooms, master bedrooms and outdoor balcony furniture; as well as a new separate dining room overlooking The Haven Horizon Lounge, facing forward. The Haven by Norwegian® is the exclusive ship within a ship, with key card access only, offering the most spacious suites and dedicated experiences, including concierge service, a private pool area, a restaurant and a bar.

Additionally, the exclusive adults-only Vibe Beach Club will be expanded, occupying the existing Laser Tag arena on Deck 20. The space will boast a similar layout to the Vibe Beach Club on Norwegian Encore and Norwegian Bliss, with new luxury private cabanas.

Norwegian Joy will resume sailing on February 13, 2024, with an 11-day transatlantic voyage from Southampton, UK to Miami. In March 2024, the ship will sail seven-day Caribbean cruises from Miami before sailing to Bermuda from New York in summer 2024.

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