Norwegian Joy to be refurbished in 2024

Norwegian Cruise Line plans to include a new Thermal Suite spa and redesigned accommodation

Norwegian Joy to be refurbished in 2024

Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Joy will spend three weeks undergoing refurbishments in dry dock in early 2024

By Laura Hyde |

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) is to add a new Thermal Suite, redesign and extend The Haven by Norwegian ship-within-a-ship complex, and make other upgrades onboard Norwegian Joy when it is refurbished in early 2024.

Norwegian Joy, which was built by Meyer Werft in 2017 and is part of the Breakaway Plus class, will undergo renovations in dry dock between 22 January and 12 February 2024.

During the refurbishment, NCL will add a new Thermal Suite in the Mandara Spa and Salon, which has been designed with guest feedback in mind and will have a centralised layout. The separate lounge area will feature three times more hot tile loungers and guests will be able to enjoy a sauna, ice room and aromatic steam room. The suite will also offer a new Biostation with IV Drip Therapy, which delivers nutrients to the body, as well as a pebbled moving stream which provides Kneipp haptic foot therapy as guests walk between alternating hot and cold foot baths. The Thermal Suite will replace the ship’s virtual reality complex, Galaxy Pavilion.

In addition, NCL will redesign the onboard accommodation areas to create 24 new balcony staterooms, as well as 40 extra spa balcony staterooms with direct access to the Mandara Spa and the Thermal Suite. Due to unprecedented guest demand, Norwegian Joy’s the Premier Owner’s Suites in The Haven by Norwegian will be extended to feature three bedrooms.

The adults-only Vibe Beach Club will also be expanded to give the space a similar layout as on newer ships Norwegian Encore and Norwegian Bliss, with new private luxe cabanas. It will take over Norwegian Joy’s existing Laser Tag arena on Deck 20.

“Delivering exceptional experiences across our fleet is what we strive to do,” said David Herrera, president of Norwegian Cruise Line. “We have listened to our guests and have taken action. With this revitalisation we are adding some of the most beloved spaces and offerings across our ships to enhance the guest experience aboard Norwegian Joy. Guests will have a greater variety of staterooms to choose from and a world-class, full-service spa to spend their days at sea fully immersed in relaxation.”

Following the dry dock, Norwegian Joy will begin seven-day roundtrip Caribbean voyages from Miami, Florida. The ship will then sail to Bermuda from New York for summer 2024.

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