Category: Norwegian Joy

Norwegian Joy christened by Wang Leehom at gala naming ceremony in Shanghai

Norwegian Joy, Norwegian Cruise Line’s first custom-designed ship for the Chinese cruise market, was christened yesterday in a lavish ceremony held on board the vessel in Shanghai that featured an over-the-top performance by the ship’s Godfather, singer songwriter, music producer, actor and film director, Wang Leehom. At 167.725 gross tons and accommodating 3.883 guests, Norwegian Joy features an innovative design, world-class finishes and amenities tailored to provide a “First Class at Sea” experience for Chinese guests, along with Norwegian’s signature cruising style that offers guests the freedom and flexibility to design their perfect vacation experience. “After years spent carefully designing...

Norwegian Joy begins her journey to China with conveyance along the Ems River

Norwegian Joy, Norwegian Cruise Line’s first custom-designed ship for the Chinese cruise market, began her journey to her home port of Shanghai, China this week, as she departed the MEYER WERFT shipyard in Papenburg, Germany on Sunday 26 March for her approximately 14-hour long conveyance along the Ems River. Norwegian Joy’s river conveyance marks another key milestone in the ship’s highly anticipated delivery. Measuring 333 metres long and 41 metres wide, the ship is the second in the line’s Breakaway-Plus class and the first that was purpose-built for China. “We are thrilled Norwegian Joy has officially begun her journey to...

Norwegian Joy, first custom-designed cruise ship for China, floats out from building dock in Germany

Norwegian Joy, soon to be Norwegian Cruise Line’s first cruise ship custom designed for China, was floated out of MEYER WERFT’s covered building dock II on Saturday, March 4 in Papenburg, Germany, where the 168,800-ton ship has been under construction since September 2015. Beginning early Saturday morning, the 3,850 passenger vessel, with her distinctive hull artwork designed by Chinese artist Tan Ping, departed building dock II. Norwegian Joy is the second ship in the line’s Breakaway Plus Class. Arriving in Summer 2017 with home ports in Shanghai and Beijing (Tianjin), Norwegian Joy will be Norwegian Cruise Line’s first purpose-built ship...

Stellar line-up of culinary offerings planned for China’s newest cruise ship Norwegian Joy

  The international cruise company Norwegian Cruise Line has this week presented the wide array of culinary offerings that will be available to guests on board the line’s newest Breakaway Plus-Class ship Norwegian Joy when she starts sailing from her Shanghai homeport on 28 June 2017. From Chinese hot pot, to sophisticated French haute cuisine, the freshest Japanese sushi to hearty American burgers, Norwegian Joy promises 28 different food and beverage outlets on board – the widest array of dining experiences yet on any ship that has been purpose built for China. As part of Norwegian’s signature Freestyle Dining, Norwegian...

Norwegian Cruise Line’s first-ever ship for China to feature custom artwork by Chinese artist Tan Ping

Norwegian Cruise Line announced today that it has commissioned renowned Chinese artist Tan Ping to design the artwork to be featured on the hull of its soon to-be-unveiled Breakaway-Plus class vessel Norwegian Joy. Scheduled for release in Summer 2017, with home porting in Shanghai and Beijing, Norwegian Joy will be Norwegian Cruise Line’s first ship that is purpose-built for the Chinese market to deliver on the promise that guests will enjoy ‘First Class at Sea’ experiences, starting with her VIP accommodations. Tan Ping’s distinctive artwork will serve to underscore Norwegian Cruise Line’s commitment to providing an unparalleled cruise experience for...

Norwegian Joy’s keel laying ceremony held at Meyer Werft in Germany

Norwegian Cruise Line together with executives at Meyer Werft, celebrated the keel laying ceremony today in Papenburg, Germany for Norwegian’s first ever ship styled exclusively for Chinese guests Norwegian Joy 喜悦号 (Xǐ Yuè Hào), arriving Summer 2017. During the ceremony, the first of 80 blocks that will comprise the 168.800 gross ton vessel was lifted into the covered building hall, officially marking the start of the ship’s assembly. Norwegian Cruise Line and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NCLH) executives were present in the hall and laid the traditional “lucky coin”, before the first block, weighing 680 tons, was placed by...

Norwegian Cruise Line unveils features of Norwegian Joy, company’s first purpose-built ship for China

Norwegian Cruise Line 诺唯真 (NCL) today revealed features and amenities for Norwegian Joy 喜悦号 (Xǐ Yuè Hào), its most innovative and luxurious ship ever, built and styled exclusively for Chinese guests, arriving Summer 2017. Homeporting in Shanghai & Tianjin (Beijing), Norwegian Joy was designed by the team at NCL to provide First Class at Sea experiences specifically for the Chinese traveller, with on-board amenities that cater to the unique holiday desires of Chinese guests. Built at Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany, the ship features German precision engineering to the highest possible standard, all while offering superior customization for the culture...

Norwegian Cruise Line names world’s first purpose-built liner for Chinese market Norwegian Joy

Internationally-acclaimed Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has unveiled the English and Chinese names for the world’s first purpose-built cruise liner for the China market. The most innovative ship ever styled exclusively for Chinese guests has been named ‘Norwegian Joy’ – translating into Chinese as 喜悦号 (Xǐ Yuè Hào). The name Norwegian Joy emphasises the experience that the ship will offer — 尽享喜悦  海上乐园, a promise that guests will ‘Experience Paradise on the Sea’. “After closely studying the Chinese cruise market for several years, we wanted to be clear about what we will deliver to our guests on this spectacular vessel,” said...