Norwegian Joy accidents and incidents

Norwegian Joy cruise ship

Former names
Norwegian Bliss

Length (LOA)
326 m / 1070 ft

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CruiseMapper's Norwegian Joy cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a 4620-passenger vessel owned by Norwegian Cruise Line. Our Norwegian Joy accidents page contains reports made by using official data from renown online news media sources, US Coast Guard and Wikipedia.

Here are also reported latest updates on cruise law news related to ashore and shipboard crimes still investigated by the police. Among those could be arrests, filed lawsuits against the shipowner / cruise line company, charges and fines, grievances, settled / withdrawn legal actions, lost cases, Norovirus, etc.

  • formerly named "Norwegian Bliss"
  • fires – 2016 (two, during ship construction)
  • injuries/crimes – 2018 (passenger protest in Shanghai China)
  27 March 2018Other Incidents

On March 27, 2018, Chinese passengers on the NCL Joy ship staged an onboard protest after the Shanghai-roundtrip mini-cruise to Japan was cancelled due to poor weather (fog alert by Shanghai Observatory). The cruise tourists resorted to a "patriotic show”, angrily conforting the crew while loudly singing China's national anthem. The cancelled itinerary (March 27-31) was a roundtrip to Nagasaki. The shipowner decided to cancel the voyage and the vessel remained docked in port Shanghai.

Similar incident occurred on RCI's ship Quantum Of The Seas in August 2015. It involved over 300 disgruntled passengers disputing over an itinerary change – all of them refusing to disembark the liner.

  09 October 2016Fire Accident

On October 9, 2016, a second shipyard fire was reported during the vessel’s construction at Meyer Werft. The accident occurred on Saturday morning. The fire was in the shipyard’s construction hall 2. Firefighting teams were immediately dispatched. Again, no injuries were reported, and the yard’s all personnel was evacuated from the building.

According to the shipbuilder’s official statement, the fire started on a Deck 9 cabin balcony. As result, several upper decks were damaged and the ship’s construction works were halted.

  28 September 2016Fire Accident

On September 28, 2016, while still under construction in Papenburg Germany, at ~6 am the ship caught fire at the Meyer Werft shipbuilding yard. The vessel was in the yard’s building hall 2 (indoors) when its manifold inflamed, causing thick smoke that engulfed the building. The fire alarm was activated.

To the shipyard was dispatched firefighting teams which quickly extinguished the fire. During the incident, all workers were evacuated outside the production hall. No injuries were reported. All construction works were temporarily suspended. Fire damages were estimated to around EUR 50,000 (~USD 60,000). The investigation for the fire is underway.

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