Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Joy completed ship's inaugural Alaskan cruise from homeport Seattle WA. During the maiden voyage, sisterships Joy and Bliss, two of the biggest cruise liners on the US West Coast, met each other for the first time.
Departing from Seattle on May 4, NCL's Joy ship set sail on its first Alaskan cruise visiting Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay, Ketchikan, and Victoria BC (Canada). While in Juneau, Norwegian Joy and Norwegian Bliss were united as the vessels swapped berths at AJ Dock.
Currently sailing on her second Alaskan cruise, Norwegian Joy will again make history as the largest ship to visit Icy Strait Point. Furthermore, Joy will be the first vessel to berth at Icy Strait Point’s upcoming pier, built via a partnership with Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings to accommodate the increased presence of the Breakaway Plus class ships, that is scheduled to be completed for 2020 summer Alaska cruise season.