Norwegian Joy


The Norwegian Joy was built in 2017 and is among Norwegian’s 18 ships in its fleet. The Joy is included in the cruise line’s Breakaway Plus Class. In the cruise ship stats below, you’ll find the Norwegian Joy vs all of the other Norwegian ships.

Norwegian Joy Size

How big is the Norwegian Joy? Below, you’ll find all of the relevant cruise ship stats, specs and dimensions for the Norwegian Joy. Included in these statistics are passenger capacity, length, year built, year renovated, cost to build, gross tonnage, engine info, number of rooms, deck counts and more!

Norwegian Joy Infographic

Norwegian Joy Capacity

Passenger Capacity refers to the total number of people that the Norwegian Joy can accommodate. Of course, there are also crew members on board. Below, find the total onboard capacity, including staff and cruise guests.



Norwegian Avg: 3,024 guests

Norwegian Joy Passenger Capacity: The passenger capacity for the Norwegian Joy is 3,804 guests. The average capacity for the 18 active ships in Norwegian’s fleet is 3,024 passengers. The passenger capacity range for all Norwegian ships has a minimum of 1,936 guests and a maximum of 4,266 passengers.



Norwegian Avg: 1,298 staff

Norwegian Joy Crew Members: Staff on the Norwegian Joy include 1,821 crew members. That’s a guest to staff ratio of 4.8:1. The average Norwegian ship includes 1,298 employees and has a passenger to staff ratio of 4.3:1.

Norwegian Joy Passenger Capacity and Crew

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Norwegian Joy Length

How long is the Joy? From end to end, the Norwegian Joy length equals 1094 feet (334 meters). Compare that to the average ship length of all 18 active vessels in Norwegian’s fleet, measuring 989 feet (302 meters).


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Norwegian Avg: 989 feet

The smallest Norwegian ship (in terms of length) measures 832 feet (254 meters) from end to end. The longest vessel spans 1094 feet (334 meters).

Our chart below shows the length of the Norwegian Joy vs all other active Norwegian ships.

Norwegian Joy Ship Length

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Norwegian Joy Built Date

When was the Norwegian Joy Built? The Norwegian Joy was built in 2017 and joined the cruise line’s Breakaway Plus Class.

Norwegian includes 18 active ships. The oldest in the fleet was built in 1998. The average Norwegian ship is 12 years old and the median build date for all active ships is 2010


built date

Norwegian Avg: 2007

When was the last Norwegian Joy Dry Dock? The Norwegian Joy has not experienced dry dock improvements yet.


renovation date

Renovations included the following: The Norwegian Joy has not yet undergone refurbishment. There has not been a dry dock needed as the Joy is relatively new, having been constructed in 2019.

Norwegian Joy Info

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Norwegian Joy ship class?

The ship belongs to the Norwegian class of ships known as the Breakaway Plus class.

What is the Norwegian Joy capacity?

We're often asked how many passengers are on the Norwegian Joy. The ship's capacity is 3,804. When comparing the occupancy to the average Norwegian passenger capacity, you'll find that the average ship in the fleet holds 3,024 guests. Feel free to look at our graph above to see where this ship falls in line with all other live Norwegian ships.

Is the Norwegian Joy a good ship?

Each of Norwegian's ships offers a unique layout with features and activities catered to all. Whether the Norwegian Joy is right for you will depend on your individual preferences. Do you prefer a larger or smaller ship with many or fewer guests? Are you hoping for many family activities or entertainment options for an older clientele. Our deck maps layout and activities list provide a helpful guide to what you'll find on board. Feel free to explore the see if this ship is suited towards your preferences.

How long is the Norwegian Joy?

From end to end, the Spectrum of the Seas length equals 1,094 feet (334 meters). Compare that to the average ship length of all , active vessels in Norwegian fleet, measuring 989 feet (302 meters). Please see our size comparison chart above to see how this ship falls in line with all other active ships in the fleet.

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