Norwegian Joy will be Norwegian Cruise Line’s first purpose-built ship for the Chinese market, designed to deliver on the promise that guests will enjoy ‘First Class at Sea’ experiences. What really distinguishes this ship from the rest is the first-ever racetrack at sea. Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has teamed up with Scuderia Ferrari Watches to be be the sponsor for the track.
Norwegian Joy will have a two-level race car track on the top deck, where up to 10 guests will be able to take a spin in electric go-carts at a time. Photo finishes will be available for purchase and sharing, of course.
Guests of Norwegian Joy’s The Haven and Concierge class can take complimentary rides as part of the amenities and benefits of their suites and staterooms, while others will pay to ride the unique feature.
A Norwegian spokesperson said so far there are no plans to put a similar racetrack onboard a Norwegian ship catering to the U.S. or European markets.
Joy, at 168,800 gross tons, 1,094 feet long and 136 feet wide, joins Miami-based Norwegian Escape as the largest ships in Norwegian’s 15-ship fleet.
It will be delivered on April 27 in Bremerhaven, Germany. The ship will then set sail for China, where she will be showcased through a grand inaugural port tour featuring one-day events at the ports of Qingdao, Shenzhen, and Hong Kong, as well as VIP partner cruises from Norwegian Joy’s home-ports of Shanghai and Tianjin. This showcase tour will give travel agents and valued partners across the region the special opportunity to experience all that Norwegian Joy has to offer.