Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has unveiled the English and Chinese names for the world’s first purpose-built cruise liner for the China market – Norwegian Joy.
“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 NCL Holdings chief executive officer Frank Del Rio. “Norwegian Joy will provide the same sense of freedom and flexibility found on all Norwegian Cruise Line ships, but with resort-style vacation experiences and amenities designed specifically with the Chinese guest in mind.”
With a capacity of 3,900 guests, the new Breakaway Plus-class vessel will debut in China in summer 2017. Joy is designed specifically for the Chinese traveller, with cuisine and onboard experiences that cater to the unique vacation preferences of Chinese guests.
Additional details, including the ship’s homeport, accommodations, dining and entertainment will be shared in the coming months.