More on Norwegian Joy

I have a lot that I want to do for sure. So let’s get on with our look at the Norwegian Joy.

Most rooms on cruiseships are going to be small and pretty cramped. On the Norwegian Joy, they do have some cabins where you can stretch out and relax. You might want to go on and order room service. Watch some movies in your room.

Norwegian has something on most of their ships that is called The Haven. If you are looking for the ultimate in luxury, this is something that you will really want to consider. Here you will have your own pool, you will also have your own restaurant, and your own coincierge. And if you decide that you do want to go out and mingle with the masses, you get to skip all of the lines and be personally escorted wherever you would like to go.

Do you and your family love playing in the water? There are several pools that you can enjoy. They also have waterslides that will be fun for the whole family. They do have a water park that has a section for kids.

Norwegian Joy

Today we are going to look at the ship The Norwegian Joy. Honestly I’m not sure whether this ship is actually opened for business at this point or not. Let’s look at some of this ship has to offer. By the way, this ship can hold 4,000 guests. It was built in 2017, and received upgrades in 2019. They have a guest to crew ratio of 2 to 1, so you should always be able to find someone who is going to be able to help you.

  • The first thing we are going to look at is that this ship has one of the only racetracks on a cruise ships. It is on the top deck. The racetrack has two levels to it. You can enjoy the beautiful ocean while you are racing. Family and friends can watch you from the viewing trailer, or you can get them to join you on the track.
  • Have you tried those virtual reality things? Norwegian knows these things are big these days, so they included them on this ship. You can explore the ocean, or pretend that you’re in Star Wars. You can also pretend that you are jumping from incredible heights.
  • Do you want to get into a fight with your family? Here I’m not talking about an argument, I’m talking about laser tag. On this ship, you are going to find one of the best laser tag experiences around. Battle your family and friends here.
  • When you watch old movies where people are on cruises, what do you think of? Is it them walking along walking the decks, talking enjoying the views? You will be able to do this on this ship. Enjoy time with family and friends while enjoying the fresh air, getting something to eat or drink if you would like.

Travel tips

We are going to look at some more general travel tips for you today. So let’s go on and get started.

  • Traveling with friends can be a lot of fun. But so can traveling by yourself.. Doing these solo trips is where you are going to learn so much about yourself. You are going to be able to do whatever you want whenever you feel like it. You also learn to make decisions for yourself. Travel like this will also increase your confidence in yourself and your abilities.
  • Everyone talks about getting off the beaten path these days, but it is still something you should do. Ask the locals what you should do and where you should go eat.. Sometimes they will sure know the best places for sure.
  • I like going on places to see the people I care about. But I do not like the long car rides. I just get bored on those long car rides. Having something like a radio drama or audiobooks really helps to pass the time.

Travel tips

It is Friday, and I’m tired and ready to have done what I need to do today. I’m also tired of discussing what’s opened and what’s not. So today let’s look at some more general travel tips.

  • A lot of cities are going to have free walking tours. You are going to want to go on those when you get to a new city. This will help are you to get your bearings in a new city. It will also give you ideas of the places you want to return to. And going on these tours may also help you meet new friends. But even though they are free, your guide is going to want to be tipped. Think somewhere between five and ten dollars.
  • When you are going to be traveling for a good while, remember to check in with family and friends from time to time. Call them. Write them e-mail. You may even want to send postcards sometimes. You are going to meet people while you are traveling to be sure, but these are likely not going to be as close as the friends you have at home.
  • However, don’t be afraid to meet new friends. Meet your fellow travelers. But you will not want to stop there. Do your best to meet the locals too. Make eye contact and smile.

Safe places?

Okay, I know that travel is crazy right now. You may see something that is opened up, you book your trip, and then it closes up. This happened to my sister, so I know it has happened. But I know that people are ready to get out of their houses and travel.

  • Let’s look at some places that you might want to go. First we are going to look at Canada, and while it is not opened to Americans at this point yet, one of the safest destinations. It is not just safe as far as this virus goes, it is also just a safe other all around. This is a beautiful country. Go at the right time and you will be able to play in the snow.
  • New Zealand is another place that has done well with all of this virus stuff. It is also another very peaceful place. Do you like the Hobbit movies? This is where that was filmed. New Zealand is also a great place to enjoy adventure sports.
  • Like its neighbor who we just about, Australia has done well keeping everyone safe. It is still closed to Americans, as is New Zealand, but hopefully they will be opening soon. Australia is famous for its opera house in Sydney. It is a great place to hang out at the beach or to do those adventure sports.


Are you over all of this COVID stuff, and just want to go somewhere, anywhere? Today we are going to look at some islands that just might interest you.

  • The first one we are going to look at is Mayreau, and this is among the smallest of the Grenadines. Here you are going to enjoy the Caribbean paradise there is just one hotel here, so it isn’t likely that you will have to fight crowds. You are going to get a nice, quiet beach quiet beach vacation here.
  • And next we are going to look at Tieman Island, which is part of Malaysia. Do you remember the movie “Castaway”? Tieman Island is going to remind you of the island in the movie. This island has several resorts you can choose from. But you will likely want to spend most of your time in their beautiful water.
  • And now we will look at Mykines Island, and they are part of the Faroe Islands. And it looks like they are close to Norway and those countries. You are going to have mountains as well as beaches here. They have a lot of little seabirds, especially in summer.

More cruise tips

I have some other things that I would like to do for sure. So let me go on and do these blogs of mine. Let’s get back to some more tips for your next cruise.

  • Some of the things that they will do on your cruise will be one time things. For example, some of the most popular shows are only going to play one time during a cruise cycle. They will also do certain themed activities, such as dance parties or contests, only once. Make it a point to check ship’s schedule at least once a day to make sure that you are not missing anything important to you.
  • I have said this before, and I will say it, but you do not want to get drank on a cruise. Yes, I know, adult beverages overflow on these cruise not only can drinking too much on a cruise prove to be bad for your health. It is also going to slow down your fun. Do you want to make yourself sick and have to stay in bed? I don’t think so.
  • In the way, cruise ships always have tons of food. There are so many things that you will want to try. But pace yourself. Again, you do not want to make yourself sick.
  • The crew is going to make the ship as clean as possible. But please, throw trash where it needs to go. No one likes to see trash scattered everywhere.

Get the most out of your next cruise

Cruises can be absolutely amazing vacations, but in order to get the most enjoyment out of a cruise, you have to do things the right way way. Today we are going to look at some things you should not do before and during your next cruise.

  • Yes, cruises are often similar, but there are differences, and sometimes those differences are fairly significant. For example, if your dream vacation is exploring wineries and art galleries, you probably want to do careful research before booking a Carnival Cruise. And if you are looking for clean shows and entertainment, you will probably be happiest booking a Disney Cruise. The point here is to book a cruise that matches your interests.
  • You do not want to pack too much. Most cruise ships are going to have rooms that are fairly small, smaller than normal hotel rooms. You do not want to pack a lot of stuff. Instead pack clothes that you will not mind wearing several times. And do not take a lot of other stuff with you. Most cruises consider it their job to keep you busy.
  • You will also not want to miss the Muster Drill. Went to this meeting will give you important safety information, like how to get to the life boats are in fact,, you need to go to this meeting or you won’t be going anywhere. This only about half an hour, then you can get on with your vacation.
  • Have you decided which shore excursions you are going to go on yet? You should. Don’t keep putting this off. A lot of these trips are going to sell out quickly, and you do not want to miss out. You can book these trips even before you leave on your vacation.

Afternoon destinations

Maybe you aren’t sure that you are to start taking a long vacation quite yet. But you may feel the need to get out of your house for several hours on Saturday or Sunday. Let’s look at a couple of these places you may want to go to.

  • People that are from Oregon know about this place, but few other people do. The place is called Thor’s Well, and it is also called the Drainpipe. It is kind of a sinkhole. It is a nice place to hang around. But you do not want to go into it.
  • Another interesting place is Peek-a-boo Gultch, and it is in Utah. It is not even a mile to walk around. It is like a smaller Antelope Canyon.

And more lakes

Today we are going to look at some more lakes.

  • And today we are going to start with Hanging Lake, and this is in Colorado. This place looks like something from “Jurassic Park”. You are going to have to walk three miles to get to this place. But it is a beautiful place to swim. There is also waterfalls you can walk behind. Is your family pretty diverse in what they like to do while on vacation? You might want to try Lake Sunapee.
  • You are going to find it in New Hampshire. Some people are going to want to spend most of their time taking part in water sports. Others may want to go hike the parts of the Appalachian Trail. Others may enjoy exploring their downtown or go see their orchards.
  • You may also want to try Lake Crescent which is in the state of Washington. This is another absolutely beautiful place to visit. To get to it, you are going to need to go to Olympic National Park. You may enjoy hiking some of their trails.