A Ferrari-themed race track
At 168,800 tons, Joy is one of the 10 largest cruise ships ever built. It’s the second vessel in Norwegian’s new Breakaway Plus series. The first ship in the series, Norwegian Escape, debuted in 2015 and sails year-round to the Caribbean out of Miami.
While similar in size to Escape, Joy will feature accommodations, cuisine and on-board experiences that cater specifically to the preferences of Chinese travelers, the line has said.
Norwegian is one of several major North America-based lines that are sending new ships to China as lines increasingly look to Asia for growth. Princess Cruises this year also is sending its newest ship to China, and Royal Caribbean has deployed two of its newest vessels to the country.