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Billed as the "most innovative and luxurious ship ever" created, the Joy was designed exclusively for Chinese guests and will enter service in the summer of 2017.

Based out of Beijing and Shanghai, the cruise ship will have a number of automotive-themed activities including the aforementioned race track as well as a professional race car that has been converted into a state-of-the-art racing simulator.  Guests will also be able to enjoy hovercraft bumper cars as well as assortment of car and flight simulators.

If that's not impressive enough, the ship will also have an open-air laser tag course, multi-story waterslides, and a tranquil park.  Guests can also compete in Star Wars battle pods and enjoy a day of shopping at Norwegian’s largest upscale shopping venue which will have "everything from exceptional duty-free shops to high-end international brands" which specialize in fashion, jewelry, and electronics.

The Joy will be able to accommodate 3,900 guests and wealthy clients will be able to book a stay at The Haven by Norwegian.  Described as a "ship-within-a-ship suite luxury complex," the Haven will be accessible exclusively by a key card and will enable well-heeled passengers to enjoy a private restaurant and an observation deck with 180 degree views.  Haven guests will also have access to one of 74 "spacious and meticulously decorated suites" as well as a dedicated concierge and butler.

Customers of more humble means can book a stay in the upscale Concierge staterooms which have large balconies and luxurious amenities.  Guests can also visit an exclusive Concierge lounge with a private bar.

Source: Norwegian Cruise Line via Cruisefever

Gallery: Norwegian Joy Cruise Ship

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