This was a FUN cruise. Halifax and Prince Edward Island offered a lot to see. The other ports, not so much. The food on board in the Venetian and Aqua dining rooms were great. The O'Sheehan's Bar on the 8th deck was awesome. Good drinks, service and tasty food. When booking this cruise be sure to leave a few days at the end to explore Old Quebec City as this is one stop you will really enjoy. There is a lot to see and a wonderful city to explore. Be sure to book the Hop On Hop OFF Bus as it gives you a great view of the city and ample time to visit many of the sites. You can do this before you leave for your cruise using Viator Tours on your computer browser or on board the ship. The ships price may be more expensive then going direct. Enjoy!
Good cruise. Enjoyed Freestyle with no commitments on dinning times, etc. Ship, Norwegian Dawn could use some updating but was very pleasant and clean. Food was excellent and staff service was excellent.
This was our 5th time on this ship and it didn't disappoint. The staff was great and we picked the 4 dinners and the open bar. I would certainly recommend the open bar. Not sure about any of you but 15 drinks per day is more than enough for me. I drink Gray Goose so I certainly got my money's worthh on that one. We actualyy canceled one of the dineers as we like the freestyle ways of old and making dining reservations for every night kind of gets away from that. We're platinum members so we got 2 additional free dinners and boarding was sweet for gold and platinum in Boston. Very fast!!!
Favorite part: entertainment and nightly bar piano music.
Improvement: eliminate the table for 4 in the Aqua restaurant by the exit/entrance door and where the servers take food and dirty dishes out. Sitting at that table is like eating in the hallway which is visible. Did not enjoy dinner that evening- people coming and going constantly. Also very noisy. They actually tried to put us there a second time and I insisted in getting another table.
The cruise to the Island and back is always phenominal, service, crew members, food, excursions, courtesy...I could go on and on.
I have booked through since 2007, when I married my darling on the Majesty and went to St George. They are more than competent and treat each passenger with enthusiasm.
A few suggestions for the cruise line: banish smoking in the casino, non-smokers don't need to breath in second hand smoke from people with bad habits / stock straws at the beverage counters in the buffet area / expand the gift shop, too much booze, smoking stuff, and jewelry, not enough memorabilia.
I am a Platinum member and enjoy the benefits afforded to me. Been cruising since 1995 with NCL.
we have always enjoyed this trip. This is our 4th. the changes in decor are dramatic and classy. Love the change. The food has also been upgraded and everything was delicious. have already booked for next year.
I would recommend this cruise to others. This is the second time I have taken this cruise with my family. There are 11 of us and we find it easier to cruise Boston to Bermuda since we live locally. It was nice to be able to park at the pier instead of having to worry about flying. If I ask the children about their experience they have no complaints. All-in-all we had a wonderful cruise. There are a couple of things that stand out for me. I find the cabins on the Norwegian ships to be smaller than other ships. We had all purchased the beverage package and the Specialty Restaurant package. When I attempted to book the dining times for all 11 of us I was told there was no availability for the whole cruise. I asked for the Dining Manager and within a day he was able to get us into every restaurant. We love the Aqua restaurant, the food and service is wonderful. The main dining room Venetian service tends to be very slow. It seems like most of the staff is just talking around joking with each other. I am not a fan of the buffet upstairs either although it worked well for ice cream.
When I heard they were doing an upgrade to the ship I thought that they would have taken some time on the kids pool area. I find that it's very small and the kids are bored with it.
We didn't attend all the shows but the ones we did attend were good.
Loved playing Deal or No Deal.
Bingo is over priced.
Not enough Stores and shopping on the ship.
All that being said we would take this cruise again because it's so close to home.
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