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Price: $     Size: L     Refurbished: 4 yrs ago    

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Put your worries to ease

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Dawn | Sail Date: Jun 19, 2015

was hesitant to book this trip for ten people consider the rating and our past cruise with NCL but I was worried for nothing! Boston port was the best embarkation we have experienced, all workers incredibly friendly and helpful, on the ship in 30 minutes. Dawn is an older ship but common areas well maintained, public bathrooms always clean; our room had typical wear and tear on furniture, curtains, and carpet. Dinner in the main dining room and garden cafe were good to great, better than our last experience. Something for everybody, if you complain then you are too picky! Never had any trouble getting a table for ten, we ate dinner usually between 6-8:15; preferred Aqua over Venetian for the atmosphere and servers. Nightly shows were fantastic! The aerial acrobats show and magician show were Vegas caliber and nothing like I have seen in my past cruises. The musicals not so much, old songs and very much cruise cheesy but still fun. The ship also rescued a sailboater in distress in the middle of the Atlantic, rescue mission and we didn't even skip a beat on our way to Bermuda! All crew members were pleasant and never showed that they were overworked; senior officers were personable and engaging from the time we boarded the ship until the moment we stepped off the ship. Read this review, look forward to your cruise, then enjoy your vacation!

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Very enjoyable cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Dawn | Sail Date: Jun 19, 2015

We did a Bermuda cruise with NCL nine years ago, on a different and smaller ship which docked in lovely St. George. Now they dock at King's Wharf, a less interesting "home base."  We enjoyed this trip greatly. The ship is well-appointed, food in Venetian was surprisingly good even with our high expectations from before. Entertainment was quite enjoyable.

Our only issues: 1) The A/C in several parts of the ship is too cold.  2) Music volume in almost every venue is FAR louder than it needs to be: if you go to a performance at Spinnaker you shouldn't have to yell at the people across the table. Gatsby's is a welcome exception to the volume complaint.

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Bermuda 7days cruise from Boston

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Dawn | Sail Date: Jun 19, 2015

NCL's freestyle dining is a plus.  Service was excellent, every events were on time. Entertainement  was great very professionbal and diversified shows.  Of course Bermuda is a choice destination.

 

I recommend this fabulous vacation to everyone.

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Easy vacation

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Dawn | Sail Date: Jun 19, 2015

Pros:  I enjoyed this cruise because it is easy.  Just park and go.  Very relaxing as there are two days at sea each way. Everything is taken care of from food to activities.  Shows are great.  Staff is fun for games.

Cons: This is my second time on this same cruise.  I remember the service being better on previous trip 3 years ago.  Also to get "good" food - you have to pay extra for nice restaurants.

Overall:  Good cruise for a first time cruiser.  If you think you may get sea sick, you may not want to leave from Boston as water may be a bit more choppy.

 

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cruise for Retirees

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Dawn | Sail Date: Jun 19, 2015

I have been on 5 cruises thru norwegian and the Dawn was the worst one ever, I felt as though I was on a retiree ship, it was too laid back compared to the others. the Cruise Director and crew weren't personable nor outgoing like on the Getaway and Breakaway. if you are looking for a cruise to just lay back and rst then this is the ship, but of if u like shows and many activites this wouldn't be your ship. the lines to wait for buffet is hurendous. the best part of the cruise was Bermuda and the Butler and stateroom attendee Gian and Alfredo.

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First time Bermuda

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Dawn | Sail Date: Jun 19, 2015

I will go back on a cruise to Bermuda in the blink of an eye, not sure if will go back through Norwegian, I was disappointed with the accomodations, however the overall trip was wonderful

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Burmuda Cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Dawn | Sail Date: Jun 19, 2015

Found the ship very clean and staff friendly. Would recommend the cruise highly. The entertainment was outstanding. The only complaint was the food in the dinning room. Did not find that the greatest in fact below average. Opt to eat at the buffet which we found satisfactory. Above average for a buffet style. 

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GOOD CRUISE

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Dawn | Sail Date: Jun 12, 2015

I LOVE GOING ON THIS CRUISE IT OFFERS DIFFERENT ACTIVITIES FOR EVERYONE IN THE FAMILY. THE FOOD IS GREAT.THE CREW IS VERY FRIENDLY.I HAVE GONE ON OTHER CRUISE AND THIS IS THE BEST.

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I like the smaller ships for you don't get overwhelmed as with the bigger vessels. It's a more personal and relaxing atmosphere.

Get to know the layout of the ship on your first day at sea. It will help you plan your activities.

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