October 2015 - 14 Night Caribbean Adventure (Boston To New Orleans) Cruise on Norwegian Dawn
We enjoy cruising with NCL, and on the Dawn. We've always had a good time, and love to meet the crew and the folks that make it all happen. We have noticed cut backs, more each cruise. This year the pizza delivery was discontinued, a big disappointment. Room service went from $0 to $8 per delivery, and that took care of that. The buffet is always good, but quite repetitive. Encountered a few issues with our cabin, that also seems to be becoming commonplace. The people who deserve the biggest accolades are the ones behind the scenes that passengers never see, they work the hardest. The bar crew is always the best, whether or not ordering beverages. They are fun and friendly, entertaining, they like to have a good time and genuinely enjoy meeting people from all over. Unfortunately bar prices also increased significantly, not good. Entertainment on the pool deck was very good this cruise, but not enough of it. For a Caribbean cruise we want to be out by the pool bar and enjoy live music offerings. More activities are needed on deck. The repositioning cruise is attended by a more senior set, therefore deck activities seem to be lacking. The ports were enjoyable, have visited most several times now, a little more diversity is always welcome. Very little interaction with cruise director's staff and Officers, not much visibility on deck. We had a good time, met some great folks, reunited with old friends, we laughed, we ate, we drank. Third repositioning cruise, will consider a different itinerary next time around.