July 2016 - Norwegian Dawn to Bermuda
Before I was on the newly decorated Dawn, I was super excited. I waited a whole year saving for this cruise. I've been on this cruise many times but, some of the changes were very hard to handle. All the service crew was good but they changed the restaurants around. We booked three nights for dinner at La Cucina because it was our favorite restaurant on the ship last year. We were unaware that they had changed the entire menu. Have you ever been to an italian restaurant that doesn't have Chicken Parm? A classic italian meal right? Wrong, not here , not on the menu. Since there was nothing on the menu I liked , I ordered a steak. It was fatty and tough. We sat right next to the kitchen there and all you could smell was fish! There were 6 people in my party and all but 1 of us left hungry. We immediately cancelled our other 2 reservations there. Anybody like Apple martinis? Well don't go on this cruise . They don't have any. They do have a Martini bar but they can't make an Apple Martini! If you like Bingo, which me and 2 of my travel buddies love, don't play on this ship line. The final jackpot was $5000.00. My sister-in-law won the final cover all and she was awarded a mere $340.00 . When we asked why the payout was so small all we got for an answer from three of the crew members who ran the games that it was the company policy. Rediculous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! When we got on the ship, we were going to book our next cruise. By day two, we decided to go with another cruise line. By the way, the cost for two mixed drinks was about $25.00, some bars were even more costly. How can the same drinks on the same ship cost different amounts ? The gentleman who was working on the main desk was told about the restaurant and he was a little put off . He said we should take up any concerns with the restaurant.