edhark50

edhark50
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Hometown: New Hampshire
Joined: 05/22/2014
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About edhark50

After approximately fourty years as manager in service departments for new car dealerships, I have passed the torch to a younger generation and accepted a slightly less stressful position as a dietary aide at a local hospital. I am sixty six years young and have enjoyed cruising since 1995. There are no words to describe the exhilaration of being waited on, pampered, spoiled,....The cruise ship has so much to offer, shows, lounges, fine dining, casinos, shopping, art, spas, promenade deck. However, the greatest of all is just relaxing with a good book and getting waited on as my troubles and worries do not embark with me. I got married on the NCL Majesty and honeymooned in Bermuda (St George) I recommend cruising for all. One cruise and you're hooked.



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Norwegian Dawn

September 2016 - Norwegian Dawn to Bermuda

Cruising Bermuda on DAWN

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. LoveLoveLoveLoveLove

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Norwegian Dawn

May 2015 - Norwegian Dawn to Bermuda

The best damn cruise I have taken in a long time.

Everything was so great, from embarkation to disembarkation. Food, service, entertainment, casino, dining. You name it and it was far above average.

The only thing that could possibly be changed, moving the omelet bar away from the buffet bar, was maybe the biggest thorn in our sides.

Congrats to NCL for the cruise and special thanks to Angela Dawson ( Cruises Only).

Thank you all very much,

Ed & Lynne Harkins

(Platinum members)

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Norwegian Dawn

May 2014 - Norwegian Dawn to Bermuda

From a Platinum member:

The stateroom we stayed in had an ominous scent in the closet as well as the hallway. Very musty odor, all cruise. So bad that we dreaded going back to the stateroom. I think paying gratuties previous to the sailing is wrong. person who receives the tip should earn it first. paying before hand allows for poor service, why should they care? Tips already provided. I have yet tippped a waiter or waitress before I ate my meal in any restaraunt. The embarkation was deplorable as was the disembarkation. I was promised a different line for getting on the ship as well as getting off the ship. Embarkind took appr 2 housr, disembarking was approximately 2 hours. Nobody we talked to had any idea where or when platinum members were supposed to disembark. Food was great, however we never used the main dining rooms or the specialty dining areas. And again, why should we pay gratuities for something we never used?.

While using the Casino, I had to request the pit boss to remove a dealer who was rude,obnoxious,belligerant, and pushy, Let-It-Ride table! I believe it was Thursday 5-15 at 4pm.

One of the smoothest sailing I have been on, as far as the ride aboard ship goes.

I shall not allow these inconveniences to mar my future plans to sail with NCL. While onboard we took advantage of the offer to put a down payment on our next cruie, perhaps on the Breakaway from New York to Bermuda (love this cruise).

Thanks for your time,

Ed & Lynne

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edhark50's Tips

Norwegian Dawn Norwegian Dawn - Although it is not a large ship, it has everything a vacationer could need and then some. Just relax and enjoy being pampered.
Norwegian Dawn Norwegian Dawn - Don't miss the "behind the scenes tour", you won 't regret it!

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reviewed their Bermuda cruise on Norwegian Dawn and gave it 5 stars!

shared a quick tip for Norwegian Dawn"Don't miss the "behind the scenes tour", you won 't regret it!"

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