August 2015 - Norwegian Dawn to Bermuda
We booked a suite for this cruise entitling us to VIP treatment which began before we even boarded and continued to our debarkation. Suite/VIP is the only way to go. We arrived at the pier at noon only to find that about 2,900 passengers had arrived before us! However, after showing our reservation to a terminal employee, the VIP treatment began. We were taken to a special check-in line where the process took about 5 minutes. We were then escorted by the ship's concierge to a comfortable waiting lounge. Minutes later, our suite butler escorted us to our suite. The suite was at the stern. It was well appointed and a bottle of champagne chilled in an ice bucket. As suite/VIP passengers, we were entitle to eat breakfast and lunch in Cagney's, thus avoiding the lines in the other eating venues.. Our reservations included the drink and restaurant packages. Well prior to the cruise, we made advance reservations in Cagney's, Le Bistro, La Cucina and Moderno. Our only regret is that we did not also make reservations in advance for the other 3 nights of the cruise since every thing was booked for the last 3 nights. The main dining room was good but paled in comparison to the upscale restaurants.
We have been small ship cruisers for the past 6 or more years. However, we were pleasantly surprised and pleased with the suite/VIP experience. Next, we want to try an NCL ship with Haven