September 2015 - Norwegian Dawn to Canada, New England, New York
Having cruised on several different cruise lines. I felt that NCL was on the lower end in service, food. I felt I was being nickeled and dimmed for everything. Small things like towel animals I only received the last two nights. There were no mints on my pillow. Room service even for coffee is a fee. The drink package lets you drink but you still have to pay 18% on every drink you order. The food was not bad but was just mediocre. Since you don't get the same server with the free style dining you never get those special touches. Dress is very casual and they really push the pay restaurants. When dining there you pay a fee plus 18%. If you want two entrees you pay $10.00. Lobster is also extra. In the specilty restaurants the food was superior to dining rooms or buffet. The one thing that was superior on NCL was entertainment. The normal dancers and singers were only used twice and the magic, and comedy acts were spectacular. If you are looking for a cruise where you don't dress up and want good entertainment NCL is the way to go. If you want superior food try Celebrity.