Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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4 out of 5

Better the Second Time Around

Sail Date: May 20, 2006

Reviewed: 11 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Suite

This was out second cruise on this Ship. We have taken approximately 14 cruises in the last 7 years. This ship is beautiful and well maintained. The staff were wonderful and helpful.

Pros: Beautiful Ship and well maintained

Cons: Reservations for Dinner

Food and Dining
Food in the main dining hall was average for a cruise line. Dinner in the speciality restaurants was slightly better.
Average for a cruise line.
Ship Quality
The ship has several nice lounges and the pool area is wonderful. If you are not on the pool deck by 0900, seats are hard to find.
Cabin / Stateroom
We opted for a mini-suite and found it to be very spacy and well maintained. The extra space is a blessing given the small spaces provided in the inner cabins.
Service and Staff
Wonderful and pleasant.
Great Stirrup Cay (Cruiseline Private Island), Bahamas
This was not the best Island retreat and it was crowded. They dont have jet skis like other private locations. This island has average snorkeling. Best to stay on the ship in the morning around the pool while the mad rush is made for the beach. Then go over in the early afternoon when the folks are trying to get back. You miss both crowds and have the pool then the beach.
King's Wharf, Bermuda
Bermuda is beautiful. I would recommend renting a scooter and touring the island. Most of the beaches are 20 to 40 minutes on a scooter. Don't drink and drive those things. It is a day of beach relaxation. Save the drinking for the ship or bar next to the ship.
Nassau, Bahamas
The time spent in Nassau was pleasant. The local bars are cheaper than Senior Frogs which is a tourist trap. If you like spending 7 bucks per beer, go there and hang out. The local stores charge 2 bucks a beer.

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