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Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
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Norwegian Dawn

7 Night Bahamas & Bermuda (New York Roundtrip)

Sail Date: May 20, 2006

Ship: Norwegian Dawn

Cabin Type: Suite

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 12 years ago

Review Summary

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.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Food in the main dining hall was average for a cruise line. Dinner in the speciality restaurants was slightly better.


3 out of 5
Average for a cruise line.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Wonderful and pleasant.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
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

5 out of 5
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.

Ports Of Call

Nassau, Bahamas

3 out of 5
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.

King's Wharf, Bermuda

5 out of 5
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.

Great Stirrup Cay (Cruiseline Private Island), Bahamas

3 out of 5
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.

Pros: Beautiful Ship and well maintained

Cons: Reservations for Dinner

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