Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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3 out of 5

Thanksgiving disaster

Sail Date: November 01, 2006

Reviewed: 9 years ago

Traveled As: Family w/older children

We left New York one hour late and then sat in the lower bay for another hour and one half. The next day we were told we had a problem with the propulsion system and were going to Virginia instead of Florida and the Bahamas. After sitting in Virginia for three nights, we went back to New York in a horrendous storm. Luckily, after a petition was isssued to the captain, we were able to get a full refund and 25 percent off a future cruise.
Now for the good stuff. The people were great. The ship was beautiful and clean. Our steward was friendly and accommodating. The staff tried their best to keep the kids occupied as much as possible. We will definately cruise with Norweigen again but we will have to watch the Dawn before we book this ship again.

Pros: The ship was beautiful and very clean. The staff was wonderful, considering the circumstances

Cons: We should have never left New York until the azipod (propulsion system)was fixed.

Recommends Norwegian Dawn? Yes!

Service and Staff
The staff tried their best to keep the kids entertained considering we were stuck in Virginia from Monday to Thanksgiving Day with one azipod still not working.
We liked the magic show, the dancing and the juggler.The comedy and singers needed a little more work on their acts.
Food and Dining
We stayed away from the food in the buffets. It was of fair quality and was cold by the time we found a seat. The sit down restaurants were very good. The service was excellent.
Ship Quality
The ship was beatiful and very clean.
Cabin / Stateroom
The room was very nicely laid out.

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