NCL Dawn Keeps Getting Better!
Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas
Ship: Norwegian Dawn
Cabin Type: Suite
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 10 years ago
Review SummaryLet me start off by saying last year was our first cruise and it was also on the Dawn, I did not write a review mainly because a few things and staff members were so bad and I had nothing to compare it to well now I do.
Leaving New York: This year we arrived Late about 1pm good thing they were having credit card problems with their computers so we had to wait on a long line to get through customs but as soon as we got through a lady with a sign for penthouse and villas was right there then we met our Concierge: Mareike then we were on in 5 minutes She is really great no problems at all she actually called a few times and is really sweet big difference from last year. First sea day: Was a little rough 12 ft swells no big deal. We made every port on time Bahamas: We were a few minutes early Great time there they do sell the one day passes for the pool at Atlantis its $75 for kids more for adults. GSC: Was great perfect weather we were in the water all dayJ BBQ was good do bring a cooler for drinks. Bermuda: Fantastic we did horseshoe bay we had lunch there hotdogs great fries and popcorn chicken expensive $5 for fries when I said something to the server he gave us a free hotdog, Also bring the cooler we spoke about We did the bus pass easy a perfect day.
Salsa: Ok! The food was very good as it was last year. The server was the worst I wish I knew his name really bad! asked if we wanted drinks before dinner when I said no he made a face and mind you some in our party had wine they bought then during the meal he asked again as if the cokes didnt cost enough and at the end if we wanted mexican coffee and when I said no the face and a nasty tone not good and not that others in our party didnt have sambucca oh well he made the dinner just OK yuck!
Our Cabin: We stayed in an AB cabin again same as last year Awsome love it! This Review would not be complete without telling about A Wounderful butler named Ravi just some info on us we have had Butler service in some of the top hotels and he far exceeded our expectations. Ravi is a wonderful Butler.
This was like a different cruise compared to last year im glad we gave NCL another try we had an amazing time great cruise!!!!!!!
Food and Dining
Le Bistro: Excellent! our server was Cinderella she was good the Maitre d was super nice great! we had French onion soup lobster martini and braised short ribs falls off the bone with a Filet Migion like butter and of course Fondue!
Bamboo: Great! Our server's Nerie and Miesel are Awsome! the maitre d also great. My son had the all the Sushi you can eat and he really ate a lot and loved it. I had the Hot and Sour soup the best I ever had. Spring rolls great and dumplings good and beef with broccoli it was good and fried bananna spring rolls with ice cream yum. The staff is really amazing great night out!
Blue Lagoon: Good!
Bollywood: Excellent! Again lol
Service and Staff
Concierge: Mareike Super nice a great improvement from last year and it did mame a difference she called a few times to make sure all was well great!
Cabin / Stateroom
Great for families sleeps 5 its a 2 bedroom. Great matress awsome bathroom!
Pros: Excellent Staff, Great Butler Ravi, Great KidsCrew, Fun Shows, Beautiful Ship.
Cons: They try to sale you everything from water to before dinner drinks to after dinner coffee no need for that we are spending enough money if we want to drink Alcohol we will I feel bad for people in recovery its uncalled for and should be stopped! The worst was a Waiter in Salsa restaurant nasty.