Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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2-3 cruises

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5 out of 5

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, A WONDERFUL VACATION

Sail Date: June 01, 2006

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Suite

WE HAVE TRAVELED NORWEIGN TWICE, BOTH TIMES BEING ON THE DAWN SHIP AND LOVE IT! UNLIKE OTHER SHIPS, THIS WASN'T STRICKLY "PARTY" CROWDS, AGES RANGED FROM YOUNG NEWLY WEDS, YOUNG FAMILIES TO MIDDLE AGE AND ELDERLY BUT THERE WAS ALWAYS SOMETHING HAPPENING LET IT BE A SHOW, CLASS, AUCTION, BINGO, POOL AND SUN BATHERS...ALWAYS SOMETHING FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY AND THOSE OF ALL AGES TO ENJOY! THE FREE STYLE ASPECT IS WONDERFUL, NOT HAVING TO DRESS UP EVERY NIGHT TO EAT DINNER WAS GREAT, ESPECIALLY AFTER A LONG DAY AT AN EXCURSION, A SIMPLE SKIRT AND TOP WORKED JUST AS WELL AS A BALL GOWN,NOT TO FORGET TO MENTION THAT YOU COULD EAT WHEN YOU WANTED TO AND NOT WHEN YOU WERE TOLD TO LIKE OTHER CRUISES WE HAVE BEEN ON. THE STAFF ON BOARD WERE ALWAYS SMILING, ALWAYS WISHING YOU A GOOD DAY AND EAGER TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOAT FOR THOSE WHO SEEK REST AND RELAXATION ! AMAZING HOW THE FELLOW CRUISERS WERE FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD AND YET WE ALL GOT ALONG SO WELL, TOO BAD THE REAL WORLD COULDN'T ALL BE CRUISERS, THE WORLD WOULD BE A MUCH HAPPIER A ND PEACFUL PLACE!

Pros: THE SERVICE IS UNBEATABLE!! THE FREE STYLE WAY IS THE ONLY WAY, YOU EAT WHEN YOU WANT AND NOT WHEN YOU ARE TOLD TO.

Cons: THE BUFFETS COULD OFFER A BIT MORE OF A VARIETY FROM MAIN DISHES TO DESERTS,

Ship Quality
THE SHIP SIZE WAS INCREDABLE, THE LAY OUT WAS EASY TO GET FROM POINT A TO POINT B WITH EASE. EVERYWHERE YOU LOOKED THERE WERE STAFF CLEANING AND SHINING THE SHIP, THE PUBLIC AREAS WERE EXCEPTIONAL AND EASY TO MANOVER THROUGH WITH WHEEL CHAIRS, WALING ECT. THE DECOR WAS VERY COLORFUL, LOTS OF ART PIECES AND LOTS OF GLITZ AND GLAMOUR!
Food and Dining
THE FOOD WAS WONDERFUL. WE REALLY ENJOYED THE TAPPANAKE AND THE CAGNEYS STEAK HOUSE, FILET MINGON THAT CAN BE CUT WITH A FORK, THE FREE STYLE IS THE BEST, BUT I STRONGLY RECOMMEND THOSE INTERESTED IN TRYING THE SPECIALTY RESTERAUNTS BOOK THEM AS SOON AS YOU CAN DUE TO THE POPULARITY OF THE MENUS AND FOOD. THE BUFFET WAS GOOD, BUT COULD USE A BIT MORE OF A VARIETY AND MORE DESERTS, WE COME FROM A "SHEPPARDS PIE, LASAGNA AND MEAT AND POTATO FAMILY" THE BUFFET WAS A LOT MORE SEA FOOD AND FANCY FOODS THAT LOOKED GREAT, BUT OUR RED-NECK STYLE DIDNT DARE TRY ( WE AREN'T SEA FOOD AND FISH EATERS, WHICH PUT A DAMPER ON THE BUFFET TOO, LOTS OF SEA FOOD AND FISH)
Cabin / Stateroom
WE WERE FORTUNATE TO HAVE BEEN UPGRADED FROM A BALOCNY TO A PENT HOUSE SUITE, WE WERE IN LOVE FROM THE MOMENT WE ENTERED OUR ROOM, BUTLER SERVICE WAS INCREDABLE, THE ROOM AND BALCONY SIZE WAS THREE TIMES LARGER THEN THE ORIGINAL BALCONY ROOM WE HAD BOOKED, THEY KNEW WHAT THEY WERE DOING BY PUTTING US IN THE PENTHOUSE BECASUE i WONT TRAVEL ANY OTHER WAY NOW AS i USE TO TRAVEL BALCONY ONLY...THE SERVICE IS WONDERFUL WITH LITTLE ADDED FEATURES LIKE FIRST TO DISEMBARK, FIRST TO EMBARK, FULL BAR AND FOOD SERVICE DELIVERED AT ANY TIME TO OUR ROOM FROM ANY RESTERAUNT, IT WAS INCREDABLE!
Service and Staff
THE STAFF DOESN'T GET ANY BETTER!~ WHEN WE WERE BOARDING THE SHIP THERE WAS A DELAY DUE TO WEATHER, THE STAFF BROUGHT FREE DRINKS, SANWICHES AND DESERTS TO ALL THE WAITING GUESTS AND APPOLOGIZED 100 TIMES FOR THE DELAY, ON BOARD, THE SERVICE WAS THAT OF ROYALTY, FROM THE INSIDE ROOMS TO THE SUITES, EVERYONE WAS TREATED AS EQUAL, ALWAYS SERVICE WITH A SMILE, RESPECT AND GENUINE CARE AND CONCERN.
Entertainment
THE ENTERTAINMENT WAS SUPERB! FROM MAGIC TO DANCING, FROM COMEDY TO VEGAS STYLE SHOWS, THERE WASN'T A SHOW WE MISSED AND LOVED THEM ALL, THE PERFORMES WERE TOP OF THE CLASS AND ALWAYS KEPT THE CROWD CLAPPING AND IN AWE!
Children's Programs
wE OPTED NOT TO BRING THE KIDS THIS CRUISE, BUT DID TAKE THE TIME TO VIEW THE KIDS ACTIVITY ROOMS, THERE PLAY AREAS AND WATCHED THERE TALENT SHOW, THE STAFF SEEMED TO BE GREAT WITH THE KIDS AND IN SPEAKING TO OTHER PASSENGERS WHOSE KIDS WERE IN THE PROGRAMS, THEY SAID THERE KIDS BEGGED TO STAY AND LOVED THE ACTIVITIES!


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