a so-so ship

Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Bermuda
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 8

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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Norwegian Dawn

7 Night Bermuda (New York Roundtrip)

Sail Date: October 05, 2008

Ship: Norwegian Dawn

Cabin Type: Inside

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 10 years ago

Review Summary

This was our fourth cruise with NCL and unfortunately, it will be our last. I understand that everyone has to cut corners, but my husband and I feel that you have cut the quality of the food tremendously. We were not happy with the meals we had in the dining rooms that are included in the price. We also sampled one of your "specialty" restaurants, and felt the same way. As far as the theater shows, we only enjoyed the magician and comedian. The dancers were amateurish at best. Your other entertainers (music in other parts of the ship) were very good, though. We felt we were being nickel and dimed. With 10 restaurants on board and only 3 were included in the price says it all. Even though you pay extra for the others, the quality was no better. As you are, we were celebrating our 40th anniversary and even though our travel agent notified you of this, it was not recognized. Overall, I have to say it was not very enjoyable.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
As I wrote above in the overall rating, we were tremendously disappointed in the food itself and the menus.


1 out of 5
This applies to the theater only

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
The ship itself was clean and easy to get around.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5

Ports Of Call

King's Wharf, Bermuda

3 out of 5
Noone mentioned "Snorkel Park" to us. It is a very nice small beach especially for the last day you are in port.

Pros: the friendliness of our servers

Cons: all the "extra charges" including the daily printed newspaper.

Recommends Norwegian Dawn? No.

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