Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Bermuda

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4-6 cruises


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3 out of 5

Just OK Cruise

Sail Date: October 01, 2009

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

This was our second cruise on the NCL Dawn. Back in 2002 the ship was amazing., In 8 years things have changed a lot. The food and the entertainment were average. The old comedian Dave is past his "sell by date". The casino is badly run.

Pros: the destination

Cons: the food

Recommends Norwegian Dawn? No.

Ship Quality
Ship starting to show it's age. The wood trim around the pool area is worn. Entire pool area needs to be upgraded.
Food and Dining
The buffet is mostly the same menu every day. The Venetian and Aqua rooms have the same menu all week with some mnor daily changes. The "pay" restaurants are much better.
The ship comedian needs to retire, He is not funny at all. He is way too old to still be there. The casino lets new players buy-in at the final table. This is outragious. The 5.00 blackjack tables use the continuous shuffling machines where all the cards are always in play. At the 5.00 blackjack tables they only pay 6to5 for blackjack instead of 3to2. Most BJ tables are 25.00+ and always empty. Badly run.
Cabin / Stateroom
We had a picture window stateroom which was very good. Good matress on the bed. Television is limited to a CNN, HLN, Fox News and a couple of moive channels that repeat the same 4 movies all week long.
Service and Staff
The ship staff were great.

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