Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Bermuda

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5 out of 5

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Sail Date: June 09, 2007

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Family w/older children

Room Type: Balcony

My husband and I cruised once before, on a much smaller ship in the Royal Carribean fleet. Although that ship was lovely, this was a vastly improved experience offering more restaurants, a refrigerator and coffee maker in our cabin and a balcony - only way to go!! We cruised this time with our 2 children and their spouses and there was somethng for everyone. We loved the freestyle cruising, yet chose to dress up on two separate evenings forformal pictures. The staff was excellent and the food was, by and large, plentiful and tasty. We took advantage of room service this time on two occasions and it was swift and accommodating. The ship's movement was minimal - actually nice with just a very gentle sway to sleep to! The bathroom was small - we hope they're working on that for future shipbuilding! Had a wonderful week on all accounts except the excursion which was misrepresented and contained stairs and dark, dank areas below ground level that caused breathing problems in asthmatic visitors (including myself) and difficulty for young couples who were forced to continually lift up their strollers with their children in them, which was particularly taxing for women traveling with just their chldren.

Otherwise, a truly fulfilling vacation in every way!

Pros: Comedy shows

Cons: Lack of dance/listening music with a dance floor for 50+ folks and Shore Excursion Misrepresentation

Recommends Norwegian Dawn? Yes!

Ship Quality
The ship was sparkling clean with exciting, fun and/or elegant decor. The only A- I give it is that as the week progressed, ladies' public bathrooms were being closed due to toilets not working. And the toilets in many cabins on the 9th deck did not flush between the hours of noon and late afternoon. Extremely embarrassing for young women having their periods, as you can well imagine. The ship seemed well-equipped for disabled folks.
Food and Dining
Ambiance abounded. I personally would like to have seen more family-style dishes - meat and potatoes (chops, meatloaf, etc.) in the generalized earing areas. At times, the food seemed bland (and I'm not one for lots of extra seasoning) but perhaps that's a necessity with so many to accommodate.
Cabin / Stateroom
Overall comfort was very nice - again, a little larger bathroom would have been nice.
Service and Staff
Staff was aces!
Entertainment
Would have been jubilant if the 50's and 60's revue started earlier than 11:30 - come on! We're at least 50! Otherwise, thoroughly enjoyed the entertainment. It would be nice if the ship could institute specific card games; i.e., Setback at 3 pm in the card room for those interested...
Great Stirrup Cay (Cruiseline Private Island), Bahamas
Shops clean, natives friendly, beach area clean and inviting. Girls loved the parasailing.
Don't Miss: The snorkeling!!
Great Stirrup Cay (Cruiseline Private Island), Bahamas
Shops clean, natives friendly, beach area clean and inviting. Girls loved the parasailing.
Don't Miss: The snorkeling!!
King's Wharf, Bermuda
This was our 3rd visit to Bermuda - it is unparalled to the carribean as far as we're concerned. The poverty is not in your face, and the Bermudians are, how shall I say, mostly quite elegant people.
Don't Miss: We traveled to other areas of the island, and particularly enjoy St. George's.
King's Wharf, Bermuda
This was our 3rd visit to Bermuda - it is unparalled to the carribean as far as we're concerned. The poverty is not in your face, and the Bermudians are, how shall I say, mostly quite elegant people.
Don't Miss: We traveled to other areas of the island, and particularly enjoy St. George's.
Nassau, Bahamas
The $50 excursion to Atlantis was misleading and overpriced, to say the least. The brochure read 2.5 hrs., it was less than an hour. The desciption did not specify small. dark areas with low air quality, or steps (both up and down) inside and outside with the extreme high humidity as well. Furthermore, both Atlantis personnel and area natives remarked what a ripoff $50 was for what was offered. Moreoever, the tour seemed to be highlighting the resort for time sharing, or staying there in the future, etc. The final insult was when we explained our many disapponitments and health concerns regarding our experience, we were met with disinterest and boredom and insolence. Not good!
Don't Miss: Will not be going there again and plan to share my experience with others.
Nassau, Bahamas
The $50 excursion to Atlantis was misleading and overpriced, to say the least. The brochure read 2.5 hrs., it was less than an hour. The desciption did not specify small. dark areas with low air quality, or steps (both up and down) inside and outside with the extreme high humidity as well. Furthermore, both Atlantis personnel and area natives remarked what a ripoff $50 was for what was offered. Moreoever, the tour seemed to be highlighting the resort for time sharing, or staying there in the future, etc. The final insult was when we explained our many disapponitments and health concerns regarding our experience, we were met with disinterest and boredom and insolence. Not good!
Don't Miss: Will not be going there again and plan to share my experience with others.


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