Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Bermuda

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5 out of 5

Awesome for a couple of first timers

Sail Date: May 09, 2010

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

This was our first cruise and first trip to Bermuda. We will be doing both again and on ths same ship if possible. If not with NCL at the least. They really were great. The "Freestyle" cruising idea works for us because we didn't want to be tied to certain people / mealtimes. The staff on board is really great. The entertainment was well rounded. The food, once we got away from the caf, was very good. Even the caf was fine, no surprises, just a bit bland so everyone is happy I guess.

The few things we noticed was that there were a lot of fees if you wanted anything other to drink besides tap water which may all be standard, this was our first time. And the Duty Free shop is no bargain. Also the main pool struck me as small but that may be normal. There were plenty of hot tubs!

Bring money if you want to do anything on Bermuda besides sit on the (Gorgeous) beaches. Seriously. Its a beautiful place with no real poverty that we saw but you pay extra for all that.

Pros: They take great care of you

Cons: lots of additional things to pay for if you aren't careful

Recommends Norwegian Dawn? Yes!

Ship Quality
These are real big ships. Think of a floating hotel but because they are on their side you have to walk the distance you would take an elevator from one end to the other. Get a room toward the center and on a high floor. Deck 7 appears to be the high traffic floor during most hours. Deck 4 is where everyone has to go to disembark while at Bermuda.
Food and Dining
The 2 main dining areas, Aqua and Venetian are great, almost no need for the specialty restaurants for us tho Teppanyaky (sp) is very entertaining.
Cabin / Stateroom
they cleaned it early and reset if again later. Very nice
Service and Staff
Very helpful at every corner.
King's Wharf, Bermuda
Buy a 3 day bus pass, they count for the ferries too. The cruise lines tries to sell you their transportation to the beaches, etc. Didn't need it and saved a few bucks. We did book the 5 hour bus tour the first day via the cruise lines. Very informative and entertaining. Enough so that we were able to do our own thing the rest of the time with some knowledge of how things were laid out.
Don't Miss: Hit Hamilton on Wednesday night for Harbor Nights and Horseshoe Bay

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