7 Night Bermuda (New York Roundtrip) Sail Date: May 30, 2010 Ship: Norwegian Dawn Cabin Type: Inside Traveled As: Family (older children) Reviewed: 8 years ago
If you have not been to Bermuda this is a fabulous way to see it. We only booked one excursion (catamaran) and the rest of the time was spent exploring on our own-saw so much for much less money! Transportation is extremely easy with multiple-day bus passes ($28/3 days). Taxis are too expensive. The buses are soooo clean and the people are over-the-top nice on the island and willing to direct you anywhere.
Food and Dining
3 out of 5
Freestyle dining works for me because I never know my schedule of activities day to day and hate feeling committed/restricted to certain dining times. There are computer screens around ship to tell you which dining rooms are busy. 7:30 is always a peak time...the worst night I waited 25 min for a specific dining room I wanted. Otherwise, I never waited once. If there's a wait, put your name in, grab a drink, and you're set to go!
5 out of 5
Service and Staff
5 out of 5
NCL does well with customer service-I always have wonderful things to say.
3 out of 5
Deck area needs to be revamped. Surprised the majority of the late night activities took place in the karaoke lounge, which is a smaller venue then other areas. Overall, great entertainment...never was bored at sea. In fact, I never could do everything because there was so much going on at once. Staff is great-I always credit Norwegian Cruise Line with excellent service, which is very important. The bartenders knew everyone's name in our party of 8.
Cabin / Stateroom
3 out of 5
I had interior in the very front of the ship for 2-yah it's small, but to be expected. Use the top bunk for extra storage.
The Wharf has jetskiing, a fort where you can tour the commissioner's house/museum and houses Dolphin Quest. With a tour ticket to the museum you can see the dolphins too. There's great shopping within the fort and across the street. A couple fun pubs too-find the Frog and Onion built right into the fort. Ferries and buses leave right near the ship's dock to go anywhere on the island. (ex. Hamilton, St. Georges)
Pros: Docked for 3 days in Bermuda-so much to see, loved being able to go out off ship one night on the island
Cons: Not as much of a variety of dinner menus in main dining rooms, only one special was added to the standard menu each night-great food though!
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