Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Bermuda

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4-6 cruises


Helpful Votes

2 out of 5


Sail Date: May 30, 2010

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Oceanview

We went on the Norweigen Dawn to Bermuda. I had gone on a Noweigen cruise to Bermuda several years ago and it was 100 times better. I do not remember which boat it was, but it was not the Dawn. The swimming pool was very cold. (We did not swim until we got to Bermuda). The cabins are very small and therefore uncomfortable. The food was ok but you would expect it to be great food. Also, if you go to the buffet for lunch, it is very hard to find a table. We met some people on board and they paid extra to eat at a better restaurant and they were still disappointed. The shows were OK but nothing great, especially the final show of the trip where you would expect a great finale, it was like the left over parts of the other shows. Very disappointing. Also, there is a $12 per person per day fee which I was not aware of until on board. We were 5 people for 7 days or $420 extra cost for the trip. This is supposedly for tips for the room and waiters. If you like their work or not you have to tip them this amount of money. I always thought tips goes by performance (not here). And there is very little for kids to do on board. There is an excursion to bring you to a beach for $26 per person, you can take the local bus for $8 round trip per person. With the excursion you have to go to the beach at their time and return at their time. With the bus you go whenever you want and return whenever you want. It would have cost us $130 to go to the beach with the excursion and with the bus it cost $40. This is a rip off. Also they tell you that the buses may be crowded and not worth the wait, but we found that they came often and were not that crowded.

Pros: The Island of Bermuda and the weather.

Cons: The "cold" pool, the food, the shows and the tiny cabin

Recommends Norwegian Dawn? No.

Children's Programs
This is not for children. I have an 11 year old girl and the activities were limited and not worth the time.
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Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Ship Quality
King's Wharf, Bermuda
The wharf is OK but it does not compare to docking in Hamilton and/or Saint George. If you can take the smaller ships that are allowed to dock in Hamilton and St. George.

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