Smokers Rule on the Norwegian Dawn

Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Bermuda


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Bermuda (New York Roundtrip)
Sail Date: August 29, 2010
Ship: Norwegian Dawn
Cabin Type: Suite
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 6 years ago
Ship decor was fine, and service ok to good. Food mediocre at best and same menu for lunch. All public places a zoo with kids, noise, and smoke on every outer deck everywhere. I paid for spa $99 for week so I could exercise in pool and get away from Coney Island deck. Everything is geared to families and kids. We'll never do a mini-suite again because our balcony was not fully enclosed and we were surrounded by smokers and kids. We couldn't even open our cabin door a good part of the time. They should have smoking on one side of the ship only (cabins and open decks) Also, we always enjoyed sharing a table and meeting new people every night but were told they weren't doing sharing because of too many families so all couples were relegated to the sides of the dining room at the Venetian. The food was mediocre at best but the entertainment was terrific. The comedian and host were great. NCL needs to give some serious thought to providing for couples in the summer and stop just telling us to go at another time, like a few weeks out of the year when there are no holidays, spring breaks, etc.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Except for the balcony, which was not fully enclosed. We shouldn't have booked a mini-suite because we were surrounded by families and smokers.
3 out of 5
Liked the convenience of ferries. Despite bad reviews, we enjoyed Snorkle Beach. Due to knee problems I could not do a snorkle boat tour and this beach was perfect for me and easy to get in and out of the water.

Pros: Bermuda, Ship entertainment,

Cons: Smoke everywhere, overrun with kids, balcony not fully enclosed

Recommends Norwegian Dawn? No.

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