Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Bermuda

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3 out of 5

Smokers Rule on the Norwegian Dawn

Sail Date: August 29, 2010

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Suite

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.

Pros: Bermuda, Ship entertainment,

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

Recommends Norwegian Dawn? No.

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Cabin / Stateroom
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.
Service and Staff
King's Wharf, Bermuda
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.

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