Some good, Some not so good
Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Bermuda
Sail Date: May 04, 2012
Ship: Norwegian Dawn
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 6 years ago
Answering the question -Would you recommend this ship?- was hard to give a yes or no answer. I would recommend it with reservations. My husband and I have cruised on Royal Caribbean multiple times so we have some loyalty but that is not why we were not impressed with NCL. The Dawn was a nice enough ship but every time you turned around you were being charged for something. The freestyle dining is a good concept but the fact that you have to pay a cover charge in ALL the specialty restaurants is a bit much. Yes, we could have eaten in the Garden Cafe , Venetian , or the AQUA but it was nice to try something new. Yes no one had a gun to our head but again we were on vacation. Not only did you have to pay for these meals, but the quality of the food was OK. I am not sure if all the cruise lines are dropping their standards when it come to the food but it was evident on the Dawn. I guess the only way to find out is to travel on RCCL next time.
My only other major complaint is the smoking that is allowed on each private balcony. yes it is your balcony and you should be allowed to smoke, but when you are blowing the smoke on your balcony and I am less than 1 foot away, I might as well light up. I am a former smoker and as you know we are the worst, but when you have finally quit, being subjected to the one thing you are trying to avoid, STINKS!!! We could not sit on our deck at all.
I really hate it when people come back from a wonderful vacation and do nothing but complain. This is not my style, but I'm "JUST SAYING"
For the most part it was wonderful trip. We met alot of great people, on and off the ship and will recommend this trip, but with an *.
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Cons: The Dawn