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Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Bermuda

Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
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Sail Date: June 22, 2012
Ship: Norwegian Dawn
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 5 years ago
A relaxing vacation shouldn't involve getting up by 7 AM, then racing to save a lounge seat for the day. Most families had mom, dad or grandpa using towels to reserve seats for kids, spouses, backpacks, water bottles and anything or anyone else they could think of. The signs say no seats can be reserved more than 30 minutes but we never saw the staff doing anything about it. A quick look at the area around the pool saw maybe 30 or 40 % of the seats were being used at all, the rest were being hoarded by rude passengers. We also didn't expect the main restaurant to resemble a high school cafeteria. Lesson learned, next time we'll try to find a slightly "classier" ship.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
Except for the optional pay restaurants ($25 a person for a decent steak house) most meals were served with small portions and was served cold on several occasions.


3 out of 5
plenty of on board activities, however most were geared for the "spring break" crowd we found ourselves among.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Our room steward Mario did a great job and was always very friendly

Pros: clean rooms, good service

Cons: "freestyle" dining. Lack of oversight to posted guidelines

Recommends Norwegian Dawn? No.

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