Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Bermuda

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3 out of 5

5 time Boston/Bermuda Cruisers

Sail Date: July 27, 2012

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Balcony

Our balcony room (9098) was very nice and clean. Our room steward, Terrence (Terry) was outstanding and in great spirits all the time especially with the outrageousness that was going on. He showed great patience and consideration to all guests at all times. He should be moved up the ranks to a supervisory position, he really is that good.

Which for us would have been difficult as there were over 600 children and teens on the ship that were up at all hours way past their parents bedtime. They wreaked havoc on the decks, stairways and elevators, by the way of underage drinking 18-20 signed off by their parents. They were either screaming drunk or running through the ship and the stateroom hallways. This took place every evening.

As well as resetting the room signs from Do Not Disturb TO MAKE UP CABINS. It seemed to be happening after the 2am hour. This made it awful for the room stewards in the mornings when they were knocking on the MAKE UP CABIN doors. They were yelled at most mornings by guests being awakened.

We have The music noise levels in some areas was so loud at times that you could cruised with Norwegian many times, (Majesty, Dream, Spirit and 2 on the Dawn). What we have found on all of the cruises is that never once has the Adult Only been enforced. From late night comedic performances which is advertised as adult only due to content to late night karaoke, not just teens, but young children were allowed there. There are a lot of things geared for the kids, which is great. Why cant there be something for Adults Only that is actually enforced other than paying 119.00 more plus gratuity to go to the spa and hide out? That, mind you closes at 10pm.

Some things are greatly missed that made this particular cruise so special, for example:
Champagne is no longer served when boarding.
Chocolate Night was so spectacular in the past in a dining room with linen, lighting, ice sculptures, with chocolate flowing so much that you real

Pros: The ship was nicely refurbished. Staff was excellent!

Cons: Hot tubs were excessively hot. Music levels too loud. Adults Only not enforced.

Recommends Norwegian Dawn? Yes!

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