Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Bermuda

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Experience
1 cruise (first)

Review
1

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5

5 out of 5

Beautiful Experience!!!

Sail Date: May 31, 2013

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Large Group

Room Type: Suite

The service was outstanding! Jayson and Joseph tended to all of our needs and offered very useful tips and advice. The food was excellent! We ate at Venitian, Aqua, Cagney's, and the Garden Buffet. I did not experience any out of the ordinary waits that were listed in some other reviews. I think it has a lot to do with expectations. If you remember that these are full size restaurants serving hundreds of people , then a 20 or 30 minute wait is not unreasonable. We bought one of the soft drink passes for $52 but wound up not really using it as several juices, coffee, and tea are available 24 hours a day in the Garden Cafe. The Norwegian Dawn dancers and singers were incredible! "Band On The Run" and "Bollywood" are Las Vegas quality shows that we saw for no extra charge. Tim Kaminski (I hope I spelled it correctly) and the Second City Comedy Troupe were hilarious and again were no extra charge. We went on three excursions. The "Day at the Beach" was well worth it since unlimited kayak, paddle boat, and snorkeling were included. The Power Snorkeling" was a blast and seeing the ship wreck (albeit small) was awesome! The "Glass Bottom Boat" was disappointing as the glass bottom was just a few windows in the bottom. However, the excursion was saved by the captain who was very funny and gave a great sight-seeing tour. The top-side sight-seeing made the excursion worth it. We took the ferry to Hamilton ( a tip from the glass boat captain) and had a very nice dinner at Flanagan's Pub. The pool is surprisingly small and we only went in for a few minutes. The poolside Jacuzzi's however, were very relaxing and we got a lot of use out of them. The Spinnaker lounge was a nice night spot and has a well equipped sound and light system. There were several live bands poolside, in the Grand Atrium, and in Spinnaker lounge that we saw. All were top notch and very entertaining. So overall, there were a few disappointments, but they are far outweighed by the fun, relaxing, and interesting things to do. And oh yeah, Gio the cruise director is hilarious as the emcee for most of the events. I highly recommend this cruise!!!
Ship Quality
Very clean. Hang around after hours and you will be amazed at the clean-up that goes on every night.
Food and Dining
The buffet is great because you eat when you want to eat. Aqua and Venitian have great food and are sit down reastaurants at no extra charge (drinks are charged however)
Cabin / Stateroom
Very clean. Well stocked and attended.
Service and Staff
Every staff member we interacted with was very polite, helpful, and concerned for our happiness.
Entertainment
The bands were great. The Stardust Theater" entertainment was top notch all at no extra charge.
Children's Programs We did not travel with any children.
Onboard Activities
Gio, the cruise director was hilarious. The "Not So Newlywed" game, the mens "Sexy Leg" contest, and the poolside parties were a blast!
Destinations and Excursions
We did 3 and were extremely happy with all of them.

Tip

Don't miss the shows at the Stardust Theater! They were all excellent and very entertaining!



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