Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Bermuda
Sail Date: August 23, 2013
Ship: Norwegian Dawn
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Large Group
Reviewed: 4 years ago
This was my fifth cruise. First NCL cruise. The ship left out of Boston which was extremely convenient for us. We were a party of ten adults with side by side balcony cabins. The embarkation and disembarkation processes could not have easier. The shows were varied and very entertaining. The staff was generally pleasant and helpful. However we did encounter a few that did not fit that description which is something we have not encountered on other cruise lines. The food in the main dining rooms was tasty but the menu was limited and did not vary much day to day. It also did not have that "wow" factor that we have expienced on other cruises. The two specialty dining rooms we tried were better but not up to par with those on other ships. Our cabins were adequate but smaller than what I was used to. My bed was against a wall on one side and had about 10 inches between beds on the other. The bathroom was tiny and folks in our party had difficulty manuvering inside.
The trip down to Bermuda was the smoothest sail I had ever expienced. Coming home the seas were choppier but still not bad. Our time in Bermuda, although fleeting, was terrific. We used public transportation to get around and did just fine. There is a beach, Snorkle Park, very near the dock which was not crowded, clean, and lovely. We were reluctant to pay the $5 admission because we were told the beach had been built over a former landfill. Best $5 we spent on the island. We all enjoyed it so much. We thoroughly enjoyed the Clockworks and its many stores. The sunset rum swizzle cruise was a blast.
All in all we enjoyed our trip but that was more the result of the people on it rather that the ship and it's accommodations.