Food not up to NCL standards

Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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7 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)
Sail Date: December 22, 2013
Ship: Norwegian Dawn
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: GTY
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 4 years ago

We have used NCL on a number of occasions and have generally found the food in the "buffet" area to be quite good.  We were very disappointed by the quality of food on this trip.  It seemed that the menu changed very, very little from day-to-day.  We were amazed that the ice cream machine was always busy because it was always working so very slow.  Another soft serve ice cream machine would be a good investment for NCL.  The food in the Venetian was very good for dinner.  I was amazed at how much breading could be added to a small piece of fish to create a "fish and chips" entree in one of the restaurants.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
5 out of 5
3 out of 5
Very limited "safe" area at the port.
5 out of 5
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