First tme wih NCL Norwegian Dawn
Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean
Sail Date: April 27, 2014
Ship: Norwegian Dawn
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 4 years ago
6 cruises with HAL, 1 QE2, 3 river boat cruises in Europe. Our April 2014 cruise on Norwegian Dawn .Lifeboat drill a joke ! big crowd of people approx' 150 herded into the Aqua dining room, two crew memebrs on duty , one with red flag (ships left side ) green flag ( ships right side ) crowd noise level unreal , emergency announcements and procedures from bridge could NOT be heard above the room noise level, female cruise member demonstrates how to don the lifejacket, not much crowd interest here either , apparently in an emergency one has to follow the guy with the green flag to get you to your life boat station and/or boat ? never did hear or see posted what boat we were assigned to, most other cruise lines have cabin number and lifeboat number highlighted and attached to the inside of your state room door. Overall cruise experience was enjoayable with lots of day to day activities, food also very good in main dining rooms and buffet (s) ( we did not patronize the so called "speciality" restaurants ) , entertainment excellent with lots of variety, good CLEAN comedian, In closing found that some of the "guest" services desk staff seemed to have difficulty in understanding english ? unusual for someone in a "frront line " position.This writer is a former retired senior marine engineer with many years seagoing experience.
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After boarding and under way on your cruise, ask an officer (s) or someone of senior rank ( those with gold braded epaulets ) what life boat STATION and BOAT you are assigned to , go check out that station, then in case of an emergency you will have an idea of what direction to go in.