Mediocre Experience

Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Bermuda

Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 27

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review

Sail Date: September 05, 2014
Ship: Norwegian Dawn
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 10192
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

This cruise is a big step down in our experience from the Royal Caribbean Bermuda cruise out of NJ. We were disappointed in a few areas:

Food. The emphasis is heavily on eating and most restaurants are Premium cost. We tried three of the restaurants and had very mediocre dinners. The food in the main dining rooms was just as good as the "pay for" restaurants. As a matter of fact, we had a meal in the Bistro and it was by far the worst meal we've ever had in a restaurant at sea or ashore. We had one great meal at Cagney's but the second time was poor.

Seating areas. Most of the outdoor seating on the ship is lounge chairs. My disabled brother had difficulty finding a regular chair to sit in as there were very few to be had. No chairs on the Promenade deck. We found this lack of chairs odd and difficult for elderly or disabled.

Convenience. If you live in Boston, this is a good option for a quick 7 day cruise to a warm climate. The cruise was okay, but very lackluster. Nothing stood out except a few employees.

Staterooms. We've been on five different cruise lines and this room was by far the smallest of any. We were tripping over each other. However, the bathrooms were great and the rooms were very soundproof. The decorating is a little worn and our cabin wasn't the cleanest on embarkation, but that was taken care of by the staff.

Food and Dining

3 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

3 out of 5

Ship Tip

Go to sit down venue options for breakfast (Venetian, café in atrium), the Garden Villa is mobbed and there is no where to sit.

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