Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Canada, New England, New York

Contributor Level: Purser

4-6 cruises


Helpful Votes

3 out of 5

No lobster dinner

Sail Date: September 19, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

  This is my 6th cruise, and it is the first one that did not have a main dining room lobster dinner night.  What is more disappointing is the fact that the cruise was to the "lobster capitol" Maine.  I was looking so forward to the dinner and it didn't happen. 

  The ports were interesting and full of history.  The changing of the leaves was breath taking.  All of the ports were clean, and the town's people friendly.  The tour guides were hometown folks who shared lots of stories making the tours enjoyable.

  The demographic of this particular cruise is an older crowd.  The entertainment was developed with that in mind.  There wasn't a night club for dancing.

  The food was good, but the dining room service was mediocre.  There was not enough staff to make sure that all your needs were met.  

Ship Quality
Smaller ship, not a lot of amenities
Food and Dining
No lobster dinner in main dining room
Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
Isagone was our cabin person. He greeted us every morning and inquired if we needed anything. Thumbs up. The cruise director's staff were entertaining. The staff in the main dining room were slow. It seemed like there wasn't enough help..
The magician was good. The strength act was boring.
Onboard Activities
Several of the onboard activities took place when we were in port. eg. Line dancing lessons, the not so newly wed game. etc.
Destinations and Excursions
I really enjoyed the tour guides. They were howntown folk who shared their knowledge and stories.
Sydney, Nova Scotia
Could not make port
Halifax, Nova Scotia
The hop on hop off bus tour personnel were friendly and amusing. The fort was very interesting.
Saint John, New Brunswick
The tour guide was great. She literally wore many hats.
Bar Harbor, Maine
Took the Acadia national park tour. Our guide was a retired ranger. He was very informative and entertaining. Disappointed that there wasn't more stops on the tour. The lobster bake was delicious, however you could only have one lobster.
Boston, Massachusetts
Fasinating place with tons of history.

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