No lobster dinner

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


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
7 Night Canada & New England (Quebec To Boston)
Sail Date: September 19, 2014
Ship: Norwegian Dawn
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

  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.  

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
No lobster dinner in main dining room

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Several of the onboard activities took place when we were in port. eg. Line dancing lessons, the not so newly wed game. etc.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
The magician was good. The strength act was boring.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
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..

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Smaller ship, not a lot of amenities

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
1 out of 5
Could not make port
5 out of 5
The hop on hop off bus tour personnel were friendly and amusing. The fort was very interesting.
5 out of 5
The tour guide was great. She literally wore many hats.
5 out of 5
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.
5 out of 5
Fasinating place with tons of history.
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