Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Bermuda

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4 out of 5

BDA Oct 31,2014

Sail Date: October 31, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Suite

Great trip.   We had a family suite with a balcony on deck 12 forward.  Rooming on deck 12 is nice since you are on the floor with the garden café buffet and the pool.  The library is also on the same floor and makes a nice escape if you want to get away to someplace quiet.  The hallways also seem wider on that floor.  Great room, nice and roomy. It states it can occupy 6 but works better for 4 if all adults since two of the beds are full size Murphy bed and pull out sofa.  Nice bath room with double sinks and a separate tub and shower. 

The added benefit of booking a full suite is that you can have breakfast and lunch at Cagney's  which is on deck 13.  No charge, it's just for people in the suites. Wonderful food and very relaxing, not all the frenzy of the buffet or the wait for the main dining room. 

The coffee maker in the room is a nice added feature,  lavazza with the coffee pods.  The butler keeps everything well stocked daily. Anything you need- ask your butler.

The "Elements" show aboard the ship was well worth watching, sort of a Cirque du Soleil thing going on.

The weather on Bermuda was nice but a bit windy due to previous weather but that's out of anyone's control.   Dockyard is getting more shops and attractions for the ships but still not as nice as docking in Hamilton or St Georges as in previous years.  The ferry gets you to both and is convenient.

Overall, we loved it.  Bermuda is beautiful and has lots of nice interesting places to visit  if you  don't want to just beach it.



Ship Quality
everything seemed to be kept clean and updated.
Food and Dining
Food was on par with other ships in it's class. It seemed that the deserts had not much flavor but looked enticing.
Service and Staff
We never encounted a bad service person. Everyone had a smile on their face. Must be hard doing that 24/7 with all the demands of the passengers.
The "Elements" show was one of the best on this ship that I have seen.
Children's Programs
Used the kid's program in the past and the girls in there are great with the kids. Lots to do withthe under 12 crowd.
Onboard Activities
Not much into all the activities, wewent to a few things and it was very crowded for the space picked for the activity.
Destinations and Excursions BDA is wonderful, the excursions do get you to all the most popular places for those who have never been to BDA before.
Cabin / Stateroom
roomy and had a nice bit bathroom. Great balcony.
Boston, Massachusetts
very organize considering al the people coming and going.


Cagney's is a nice perk for the suites customers to have breakfast and lunch in. The hot tub up on deck 13 is a good place to sit at without all the commotion of the pool area.

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