BDA Oct 31,2014

Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Bermuda


Contributor Level: Third Mate
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 10

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
Verified Review

Sail Date: October 31, 2014
Ship: Norwegian Dawn
Cabin Type: Suite
Cabin Number: 12522
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 2 years ago

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.

 

 

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Food was on par with other ships in it's class. It seemed that the deserts had not much flavor but looked enticing.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Not much into all the activities, wewent to a few things and it was very crowded for the space picked for the activity.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
The "Elements" show was one of the best on this ship that I have seen.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
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.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
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.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
everything seemed to be kept clean and updated.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
roomy and had a nice bit bathroom. Great balcony.

Ship Tip

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.

5 out of 5
very organize considering al the people coming and going.
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