Great Cruise if you live near Boston

Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Bermuda

Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Sail Date: July 01, 2013
Ship: Norwegian Dawn
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 4 years ago

This is a great cruise if you live near Boston. We left our home at 11:00 AM and were on ship by 2:00PM. We drove (parking was $110 for week) . At 4:00 we left Boston.

We had 4 teens and it was relaxing for us because we never saw them while we were on ship even though they had rooms across the hall. We had dinners together\, but beside that they were happy making friends and roaming about ship. You would think a ship full of teens would be a problem\, but many of the adults on board were a lot worse.

If you go\, just get a transportation pass. It's cheap. The ferry gets you into Hamilton and takes just 15 minutes and the buses were frequent. There were even special buses that take you to Horseshoe bay. Actually\, we hated that beach it was way too crowded. One day we did a trip to Astwood Park. Take the special bus to Horseshoe than jump on a #7 bus. It stops at Astwood. It is a climb down a steep cliff\, but we had over a mile of beach to ourselves.

Just to let you know\, the drinking age switches to 18 at sea. That means if you have 16 or 17 year olds who are social they will have access to alcohol. They can't buy it\, but an 18 year old can. I have very attractive daughters and handsome son and they managed to get access.

We have cruised many time before. We actually missed the formal dinners and are not a big fan of the freestyle dining. Even our children commented that they would prefer the traditional cruise meals. We missed having the same dining staff each night. My children can be quite charming when they want to so we have had dining staffs that typically fawn over them.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Cagney's and Le Bistro are very good\,


3 out of 5
Actually we saw some good shows

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
They all work hard and are very friendly.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Pros: Convenience

Cons: Limited Iteneray

Recommends Norwegian Dawn? Yes!

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