First attempt at cruising after an otherwise bumpy year

Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Bermuda

Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 15
Helpful Votes: 95

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5

Sail Date: October 31, 2014
Ship: Norwegian Dawn
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

Being Boston-based, taking this BOS-Bermuda cruise was a no-brainer for testing our ability to cruise following a medical catastrophe earlier in the year. There isn't much to say about Bermuda that isn't lovely although I do prefer St. George's pier to King's Wharf or the other. Because there is a 2-3 night stay over, it really allows exploring the island in a more casual manner. 

A couple things we learned about scooter rentals on this cruise...
- The scooter rental process (Mobility at Sea) is pretty straightforward and worked well.
- The size of the rental scooter was too large for easy parking in an interior cabin. Unless you have a suite, these rentals are very cumbersome for staterooms. Parking in the hallway is clearly forbidden as a safety issue for other passengers. We occasionally left it in the hall when we were just making a pit stop but overnight parking is not an option.
- Getting in and out of stateroom doorways is difficult, especially when hallways are narrow and turning radius is limited. Doors opening inward make it all the more difficult.
- Rentals cannot be taken off the ship. If you want/need to check out a port, you will have to make arrangements on shore to have a wheelchair or scooter waiting for you on land.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
5 out of 5
I live here so of course it is great! That said, for visitors - go to the North End for fabulous Italian food.
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