High School Cafeteria

Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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7 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)
Sail Date: March 29, 2015
Ship: Norwegian Dawn
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 10036
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 2 years ago

We love Norwegian but we usually cruise on the Epic. I am on Atkins and I found the daytime food to be boring? Now we always purchase the Ultimate Dining Package and eat our evening meal in one of the specialty restaurants and that was mostly wonderful with the exception of a need for training regarding how to serve sparkling wine and you don't charge extra for lobster with the UDP.  We did not explore dining away from the buffet which left us missing O'Shehans on the Epic.  After 3 tries we were finally served wine that was chilled in chilled wine glasses? The first bottle was actually served warm? The second bottle the wine was chilled but the glasses were warm? Also after arriving home, I contacted the cruise line to ask if I was correct regarding the UDP and the additional charge for lobster and found that I was charged erroneously plus I found that the gratuities are included in the UDP unless you find someone who earns a more impressive tip.  I am booked on the Dawn in the fall and am seriously considering cancelling.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Buffet was equivalent to eating in a high school cafeteria.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
I am still shocked at being served a sparkling white zinfandel warm.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
She seems a bit old?

Ship Tip

With 3 people in the cabin the balcony was useless and impossible to get to. Our room steward Zaim was A joy!

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1 out of 5
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5 out of 5
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