Very enjoyable cruise

Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Bermuda


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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Sail Date: June 19, 2015
Ship: Norwegian Dawn
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 11025
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

We did a Bermuda cruise with NCL nine years ago, on a different and smaller ship which docked in lovely St. George. Now they dock at King's Wharf, a less interesting "home base."  We enjoyed this trip greatly. The ship is well-appointed, food in Venetian was surprisingly good even with our high expectations from before. Entertainment was quite enjoyable.

Our only issues: 1) The A/C in several parts of the ship is too cold.  2) Music volume in almost every venue is FAR louder than it needs to be: if you go to a performance at Spinnaker you shouldn't have to yell at the people across the table. Gatsby's is a welcome exception to the volume complaint.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The food in Venetian was surprisingly good and varied. In Bamboo it was surprisingly mediocre.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
Didn't use

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All staff, particularly wait staff in Venetian, are personable and fun. Janice (check-in at Venetian) is delightful.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Small, as all interior cabins are, but beautifully well organized with tons of storage space. Bathroom is small (one of the performers said you could "sit, shower, shave, and answer the phone all at the same time") but very well laid out

Ship Tip

Dawn is larger than we'd ideally like. On our last Bermuda sail 9 years ago we were on the Majesty, smaller but even that is pretty big. The trend is unfortunately toward bigger and bigger ships; the upcoming Escape will have 20 decks and 4,200 passengers -- grotesque.

5 out of 5
This is our home city and we love it.
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