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Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Bermuda

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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Sail Date: July 03, 2015
Ship: Norwegian Dawn
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 8569
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

Well, we thought we were sailing from a port that had not only a lot of history which would further enhance our experiencing Bermuda for the first time.  We were so wrong.  Bermuda was gorgeous, but the cruise experience was a nightmare.  We were inundated with small children running completely wild all over the ship.  We were further tormented by teens without boundaries or rules which made them either rude or so loud that you could not enjoy a meal. Then there were the adults who must have been on a crusade to drink themselves senseless.  They were loud and rude all day and all night long all over the ship.

As a result of the wild and senseless drinking, we got very little sleep.  The cruise line helped us one night, but we just could not see complaining every night.  It is not our style to whine about things.  But this was probably our worst cruising experience ever!!

One night we tried to get to sleep and were disturbed by drunken fighting and shouting right outside of our door---it was 3:30 a.m.  Other nights were much the same.  We asked the staff to help once and they must have removed the guy next door as he sounded like he needed to be restrained.  Never heard him again, but the mother and the kids were drunk and loud every night until the wee hours of the morning.  I even saw our room attendant scrubbing their carpet after their all night binge---can't imagine what they did to warrant that!

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Venetian not so great. Others were very good.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Children's Programs

We are both former teachers and love kids, but the kids on board this time---were of another species. The only program for them should have been manners and deportment.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
The nature of the people on board disallowed any way to keep it clean. Bathrooms were a nightmare everywhere. I saw women assigned to clean NOT doing their job. Just emptying trash cans--My husband said men's rooms were much the same.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
First day our cabin had hair in the shower bottom---a big wad. We asked the attendant to clean it and give us towels. He did neither and did not do a turn down. Other times we were missing towels, washcloths, bath mat, etc. He was not very reliable.

Ship Tip

We do like the smaller ships--easy to get around in. This one, however, seemed overcrowded due to the nature of the clientele onboard. It seemed you were always bumping into kids who were running amok. Also, unlike the Star, people saved multiple seats everywhere and this made it difficult to sit

King's Wharf, Bermuda Did not visit port

King's Wharf was okay, but not very convenient to the rest of the island where beaches and towns were nicer and more interesting.
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