Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Canada, New England, New York

Contributor Level: Purser

7+ cruises


Helpful Votes

1 out of 5

Worst Cruise Line PERIOD

Sail Date: September 19, 2014

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

First, I have been on many cruise lines such as Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Princess, Carnival, and I can say without hesitation that NCL is the worst.  They are completely unorganized.  For example, the "Anytime Seating" is a joke.  Since everyone on the ship usually eats dinner around the same time, there is a 45 minute wait and we were given a pager, just like the one I receive at a usual restaurant.  So what is the point!  Then they tell you to go wait at the bar.  Well--there are no seats at the bar because others who are waiting are sitting there.  There is absolutely no structure and it is like a "free for all".  When the cruise ended, there was no announcement of where to pick up our luggage tag number.  Apparently, you can select when you want to get off the ship by taking a certain colored luggage tag.  Once a certain color runs out, then you have to take a different color which means a different disembarkment time.  Since there was no announcement of where to pick up these luggage tags, I had to wait in line a the purser desk and ask.  Rahtner than spare the reader of other mishaps with this cruise line, I would encourage the reader to take Royal Caribbean or Celebrity as both of these are MUCH BETTER for about the same price.  It is not even close--the food, the entertainment, the structure, the events on board, the atmosphere, and the staff, are so much better with Royal Caribbean and Celebrity!!

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Embarkation and Disembarkation
Sydney, Nova Scotia
Weather prevented our ship from docking and had to go to Halifax
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Saint John, New Brunswick
Bar Harbor, Maine
Boston, Massachusetts


Don't waste your money!

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