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Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Bermuda

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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Sail Date: August 14, 2015
Ship: Norwegian Dawn
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 8015
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 2 years ago

Cons: coffee was bad - was never hot and tasted like it was burned, only one small swimming pool - there is a kids pool, but no one takes there kids there.  No lifeguard or anyone to enforce the rules (no jumping, no reserving of pool chairs, no leaving your chair for more than 30 mins), Not enough lounge chairs on the ship for everyone - even if you went to all the decks, far away from the pool, there still wasn't any available chairs.  The Spinnaker lounge, where a lot of events were held, was too small, not enough chairs and was very hot.  Annoying that you had to sign a receipt every time you ordered a drink on the ultimate beverage package.  It's too bad you can't order professional pictures after the cruise is over online (they make you buy them in their photo gallery on the ship).  Could have used 1 more day in Bermuda to not feel rushed and to be able to see everything.

Pros: nice to be able to eat when and where you wanted, staff was always very nice and tried to help (even tho sometimes they couldn't understand English very well), fun onboard activities, ship was clean, I heard the onboard daycare was free so I think that's a good feature. Ran into the same people all the time, which was nice to get to know people.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
I liked you can eat when and where you want and not have a set time you have to eat every day. The restaurants pretty much had the same menu tho, which kind of got boring.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Always something going on that we kept busy with!


3 out of 5
There were some good shows. Tho having the magician do like 3 shows got kind of boring. Would like to have seen a bigger variety of shows.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
I don't know his name, but the man who cleaned our cabin (#8015), was very friendly, remembered our names, got to know us and was helpful. Shem the waiter in the casino was great. Very funny and friendly. Enjoyed running into him every day.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Everything was clean and looked nice to me!!! Couple public toilets out of order, and the doors that didn't close/lock, but other than that.....

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Had a broken chair and a light blub out, but those got fixed right away.
3 out of 5
The area where you get dropped off for the cruise is pretty run down. Doesn't LOOK very nice.
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