Great Entertainment mediocre food.

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

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 14

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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7 Night New England & Canada (Boston To Quebec)
Sail Date: September 11, 2015
Ship: Norwegian Dawn
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: 8168
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

Having cruised on several different cruise lines. I felt that NCL was on the lower end in service, food. I felt I was being nickeled and dimmed for everything.  Small things like towel animals I only received the last two nights. There were no mints on my pillow. Room service even for coffee is a fee. The drink package lets you drink but you still have to pay 18% on every drink you order. The food was not bad but was just mediocre. Since you don't get the same server with the free style dining you never get those special touches.  Dress is very casual and they really push the pay restaurants.  When dining there you pay a fee plus 18%. If you want two entrees you pay $10.00.  Lobster is also extra.  In the specilty restaurants the food was superior to dining rooms or buffet.  The one thing that was superior on NCL was entertainment. The normal dancers and singers were only used twice and the magic, and comedy acts were spectacular.  If you are looking for a cruise where you don't dress up and want good entertainment NCL is the way to go.  If you want superior food try Celebrity.  

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Fair better in specialty restaurants

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Bingo is expensive 39.00 for three cards


5 out of 5
Excellent better than other lines less of their dancers and singers

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Staff was pleasant but no one really went above and beyond

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Ship is fine not glitzy like Royal.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Carpet looks dates bed felt old.

Ship Tip

It's a great cruise line if you don't want to dress up.

5 out of 5
1 out of 5
Waste of a stop
1 out of 5
Another waste of a stop
5 out of 5
Take a day to see old town it is like a small Paris.
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