Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Bermuda

Third Mate

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4 out of 5

Review of Bermuda cruise.on the NCL Dawn

Sail Date: August 21, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside


Quick check in. Buffet was ready and plentiful. Room was clean, and beds were put together to our satisfaction. Even though we travel as Mr & Mrs, we had to request the beds be put together.  First cruise ship to have sliding shower doors. Best entertainment of any recent cruise. And that was every night. Beautiful dining room ( Venetian), but the Auqua is smaller. Anytime dining worked for us. We are early eaters, and we were seated promptly each night. We missed the camaraderie which comes with assigned seating, and felt that not so much attention was given  when the tip is prepaid.  Not to suggest that anyone was rude, but only about half the staff gave the extra effort.  Lawson in particular in the Venetian.was fantastic.   However, the departure was a big disappointment. We selected the walk off option, and we had to circle much of the ship only to find ourselves in competition for  a spot on the  gangway. This was made worse by a 1 hour wait at breakfast for  biscuit and gravy with scrambled eggs.  Our waiter was pleasant and apologetic, but it still took an hour.

Now for the question. " would we go with them again?" , The answer is yes. In fact, we booked our next cruise on board for 2016. 

The bed issue and the lack of cameraderie were minor items.  The overall cruise was excellent .  Thanks for asking.

Cabin / Stateroom
Good cabin . The only one I have ever seen with a sliding shower door.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Embarkation was excellent. Courteous and quick. Debarkation was not so great. As said above in our comments, we chose the walk off option which was an around the ship marathon with luggage.
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
The best ever, and that was every night.
Service and Staff
Lawson was great. We felt the food selection was adequate, but the better choices are reserved for the " fine dining" venues. Shrimp cocktail and lobster are no longer offered in the main dining rooms.
Food and Dining
Boston, Massachusetts We went directly to the ship. No comments either way on Boston.


Very pretty ship, well maintained. Nothing to complain about.

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