Not as kid friendly as expected

Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Bermuda

Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review

Sail Date: October 09, 2015
Ship: Norwegian Dawn
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 4509
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 2 years ago

I enjoyed my cruise!  I was a little surprised by the lack of activities and acceptance for children under 3.  I loved the freestyle cruising where we could eat and roam about the ship as we pleased.  Most of the staff were very friendly and helpful.  There were a few staff and many other guests who rolled their eyes at me and my 2 year old and made me feel that he wasn't welcome on the cruise/in the restaurants with me.  The mom of the other family I was with fell on the gangway getting off the ship and I was very surprised by the lack of accommodation she and her family were given with her now being on crutches which left a bit of a "bad taste in my mouth" for Norwegian.  The ship stewards were great and got us everything we needed for our rooms!  Overall it was a lovely cruise and left me wanting to cruise again, but I think I might try a different cruise line next time that is maybe a little more kid friendly.  

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5
More family friendly entertainment would have been nice. The Elements show was spectacular!

Children's Programs

1 out of 5
I wish there would have been more for children under 3, it was somewhat difficult to keep my 2 year old entertained the whole time without much offered from the cruise.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Every morning we had to be cautious crossing the threshold outside of our room due to water from the boat leaking.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Room was as expected. The amenities for what we payed were nice.

Ship Tip

Not a very kid friendly ship.

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