Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Bermuda

Contributor Level: Purser

2-3 cruises


Helpful Votes

3 out of 5

Can use some improvements

Sail Date: June 17, 2016

Reviewed: 11 months ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Suite

I traveled with my husband and my 2 children (12 & 13).  The check-in took almost 2 hours and a lot of people complained about it, stating it has never taken this long before.  During check-in, we were each issued a card for drinks and getting into the room.  What was not explained, that both my kids had purchasing power on their cards.  So on the first day, the kids went to the arcade which charges between $1 and $2 for each game.  They racked up $190 in one day by just swiping the card.  Options should be given to the parent during check-in.  They could make any purchase (jewelry store, etc.) on their card.

Also, there should have been more stations to get drinks.  Kids had to stand in line at the bars (with the adults) to get a soda.  The waiting period on day one was up to 30 min. just to get a drink.  There should have been multiple stations and a separate station for just Soda!  The wait time was ridiculous!!!!


I don't think I will take this cruise again with kids.  



Cabin / Stateroom
Very happy with the cabin
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Embarkation took way to long. Disembarkation went pretty smoothly.
Ship Quality
the crew did a fantastic job, keeping the ship clean
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
Not enough activities for teens
Children's Programs
Service and Staff
The staff was very friendly.
Food and Dining
Would have been great if there were things like midnight buffet, ice carvings, etc.

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