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Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Bermuda


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
Verified Review

Sail Date: July 29, 2016
Ship: Norwegian Dawn
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 9062
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 11 months ago

This was our first time on Norwegian.  The boat was large and very clean.  The upscale restaurants were amazing and the service at them was awesome.  We did dine at the Venetian and were disappointed that the service was poor compared to the upscale venues.  

Very disappointed that there was only one pool, and not a large one at that.  We never went in the pool due to the number of people that were there.  

The shows, though fairly short, were very entertaining.  It did leave us wanting more.  

Finally, I would suggest a session for first time cruisers or first timers on Norwegian.  This would allow newbies to be introduced to the little things that make a difference on the trip.  For example, it took us two days to realize that the dial outside our cabin needed to be rotated for making up the room, turning down the room or for privacy.  Also, explaining how meal and drink plans worked on the ship would have been helpful.  We were told that we wouldn't need money on the cruise, but we were not told to bring the cash to rent chairs, umbrellas, and get taxis as many of these places did not accept credit cards.  

Overall, we enjoyed our time.  There are just some things that would have made the trip more enjoyable and unfortunately, we hesitate to book another cruise in the future.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
We loved the stateroom. Very roomy shower and enjoyed having a balcony. Unfortunately, the person on the balcony next door decided to smoke on the balcony and the scent carried to our balcony. In addition, the walls are rather thin, so we heard the TV from next door. It was rather loud at a very late hour of the night. Finally, the print that was hanging on the wall doesn't help when the ship is rocking.

Ship Tip

If you are a couple, looking for quiet down time, this cruise might not be for you. Very party oriented, small pool for the amount of people, and lots of families. If you are a family, looking for great get away, with lots for the kids to do, then this is for you.

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