Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Bermuda

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2-3 cruises


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3 out of 5

Not for us.Tho

Sail Date: July 29, 2016

Reviewed: 10 months ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

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.

Cabin / Stateroom
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.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
People should be informed to bring cash to the island as many places did not accept credit cards.
Onboard Activities
Service and Staff
Food and Dining


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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