Would not cruise NCL again regardless of destination - disappointed on many levels even thou expectations were reasonable and I'm not a normal complainer type, but a appreciative and glass half full person
Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Bermuda
7 Night Bermuda (Boston Roundtrip)
Sail date: September 07, 2018
Ship: Norwegian Dawn
Cabin type: Inside
Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 3 years ago
Review summaryThis was my first experience with NCL and I left very disappointed on many levels regardless of the change of destination and will most likely not be recommending NCL to friends or family going forward
Food and Dining
Topsiders Bar and Grill
Food was decent - pizza, burgers, salad. Bar service would of been good if anyone smiled and didn't just take your card. Didn't help the top Bimini Bar was closed entire trip and thus line for drinks was 30+ minutes - at one point we went downstairs to O'Sheehans to get our drinks and bring them back up to the pool. Staff around pool were available only a few days out of the 6... music at the pool was a 3 - very disappointing.
Gatsby's Champagne Bar
Nice comfortable atmosphere to hang out and drink amazing espresso martinis with friends. Easy to pull up chairs for whole group and live music was varied and enjoyable.
Worth the spend - waitstaff and food amazing. Steak perfect and yellow-fin Tuna cooked excellent.
Bamboo Asian Restaurant
Waitstaff and food options were amazing! The various Chinese dishes are included and sushi was extra but truly reasonable and worth it!
Aqua Main Dining Room
Wait staff was good and attentive, food as in other venues overly salty and changes to menu each night were minimal. Both menus in Aqua and Venetian are the same, but staff was much MUCH better in Aqua.
Lap Pool And Jacuzzi
Thermal spa was really nice with heated stone seats looking out back of the ship. Mineral spa was large as well as hot tub. Pool was clean and just the right temp. Sauna and steam rooms were small but worked efficiently.
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Our ship was intended to go to Bermuda but due to Hurricane Florence we went North to Canada and Maine. I have taken the Boston to Bermuda cruise on RC previously and would choose that line hands down vs NCL.
Ports of call
Royal Naval Dockyard, West End, Bermuda Did not visit port