Book shore excursions to make the most of your trip. Wandering on your own in these pets is unexciting. Unbelievable blueberry pie with no filler at sunset cafe on pier at Bar Harbor. We saw the senior ship officers there as well.
Fantastic Trip. Three weeks earlier in the summer (late August early Sep) would have been even better, but we still had a fantastic time. The ship was filled with helpful and friendly staff, great food, and a wide variety of activities. But visiting the Canadian provinces was the best part of a relaxing and spectacular journey. Oh, and brush up on your French to really enjoy the last two stops.
It was our 40th wedding anniversary and I am glad we spent it on the cruise. The anniversary cake and the singing of "Let me call you sweetheart" at Cagney's make it a special celebration for me and my husband.
Very enjoyable experience. Kudos to Ncl as we cruised while Irma was threatening leeward islands and Jose was developing. We were not going to that area but there was still uncertainty about Jose's path. When we got to pier, we were given a notice that we would arrive in Bermuda at 9am instead of 1pm on Sunday and an assurance that they were constantly monitoring the weather and would notify us if there were further changes to the itinerary and they hoped to stick to the rest of the original itinerary but that guests and crew safety came first. No other changes were necessary. Thoughts and prayers to those affected by this years horrific hurricanes.
This was our first cruise and will not be our last! We learned a lot and look forward to going back to Bermuda to visit places we did not see. The hospitality of the staff on the ship was remarkable. The ship was very neat and clean. Preventing the spread of germs was top priority.
Very nice cruise.
A little disappointed in specialty restaurants but primarily because of décor and uninspiring atmosphere.
The staff are wonderful and went out of their way to be helpful.
Smoking is a problem that I hope you will address.
Love this cruise! Very disappointed in the food. :( Used to be known for amazing food. Last year they stopped providing filet and lobster at dinner, but it was an option in the dining rooms to pay a fee for these high end items. This year it wasn't even an option.
I would do it again with Norwegian Dawn. I did not do excursion. I took a taxi for the tour the first day I was there. It is cheaper to take taxi or bus there.. book through cruise ship is much more expensive. If I have to book for the tour through the cruise ship, it would be $99 a person. I took a taxi (4 people) and paid $200 for the private tour. There are taxi as soon as you get out the ship. You can walk a bit further, you find more taxi and buses there. I took taxi right off the ship exit, did not try to walk down so I am not sure if the fee would be cheaper there. I would think so.
Would not choose to go on NCL Dawn Ship ever again. Extremely smoke filled even though the renovation of the ship was nicely done. I am a severe asthmatic and have cruised many times and never had a problem. This ships smoking areas are excessive.
We had a great time and are already looking forward to our next cruise. We cruised Carnival for our honeymoon 23 years ago, things have come a long way since then. Also, we loved the "Freestyle Cruising" that NCL offers. Eat when you please, dress up if you want to (or don't)...you're on vacation, this is the way things should be.
It was a wonderful experience from start to finish for my family. We especially enjoyed the music and the shows. There food was alright. I'm glad we had options but as we didn't try any specialty restaurants (with the exception of Bamboo, which we were not impressed with,) the food was just okay.
We had a wonderful time on this cruise. It's like 3 vacations in one! Two and a half days on the ship, a few in beautiful Bermuda, and two and a half more on the ship! Despite the little hiccups, the time spent with family is priceless. That's what really matters.
Mismatched for our family. will never cruise NCL again. Quality of Celebrity and even RCL FAR better. Smoking prevalent and horrid. Specialty restaurants great--best thing on cruise BY FAR. Other dining either just okay or really bad. The ship is constantly LOUD--there is no elegance. This was pricier than Celebrity and gave us far less. I am unsure how this rating system works and the questions are not broken down enough to give accurate ratings. Specialty restaurants are 5's while other options are at best 1/2
See above comments regarding Internet Cafe Manager. HIGHLY UNPROFESSIONAL AND RUDE TO GUESTS. A generally great experience. Los Lobos is EXCELLENT, Cagney's, as always, is a great meal. Nice offerings in Blue and Aqua.
I always recomend a 4 Unlimited Dining Package on this cruise and enjoyed the food. The "Elements" show was a highlight, always enjoy "Deal or No Deal" and the Music Trivia. Good layout for lounging and relaxing and Bermuda is a great port.
Again, I was APPALLED at the Internet Cafe Manager and his utter and complete lack of respect for guests.
This was the first vacation that my husband and I have taken alone in about 10 years that didn't involve one of my son's sporting events and we had an amazing time. The Dawn was a wonderful host and Bermuda is always beautiful! We wouldn't hesitate to do it again and have recommended it to everyone!
Everything was wonderful. Wish the buffet or free restaurants offered lobster tails at least one night. The staff was outstanding and fun. Be careful if you head to one of the beaches on your own taxi, when the rain comes (it's an island expect showers, usually don't last long) you may wait along time for taxi home if you didn't book through the ship.
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