Norwegian Dream (RETIRED) Cruise Review to Canada, New England, New York

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3 out of 5

Our first time on NCL

Sail Date: September 21, 2008

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

This was our first time cruising on NCL, having cruised 9 previous times on Holland America. "Freestyle" cruising was an incentive for us to book this cruise as well as the destination,(Canada, Nova Scotia) The food was a very big disappointment. It was served cold & poorly prepared. Breads & pastries were cold & stale. Ice cream had chunks of ice in it, eggs were cold & watery. The ship itself was clean and adequate but we found it was very difficult to get around, to reach some areas it was necessary to go outdoors as not all elevators accessed to top floors.

Pros: crew was pleasant

Cons: the food, difficulty getting around the ship

Recommends Norwegian Dream (RETIRED)? No.

Ship Quality
Ship was clean but on 2 occasionsI found a public bathroom in need of cleaning.
Food and Dining
Food was poorly prepared and served cold. We ate in Le Bistro several times expecting better quality but it was mediocore especially for the additional cost. Freestyle seatings were good & convienent. Often what appeared on the posted menu earlier in the day was different at meal time.
Cabin / Stateroom
Stateroom was clean & comfortable. We had an outside cabin. The shower was very small in size but managable.
Service and Staff
Staff was pleasant & a waitress named Ramona was especially pleasant and accommodating but we were not always fortunate enough to sit in her section.
Entertainment
Entertainment was very good. O'Shaunessy and a piano player named Danielle were exceptional
Bar Harbor, Maine
Took a walking tour of downtown area. Ate Lobster on West Street---excellent. Unfortunately, it was misty & foggy that day ( a hurricane was heading that way!). The ship tendered & the tender ride was rocky but that could'nt be helped!
Don't Miss: lobster
Bar Harbor, Maine
Took a walking tour of downtown area. Ate Lobster on West Street---excellent. Unfortunately, it was misty & foggy that day ( a hurricane was heading that way!). The ship tendered & the tender ride was rocky but that could'nt be helped!
Don't Miss: lobster
Halifax, Nova Scotia
We took a horse drawn trolley tour that was enjoyable & informative
Don't Miss: victoian gardens
Halifax, Nova Scotia
We took a horse drawn trolley tour that was enjoyable & informative
Don't Miss: victoian gardens
Sydney, Nova Scotia
Not much to see in Sydney. We toured the city. Nothing outstanding.
Saint John, New Brunswick
We took a boat ride aound the area that was enjoyable
Saint John, New Brunswick
We took a boat ride aound the area that was enjoyable
Sydney, Nova Scotia
Not much to see in Sydney. We toured the city. Nothing outstanding.


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