Horrible experience

Norwegian Dream Cruise Review to Cruise to Nowhere


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

Overall Rating:

1.0 out of 5
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2 Night Dinner & Dance Cruise (Boston Roundtrip)
Sail Date: May 09, 2008
Ship: Norwegian Dream
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Large Group
Reviewed: 7 years ago
I've already written a complaint to Norwegian as this was a horrible experience. Highlights: ran out of light beer within 2 hours of sailing, average wait time for drink: 45 minutes, dirty glasses, buffet food was absolutely horrible and always running out, impossible to get dinner since restaurants don't take reservations; dinner food was "satisfactory", boat sailed into rough seas and sat there so there was so much turbulence; ran of our of Dramamine on Friday night; staff completely misinformed/uninformed;hallway flooded day of disembarkation; called wrong floors for disembarkation leading to 1-2 hour line to get off the cruise. Horrible, disappointing. Sailed on Norwegian before and was expecting something nice. The Carnival 2-night cruise I took a few years ago blew this one away.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
Buffets were absolutely horrible. They always ran out of food and new food was not ready to go. Quality, selection and taste were worse than a college dorm. Dinners were ok. But a caprese salad is not chunks of tomato with hunks of american cheese.

Entertainment

1 out of 5
Outside activities were not an option due to weather. All that there really was to do during the day was gamble or play bingo. Bingo was a nightmare b/c they made an announcement that the first 75 guests would get in only then the staff manning the door had no idea what we were talking about. Tickets for bingo were min. $30 and if winning ticket not distributed than Norwegian kept the pot.

Service and Staff

1 out of 5
Apparently this was a staff "training" cruise. No one knew anything and although many were nice, they were not helpful.

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
Ship is small compared to newer ships. Older decor. Cleanliness...not great

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Staterooms were fine. You don't expect much from a room on a cruise.

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Everything

Recommends Norwegian Dream? No.

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