Our first time on NCL

Norwegian Dream Cruise Review to Canada, New England, New York


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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7 Night Eastern Canada & New England (Boston Roundtrip)
Sail Date: September 21, 2008
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 7 years ago
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.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
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.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Entertainment was very good. O'Shaunessy and a piano player named Danielle were exceptional

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Staff was pleasant & a waitress named Ramona was especially pleasant and accommodating but we were not always fortunate enough to sit in her section.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Ship was clean but on 2 occasionsI found a public bathroom in need of cleaning.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Stateroom was clean & comfortable. We had an outside cabin. The shower was very small in size but managable.
5 out of 5
We took a horse drawn trolley tour that was enjoyable & informative
Don't Miss: victoian gardens
5 out of 5
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
5 out of 5
We took a horse drawn trolley tour that was enjoyable & informative
Don't Miss: victoian gardens
5 out of 5
We took a boat ride aound the area that was enjoyable
5 out of 5
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
1 out of 5
Not much to see in Sydney. We toured the city. Nothing outstanding.
5 out of 5
We took a boat ride aound the area that was enjoyable
1 out of 5
Not much to see in Sydney. We toured the city. Nothing outstanding.

Pros: crew was pleasant

Cons: the food, difficulty getting around the ship

Recommends Norwegian Dream? No.

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