Sometime last night, Norwegian Dawn entered a cold front. Passengers were warned by the captain himself, but I didn’t quite understood what it meant for our onboard experience. I woke up in the middle of the night to the sounds of rain slapping against my balcony window and thunder bellowing out over the ocean — after a moment of panic I quickly realized all was well and returned to my slumber.
It was however, quite a disconcerting wake-up call.
At some point early this morning, it seemed that we were escaping the weather system, but by the time we made it to the main dining room for breakfast, the winds were so strong and the boat was rocking so much, that I could barely keep my balance while eating my eggs Benedict. Before I knew it, the rain had set in, the deck was soaked and there was obviously not a chance that I’d get to witness the scheduled Ping Pong Balls of Fury Tournament and Giant Chess Open Play on the Sports Deck or the poolside Mr. Incredible Competition.
But I did get to spend an hour or so with some well-traveled and informative Cruise Critic members. In fact one couple I met during the Cruise Critic Meet and Greet had been on 24 Norwegian cruises, experienced several behind-the-scenes tours and even watched a waiter work his way up the ranks to the position of food and beverage director aboard this very ship.
And talk about being troopers: These dedicated cruisers were certainly not letting the weather put a damper on their fun. Most went off to partake in a group slot pull in the ship’s casino and a few were planning to track down the hotel director to arrange a ship tour.
As for me, I think I’ll take their cue and find some wacky indoor activity to take in. Karaoke, anyone?
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