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Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review by Birthday Cruisers: NCL Dawn


Birthday Cruisers
2 Reviews
Member Since 2013
6 Posts

Member Rating

Cabin 5.0
Dining 4.0
Embarkation 5.0
Enrichment Activities Not Rated
Entertainment 1.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation Not Rated
Public Rooms 4.0
Rates 3.0
Service 2.0
Shore Excursions Not Rated
Value for Money 3.0

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NCL Dawn

Sail Date: July 2013
Destination: Bermuda
Embarkation: Boston

Our group had two cabins... We are a family of four kids ranging from 16-21.  We are in our 50's..

Cabin..Loved the cabin .. Spacious, clean, great balcony with full lounges and not just chairs..Good location... No motion at all felt from this room...

Crew...

Cabin steward was amazing! Helpful and diligent with keeping up with room cleanliness...hardest working crew member on the ship...

Concierge was great... Dinner res even in main dining rooms each night.. Just had to show up on left side for shows and got priority seating ... A perk of suite that was very convenient..

Another perk of suite was priority on and off ship.. Awesome!!

Butler... Used very little so not much to say about this perk...we did like getting little treats each day...we had breakfast one day in suite which was fun...

Food and dining staff...

Food in main dining rooms was good but portions were a little small--

We ate in both More Aqua and Venetian... Preferred Venetian...

If you eat in Venetian ask for Emilio.. He was very entertaining.. The rest of the staff was pretty boring and we often wondered if they spoke English.. If you want a drink before or with dinner ask for it as we were never offered a beverage before ordering meals and we found that strange...

Buffet was terrible.. Poor quality

Sushi and Asian dining specialty was great.. If you go ask for Joe as a waiter... He was great...

Cagney's for breakfast and lunch was great ... Great service! You can stop by concierge in the am after breakfast and make dinner res...

Pool area was very overcrowded...not sure why kids are allowed to take up all the room in hot tubs when they have a specific kids area...

Entertainment...

Musicians were sub par... Need more nights with DJ music which were the most fun and seemed to be most enjoyable by all ages...

Comedian that is filling in was funny and clean...

Bollywood was best show ... The others were terrible...

Found most of the crew to be pleasant but not willing to go above and beyond as we had experienced on RCL...

Liked having flexibility of dining at anytime but missed having staff get to know us by sitting at same table.. So mixed reviews on that...

Always love Bermuda .. Cheaper to arrange tours on your own instead of paying ships prices...

Try church bay for snorkeling...

Leaving ship essentially customs is non existent ... Just passed in our forms and walked right through... Didn't even show our passports...

Again the priority disembarkation was amazing ... Off in a breeze!

If you go in with your eyes open and make your own good time this ship gets it done... If you have high expectations you might be a little disappointed...

A vacation is a vacation... Enjoy!, Less


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Cabin review: Norwegian Dawn Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony Deck Eight 10600

Great location..Awesome layout... Loved the balcony.. Spacious and loved full lounge chairs..Small bedroom worked well... We used top bunk as bed and left couch for watching tv or kids to relax...We also used pull out in living room ...Loved the privacy of adult bedroom and bathroom...Bathroom was amazing.. Tub and shower with windows... Watch out for window washers during the day... LolOverall room worked out super!

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