1st time and last time : Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review by luvresorts
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1st time and last time
Destination: Western Caribbean
Really shocked by the constant "pan handling". Art auctions, jewelry sales, bingo, raffle tickets, duty free,clothing. Really? Spent thousands to be there and they expect me to spend more on their over priced items?
Entertainment wasn't bad. Certainly would've enjoyed it more if I hadn't had over zealous bar staff trying to push over priced drinks every 5 minutes. How many times do you have to say no?
Photographers please! Everyone has a right to make a living, but don't be so pushy. And for Pete's sake - stay out of the dining rooms. People go to a restaurant to eat - not pose. More
Cruise director was very nice and quite funny. The on board announcements would've been more useful if it wasn't a constant sales pitch "come purchase bingo tickets" "come check out the art auction".
Ports of call - Roatan, Belize, Costa Maya and Cozumel. Nice to see once, don't think I'll go back. Locals greet you on the dock with their tip jar in hand and, of course, the photographers are there snapping away. Long line of shops to pass through as you try to enjoy the countryside and keep an eye on the time, beware the ship sales at 5!! The excursion shopping expert is obviously an Diamonds International employee. Again, spent a small fortune to take the cruise - what's with the buy, buy, buy?
Boarding was very pleasant. Spacious welcome center, lots of staff. Leaving the ship was terrible. Small area to wait on the curb, pushy porters hollering to get out of their way, people lined up about 8 deep waiting for a cab with suitcases in hand.
Room steward was exceptional - very pleasant and incredibly efficient. Almost worth going again for that service, but not. 1st cruise and the last - really looking forward to the next week long "all inclusive" visit at a resort! Less
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