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Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review by time2travl

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Norwegian Dawn
Norwegian Dawn
Member Name: time2travl
Cruise Date: April 2014
Embarkation: Tampa
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Cabin Category:
Cabin Number: 9215
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Member Rating   5.0 out of 5+
Dining 5+
Public Rooms 5.0
Cabins 5.0
Entertainment 5+
Spa & Fitness Not Rated
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions Not Rated
Embarkation 5.0
Service 5+
Value-for-Money 5.0
Rates Not Rated
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Another great cruise

We did the Tampa - Boston reposition cruise. It was remodeled since our last cruise on her. The port in Tampa is only a few minutes from the airport which is fast and easy. It's a shame she's now being moved to New Orleans for the next season. The few changes I noted were that Spinnakers was moved and smaller, but is still the place to be in the evenings. The ocean view however is missing. Also moved was the Blue Lagoon. Much better location above the atrium. Before it felt like it was in a hallway. The shows were really top shelf. They still have the old last show (which I've seen on all their ships) I think it's time for a change.

Food in the MDR was quite good and we found a waitress who we really loved (Santi). By the 3rd meal the hostess knew who we wanted without even asking. Rarely was there a wait of over 10 to 15 minutes. If we wanted to modify a selection she told us the best way to do it to get it fast.

The buffet was always well stocked and enjoyed as well. It was nice to see they had 1 juice machine with juice in it 24/7.

Every staff member was always friendly and helpful.

Our M&G was over 200 so they gave us a large room to meet in and several of the staff attended.. They helped make the Slot Pull a success by giving us a few bottles of wine (we started with almost $800 in it. Dingo Dan the cruise director attended our scavenger hunt and even a some of the crew attended to make it a great time.

In short I love the ship and would cruise on it again. They have really toned down any 'hard sells' of Bingo, Art auctions, etc. The one thing they need to improve is the filing of pictures to the binder method on the Breakaway. I might have bought a few, but I was not going to spend hours searching through pictures.

Still a great ship. You will enjoy her.


Publication Date: 05/23/14
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