Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review by smjones: Just average
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When we first entered our room, we went out to the balcony. There were toenail clippings on the floor. The balcony floor was kind of like gravel with some rust. It wasn't a smooth surface that was painted or textured. The cabin itself was dusty and someone had left stickers from their clothing tags on the walls.
There are only soap dispensers in the bathroom for hand soap, shampoo and shower gel. If you like to use a bar of soap, bring one. The gift shop sells them for $3. If you like conditioner, bring it or buy it on board for $12.99 (pantene).
The worst part of the cruise, for us, was our cabin location. Cabin 11682 was across from the aft elevators and stairway. It was very noisy, not only because of loud people but there was a guy that vacuumed outside our door at 2:30 am on more than one morning. Our cabin was just outside the salon, which doesn't seem like a loud place. The fitness center was upstairs from the salon so maybe the heavy feet were on their way to More the gym or the buffet. We were assigned the cabin after booking over the phone so we didn't have the luxury of choice.
One of our suitcases was temporarily lost but was found at guest services. Many people had lost bags and waited in very long lines. There were notices sent to our cabin that asked if anyone had another persons luggage sent to their room by mistake days after we set sail. There were photos of three bags and a vague list of what they contained. This cruise line does not send you bag tags. You can print them on line and staple them to your bags. I printed and folded them according to the directions and also laminated them with clear packing tape. One still came off. It is absolutely no wonder because I saw the "porters" chucking the suitcases (and I mean throwing them high and hard) into metal cages for the forklifts to move. Pack carefully and secure those handmade tags. Also, the tags were all the same color. You might think they would color code them by floor for easier sorting. Even the temporary tags provided at the dock were all brown. Less
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Cabin review: 11682
We booked a mini suite for our family of four (2 adults, a 6 yr old and a 4 yr old). The size of the room was better than the regular balcony room that another couple in our party had. The bathroom in our room was good size for a cruise ship bathroom. There was a tub/shower with a pull out that provided some privacy from the sink area. The toilet area also had the pull out divider. The room had two twin beds pulled together and a sofa that pulled out for our daughters. Our 4 year old said it was "hard as a rock" but she had no trouble sleeping. There is a curtain that can be drawn between the sofa and the bed for privacy.
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