We had a great time on our family Spring Break cruise: Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review by nonotreally
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We had a great time on our family Spring Break cruise
Destination: Southern Caribbean
We were excited also about the dining options but then figured out that there were more "pay-extra-to-eat" restaurants than the "free" restaurants. We ate mostly at the free ones and that meant really 2 sit down options. Of course there was still the buffet and the 24-hr dining option but as far as sit down free dinner restaurants, it's basically the Aqua and the Venetian. Both had good food. Nothing to write home about. All in our party were honestly not impressed.
The kids play room was excellent. I have 3 children, all in different age groups and all had a great time. We hardly saw our teenager, she made More many new friends, and all the teens had to be back in their rooms by 1am.
The kids pool, which is where we spent most of our at-sea days, was a lot of fun. The kids were there for many hours each day. However, you have to supervise your children while they are there and there's hardly any shade. If you are in the shade, you can't keep an eye on your kids. There also weren't enough seats for adults to sit on while the children played. Lastly, we had some older kids and even some adults that were using the kids pool/slide making it harder for the little ones to get to play there. NCL should provide some occasional supervision for those purposes.
The shows were great, the buffet food was pretty good actually. The desserts weren't though.
Only option for free drinks were water, iced tea and coffee. If your kids don't drink tea or water, you're in trouble. Offering juices or lemonade would have been nice.
Our cruise director was AWESOME! I'd follow him anywhere! Less
Cabin review: IA10561 Mid-Ship Inside
10559 - Inside stateroom that slept 4 Family of four in an inside stateroom. At night it was almost wall-to-wall beds. We were on a 10-day cruise so we had a lot of clothes with us. We were able to store all of our luggage underneath the beds but didn't have much shelf or drawer space for all of us. Only 1 bathroom space. Toilet, sink and shower stall all together.Read All Mid-Ship Inside (IA) Reviews >>
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