EyeSeaTravel.ca cruised from Boston to Bermuda on the September 30th, 2011, 7 day Norwegian Dawn Cruise. Where this was our first cruise with Blind and Visually Impaired travellers, we knew that their would be many things to learn and experience. From the expedited boarding, room service, front desk staff, waiters in the Venetian Restaurant, the Blue Lagoon Restaurant and beyond... we were very well taken care of! One of our highlights was the Wednesday formal Dinner, where the ladies were in their finest and the 4 men of the group all wore authentic Bermuda Formal attire right down to the "Bermuda Shorts!" While on Bermuda our Group of 4 Blind Travellers experienced a Bermudian picnic at the Botanical Gardens in Hamilton, scooter rides and of course the Islands Fast Ferries (easier and faster than the buses) In St Georges we participated in the Ducking of the Wench, and toured the Historic St Peters Church. Climbing the 185 stairs in Gibbs Lighthouse was good exercise and helped make more room for the Dawn Food! Buss tour, Swizzle Inn and Stagger Out, Maritime Museum, and Swimming with the Dolphins all to be topped off with The Frog and Onion Pub and a refreshing swim at Snorkel park! Bermuda we miss you and look forward to experiencing you again!
Norwegian Staff were good to excellent! Overall grade A to A+
The food in the Venetian Restaurant was supper and the service of Louis was even better! Grade for the Venetian A+. The Blue Lagoon had a very limited menu and service was fair to good, overall grade B+.
Buffet food was alright I would grade as B-
Overall experience on the Dawn was Excellent and we all look forward to future cruises and would jump on the Dawn at any chance!
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