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This was the perfect itinerary with 7 ports in the beautiful Caribbean! Everything was top notch- fabulous Norwegian Gem and her crew. We enjoyed the specialty dining venues and the entertainment. Our cabin steward Lincey Mitchell was ... Read More
This was the perfect itinerary with 7 ports in the beautiful Caribbean! Everything was top notch- fabulous Norwegian Gem and her crew. We enjoyed the specialty dining venues and the entertainment. Our cabin steward Lincey Mitchell was outstanding! He had everything ready for before we could even ask. The washy-washy crew always greeted with a smile and a kind word. There was never crowd and plenty of seating for all the shows. We are always impressed by the quality of shows Norwegian presents. The casino was kind ;) this cruise too. It was busy but you could always find a machine you wanted to play. The only disappointment was the walk off disembarkation. Instead of lining up around the seventh floor like we have done on other Norwegian ships, they had us go to the Bliss Lounge. No order what so ever! People became quite aggressive about their position in the imaginary line. It left a very bad taste in our mouths after such a wonderful trip. Norwegian- you need to correct this. The walk off is very convenient but you must have someone there to keep order And the peace. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
We loved our time on the Dawn. I truly cannot say enough - it was my first and my husband's third cruise. Everything went beautifully and we had many romantic, fun memories. I cannot wait to cruise again! The staff were ... Read More
We loved our time on the Dawn. I truly cannot say enough - it was my first and my husband's third cruise. Everything went beautifully and we had many romantic, fun memories. I cannot wait to cruise again! The staff were exceptional. We felt pampered, appreciated and were utterly relaxed upon our return home. We did a wine tasting, lots of shore excursions, trivia, the comedy show, a game show and had a blast. My husband got onstage and we laughed till our sides hurt. It was a vacation that I wasn't ready to head home from. Having a balcony mid-ship made the cruise so enjoyable. Sipping coffee with the beautiful views is heaven for us. The staff made it the incredible experience, everyone seems happy to help you have a great cruise. Warm, kind and friendly; they offer service I have never experienced in my life to date. Thank you NCL Dawn! Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
We chose this cruise for the itinerary and price. First time ever chose the transfer and hotel package - will not do that again. Hotel was fine but transfer was awful. It took several calls and we almost ended up calling a cab because ... Read More
We chose this cruise for the itinerary and price. First time ever chose the transfer and hotel package - will not do that again. Hotel was fine but transfer was awful. It took several calls and we almost ended up calling a cab because they were so late. Only good part of that was that we had no lines at embarkation! We have sailed on this ship before its renovation and liked the old version better. Remodel has it very chopped up so they can accommodate all of the specialty restaurants. It was rough the first day and half due to weather but staff handled having everyone inside all day very well and had many activities. I was disappointed to find so many of them were infomercials however. I do not buy art, wine or beauty items onboard. Prices for Bingo and Lets make a deal seemed high, but had a wonderful time anyway. I am a trivia fan and wished that the times were better for those (had general tirvia at 9AM and 5PM) . The guitar player in the Gatsby lounge was terrific, other venues were okay. Food was good but repetitive. Excellent chips in Cagneys and burgers in O Sheehans was excellent.. One of our party has a severe shellfish allergy and I am diabetic, Mr. Q took excellent care of us. We stayed overnight in Puerto Rico and had arranged a private tour with a couple of other cruise critic members. It was excellent. My favorite excursion was in St. Maarten. We chose to make our own perfume. What a terrific experience I would say this was not to be missed. So much fun and so informative and I love my 'personal' perfume! Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
I spoke with people at the ports we landed at who were on different ships and their time at the ports were much shorter than NCL, I feel NCL gave us longer port days. Everyone on the ship that works there go above and beyond to make ... Read More
I spoke with people at the ports we landed at who were on different ships and their time at the ports were much shorter than NCL, I feel NCL gave us longer port days. Everyone on the ship that works there go above and beyond to make sure you have the best cruise. The staff was extremely friendly and they would go out of their way to make your stay enjoyable. Entertainment was good, I enjoyed the different activities throughout the day, we would meet in the Atrium or Gatsby's to play trivia games. Personally, I found the pool deck too noisy. I prefer a quieter area to relax, but the other cruisers seemed to enjoy it. I also prefer to cruise when the kids are in school. There were not many children on this cruise due to school, those that were on it were all well behaved. It's just a preference I have to cruise with more adults than children. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
In some aspects the Dawn excelled, In some she didn't do very well. For the most part I'd say our recent trip on the Dawn was middle of the road mediocre. First of all the cruise was far from full and had just the right ... Read More
In some aspects the Dawn excelled, In some she didn't do very well. For the most part I'd say our recent trip on the Dawn was middle of the road mediocre. First of all the cruise was far from full and had just the right amount of people for my liking. There were plenty enough people to have fun without overbearing crowds. There were no lines or waits for anything for the entire 9 days and the one time I had to change a reservation at a specialty restaurant, they were able to accommodate us without a problem. Although she was remodeled in 2016, Dawn is showing signs of her age and hard life. There were considerable maintenance issues from minor cosmetic issues such as paint and rust to more significant issues, such as broken tiles, cracked glass in an elevator windows being inoperable with broken and missing hardware and plumbing malfunctions in many of the public restrooms. With the exception of one nasty female bartender at Gatsby's the staff were happy and helpful all over the ship. Our Cabin Steward got it just right! We start each trip the same by asking for 3 things, that the mini-fridge be emptied, an mattress topper be put on the bed and that robes be brought. He took care of our request promptly and without complaint, unobtrusively while we were out. He wasn't pushy about cleaning several times a day at awkward times. He cleaned while we were away and had the bed turned down in the evening whenever we returned from the evenings events. He never bothered us on days we wanted to sleep in and just "be" and linger over a late brunch served in our cabin. The food was all over the place. We had had fantastic meals in specialty restaurants, especially Cagney's and Moderno. O'Sheehan's was much better than it was on last years cruise The Main dining rooms were pretty good. However a few meals seemed like buffet fare plated nicely and served elegantly. The Buffet was hit or miss, repetitive and lackluster. That being said I didn't turn away from it for snacks and light fare. We enjoyed cocktails all over the ship. Topsider's near the pool seemed to water the drinks down especially the premixed drinks of the day. The beer and wine was always good. Ray a server there, was always upbeat, fun and helpful. The entertainment was great! Shore excursions were hit or miss. An afternoon beach break which should have been low-key and pleasant turned out to be anything but. We ere brought to a beach around 25 minutes ride from the ship. Chairs were provided. We found our spot raised the umbrella, and settled in for a little while before going into the water. Once in the water we saw a man going through our belongings and then take them. We caught up with him and he complained that we hadn't paid for the umbrella. We paid and got out things but were uncomfortable leaving our spots together after that and were not able to freely enjoy the beautiful beach. Now comes the steady stream of panhandlers, a man carrying a bird feeder collecting money for the birds, a woman carrying aloe leaves asking for money to rub you with them. A man selling USB thumb drives with "island music installed," another man approached selling sea shells. In retrospect,$59 per person was a lot for what amounted to a ride to a public beach. For the price charged, I think Norwegian could do a better job, perhaps securing a private beach at a resort would be less menacing. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
We had a lot of fun on this cruise. We went to many beautiful beaches with some great people that we meet on the ship. The ship is really clean. The staff work quickly to clear the tables to accommodate other guests in the dining ... Read More
We had a lot of fun on this cruise. We went to many beautiful beaches with some great people that we meet on the ship. The ship is really clean. The staff work quickly to clear the tables to accommodate other guests in the dining rooms. The menu choices are great! There seemed to be something for everyone. We really liked having the Distinctive Voyage Package. We ended up with 5 specialty restaurants, because we are Platinum too. Also, I loved having the phone benefit. I have an elderly Mother at home, and it was great for her to hear my voice. I wish that they would add something like that for a Platinum benefit. Just 30 minutes would be perfect! We had an early flight home on this trip. It was the first time that we used the early Latitudes disembarkation. It was amazing. We got off the ship so fast that we even had time to kill at the airport! We can't wait to go on our next cruise. The entire staff on the ship were so friendly. We also enjoy NOT having to dress up. Vacations are to relax! Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
I picked this cruise up at a good solo traveler price when I was looking for a relaxing vacation. As it was a repo cruise, it had some sea days which I wanted to see how I liked and was my first cruise over 7 days in many years. I ... Read More
I picked this cruise up at a good solo traveler price when I was looking for a relaxing vacation. As it was a repo cruise, it had some sea days which I wanted to see how I liked and was my first cruise over 7 days in many years. I booked a guaranteed balcony which was deck 8 forward. A good location for me. I spent a lotmof time in the cabin so the extra sofa and loads of daylight was just what I wanted. The cabin is forward of the elevators, so hall was quiet and only used by those sleeping in the area. Embarkation and disembarkation were fine and went smoothly. I stayed onas long as I couldasmy flight was mid afternoon and aswewere docked at Pan Americana (not downtown), there was no point going anywhere but the airport. Ship was well maintained, quiet and comfortable. We sailed with about 600 people less than full capacity so loads of room andno lineups. I used the main dining rooms for most meals. One visit to Bamboo and one to Los lobos (birthday dinner). MDR had good service, but dinner serving sizes werehard to predict and inconsistent across the menu. One dinner had a standardsized prime rib meal and the same day had a pork belly meal that had perhaps 1/3 cup of sweet potato puree, 1/3 cup of veg and big palmsized piece of pork belly. However, there was less than 2 ounces of meat on it. Primerib dinner was 6 oz meat, 8 oz baked potato, but only one small broccoli floweret. Appetizers were also inconsistent for size. I did few activities as many were in Gatsby's but I couldn't attend due to allergies and too much smoke in the area. I attended most evening shows in the theatre and enjoyed them. Hypnotist and magician were good. I did not take any organized shore excurions and didn't visit every port. I wasdisappointed that we used a cargo dock in St.kitts despitespaceat the main pier in town. Shuttle buses were long waits so i didn't even leave ship. Service was always considerate and pleasant, but my cabin steward was only adequate. Infrequently seen, few smiles and all business. He did try to accommodate my request for early room make up in the morning, but several nights I turned in before evening turndown. No big deal, as I don't need much and maybe he is just naturally reserved. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
We wanted an early winter mini-break so booked a 9-day out of Boston on the Dawn. We have been on the Dawn before and found the re-furbishing a major disappointment, and the reason for four stars vs five. Space is even more cut up than ... Read More
We wanted an early winter mini-break so booked a 9-day out of Boston on the Dawn. We have been on the Dawn before and found the re-furbishing a major disappointment, and the reason for four stars vs five. Space is even more cut up than before with flow through just about nil. We enjoy the main dining menus and food and see no need for the many, many specialty restaurants taking up all the common space. Our cabin (mini suite with balcony) seemed smaller than usual (11102) due to the different layout. We usually cruise mid-ship but on the Dawn the mid ship mini suites are under the pool so did not want to hear the chairs scraping. One of our drawers did not stay shut but cabin steward had carpenters fix immediately. Plenty of storage (prefer the cabins with more drawers vs shelves, but still plenty) Entertainment was again, excellent, with a good variety in the various venues. Food was good - not exceptional, but good, lots of variety and plentiful. We did try LeBistro (disappointing), LosLobos (nothing special) and Cagney's (Excellent) with our "free" perk for distinctive voyage/Latitudes Platinum. While we would go back to Cagney's (with our Latitude rewards, NOT to pay extra), we find plenty of variety and excellent choices in the dining room. We never eat in the cafe (I have a food allergy and don't trust the other diners not to cross-contaminate). Service was wonderful throughout the ship. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
We have been on the Dawn before and really liked it. This cruise we won a bid and got upgraded to a suite. The service was impeccable. Our stateroom was incredible. The only negative would probably be the food. We went to the main ... Read More
We have been on the Dawn before and really liked it. This cruise we won a bid and got upgraded to a suite. The service was impeccable. Our stateroom was incredible. The only negative would probably be the food. We went to the main dining room and often did not Like the choices, the buffet was pretty much the same every day and when we went to LaCucina, the specialty restaurant, we ended up with a pizza because the offerings were just not what we were looking for. The entertainment was superb. The best we have seen. Our Butler, Jonathan was simply the best. The ports we visited were amazing. We especially liked Antigua and Tortola. They were so clean and beautiful. I sometimes feel the kids/employees are worked too j hard. They do not seem to get much downtime. Many of them seemed tired through their beautiful smiles. All in all, this was a once in a lifetime trip that I would take over and over again if I could. We love Norwegian and free style cruising and all of the perks they continue to give. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
Out of Boston and back to Boston. Liked going to 7 islands. Enjoyed shore excursions for the most part. Like bigger ships usually. Enjoyed specialty restaurants. Drinks very expensive. Room on the small side. Most of entertainment very ... Read More
Out of Boston and back to Boston. Liked going to 7 islands. Enjoyed shore excursions for the most part. Like bigger ships usually. Enjoyed specialty restaurants. Drinks very expensive. Room on the small side. Most of entertainment very good. Elements excellent.Shouldn't have to ask for toilet paper or tissues. Dining room. Best table was 101. It seems to be better when sitting at one table. Get to know waiter and assistant waiter. Hypnotist had a good show but not very friendly off stage. So called drink package free but wasn't. Over $200 each person in room for taxes and tips. Patti and Jose sang in atrium every night. Very versatile and excellent singers. Hard time finding a seat in atrium area. Shore excursions had $50 off each. Still very expensive. Enjoyed games and prizes at the end of cruise. Bean bag baseball, ring toss, etc.Too much cigarette smoke on deck 6. Casino and smoking room. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
Having barely survived, the installation of an updated kitchen, .... This was to be, that pre holiday break, that was so dearly needed. That was the hope, and that was the plan, .... But the Norwegian Dawn, .... Would quite frankly, fail ... Read More
Having barely survived, the installation of an updated kitchen, .... This was to be, that pre holiday break, that was so dearly needed. That was the hope, and that was the plan, .... But the Norwegian Dawn, .... Would quite frankly, fail to deliver !!! This ship, was such a disappointment, in so many ways, .... That one could easily fill this page, .... And still not cover it all. Suffice to say, that complaints were a normal occurrence, of just about every day. Ranging as minor as, internet minutes, .... And as major as disfunctional / overflowing toilets. Ours, had a fill valve that did not close completely. Which resulted in a flooded bathroom floor, by morning !!! Several attempts, by our cabin steward, resulted in no response, .... He finally suggested, that we should call, and perhaps they would listen to us ( What ??? ) When we did call, .... It took several attempts to resolve the problem, .... As this was obviously not unique, to just our particular stateroom !!! More importantly, .... After many years of cruising, Platinum on Norwegian alone, .... We are forced to conclude, that the so called “Norwegian Edge”, .... Or whatever they choose to call it, .... Is strictly a marketing term, that pathetically fails to deliver, in a real world sort of way !!! One only needs, to sample the food offerings, .... To put things into a crystal clear perspective. At entry level pricing, .... Norwegian feels no particular obligation, to feed you like a King. Offering their up priced, signature offerings, for those that are willing, to reach into their pocket. While quietly spoiling, suite’s and above, in a private dining area !!! The most glareing disappoinment, .... Could be found, in the Ocean Cafe, .... Where the monotony, of the day to day offerings, .... Would only be upgraded, on the very last day’s of the cruise ??? Norwegian would like to have you leave, with only good thought’s .... If one can somehow absorb, the constant pressure to sell, .... You may not be quite as patient, with the charges, on your Mini Bar Purchases, .... Which seemed all too common in scope !!! In our particular case, .... After repeated requests, for more soft beverages, we resorted to stalking it ourselves. We left a note, for our cabin steward, advising him of such, .... And still found a charge, on our final bill .... We challenged this, with the “Stone Faced Service Desk”, .... Only to be told, that we should take this issue up, with our Cabin Steward ??? The same one, that could not get our toilet fixed ... We are not so naive, .... As to not get this folks, .... Things do happen & things do break, .... And should be remedied, in a quick & professional manor, .... Sans intervention, by the customer themselves !!! We however, find ourselves in a physiological war, with Norwegian, .... And have to seriously assess, .... That if one needs to reserve a Suite or a piece of the Haven, to get a fair shake, .... Then our vacation dollars, just might best be directed, to a more appreciative cruise line !!! Hope this helped someone, .... In some small way ‘)) Read Less
Sail Date October 2018
This was the first time this cruise was offered, Boston to the Caribbean and back to Boston. The 6 sea days, 3 down and 3 back were something, including the Nor'easter that had the boat really rolling for about 24 hours. That storm ... Read More
This was the first time this cruise was offered, Boston to the Caribbean and back to Boston. The 6 sea days, 3 down and 3 back were something, including the Nor'easter that had the boat really rolling for about 24 hours. That storm was the first sea day, luckily this cruise was mostly experienced cruisers who just laid low for the day. We enjoyed the trip down just the same. It was followed by 7 days in the Caribbean. We had been to some of the islands before, but this time the weather was hot and oppressive, St. Thomas and especially St. Martin. Still we enjoyed the ship and the warm weather with air-conditioning nearby on the ship. Great to get away from the New England cold in November. The train ride on St. Kitts was a highlight, expensive but beautiful sights, nice breezes, and lots of rum punch. A group of local women sang folk songs along the way too on the train. A great tour, don't miss it. There was a lively Roll Call before the cruise, and a large Meet and Greet. I organized the gift exchange and was thrilled to have over 50 people joining in. There was a slot pull too, and I heard people enjoyed themselves. The Red Sox won the World Series during the cruise and Norwegian televised it both in the cabins and the bars. The ship was celebrating till 4am we heard. This is a great cruise if you have two weeks, very relaxing and just right in length. They are running it twice in 2019, spring and fall. For those who like to know Pedro Serra was the cruise director, he and his staff were great and kept things going all the time. Andreas Sommerfeld was Food and Beverage Director, Alaine Magnier was the Hotel Director, Captain Martin Holmqvist, and Ariel Timbang Executive Chef. The food was great, love the Indian food in the Garden Cafe. It seemed improved over our cruise on the Dawn last year. The ship is clean and everything worked in our cabin. The Dawn leaves Boston and the Gem will replace her next year, the crew even threw us a good by Boston party. The crew is the best ever on the Dawn we will miss them !! Read Less
Sail Date October 2018
This was our 20th cruise with NCL. We choose this cruise because we live about 50miles inland form Boston. We have been on the Dawn multiple times. We like the crew and the layout of the ship. We have found we don't care for the ... Read More
This was our 20th cruise with NCL. We choose this cruise because we live about 50miles inland form Boston. We have been on the Dawn multiple times. We like the crew and the layout of the ship. We have found we don't care for the large mega ships, and really enjoy the longer cruises. We find we are able to relax more with 10 or more days. We have sailed with many of the people that we have met on Cruise critics in the past, and made some good friends. It was nice to be able to sail to the Carribean without have to fly, stay in a hotel then fly again home. We used Worcester Airport Limo service share van to and from the port. We were picked up at our door and delivered to the ship. We arrived at the port and there was a computer problem causing them to process people very slowly, stopping the line frequently to ease the crowding up at check in. This was the longest we ever waited to check in. Once we were on, up to O'Sheehan's we went. People have learned about this gem, it was crowded. By 2p our rooms were ready. We were greeted by our room Steward Carlo Baladiang. He was one of the best Steward we have ever had. Our room was always done when ever we came back, even if it was only for 30min and we went back because we forgot something. I never needed to ask for anything. We like to have coffee and fruit from room service each morning, it was always on time or early. Then to O"Sheehans for breakfast. We ate in Cagney's twice ,Los Lobos twice and La Cucina twice., Bamboo once. We cannot complain about the food, except that they have take some cuts of beef of the menu that were there when we were on in September. Because the Dawn have been home port in Boston we have been lucky to have sailed with her 10 time, We have become friends with several crew members, and have been fortunate to sail multiple times with several. And some we have sailed with on other ships. I wanted to make a special shout out to Erwin Banares Osheehans and Bimini, Desiree Araneta and Cheryl Senarin the Atruim, Arthur Pitago(aka "King Arthur"), Rickson Dias (this young man never stops),Arron Jean, Lawrance Alfoneso, Alexender Pamkar all from O"Sheehans these people all helped make our trip so much fun. We did several excursions some we will do again and some not. Antigua the Catamaran Snorkle and Beach Lunch= Excellent we have done this before and will do again if we get back to Antigua .St Marteen Golden Eagle Snorkle= Good St Lucia Between the Pitons Catermaran-Not the best. The staff was not very attentive and the boat had very few railings, makeing movement when in motion not comfortble, Several disabled people on this boat made me very nervous when they tried to move aroud the boat, the stafff did not assist. Tortola =We went over to the Soggy Dollar on the Escspe to Jost VanDyke. We have done this before and again it was a fun time. Patti and Jose were on again and we listend most nights. These entertainers are so personable and entertainng. They remember you by name, from past cruises. Several years go they learned a song for us that was played at our wedding, and play at least one or twice each cruise we have sailed with them. We are platinum pluis and were off the ship by 9:30. We were booked for a share van home, but Worcester Limo had a Town Car in the area,so we weent home in style. We were home by 10:30. What a way to end a cruise Read Less
Sail Date October 2018
My husband and I joined his brother and girlfriend on this cruise. The port of Boston was very convenient for them. I had been on the Norwegian Pearl earlier this year - and found the Dawn a bit disappointing. While the staff and food ( ... Read More
My husband and I joined his brother and girlfriend on this cruise. The port of Boston was very convenient for them. I had been on the Norwegian Pearl earlier this year - and found the Dawn a bit disappointing. While the staff and food ( for the most part) were great - the ventilation system from the Cigar Bar was terrible. We sat in the bar just outside of the Cigar Bar one night - and my hair and clothes picked up the cigarette smoke smell (not so in the Pearl ) - so there was entertainment at Gatsby's Champagne bar we could not enjoy. The whole 6th floor smelled like cigarettes. I think the Bliss lounge was a bit outdated and I missed the Spinnaker lounge and outside seating with the Buffett that is on the Pearl. Cagney's restaurant is worth going to - i wish we had gone more than once. I found the meat in the Brazillean ? restuarant dry - and would not recommend. One thing I would say about the Dawn - is that the bar staff/cocktail servers were great and attentive. On the Pearl we sometimes got tired of waiting for a server to come to our table - and went to the bar ourselves. Great Margarita's in the Los Lobos bar ( thanks John!!) and great mojitos in the Mojito bar. I would give the cruise a 4 star - but the smoke was an issue for me. Read Less
Sail Date October 2018
This was the fifth cruise my sisters and I have taken and our fourth time on the Dawn. This was the last sailing of the Dawn out of Boston before it relocates to New York. There was an air of sadness hanging over the cruise - and not ... Read More
This was the fifth cruise my sisters and I have taken and our fourth time on the Dawn. This was the last sailing of the Dawn out of Boston before it relocates to New York. There was an air of sadness hanging over the cruise - and not just because our bid to upgrade to the Garden Villa was not high enough to secure the suite. There was a sense of sadness because some staff was staying with the Dawn and others would be moving on to other ships. The crew is like family and everyone I spoke with shared how much they enjoyed working with their team and management. It was almost palpable, especially as our two week cruise was drawing to a close and it would also be the end of Jose and Patty performing for all the New Englanders. They definitely had a cult following of repeat customers. There was also a feeling of cutting corners. We started cruising together in 2011 and we have noticed a lot more corner cutting. My four sisters and I are all Platinum Latitudes now and we were looking forward to sharing the Platinum perk box of four Godiva chocolates between the five of us (one box per cabin, which makes no sense when it’s five individuals sharing a cabin) but we found out that stopped two years ago. Maybe it’s my imagination, but there seemed to be less house keeping staff. I hardly saw any staff walking in the hallways. Our room steward, Depender, was always, always working - a lot more than any previous steward we’ve had the pleasure of meeting. Another thing: pictures taken in the specialty restaurants are NOT available or included in the picture packages. The photographer comes back to the restaurant with your pictures and you purchase then and there or lose the pictures. This is a big change and seems like a really petty ploy to charge more money. Normally we would have a lot more pictures to choose from at the end of the trip. This time we had very few because most of the time we declined the photographer in the specialty restaurants. We didn’t want to waste the photographer’s time. if we weren’t 100% sure we would purchase the pictures. We were in Suite 12526 - with a large balcony. All five of us fit by utilizing the murphy bed, sleeper sofa and a roll-away bed that our steward brought in. The last cruise we did (Boston - NOLA repo in 2016) was the same sized suite but no balcony, which I don’t think we will do again. The balcony really made a difference for our small crowd and we used it all the time. The wall of windows made our suite seem so much larger. The Cruise Critic Meet and Greet was a huge success. I mean that literally. Our cruise board was VERY active and the coordinator for the Meet and Greet, PanamaTiger with assistance from his darling wife, was always posting updates for the reception and creating a buzz. Also, my sister, lotsofkids, had a drawing for some very nice LL Bean tote bags that she had originally made for family members who said they would go on the cruise with us but then dropped out. She opened the raffle to Birthdays/Anniversaries/Celebrations happening on the cruise. She also made magnets of the itinerary and gave one to everyone, which was great because we stuck ours to the wall. The Meet and Greet had so many people (over 150!) that the gathering was moved to the Bliss Lounge. It was really nice to meet the staff and to meet all the people from the board who have been chatting up the cruise for months. Dining options - there are always so many choices. Breakfast, if I wasn’t trying to get off the ship quickly for a shore excursion, was at Cagney’s. This suite perk is the number one reason why I like being in a suite. The staff knew my name within two days. Citi, I believe she was the assistant manager, made an effort to speak with every guest every morning. She was such a friendly, warm soul and I hope to be on another cruise with her again some day. I frequented the buffet when I needed a quick lunch and/or had missed the window for Cagney’s. Often times, after shore days, we’d be back on board in that window of time when it’s too late for lunch for a little while till dinner. The selection at the buffet at that time was underwhelming. Hamburgers, hotdogs, pasta and possibly an Indian dish. The menu didn’t vary very much. We each had a combination of six specialty dinners and enjoyed our visits to Cagney’s, Le Bistro, Cabo’s, La Cuccina and Teppanyaki. Dinner at the restaurants was always a major time sink - sometimes two hours! However, for in and out service, Teppanyaki was the way to go. We were shuffled out in under 45 minutes. I’m not a fan of feeling like I’m part of an assembly line, but the seafood was cooked to perfection. If you have a chance to get the singing chef, you’ve lucked out. He was very entertaining. For a quicker, yet still elevated dining experience that didn’t require using the dining package, we relied on Bamboo. It was quicker than the other restaurants and I could make an entire meal out of just appetizers. For shore days we did a combination of NCL excursion (St. Thomas), resorts we booked ourselves (Antigua, St. Lucia, Tortola, San Juan) and winging it to a random beach (St. Maarten, St. Kitts). By far, my favorite was the Sandals resort in St. Lucia except for the stinging jellyfish (at least I suspect it was jellyfish) which made swimming in the ocean painfully impossible. We had a day pass and our room had a soaking tub on the balcony. It would have been extremely romantic if I were there with my husband and not my sisters. My least favorite shore day was the Turtle Experience in Antigua that was booked thru NCL only because there was not enough time. A lot of time was wasted getting forty people off the boat and into the water, and then there was only maybe an hour in the water, with most of it not being free to snorkel and see, but rather to listen to a lecture. Ours was the first tour of the day and then there was another scheduled for the afternoon. It felt very rushed and crowded. I crossed Maho Beach in St. Maarten off my bucket list. I’ve always wanted to visit the beach that is on the flight path for incoming airplanes. However, when we got there it was disappointing to see how small the beach actually was and how crowded, especially as the day wore on. All the pictures I’ve seen show the barrier fence to be quite tall. It was actually maybe four feet at most. We got there early and were able to secure a couple of chairs and umbrella for $30US. We were right up against the road so I was concerned for the safety of our belongings. I should have been more concerned for our shoes - I rescued a few from drifting off with the incoming tide. I snorkeled in the water and found a fair supply of sea glass, but it was concerning how much raw, sharp, broken glass was in the water as well. I’d definitely suggest water shoes for next time. There is a still a lot of recovery needed on all the islands and we could see lots of damage. The people are still hurting and looking forward to the cruise ships bringing tourists and their expendable dollars. I felt it the most in St. Kitts where going into a shopping market and anyone with a stall was clamoring for me to make a purchase, any purchase. It was overwhelming and claustrophobic. Our taxi driver made it very clear not to go walking off alone. It was a wonderful cruise with great staff and fabulous memories with my sisters. We were the Yip Yips on Halloween (I was the red one) and were delighted to win “funniest costume.” I especially enjoyed knitting with a group of crafters every sea day morning and got to know some very interesting women and see their works in progress. It was also fun (and somewhat challenging) to sail thru a hurricane that was heading up the east coast as we were heading south. Then again, I find fun in just about anything - and did you know that walking in 16 to 20 foot seas counts as stairs and will close all three rings on your IWatch in a couple of hours just by walking around the ship? Will I do it again? Absolutely! I want to go a cruise tomorrow! However, I can’t plan the next one until after my husband forgets the pain of my 3 week vacation without him. Maybe he just needs to go on a cruise with me. Read Less
Sail Date October 2018
Everything was just perfect from room Steward Adrian to the dining room Venetian Staff. Rodelio and Thelma just perfect. The entertainment was amazing as always. We have no complaints about anything. Weather behaved but a couple of days ... Read More
Everything was just perfect from room Steward Adrian to the dining room Venetian Staff. Rodelio and Thelma just perfect. The entertainment was amazing as always. We have no complaints about anything. Weather behaved but a couple of days was rainy and stormy can't argue with Mother Nature and we stayed in our stateroom Balcony. We always get a balcony prices are very reasonable. We'll miss the Dawn out of Boston but we'll see the Gem next time. Or may even fly to New York because it will be the 4th time on the Dawn. Wev'e sailed on the Island Princess and the Royal princess but we still say Norwegian Cruise line is the best. The entertainment was much different on this cruise. Elements put on a different show coming down on bunji cords so great. The best comedians omg they were so funny Julie Barr had me in stitches and also Sam Fedele was also funny. Great Cruise !! Read Less
Sail Date October 2018
We had an awesome time. Service was great. Staff incredibly friendly and efficient. Almost no kids on this trip. Adults used the kids pool area. We had a balcony cabin deck 11. Loved it. We had the best room steward ever. Food was ... Read More
We had an awesome time. Service was great. Staff incredibly friendly and efficient. Almost no kids on this trip. Adults used the kids pool area. We had a balcony cabin deck 11. Loved it. We had the best room steward ever. Food was excellent. Loved the new menus in the main dining rooms. Not a fan of new menus in the specialty restaurants. Entertainment was very good and there was always multiple things going on all over the ship every night. Rough first sea day with 16-20 ft waves. The captain was keeping us updated the entire time. We never felt unsafe. The ship was very clean and well maintained. The best part was the crew. Everyone of them worked so hard but always had a smile and made us feel pampered and special. Will miss the Dawn out of Boston. I hope the Gem is just as good. The itinerary was great. 7 eastern Caribbean islands. Read Less
Sail Date October 2018
We would definitely choose NCL again. The variety of ports was very good and the time in ports was just right (all day). The only drawback with leaving from Boston was the 3 days down and 3 days back with no sea days in between ports. ... Read More
We would definitely choose NCL again. The variety of ports was very good and the time in ports was just right (all day). The only drawback with leaving from Boston was the 3 days down and 3 days back with no sea days in between ports. Understandable given the distance and length of cruise so not a deal-breaker. Getting on and off the ship was a breeze both in Boston and at ports of call. We had friends in Boston who dropped us off and picked us up. It was not a difficult port to get to or through from that standpoint. Roughly 85% of the cruisers were from Boston and most had been on the Dawn many times. We were told it is the friendliest NCL ship of the line and our experience would confirm that. Guest services was very helpful, everyone acted like they were enjoying their jobs, the entertainment was very good and the food was excellent. We did four specialty restaurants on a dining package: Le Bistro, Cagney's Steak, Tappenyaki, Moderno. All were very good but I think we were most impressed with Moderno. Given the size limitations who would have expected a great Brazilian steakhouse on a ship? Not us! But it was just excellent. I also liked the fact that the food service staff was very sensitive to people with food allergies and could accommodate or make menu suggestions for my GF issue. I could always find something to eat and did not get sick at all. Overall, I would recommend NCL cruises and in particular the Norwegian Dawn. It's not a huge ship but definitely a good one! Read Less
Sail Date October 2018
We like the freestyle cruising of Norwegian. There is no appointed place or time for a given room. The list of things to do is extensive on sea days and even enough to keep most busy even on port of call days. Activities include: ... Read More
We like the freestyle cruising of Norwegian. There is no appointed place or time for a given room. The list of things to do is extensive on sea days and even enough to keep most busy even on port of call days. Activities include: Fitness center, small library, Trivia, Sudoku, Ping Pong - Shuffleboard - Beanbag toss tournaments. Presentations on books and subjects, dance and card playing basic instruction. Entertainment included - comedians (yes more than one) - singing, shows, entertainment provided by the crew, game shows, sing alongs, piano playing, dancing Food - 7 specialty (for a price) Restaurants, 1 informal buffet, several grills, 2 -be served restaurants. We ate at them all (except the Sushi specialty restaurant). And of them the best was the non-specialty main dining room Restaurant (Aqua) on prime rib night. The meat was perfect as was the rest of the meal. Of the Specialty eateries - We liked them all - Japanese, French (escargots were excellent), Italian, Chinese, Steak House, Brazilian, It is hard to chose the best. BE AWARE - reservations are required at the Specialty Restaurants, if you do not plan in advance times can be a little odd. This seemed to bother some guests far more than others - it was fine with us. The Activities staff was wonderful as was all of the Restaurant Staff. Housekeeping was average. I went on one Shore Excursion - Advice - AVOID Palm Beach Reef Snorkeling on Bonaire in Kralendijk - the Reef is pretty dead (but is coming back slowly). Fitness center was quite nice. Generally we liked the ports of call. Nothing Specific to say about them though Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
We cruise once or twice a year but this was our first with RC. What we liked: - The variety of foods available in the Minstrel dining room and Windjammer Cafe (help yourself dining) was almost always tasty and pleasing to our ... Read More
We cruise once or twice a year but this was our first with RC. What we liked: - The variety of foods available in the Minstrel dining room and Windjammer Cafe (help yourself dining) was almost always tasty and pleasing to our pallet… however, see additional notes on dining below. - All staff and crew we encountered were warm, pleasant and eager to please. - The layout of the ship was pleasing; we liked the convenient location of our “larger outside cabin” in the G class, away from the nightlife. - There was a surprising amount of storage in the cabin, allowing easy access to everything we had brought on board. - The itinerary and price were competitive. What was lacking: - Orange juice -- real or fake? Want real fresh squeezed OJ? It will cost you $2.50 for 8 oz. Ask for orange juice at the beverage counter and you'll get a mystery concoction. It reminded me of "juice" found at the bottom of canned fruit cocktail after the fruit is gone, plus runoff from chopped melons. This might be appealing to some, but it is definitely not orange juice. [BTW, 6 months ago our cruise on HAL offered fresh squeezed orange juice every morning along side apple, cranberry, tomato, V8 and prune ... no extra charge.] - Where are the nachos and tacos? They are in the Cantina for an extra $2.50 charge. Other cruise lines with which we are familiar make Mexican foods a regular part of snack and mealtime fare. - The advertised "special chocolate breakfast" in the dining room was a total disappointment. The promised chocolate waffles, chocolate pancakes, chocolate pastries and delicious hot chocolate turned out to be ordinary waffles and pancakes drizzled with a little Hersey-type syrup and the hot cocoa was the same Nestles packet available at all the beverage bars ... not even a dollop of whipped cream to jazz it up. - Where to go to relax? At most times of the day, it was nearly impossible to find a deck chair either at the pool or on an outside deck. Other passengers arrived early to reserve their spot with a towel. Staff failed to enforce posted "rules" stating that chairs unoccupied for more than 30 minutes would be cleared and personal property could be claimed at the towel exchange booth. Too often, every deck chair was reserved though a high percentage were not occupied. - Except at the Solarium pool, everywhere we sat the deck/lounge chairs were old, worn, and very much in need of a good cleaning. - There were but few quiet places to eat or relax. Speakers blared loud music throughout the ship. The small Game Room (only 5 or 6 tables for four) was sometimes occupied by passengers not playing games but seeking refuge from the excessive decibel level in most public spaces. - A simple amenity conspicuously lacking on RC was ice water and cool/damp towels at the pier when guests returned from a day ashore. On Royal Caribbean's Brilliance of the Seas, find your own ice water once you are on board. - TV channels were scant; 8 or so were dedicated to ship’s commerce such as the bow camera, position in the sea, advertising shore excursions, on-board and on shore shopping, etc. There was only one news channel – CNN. I am totally aware that budgets are tight and every enterprise is cutting corners. Amenities and services of all sorts are scrutinized for their degree of necessity and appeal to the customer base. But extra charges for nacho chips and cheese, failing to offer even water at the pier, and crowding so many passengers into public spaces they cannot find an empty chair or moment's solitude is not a marketing strategy that appeals to me. I lay all my complaints at the feet of Royal Caribbean's management and corporate execs, and not on the ship's staff. Read Less
Sail Date October 2015
This is the annual repositioning trip from Boston to Southern Florida done each October after the Fall Foliage season in N.E. is over. It is "peopled" by many New Englanders who use it as a annual vacation or even to ... Read More
This is the annual repositioning trip from Boston to Southern Florida done each October after the Fall Foliage season in N.E. is over. It is "peopled" by many New Englanders who use it as a annual vacation or even to "move" to Florida for the colder months. It features usually about seven days at sea, and the median age is "senior retirees". This year there were 27 Pinnacles and over 400 Diamond Plus members which shows that the passengers are "experienced" RCI cruisers. Embarkation in Boston fine, ship Brilliance of the Seas, one of their Radiance Class ships all fine. Three days at sea then into St Kitts, followed by St Lucia, Barbados, day at sea, Aruba, Curacao, then another three days at sea before disembarkation in Tampa. Overwhelming impression is that as usual, RCI does little to accommodate/adjust for "long" cruises. Entertainment first 4 days was especially bad, rest of days poor. Trapeze shows and pool movie screens installed on many ships recently, unused. No Production show until Day #8. So called "mid cruise" survey distributed on Day 10, to be returned on Day 11, leaving one day for possible adjustments etc. to be made. They were just going through the motions. Food on RCI, characterized by Berlitz as the worst in the cruise industry, continues to decline. Lunches (only available in Windjammer on port days) were the absolute worst that I have ever seen. Meats in DR were inedible most times, so called final Formal night Gala Fisherman's Platter, now has "lost" the small shrimp that accompanied the meal in the past. With seven sea days and beautiful weather there were NO deck Bar-B-Que's. No matter how good the service and food preparation may be, no one can "dress up" the extremely cheap foods (especially meats) that RCI is providing their ships. Attitude of crew seemed good although my Cabin Stewardess was "less than truthful" with me on several occasions. Loyalty Ambassador Mariana excellent in spite of having over 1700 Repeaters to contend with out of a total pax count of 2200+ - ship completely full. Long time Captain, Captain Steig gives good daily reports, but neither he, nor Hotel Director ever seen around the ship, nor did they host "tables" a single night for even the most senior Pinnacle members. There was however a VIP Cocktail Party for those members. Food in specialty restaurants, Chops and Giovanni's Table has declined, again mostly due to poor quality, and resultant "toughness" of meats. I did not go to Izumi or Rita's Cantina, but to this observer it seemed that few others went there either. Quite frankly after almost 100 RCI cruises, I am getting ever more "turned off" by their continuing "cuts" everywhere, and the constant drumbeat to spend more aboard. Service charge now $18% which means that a bottle of water now costs almost $6. No wines less than $30 - $40 when service charge is added, most cocktails now $10 plus 18%.This is a "pricey" trip with high per diems but NOTHING extra was done that one wouldn't have found on a 3/4 day weekend trip. Mandatory "gratuities" now $12.95 per day. Disembarkation in Tampa an awful mess. No special walk off for Pinnacle/Suite guests. I went to theatre at time indicated, was told to wait, then everyone told to start moving off. I get to Terminal and find out that luggage not ready. Customs forced us to wait outside the building for over an hour while they snarled at RCI personnel for letting people getting luggage off early, and finally after an hour wait when the ship was almost totally cleared, we were allowed back in get our bags. This was totally an RCI mix-up and almost caused many to miss flights. Read Less
Sail Date October 2015
My wife and I just returned from a 13 night repositioning cruise onboard the Brilliance of the Seas. We had a nice time, as usual. This was our Third Cruise on board the Brilliance. We don't have any Major complaints. We always ... Read More
My wife and I just returned from a 13 night repositioning cruise onboard the Brilliance of the Seas. We had a nice time, as usual. This was our Third Cruise on board the Brilliance. We don't have any Major complaints. We always get good service from the crew and we enjoy Royal Caribbean. The ship is just the right size and well maintained. THE FOOD: The food in the Windjammer seemed about the same as always. They're always big on rice and pasta dishes and meals that can stretch to feed lots of people easily. The meals tend to be repetitive. The breakfasts are good, despite the fact that they are identical every single morning. There's only so much you can do with a buffet breakfast. For lunch I sometimes would just grab a Hamburger and a salad. The Dinners used a lot of rice and curry dishes that I just don't do. The fish was OK and there was normally a carving station. Phillipe and his staff do a nice job of making sure the place stays clean and the waiters fairly attentive. The Chef in charge of the Windjammer operation was very visible and he personally came around the last night and handed out Chocolate covered strawberries. The only time we experienced a line at the Windjammer was on Boarding Day in Boston when everyone was waiting for their staterooms to be ready and the whole world showed up at once. GIOVANNIS TABLE: The food and service were excellent, as always. I was a little startled to see the bill of over $100, which included 2 glasses of wine each and the tip. Chops Grill had a rough cruise, with some Diners walking out. Some received free bottles of Champagne and some recieved free Dinners later. THE DINING ROOM was nice and orderly. We used the Dining Room for Breakfast and lunch. The waiters all seemed to have several tables to take care of, and the menu is limited. The salad bar at Lunch is very good and you can make a meal out of it. The Service in the Dining Room seems to be slipping . The food is OK but nothing to write home about. THE ROOM: We were in an Oceanview room on Deck 3 forward. It was neat and clean and we enjoyed the view. Our room steward was attentive enough, making sure we had ice. He never did learn our names, even though it was a Two Week cruise. We paid our tips up front, like Royal Caribbean requires for passengers who choose the MyTime Dining option. On top of that, 15% is tacked onto every single drink they hand you. SHORE EXCURSIONS: We didn't do any shore excursions. We just walked around on our own and took city buses in Aruba. We've seen most of the Islands previously. The pools tended to be less populated on Port days, so that's when we used them. The Trivia sessions are nice diversions out at sea, even though several of them got so serious that arguments erupted. Trevor and his staff at the Schooner Bar do a very nice job and so does Mikey and his people at the Pub. The shows in the Theater were OK. All things considered, we had a nice time on the Brilliance, and we recommend this ship to other cruisers. Read Less
Sail Date October 2015
This was my 2nd time on Dawn & I wasn't that keen on it the 1st time but being with the Cruzin Cuzins & seeing all the places we did made me like it a lot. Maybe it grows on you. The group really made the cruise for me as a ... Read More
This was my 2nd time on Dawn & I wasn't that keen on it the 1st time but being with the Cruzin Cuzins & seeing all the places we did made me like it a lot. Maybe it grows on you. The group really made the cruise for me as a lot of them had cruised together before so they arranged a lot to do on the ship as well as got group hotel bookings for the pre & post cruise hotels, It was nice to be part of a group as I was cruising solo again! I arrived in Boston the night before the cruise & stayed at the Embassy Suites which was a great hotel with included breakfast & also snacks & a drink in the evening, both plentiful & yummy. It was a rainy cool day in Boston but I still accomplished my goal of eating at Wahlburgers by taking the commuter ferry over to Hingham. It would have been a lovely trip had I been able to see the sights! The hotel had a free shuttle that took you to the airport where you could access transportation to the downtown area. Went by the prearranged shuttle ($10) around 10:15 & was on the ship quite quickly since I had gold status. I went for lunch to Blue Lagoon & had 2 bowls of the tomato soup I had enjoyed last time as well as the strawberry pound cake. Went to sign up for internet, saw my cabin 4616 a porthole cabin by the medical centre so very quiet, then went on the ship's tour with Alvin. I had never seen so many people on a tour, there must have been 100 of us!! I went to pretty much all the shows which I enjoyed, only played Bingo once as it was expensive, used my last slot play coupon in the casino & did crafts with Shirley or Alvin quite often. The Cuzins got together on sea days to play LCR which was a lot of fun. We also had a cabin crawl/poker run with branded items given at most stops, did a slot pull, had a large M&M with gift exchange & a horse race which was exciting & profitable to some. We had a group photo taken by the stairs to remember the cruise I found the cruise staff to be great. The CD was good, the other activity people like Alvin & Shirley helpful & fun, my cabin steward Gusti very good & the internet guy, Murray was a gem. He helped me so much with my new smart phone & I phone when I had problems & was very patient & pleasant. Patti & Jose were great as before & managed to fill the theatre on the 2 occasions they performed there.The hypnotist was good too & did several shows.. I had not liked the theatre on Dawn last time but maybe it was because I was recovering from knee surgery & the seats were quite close together. This time I sat in more spacious seats in the balcony where one could set their drink on the floor since there's no table or cupholder available. I did trivias, watched a movie, cooking demos, games shows just generally kept busy having fun. I grabbed a popcorn most nights from Pearly Kings to eat while I watched tv. I must say the channel choices on NCL are poor, Carnival is so much better . I ate at Moderno, LeBistro (thanks Anita) & Bamboo pay restaurants & enjoyed them all. There was a mini buffet some mornings outside Moderno which was a nice option but overall I tried all the free places & never had a bad meal. I had been to all the ports on this repo cruise before except New Orleans but found something new to do at each place. Thinking back on this cruise, the nice people I met & the things I saw makes me very happy!.   Read Less
Sail Date November 2014
A great itinerary with a good mix of sea days and ports. This was our third cruise on the Dawn and we like it more each time. We thought the menu and quality of food has really improved since our last NCL cruise last November. At that time ... Read More
A great itinerary with a good mix of sea days and ports. This was our third cruise on the Dawn and we like it more each time. We thought the menu and quality of food has really improved since our last NCL cruise last November. At that time we did a back to back cruise on the Jewel out of New Orleans. We still enjoyed that, but the menu and entertainment was repetitious. That was not the case on the 14 day cruise. We ate in the MDR every night except two dinners in Le Bistro, and we enjoyed all of the meals. This year we have cruised on 3 different cruise lines, and by far, NCL has the best entertainment. Nothing like a live house band, especially when they are so good. As far as ports, we really love San Juan and that was one reason we went on this cruise. We mostly just go to beaches, and all of the ports had a great beach, so we were happy. Read Less
Sail Date November 2014
Boarding was the quickest and easiest we've ever had and we've been on many cruises. The ship is old but in excellent shape and constantly being cleaned, polished and shined by very friendly crew members. After the usual ... Read More
Boarding was the quickest and easiest we've ever had and we've been on many cruises. The ship is old but in excellent shape and constantly being cleaned, polished and shined by very friendly crew members. After the usual embarkation day lunch rodeo we were pleased to be invited into our balcony room at 1;00pm. Another pleasant surprise was our luggage was waiting for us at our door. This was a first. On the positive side; Windjammer Breakfasts were the same everyday but it covered everything anyone could ever want. A special section included fried eggs hot off the grill without a wait. Customized omelets required a short wait and were promptly picked up and delivered to your table by very friendly, efficient servers. The Windjammer lunch, contrary to some reviews, changed daily with various offerings at the carving table, the specialty table and most days on the central island stations. Desserts were excellent and different each day. Main dining room dinners arrived hot and timely. Our servers were professional, friendly and efficient. The Head Waiter was sincerely interested in seeing that everything ran smoothly and occasionally pitched in to keep things moving. This is in contrast to the usual Head Waiter who you don't see until the last couple of nights. For instance, one night I had a very tough steak and the Head Waiter offered a special replacement any future night. Several nights later I received a marvelous filet mignon way better than the one I had in Chops. The entertainment, with the exception of the ventriloquist, was very good. Production numbers were professionally done and the house band was excellent. Pedro, guitarist in the Schooner Bar, was also a real delight to listen to and graciously accepted requests. The Schooner Bar servers were superior to any we've ever encountered. We are also very pleased with the policy of embedding three free drinks daily in Diamond member's sea passes. Disembarkation was a breeze. On the negative side: The unique practice of cutting a NY strip steak into thirds and serving it to three people needs to be promptly abandoned. Everyone at our table of ten fell victim to this cost saving method at some point during our cruise. The Jumbo Shrimp cocktail served in Chops arrived raw and translucent. When I sent it back for a longer swim in boiling water the entire galley operation came to a halt. At one time this diminutive shrimp cocktail was the focal point of a circle of four waiters, three chefs and the maitre d'. After a lengthy discussion they decided to offer me something else. I declined and asked them to properly cook the shrimp. Eventually it arrived better than before. The first two nights of the Diamond cocktail function were dissappointing at best. After two nights of not getting a drink within thirty minutes we found excellent service in the Schooner Bar and continued to enjoy cocktails there for the rest of the cruise. Read Less
Sail Date October 2014

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