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avabro
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
35 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We chose this cruise because the date in Bermuda was our anniversary (50th) and we had honeymooned there. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of food , as compared to other NCL cruises we were on. The only specialty restaurant we ... Read more
TomCruiser2017
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
Very enjoyable cruise to Bermuda on the Dawn. The process of getting on and off could not have been easier, and the trip was smooth sailing all week. Pros: - Incredibly friendly and helpful crew; top notch wait staff and bartenders ... Read more
lolly1969
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
This was our first cruise and I guess we expected better. The cruise for us was "just okay". If you like to eat and drink alot then this is the cruise for you. We are not big eaters or drinkers. We were disappointed that there ... Read more
moondance55
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
44 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
We chose this cruise because neither of us had been to Bermuda and it was a good deal within driving distance from home... The good: No lines for anything, 3 minutes for check-in! I suspect this ship was less than half full because, ... Read more
cricket47268
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We decided to do the Norwegian Dawn cruise out of Boston to Bermuda because my husband doesn't care for flying. This was our first cruise so we weren't sure what to expect. From the time we got to the port in Boston, with a speedy check ... Read more
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stuart.farber
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
Although not our first experience cruising this was our first on Norwegian. This ship and itinerary were chosen for us as we were traveling with a pretty large group. Prior to boarding all we had known from talking to others about ... Read more
janice42
Member Since 2011
1 review
2 helpful votes
Overall this was a nice cruise with some negatives, which is why I rated it as average. The Dawn has been revamped since we last cruised her to Bermuda. Except for the bathroom configuration and tub, we were disappointed with the cabin ... Read more
BBB8822
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Went on a 4th of July family vacation (6-30-17). Boston - Bermuda. Was very disappointed with the overall cruise and would never go on this particular ship again...not sure if i'd ever cruise with Norwegian either... 1. Although the ... Read more
vetdive
Member Since 2010
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
I chose this cruise because it leaves from Boston One extremely dissapointing feature was that we paid for the ultimate beverage package and despite the name ultimate, it does not include water!!! the staff were very friendly and ... Read more
KazmanLos
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
The trip was intended as a simple family getaway with minimal additional travel beyond the cruise itself since we live within an hour of the Boston port. Overall, the trip was good. Food was very acceptable in quality and of course ... Read more
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tbone7777
Member Since 2012
1 review
38 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
very fun ship...lot to do with kids and adults...the entertainment was TOP NOTCH, and Bermuda is a great port...rooms were clean and nice...and the upgrades were very good. Only a few negative things to mention: 1) Out of Boston, and ... Read more
barbara1960
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Me and my husband are first time cruisers.-Went with other family members (which were seasoned cruisers. What a delight. Getting on the ship, getting off the ship (went like clockwork. The whole cruise staff was wonderful. The cabin was ... Read more
parentalunit24
Member Since 2002
1 review
103 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We wanted to see the America's Cup races and this was a good way to be close to the venu. Not much more to say, we cruise a lot with various lines and this was what we expected. I like the anytime dining and no formal nights. Makes it ... Read more
Jojo S.
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
my husband decided 3 years ago to taken a different vacation....because I'm the one that drives and he doesn't want to fly....so with that this was our 3rd year sailing with the Dawn loved it the 1st time and better the 2nd time and ... Read more
Veronica1968
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
I chose this cruise because of the convenience of leaving from Boston, which is close to our home, so we did not have to fly. Boarding was a breeze got on the boat in 40 minutes. The weather was great, smooth ride all the way to Bermuda. ... Read more
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Dmorin
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
My wife and I loved this cruise to Bermuda. The Norwegian Dawn was just the right size for our needs. We had a cabin W/balcony. Room was very clean & bed was very comfortable. The staff on the cruise were outstanding; so attentive and ... Read more
MerMom60_94
Member Since 2011
1 review
87 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
I took this cruise with five other women. Some of us are experienced cruisers and some were cruising for the first time. This particular ship supposedly was updated recently but I still found it to be dated. I have been on four other ... Read more
netska
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Cruised with 5 female friends which I have known for approx. 45 yrs. The food at the buffet on the 12th deck was very good...although I wish the soft serve ice cream was available more often. Very clean...no sooner would you finish ... Read more
marbleheader75
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
This was our first experience with Norwegian. Family of 3 with a teenager. Sailed out of Boston which was very convenient.Things went smoothly boarding then we hit a major bump in the road. Norwegian charged my credit card for someone ... Read more
papacarl
Member Since 2013
1 review
21 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
We'd never cruised from Boston before and hoped to take advantage of the convenience of a short, inexpensive commute from So. NH as well as trying the smaller sized DAWN ( we did the Breakaway to BDA 3 years ago) and it worked out fine, ... Read more
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ABCDash
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Keep in mind that for a first time cruiser, I did not know what to expect or even what to look for in a cruise so my opinions may be skewed since I do not have any other cruise to compare this one to but even so I had a WONDERFUL time on ... Read more
Carol924
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 forum posts
3 helpful votes
First time cruising and went with five friends. The food was excellent and also the entertainment. The people who work on the ship were wonderful and all very accommodating. Our cabin steward Hery was awesome and also the others that ... Read more
klgr5ohboro
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Departing from Boston, first time there. Getting to the port in the traffic was confusing and we had to drive around a couple of times. Once we got to the secured parking lot (prepaid online) a shuttle took us to the cruise terminal. The ... Read more
Marc Wheeler
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed June 2017
The service as always, was excellent. The specialty restaurants were excellent also. The buffet however ,could have changed up their menu more. most of the shows were really good, but the singers on this cruise were not of the quality we ... Read more
NewBeg565
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
I must say I was a little skeptical about going on a cruise vacation when one of my girlfriends suggested it for our girls vacation. The prior cruise a few years ago I had gone on was not a fun time at all. It was on a different cruise ... Read more
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