Family vacation on Norwegian Dawn - August 23rd: Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review by kingchrish

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Family vacation on Norwegian Dawn - August 23rd

Sail Date: August 2013
Destination: Bermuda
Embarkation: Boston
Embarkation and Disembark in Boston was wonderful! It was so easy and is a great port to sail out of. We chose the easy walk off and was off the ship and to our car by 930am!

As for the ship, it was the perfect size....not too big where you had to walk a mile to get to your destination & not too small where it was SO crowded. The staff was very friendly & helpful. There was plenty of entertainment for every age group. The comedian, Tim Kaminski was outrageous & a must see. We saw 2 out of 3 of his shows. So hysterically fun! The food was good, however the variety of selections in the main dining rooms was lacking. We traveled with a group of 8 & never had to wait at any of the venues. TIP: try to eat before 6:30

We have two boys ages 10 & 7 who were enrolled in the Kids Club. They went 2 out of the 7 days. They felt it was very disorganized & not very fun. The young adults running the Kids Club really didn't have the pizazz needed to entertain More & occupy kids. The 2nd evening my kids went it was like pulling teeth to get them to go. We ended up picking them up less then an hour later & they never went back.

The one really negative thing about the ship was the smoking. It was our understanding that one side of Deck 7 was supposed to be the non-smoking side & the other the smoking side. It didn't work out like that. There were so many people outside smoking that we couldn't enjoy hanging out outside. The smell was awful & my eyes & throat were scratchy from the heavy cigarette smoke. Up by the pool, it was worse.

All & all, a great time was had by all. We would sail on the Dawn again. Less

Published 09/03/13
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Cabin review: OK8612 Obstructed Oceanview

Cabin 8612 was wonderful. It was a side-ways obstructed ocean view cabin. There was plenty of space for the 4 of us. Lots of storage space and it was fairly quiet as well. It was located midship and was close to the elevators, blue lagoon, atrium and aqua main dining room. We would totally stay in this cabin again.

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