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Norwegian Dawn Review

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Not What We Were Hoping For

Review for the Bahamas Cruise on Norwegian Dawn
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First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Oct 2014
Cabin: Family Balcony

This was our very first cruise. We booked the adventure three weeks prior to departure based on the fact it was sailing out of Boston and close to home, which eliminated an air fair cost. Weeks and days up until departure friends and family kept reminding us that Bermuda was about to take a direct hit by Hurricane Gonzalo. Watching the weather, it seemed the day we were to arrive in port, Gonzalo would be well north of the island. With the weather forecast, along with no contact from NCL saying anything about the hurricane, we assumed the "Bermuda" itinerary was set and still in place. However, the day we arrived on the ship, once we were past the point of no return, we found that the ship was was being rerouted to the Bahamas. What a huge disappointment....they didn't know this ahead of time...only when we were on the ship did we find out you were being kidnapped and sent somewhere else (lucky I was wasn't a fugitive from the Bahama's and could return there. lol).

First negative - All our Bermuda plans were now thrown out, booked golf tee times, transportation etc...gone, out the window with no forewarning or recourse.

Second negative - Remaining optimistic with our first cruise expectations high, we ventured to purchase the unlimited drink package for $850.00. Big mistake! What this entitled us to was not clearly explained. One would think it would include any and all liquid...not the case. It did not include soda, WATER, or coffee. It's good for beer, but not for a "bucket of beer". You need to order two at a time! How "ultimate" is this?

Cabin Review

Family Balcony

Cabin B3

Great room location, starboard side, near mid-ship stairway and elevators. Directly above Stardust Theater. Room was clean and steward was awesome

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