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We received the "free cruise" flyer in the mail from Resorts hotel in AC,NJ and decided to take advantage it. Little did we know free meant 2500 dollars in little charges. If you are the type of person who cannot unwind or hates rowdy crowds this cruise is not for you. Here is why this was the worst vacation of our life's: 1. The room was the size of a mozzleium, do not overpack thinking you will need a lot of dress clothes (the people on this boat wear a lot of shorts of flip flops.) 2. Walking through the hallways are touture if you are claustrophobic. 3. I have never seen so many drunk middle aged people in my life. Most people got the alcoholic package (we did not) and they must have felt obligated to drink all day and night. One lady dropped a martini glass in the pool and it had to be closed for 3 days. 4. If you google Norwegian Dawn you will see a pretty pool deck that looks so serene. It's the worst place on earth. The pool is the size of a bathtub and as shallow as one. It is filled with urine from latchkey kids and their parents alcohol. There are literal jersey shore look spikes sitting next to you smoking, and you can not get up without stepping in somebody's drink and almost falling down the stairs. 5. If you enjoy swimming you are better off putting scuba gear on in your bathtub, NCL is famous for false advertising. They make their pools like they are Olympic size but in reality they are tiny and you have an inch to move. At least on this boat anyway. Getting in to cool down was horrible, the bruises I had on my legs and stomach from being kicked from trying to move in that pool were the size of golf balls. 6.There were 4 hot tubs that could seat 5 people per tub. The cruise had 2500 people on it, this didn't work out too well... 7. There are no rules enforced on this ship we had kids running up and down our hallway all night from night one to night 7... Children also jump from the stage into the pool, one almost drowned. It clearly says no diving but again anything goes. 8. Guest services was very rude and not helpful in the least bit. 9. Many things were unsafe on this boat, a rotting piece of wood was falling off the hot tub ( a huge chunk) and nobody did anything about it. I slipped of the ladder due to kids pushing and had wood in my foot for the whole trip. 10.the food is not good at all. It is no better than college cafeteria food, and it's the same thing every day and night. We went to the buffet right when we got on the boat and we saved a seat for a little old lady and people were fighting her for it, lying and screaming. That was the first bad sign for us. 11. They messed up the day they were supposed to decorate our room for my birthday, it took several calls to refund the money and they were extremely rude. 12. They will bleed you dry for money. No matter what you are doing they will try to take your picture, you could be sunbathing with lotion all over your face and they shove a camera in front of you and then try to charge you 40 dollars. No thank you. 13. The worst thing about the cruise was the things we found out that made us regret giving NCL a dime. They hire forgeion workers and they are away from their families for months on end, they barley speak to them. So sad. They share tiny cabins with 3 other workers and work rigorous hours. 14. I REFUSE TO AFFILATE BERMUDA WITH THE CRUISE OR THE CRUISE LINE. -Bermuda, Royal Naval Dockyard -Docking was easy -Horseshoe Bay was just as beautiful as the pictures -Dolphin Quest was amazing ( we did not purchase it through NCL) - We felt rushed and wished we had more time -After extensive research a resort in Bermuda would have been the same price Sidenote: Having no wifi or cable is extremely difficult, Dirty Dancing played over and over again on the TV and it was miserable!

WORST VACATION EVER!

Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review by Kaygoesglobal

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: August 2015
  • Destination: Bermuda
  • Cabin Type: Family Inside
We received the "free cruise" flyer in the mail from Resorts hotel in AC,NJ and decided to take advantage it. Little did we know free meant 2500 dollars in little charges. If you are the type of person who cannot unwind or hates rowdy crowds this cruise is not for you. Here is why this was the worst vacation of our life's:

1. The room was the size of a mozzleium, do not overpack thinking you will need a lot of dress clothes (the people on this boat wear a lot of shorts of flip flops.)

2. Walking through the hallways are touture if you are claustrophobic.

3. I have never seen so many drunk middle aged people in my life. Most people got the alcoholic package (we did not) and they must have felt obligated to drink all day and night. One lady dropped a martini glass in the pool and it had to be closed for 3 days.

4. If you google Norwegian Dawn you will see a pretty pool deck that looks so serene. It's the worst place on earth. The pool is the size of a bathtub and as shallow as one. It is filled with urine from latchkey kids and their parents alcohol. There are literal jersey shore look spikes sitting next to you smoking, and you can not get up without stepping in somebody's drink and almost falling down the stairs.

5. If you enjoy swimming you are better off putting scuba gear on in your bathtub, NCL is famous for false advertising. They make their pools like they are Olympic size but in reality they are tiny and you have an inch to move. At least on this boat anyway. Getting in to cool down was horrible, the bruises I had on my legs and stomach from being kicked from trying to move in that pool were the size of golf balls.

6.There were 4 hot tubs that could seat 5 people per tub. The cruise had 2500 people on it, this didn't work out too well...

7. There are no rules enforced on this ship we had kids running up and down our hallway all night from night one to night 7... Children also jump from the stage into the pool, one almost drowned. It clearly says no diving but again anything goes.

8. Guest services was very rude and not helpful in the least bit.

9. Many things were unsafe on this boat, a rotting piece of wood was falling off the hot tub ( a huge chunk) and nobody did anything about it. I slipped of the ladder due to kids pushing and had wood in my foot for the whole trip.

10.the food is not good at all. It is no better than college cafeteria food, and it's the same thing every day and night. We went to the buffet right when we got on the boat and we saved a seat for a little old lady and people were fighting her for it, lying and screaming. That was the first bad sign for us.

11. They messed up the day they were supposed to decorate our room for my birthday, it took several calls to refund the money and they were extremely rude.

12. They will bleed you dry for money. No matter what you are doing they will try to take your picture, you could be sunbathing with lotion all over your face and they shove a camera in front of you and then try to charge you 40 dollars. No thank you.

13. The worst thing about the cruise was the things we found out that made us regret giving NCL a dime. They hire forgeion workers and they are away from their families for months on end, they barley speak to them. So sad. They share tiny cabins with 3 other workers and work rigorous hours.

14. I REFUSE TO AFFILATE BERMUDA WITH THE CRUISE OR THE CRUISE LINE.

-Bermuda, Royal Naval Dockyard

-Docking was easy

-Horseshoe Bay was just as beautiful as the pictures

-Dolphin Quest was amazing ( we did not purchase it through NCL)

- We felt rushed and wished we had more time

-After extensive research a resort in Bermuda would have been the same price

Sidenote: Having no wifi or cable is extremely difficult, Dirty Dancing played over and over again on the TV and it was miserable!
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