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Overall the experience was very good. The Norwegian staff were excellent. They were extremely friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the food on board as well. La Cucina was excellent as well as Cagney's. Los Lobos was a let down for us. We had heard great things about it going in, but it just didn't deliver for us. We felt the buffet was good, had a pretty decent variety, breakfast was by far the best buffet. The only issue with the buffet area was a lack of seating, especially during breakfast time. The drinks were really good too. They had a bunch of pre-made rum drinks ready to go, so good and strong! If you didn't want the pre-made rum drinks the bartenders were skilled enough to make just about anything you wanted. When making the reservation we opted for the unlimited beverage package....do it, its worth it and pays for itself after a couple days. We wished there had been more than one pool on board. It gets very crowded at times and its hard to enjoy, especially with a lot of kids using it. A lot of kids were jumping in and splashing around quite a bit. I know there was a kids pool/section near the back of the ship, but most of them used the main pool. There needs to be an adult only pool so you don't have to deal with the constant splashing from the kids. One pool for over 2000 guests doesn't work. Getting on/off the ship in Bermuda was very easy and hassle-free. Although there are some things to do where you dock (Royal Navy Dockyard) it is on the far west side of the island. So to get anywhere you need to use public transportation. Using the ferries is best/quickest but the schedules change almost daily and is easy to screw up (which we did). I would definitely choose Norwegian again, but probably on a bigger/more updated ship.

Boston-Bermuda

Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review by Alexward99

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: July 2017
  • Destination: Bermuda
  • Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Mini-Suite with Balcony
Overall the experience was very good. The Norwegian staff were excellent. They were extremely friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the food on board as well. La Cucina was excellent as well as Cagney's. Los Lobos was a let down for us. We had heard great things about it going in, but it just didn't deliver for us. We felt the buffet was good, had a pretty decent variety, breakfast was by far the best buffet. The only issue with the buffet area was a lack of seating, especially during breakfast time.

The drinks were really good too. They had a bunch of pre-made rum drinks ready to go, so good and strong! If you didn't want the pre-made rum drinks the bartenders were skilled enough to make just about anything you wanted. When making the reservation we opted for the unlimited beverage package....do it, its worth it and pays for itself after a couple days.

We wished there had been more than one pool on board. It gets very crowded at times and its hard to enjoy, especially with a lot of kids using it. A lot of kids were jumping in and splashing around quite a bit. I know there was a kids pool/section near the back of the ship, but most of them used the main pool. There needs to be an adult only pool so you don't have to deal with the constant splashing from the kids. One pool for over 2000 guests doesn't work.

Getting on/off the ship in Bermuda was very easy and hassle-free. Although there are some things to do where you dock (Royal Navy Dockyard) it is on the far west side of the island. So to get anywhere you need to use public transportation. Using the ferries is best/quickest but the schedules change almost daily and is easy to screw up (which we did).

I would definitely choose Norwegian again, but probably on a bigger/more updated ship.
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Cabin Review

Mid-Ship Mini-Suite with Balcony
Cabin MA 11586
Very nice and spacious room. This cruise is 7 days long and I wouldn't want to be in a smaller room. We had a nice sitting area next to the balcony to stretch out and relax. The balcony was a good size, plenty of room for at least 4 people to be out there and enjoy it. Our cabin attendant was excellent and always asked us if we needed anything for the room.
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Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

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