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We chose this cruise because the extended family mostly live in the metro Boston area and had people on the cruise last year. Given the large party, we found it very difficult to communicate within the family and with people we met on the ship. NCL WIFI cost are priced by the minute and are costly, especially for 18 people. We did have many family photos taken by the NCL photo team. They did an excellent job in providing many future memories. The specialty restaurants we tried were Cagney, Teppanyaki, Moderino, and Le Bistro. I found Cagney the most enjoyable with Moderino second. Le Bistro was the most disappointing when a couple of us ordered duck. I should have known something was up when I ask the duck breast on the rare side and the waiter give me a strange look. This entree turned out to be shredded duck and was like dried pulled pork. The big surprise were the delicious chicken wings at O’Sheehan’s - a must try. The newly renovated ship was great from what we remember the first time. I believe the Dawn will be cursing from a different port next year.

Bermuda Cruise Party of 18

Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review by Cruiser A1

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: July 2017
  • Destination: Bermuda
  • Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Inside
We chose this cruise because the extended family mostly live in the metro Boston area and had people on the cruise last year. Given the large party, we found it very difficult to communicate within the family and with people we met on the ship. NCL WIFI cost are priced by the minute and are costly, especially for 18 people.

We did have many family photos taken by the NCL photo team. They did an excellent job in providing many future memories. The specialty restaurants we tried were Cagney, Teppanyaki, Moderino, and Le Bistro. I found Cagney the most enjoyable with Moderino second. Le Bistro was the most disappointing when a couple of us ordered duck. I should have known something was up when I ask the duck breast on the rare side and the waiter give me a strange look. This entree turned out to be shredded duck and was like dried pulled pork. The big surprise were the delicious chicken wings at O’Sheehan’s - a must try.

The newly renovated ship was great from what we remember the first time. I believe the Dawn will be cursing from a different port next year.
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Cabin Review

Mid-Ship Inside
Cabin IA 9569
Nicely appointed and designed. Only one bit of caution, these cabins seem to have only one foldout bunk bed, Not sure how they can fit parents and two children without a second bunk bed.
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