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Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review
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Dawn May 2018

Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review by shedew

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: May 2018
  • Destination: Bermuda
  • Cabin Type: Obstructed Oceanview

Overall a very good cruise to Bermuda, For frequent NCL passengers a few changes. Embarkation was a breeze, the only bottleneck was security and the scanners. We arrived curbside at the pier at Noon and 20 minutes later ordered lunch in the dining room. We had late dinner reservations the entire cruise 9PM and the specialty restaurants were all still fairly busy but winding down. It appears the shows are in a phase of changing. Where we had seen "Band on the Run" and Elements at least a half dozen times, we typically skip the shows. This trip we saw one - but I don't recall the name. Typical production, no plot where during the whole thing you wished you were as thin and flexible again. I did not see in the daily the expected Band on the Run, but I might have missed it. I saw on the TV the crew talent show, that I was glad I could switch channels. The food in the Specialty restaurants was excellent but smaller portions. The 38oz Tomahawk at Cagney's has forever slipped into the past. Even things like sides portions have been reduced. We breakfast in Venetian and the food now is hot when served. A big improvement. Even the poached eggs are perfect and still warm. The Venetian lunch menu everyday is the same and closed on most port days. I wish this changed back to a different menu each day with some surprise items. One surprise to us, NCL now has there own 450 passenger ferry to St George. It runs 3 or 4 times certain days and is excellent and very punctual. The only grip being it departs from the other end of the pier, a couple thousand foot hike from the gangway. But then again, the Bermuda run city ferry is farther away. Disembarkation was a little different. We did not receive immigration declaration forms or luggage tags to our room, we had to fetch them from deck 7 at the last moment. No one ever collected our completed declaration so maybe its not required any longer. They asked for those with yellow or gold luggage tags to the big show lounge around 9am. Exited right out the door and got off without any of the expected congestion of inconsiderate or angry passengers. One hint I would have is don't try going the entire length of the ship on deck 7. Best to use a cabin deck unless your dragging luggage, as your screwed by the steward carts.

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