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Overall, my experience on this ship was fantastic. I like the smaller NCL ship, as it is not nearly as crowded as the larger NCL ships. The staff is friendly and on top of their game. The biggest drawback on this ship is the lack of quality entertainment options of the larger ships such as the Epic and Getaway. With this said, don't miss the Elements performance in the Stardust Theater. It is very good. Bands around the ship were all very good, but the music by the pool was far too loud. This isn't uncommon, but it really isn't necessary to have it so loud, as it can be heard very well in the far reaches of the pool area and beyond. There were many trivia games, which I enjoyed, but most took place in Gatsby's lounge, which has a very smoky environment with proximity to the casino and cigar smoking room. Even when people aren't smoking, the stale smell of smoke permeates the area. It is also too small to accommodate the number of people who like to play most of the time. NCL has a free ferry that goes to the island of St. George two of the three days while docked in Bermuda. We spent the day doing this and walking all over St. George from the dock and it was a fantastic time visiting the Unfinished Church, Tobacco Bay, and other areas.

Cabin 11503 and More - Boston to Bermuda

Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review by mayfire

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: August 2018
  • Destination: Bermuda
  • Cabin Type: Inside
Overall, my experience on this ship was fantastic. I like the smaller NCL ship, as it is not nearly as crowded as the larger NCL ships. The staff is friendly and on top of their game.

The biggest drawback on this ship is the lack of quality entertainment options of the larger ships such as the Epic and Getaway. With this said, don't miss the Elements performance in the Stardust Theater. It is very good.

Bands around the ship were all very good, but the music by the pool was far too loud. This isn't uncommon, but it really isn't necessary to have it so loud, as it can be heard very well in the far reaches of the pool area and beyond.

There were many trivia games, which I enjoyed, but most took place in Gatsby's lounge, which has a very smoky environment with proximity to the casino and cigar smoking room. Even when people aren't smoking, the stale smell of smoke permeates the area. It is also too small to accommodate the number of people who like to play most of the time.

NCL has a free ferry that goes to the island of St. George two of the three days while docked in Bermuda. We spent the day doing this and walking all over St. George from the dock and it was a fantastic time visiting the Unfinished Church, Tobacco Bay, and other areas.
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Cabin Review

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Cabin IX 11503
Excellent cabin! It was very quiet and I slept like a baby the entire cruise. I booked a guarantee cabin on this cruse about a week from the sailing date. This was the first time I'd booked a last-minute cruise. I couldn't find any reviews on the assigned cabin beforehand. It turned out to be very quiet at all hours, in an excellent location at the front of the ship, in excellent condition, and I was very happy with it. There were two of us and the cabin was adequate to accommodate us. There is one fold down bed on the wall above the main bed to accommodate a third person. If that person were a child, it would probably be comfortable, but another adult would probably make it too crowded. The cabin also includes a small refrigerator.
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