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Norweigen Dawn My cabin was a Mini-Suite I have taken more than ten cruises and it was the worst ever. The food at all of the restaurants that I tried (8) was well below par. To put things in perspective, The food that I was served on the airplane going home was better than all of the meals that I had on the ship. Yes the ship food, including their specialty dinning restaurants was below "airline" food! Specifically, the main dinning room, The Venetian, consistently served cold, assembly line cafeteria food. The French onion soup was served luke warm without anything in it. The prime rib was over cooked and tasteless. Shrimp scampi on pasta was cold, dry and boring. The thanksgiving dinner was "crap"! The turkey was very overcooked and dry. The rest of the meal was not worth talking about other than to say that I did not eat it and neither did many other people. I went and got a hamburger after trying that dinner. The Specialty restaurants, Le Bistro and Cagney's were unacceptable! Surf and turf at Cagney's is a small filet and three tiny shrimp grilled on a skewer. They lacked taste, spice or any other redeeming values. The filet was ordered "medium" and was served very rare or "Bleu". After asking me to cut the steak multiple times to verify it was under cooked, the waiter offered to get the pieced cooked some more. I declined this option and requested a new steak. This was a fight! The waiter agreed but the chef refused. Turned out to be an expensive, over rated, poor meal. When this is combined with poor service from waiters that cannot speak English or Spanish, the dinning on this trip was BAD! A classic example was my breakfast on my last day, I ordered an "English" muffin. The waiter brought a bagel to the table and called it an "English muffin". I asked if he knew the difference between an English muffin and a bagel, it was clear that he did not know the difference. This explained why meal orders were screwed up and wrong ALL week. The service was not any better. The cabin stewards loved to slam doors all day and night. The tub in my cabin did not work and was never fixed. The music in the main Atrium was poor, had a significant Latin influence and was the same night after night. The comedy and magic shows were very good. The music and singing is some of the small lounges was good and they were packed. I will not cruise on this ship again.

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Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review by tdboat

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: November 2018
  • Destination: Southern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony
Norweigen Dawn

My cabin was a Mini-Suite

I have taken more than ten cruises and it was the worst ever.

The food at all of the restaurants that I tried (8) was well below par.

To put things in perspective, The food that I was served on the airplane going home was better than all of the meals that I had on the ship. Yes the ship food, including their specialty dinning restaurants was below "airline" food!

Specifically, the main dinning room, The Venetian, consistently served cold, assembly line cafeteria food. The French onion soup was served luke warm without anything in it. The prime rib was over cooked and tasteless. Shrimp scampi on pasta was cold, dry and boring. The thanksgiving dinner was "crap"! The turkey was very overcooked and dry. The rest of the meal was not worth talking about other than to say that I did not eat it and neither did many other people. I went and got a hamburger after trying that dinner. The Specialty restaurants, Le Bistro and Cagney's were unacceptable! Surf and turf at Cagney's is a small filet and three tiny shrimp grilled on a skewer. They lacked taste, spice or any other redeeming values. The filet was ordered "medium" and was served very rare or "Bleu". After asking me to cut the steak multiple times to verify it was under cooked, the waiter offered to get the pieced cooked some more. I declined this option and requested a new steak. This was a fight! The waiter agreed but the chef refused. Turned out to be an expensive, over rated, poor meal.

When this is combined with poor service from waiters that cannot speak English or Spanish, the dinning on this trip was BAD! A classic example was my breakfast on my last day, I ordered an "English" muffin. The waiter brought a bagel to the table and called it an "English muffin". I asked if he knew the difference between an English muffin and a bagel, it was clear that he did not know the difference. This explained why meal orders were screwed up and wrong ALL week.

The service was not any better. The cabin stewards loved to slam doors all day and night. The tub in my cabin did not work and was never fixed.

The music in the main Atrium was poor, had a significant Latin influence and was the same night after night.

The comedy and magic shows were very good. The music and singing is some of the small lounges was good and they were packed.

I will not cruise on this ship again.
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Mini-Suite with Balcony
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Cabin was very small and dirty. The prior guests shoes and other items were still in the cabin when I checked in. Not acceptable. Clean the room before your new guests move in!
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