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The cruise destinations were fabulous. The food, was not. Worst cruise food ever. I've had better at cheap buffets. Even the food in the restaurants was flavorless and options lacking. Same menu for lunch in the Venetian every single day for lunch, and if you're vegetarian, forget it, one option, a horrible, flavorless Spanish frittata every day your only option. Buffett foods equally as bad. Flavorless and no taste. Choices the same every day. Even the appearance was not appealing. Very limited choices for even a salad. Fruit was under ripe. Even the food in the specialty restaurants was lacking and flavorless. Salt and spice is something never heard of on this ship. In addition we were double charged for our water package. Even after having to spend money for internet minutes to prove our card had been charged for water months ago, they still claimed we hadn't paid and charged us almost $60 again for our bottled water. Service was poor. Servers arguing with each other in front of passengers, repeatedly. Meals in main dining rooms taking 1 and half plus hours because servers disappeared and wouldn't take orders for long time after sitting or meals took forever to come after ordering. This was our 4th Norwegian cruise. Had this been our first, it would have been our last. Get with it Norwegian.

Horrible Food on the Dawn

Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review by geografer

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: November 2018
  • Destination: Southern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony
The cruise destinations were fabulous. The food, was not. Worst cruise food ever. I've had better at cheap buffets. Even the food in the restaurants was flavorless and options lacking. Same menu for lunch in the Venetian every single day for lunch, and if you're vegetarian, forget it, one option, a horrible, flavorless Spanish frittata every day your only option. Buffett foods equally as bad. Flavorless and no taste. Choices the same every day. Even the appearance was not appealing. Very limited choices for even a salad. Fruit was under ripe. Even the food in the specialty restaurants was lacking and flavorless. Salt and spice is something never heard of on this ship. In addition we were double charged for our water package. Even after having to spend money for internet minutes to prove our card had been charged for water months ago, they still claimed we hadn't paid and charged us almost $60 again for our bottled water. Service was poor. Servers arguing with each other in front of passengers, repeatedly. Meals in main dining rooms taking 1 and half plus hours because servers disappeared and wouldn't take orders for long time after sitting or meals took forever to come after ordering. This was our 4th Norwegian cruise. Had this been our first, it would have been our last. Get with it Norwegian.
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Cabin Review

Mini-Suite with Balcony
Cabin MB 11172
Do NOT stay in this cabin. You are right below the buffet. Chairs start scrapping the floor and carts rolling above your head at extremely loud noises at 430am every morning and continue until after 10pm. The balcony is not private, you can see all of your neighbors as if you are on their balcony, you can safely walk between the balconies as we actually watched our steward do.
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