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Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Food was a major let down

Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review by dgodfrey123

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jan 2019
  • Destination: the Caribbean

Our cruise started in San Juan. It was delightful town and the ocean was absolutely beautiful. They are still trying to recover from recent hurricane.

The embarkation and disembarkation process was quick and flawless. The cruise itinerary was incredible. (It was so nice to get out of the snow and experience 85 degree weather.) The major disappointment was the food. We went to each of the private dining rooms as well as the buffet. The only meal I really enjoyed on the ship was in the Asian dining room. During a cruise with NCL 15 years ago they had a midnight buffet that was full of seafood as well as seafood at the dress up dining rooms. We did not enjoy a single night of seafood on the entire cruise other than an appetizer of the smallest possible crab on a bed of lettuce for lunch one day. The next night I ordered a Lava Cake which was die for on another cruise line. It was terrible like most of the food. One of our guests decided to stick with steaks as this would be hard to mess up. DON'T YOU GO ON A CRUISE TO EXPERIENCE INCREDIBLE FOOD?

Our room was booked by the ship on the 8th floor directly underneath the Bliss. The music started at 9 PM and usually went way past midnight. We complained each night but they offered no resolution other than to tell us the volume of the music would die down after midnight when the band quit and a DJ started.

The entertainment was good, especially the ventriloquist and the magician.

Recommendation: Don't book this ship if you are expecting a wonderful dining experience.


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