Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review by JeffCharger
- Sail Date: January 2019
- Destination: Caribbean
- Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony
We took advantage of 3 or 4 of the specialty restaurants. All were good. We particularly liked Cagney's. The food was great! We weren't as fond of the Brazilian restaurant. The food wasn't to our liking and it took forever to get dessert (they apparently have to go to a different deck to get the desserts). This almost caused us to miss one of the theatre shows.
Shows. The shows were good, however not as good as we've experienced on other ships. We were happy that there was a show every night - and all but one of the shows was help at both 7 pm and 9 pm. This provided great options. We had a different cruise where they skipped a couple of nights - and that was disappointing. The one show that we did not care for was the "Juggler". He didn't do much and seemed to want to be a comedian. It wasn't up to our expectations.
Bartenders. For the first time cruising, we had a drink package. We certainly enjoyed this and found great refuge in the Bimini bar, one deck up, overlooking the pool area. We met lots of great people there - and it became our regular spot to assemble. One bartender in particular - Jeff, looked after us very well! I must say that all bartenders were good, and genuinely looked like the enjoyed their jobs and were interested in making our journey enjoyable.
Excursions. We found the selection of ship sponsored excursions limited and expensive. While there were lots to choose from, we found that many were all the same, and could be done cheaper on your own. We were sailing to generally safe islands, so were ventured out on our own many times.
Overall, a terrific trip! Congrats NCL for putting together a great itinerary. We loved it!
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We never had any hot water problems. The tap water had a taste of chlorine - so we tended not to use it.
Amenities in the cabin were good. There was lots of storage, including a decent area for hanging close, 3 drawers, and a number of shelves. There was also lots of room under the bed for storing suit cases.
We were very pleased with our cabin.
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