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Norwegian Dawn Review

4.0 / 5.0
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First and Last Cruise on NCL

Review for Norwegian Dawn to Canada & New England
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10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Aug 2019
Cabin: Balcony

This was my 24th Cruise, which includes river cruises in Europe. It was our first time on NCL and will be our last! Their customer service stinks! NCL booked our flights and 6 hours before our departure, our flight was cancelled. I called the NCL emergency number for flight problems and was on hold for 40 minutes! The NCL person said he could not help me and gave me a phone number to call.....which was the exact number I had just called!! The airline was finally able to rebook us, but it was touch and go.

On arrival in NYC, we waited 3 hours for our prepaid transfers to the ship. Again, we tried to contact NCL with our new flight arrival time, but couldn’t get ahold of them on a Saturday morning. When we finally departed JFK on the shuttle, the shuttle driver was probably hi on something! He passed every car on the road and did a U-turn in the middle of the block. Everyone was frightened by his driving.

Our first nite on board, our toilet flooded the bathroom floor due to a leak. In the morning, I called housekeeping and then guest services to report, but no answer at either place. About 3 hours later, we finally got ahold of housekeeping. It was repaired that afternoon. Nice bath towels from our room steward helped until it was repaired.

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One additional item....although our flight left Quebec City on time, Our connection was too tight and we missed our connection in Chicago. Had to sleep in a hotel for less than 4 hours...getting up at 3:45 AM to catch our reassigned flight.

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