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Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Cabin 8118 Obstructed Oceanview

Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review by piratebarrister

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Sep 2019
  • Destination: Bermuda
  • Cabin Type: Obstructed Oceanview

Cabin was fine as noted below. However I did notice that the carpet could have been cleaner. Bathroom was tight but well laid out.

1). Fun party boat with mostly middle age and younger folks. (A waiter told us the average age on this 4 day Bermuda weekend cruise was 48 as compared to an 11 night Canada/New England just prior to our sailing where the average age was 68!)

2). Local folk from all walks of life.

3) We experienced every level of service.. From stellar service from Rose in ship photography who went above and beyond helping us connect to wifi when the IT department was long gone, to downright rude staff. Notably a front desk member was annoyed with a very simple question and a eat staff member seemed to unexplainably stomp off in the middle of serving us. (It appeared were walked in on some some of dispute between her and the hostess, since i we did nothing to provoke this.

4). The food:. The free stuff was not good. Honestly, barely edible, with exceptions.

Garden Cafe buffet: Mainly just gross. Go here only if you have no other option.

Omelets were ok. Crepes were ok. Fruit salads and slices were good. Soft serve machine was always broken.

Topsiders: Mini version of inside buffet food but since it's exposed to heat and humidity, I'd just stay away. They do offer ice cream, and that is the exception here. Wings at O'Sheehan's were ok, as was the Spinach artichoke dip. Everything else we had was just weirdly prepared or not good.

Bamboo: Didn't get to experience because strangely the Norwegian app indicated that "Reservations not Accepted". However, when we went there they were only accepting those with reservations. ???

Venetian:. Let me just say this. Save yourself. Eat here. We had something very good at every meal. Although, it takes time for your food, it was worth it.

Aqua:. We didn't get to but has same menu as Venetian.

Los Lobos:. Good, small portions, and you are paying reasonable ala cart prices.

Teppanyaki:. Good. Entertaining but expensive.

Drinks:. About average for vacation, figure on $10 drink. We did not do the drink package. We figured we'd have to drink at least 10 drinks a day per person to make it worth it. We brought wine aboard.

All in all, it was a fun weekend cruise.

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Obstructed Oceanview
Cabin OK 8118

Cabin is similar to photo shown on Norwegian while booking. Large picture window with beds facing forward. Starboard (right) side of ship. We found the cabin a perfectly adequate size-wise for the two of us for a 4 day cruise. Lots of storage. However, inadequate plugs for thing like cell phone charging etc.

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Our port day was a Sunday. This is important because most of Hamilton is shut down on Sundays. We found only a few restaurant open, zero shopping open. Kings Wharf had much more shops open.

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