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The boarding process was a nightmare in Tampa. We waited for over 2 hours before even getting into the building and nobody came out to alert us to what was going on. Finally the police were called to manage the crowd. The food was delicious. We ate all but 2 breakfasts and one dinner in the main dining rooms ( lunches on shore days were off the ship). The service was impeccable, except for our waitress for Thanksgiving Dinner in The Venetian. The entertainment was wonderful. Those kids really work there hearts out. We were so happy that we had a balcony to enjoy the sunsets and have a refuge for quiet reading time during sea days. Those were our favorite hours. Our biggest complaint was the smell of smoke. The casino didn't seem to be closed in at all and the smell of smoke permeated everywhere on deck 6. It even wafted up the staircase to above decks. As I am allergic, that was a real discomfort. I would not go on this ship again for that reason only.

Balcony and sunsets

Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review by trishzp

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The boarding process was a nightmare in Tampa. We waited for over 2 hours before even getting into the building and nobody came out to alert us to what was going on. Finally the police were called to manage the crowd.

The food was delicious. We ate all but 2 breakfasts and one dinner in the main dining rooms ( lunches on shore days were off the ship). The service was impeccable, except for our waitress for Thanksgiving Dinner in The Venetian.

The entertainment was wonderful. Those kids really work there hearts out.

We were so happy that we had a balcony to enjoy the sunsets and have a refuge for quiet reading time during sea days. Those were our favorite hours.

Our biggest complaint was the smell of smoke. The casino didn't seem to be closed in at all and the smell of smoke permeated everywhere on deck 6. It even wafted up the staircase to above decks. As I am allergic, that was a real discomfort. I would not go on this ship again for that reason only.
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Family Balcony
Cabin B3
Our cabin was perfect for us.
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