Norwegian Dawn Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Horrible experience. Staff is great. Management on ship on corporate is garbage.

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rcalnan
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

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Sail Date: Nov 2023
Cabin: Mid-Ship Balcony
This is supposed to be a vegetarian burrito, but had meat in it. I spoke with the exec sous chef and he apologized, but this was not the first time it happened on this trip.
We were not notified that we were going into a dangerous area prior to boarding or during booking.
This broth had beef in it for flavour. Without asking about every item we saw, we would not have known that most vegetarian items are not vegetarian. This is a personal preference, but some people have religious restrictions or are allergic to specific foods. NCL is going to kill somebody if then don't know what they are putting in food.
Tabouleh is supposed to be mostly parsley. This clearly is not tabouleh. It was the same every time the put this out as an option. They need a basic cooking class at NCL.
These look like week old burgers and wizard fingers that are far beyond the time they are edible.

NCL Dawn Cruise from Istanbul to Dubai Nov 24 to Dec 13

The cruise changed a number of times. This was explained as a result of the conflict in Palestine. However, stops in Egypt were removed with others added. Sea days were also added. A credit of $200 for the stateroom was provided for the entire trip. No explanation of the compensation for the missed ports, additional sea days, and reduction in port fees was provided.

We have been told that there are just over 1,000 guests on board and about the same number of employees. It is expected that decent service would be possible on a cruise like this, but it seems that protocol overrides common sense and logic.

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Mid-Ship Balcony

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