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First Blind visually impaired group cruise

Sail Date: September 2011
Destination: Bermuda
Embarkation: Boston cruised from Boston to Bermuda on the September 30th, 2011, 7 day Norwegian Dawn Cruise. Where this was our first cruise with Blind and Visually Impaired travellers, we knew that their would be many things to learn and experience. From the expedited boarding, room service, front desk staff, waiters in the Venetian Restaurant, the Blue Lagoon Restaurant and beyond... we were very well taken care of! One of our highlights was the Wednesday formal Dinner, where the ladies were in their finest and the 4 men of the group all wore authentic Bermuda Formal attire right down to the "Bermuda Shorts!" While on Bermuda our Group of 4 Blind Travellers experienced a Bermudian picnic at the Botanical Gardens in Hamilton, scooter rides and of course the Islands Fast Ferries (easier and faster than the buses) In St Georges we participated in the Ducking of the Wench, and toured the Historic St Peters Church. Climbing the 185 stairs in Gibbs Lighthouse was good exercise and helped make More more room for the Dawn Food! Buss tour, Swizzle Inn and Stagger Out, Maritime Museum, and Swimming with the Dolphins all to be topped off with The Frog and Onion Pub and a refreshing swim at Snorkel park! Bermuda we miss you and look forward to experiencing you again!

Norwegian Staff were good to excellent! Overall grade A to A+
The food in the Venetian Restaurant was supper and the service of Louis was even better! Grade for the Venetian A+. The Blue Lagoon had a very limited menu and service was fair to good, overall grade B+.
Buffet food was alright I would grade as B-

Overall experience on the Dawn was Excellent and we all look forward to future cruises and would jump on the Dawn at any chance!

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Published 10/16/11
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Cabin review: OA8138 Oceanview Picture Window

8138 Great Cabin, Nice large Window. Very easy location to access the ship. I have nothing but positives from this Cabin and would use it again if available. we had the 2 beds put together as 1 big bed. This room has a bunk bed folded up on 1 wall but it is not in the way while it is folded up, also had a rolling cot under one of our beds, so the room could sleep 4 although that would be a bit crowded. This room is perfect for 2 or even 3 travellers. There was a strange banging sound durring rough seas, almost like a hatch was not fully closed above the room (on the outside of the ship). Front desk was willing to relocate us, but the banging did stop so we stayed in the room and enjoyed our 7 day cruise!

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Port and Shore Excursions

Boston's Black Falcon Port has very very limited seating availability while you wait to be picked up by very slow shuttle service. The staff were very helpful as we boarded the Dawn. I have only experienced Cruising from Miami before this Cruise so we were spoiled with our Miami experince. Nevertheless Boston came accross as a very Industrial Location.
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