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Sail Date: September 2018
This was my boyfriend and I's first experience on Norwegian Cruise Line (I frequent DCL) and it did not disappoint! We had the Ultimate Beverage Package as well as the 3 day Specialty Dining Package. Embarkation could have been set ... Read More
This was my boyfriend and I's first experience on Norwegian Cruise Line (I frequent DCL) and it did not disappoint! We had the Ultimate Beverage Package as well as the 3 day Specialty Dining Package. Embarkation could have been set up a bit better. I felt like it was not 100% clear on where to go and a few of the workers were less than friendly. As we were trying to figure out where to sit we were yelled at to get out of the center aisle. They could have asked a little more nicely. Crew members on the ship were great and we always got served quickly, food was delicious. We did not eat in the main dining rooms and O'Sheenans was nothing spectacular. Buffet had a variety of options for us and was always good. I wish they had more of a variety of entertainment for those not hanging out on deck during sea days, I know there is only so much you can do. I also find it's a bit silly you have to PAY extra for some shows. We did not book any shore excursions through the cruise line as I found there was nothing worth while and we had a lot more fun exploring Bermuda on our own renting a scooter and going on a jet ski tour one day. Bermuda is BEAUTIFUL! One of my favorite places I have ever visited. We did self embarkation at 8 am. Our color was actually called around 7:45 and by 8:10 we were at my car that was parked at the pier. Overall, I would definitely travel with NCL again! Particularly because their UBP is awesome! We definitely got our moneys worth there and with the Specialty Dining Package. Read Less
Sail Date: September 2018
This ship is a great ship for a nice 7 night cruise, based on reading reviews prior to our cruise it was what I expected upon experiencing it myself. The cruise ships is your average mega cruise ship with all the typical amenities and ... Read More
This ship is a great ship for a nice 7 night cruise, based on reading reviews prior to our cruise it was what I expected upon experiencing it myself. The cruise ships is your average mega cruise ship with all the typical amenities and experiences you’d have if you’ve been on cruise ships before. I found the quality of food about a 4 out of 5 stars meaning it was very good but not quite the excellent mark honestly. (I’ve had better food quality experiences on Royal Caribbean’s ships.) Our balcony room was your average sized balcony room, I did not order the bed closest to the door as I could hear every footstep past my room at night waking me up constantly like someone was walking in my room, (Royal’s balcony layout puts you further from the door closer to the balcony which is nicer in my opinion.) Service staff we’re EXCELLENT!! Very professional, friendly, attentive and I especially loved the. Group of crew members walking around singing “washy washy” songs and sanitizing everyone. Pool/sun deck is a zoo on sea days good luck if you’re into fighting herds of drunk sweaty annoying people to get into the pool or grab a seat (very uncomfortable sun loungers) or getting a drink at the pool bars. I would normally walk to spice h20 for my drinks if I wasn’t hanging there already.) Not enough pool space Tube slide was fun Ropes course was good (could’ve been better only because the top level and 2 zip lines were closed for repairs on our cruise) Put out sucked (very worn out flooring) Comedy/magical shows were very average. The shows we watched were okay . The live music was very good. Osheehans’s was such a great time. I loved the food there Atrium wasn’t that great of an idea, not enough seats for the game shows etc. Still had a great time as always and enjoyed my time spent on the ship with my wife. We’ll be back. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: August 2018
Boarding in Boston was quick and easy-rooms on-board ready early and luggage arrived at stateroom before 5:30. Entertainment not as great as prior cruises but Jose and Patti as well as Hotwire were very entertaining. The Tina Turner ... Read More
Boarding in Boston was quick and easy-rooms on-board ready early and luggage arrived at stateroom before 5:30. Entertainment not as great as prior cruises but Jose and Patti as well as Hotwire were very entertaining. The Tina Turner tribute show by Ass't Cruise Director LUZ was phenomminal. Cruise Spent a lot of evenings in the atrium bar-Java Cafe. The bar staff were excellent-a definite credit to Norwegian. Ate at several specialty restaurants-Cagney's-Los Lobos-Le Bistro. Don't see the need for a men's pants dress code in Le Bistro- not necessary as long as you are in Bermuda-Bermuda shorts should be sufficient. Los Lobos was an OK experience-food was good but certainly not any better than the main dining rooms-Venetian or Aqua. We really enjoy Cagney's and the staff there seemed to go out of their way to make the dining experience special-well worth the price. Ate at the Bamboo cafe-very nice,especially considering it is a complimentary dining venue. Disembarking took less than 20 minutes. Boston is a great port! All in all another really fun Norwegian cruise. Have a 19 day Panama Canal cruise scheduled and booked 2 New England/Canada cruises while on board-Cruise Next staff very helpful as were all staff on-board-that's why we continue to sail Norwegian ! Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: August 2018
Sailing from Boston is very convenient as we live in the area and we love Bermuda. Theses two factors led us to choose to sail on NCL Dawn. We loved the casual dress onboard. It was a very relaxing cruise with Good food and service. ... Read More
Sailing from Boston is very convenient as we live in the area and we love Bermuda. Theses two factors led us to choose to sail on NCL Dawn. We loved the casual dress onboard. It was a very relaxing cruise with Good food and service. Bar, lounge and atrium entertainment was excellent. The theatre entertainment could use improvement. Dancers very good but in need of production improvement. Bingo and Deal or no Deal Game are just money makers for NCL. Large prize bingo is a coverall which must be done in 47 numbers. I felt there should be $500 coverall for each day given the cost of bingo cards. Venetian Main Dining room ( aft) is much prettier and brighter with large windows than Aqua Dining room which is midship. Embarkation and disembarkation were very efficient. When first getting onboard the Venetian is open for seat in dining and well as Gadren buffet. We opted for the Venetian and it made the day very relaxing instead of crowded and harried at buffet. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: August 2018
I am from Boston & it was the main reason we chose this cruise. Took Carnival from Bahamas & had lots of fun so took Bermuda from home town Boston. Whole process was very easy from start to finish except Photography Dept. Would ... Read More
I am from Boston & it was the main reason we chose this cruise. Took Carnival from Bahamas & had lots of fun so took Bermuda from home town Boston. Whole process was very easy from start to finish except Photography Dept. Would love to do again to Alaska with the same cruise line. Our cabin was really really good. the service was good. The story I want to recognize their two employees in dining room. His name is Jason & his boss Robin. since we are vegetarian, they took care of our food every lunch & dinner. they were so nice to make sure that we have a good time. miss you guys both. The cruise director was very funny & nice. overall it was a memorable trip. would do again with same cruise line. Weather was really nice. they provided ferry for free to go to St. George & we had really good time there too. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: August 2018
We chose this cruise because it's leaves from our home town Boston. The staff was really friendly & nice except Photography. all the pictures they took was not good at all. The photographer was in a hurry to move lots of people ... Read More
We chose this cruise because it's leaves from our home town Boston. The staff was really friendly & nice except Photography. all the pictures they took was not good at all. The photographer was in a hurry to move lots of people that he didn't even informed us that pictures didn't come out right & let's take it again. The entertainment was very good. overall it was good experience. might try again for different destination. Shore Excursions is waist of money. don't do it. better of buying after you reach to Bermuda. it was much cheaper there. Dining staff & also Garden Cafe was really good. you can do plenty of activities at the cruise. they had programs lined up for all day. We had three children with us & they had a good time. Remember to take lots of pictures by yourself. can't trust their staff for pictures & also very expensive. Read Less
Sail Date: August 2018
Embarkation was seamless. Arrive after 11, and it’s a walk on. We used handicap to disembark. The helper was pleasant and made it easy. The cabin was clean but worn. Plenty large enough and the stewards were very attentive. ... Read More
Embarkation was seamless. Arrive after 11, and it’s a walk on. We used handicap to disembark. The helper was pleasant and made it easy. The cabin was clean but worn. Plenty large enough and the stewards were very attentive. In Aqua class, all meals were in BLU restaurant. They have a good selection, and we found no Ned for specialty dining. The staff was great and the wine steward was very knowledgeable. On the first morning, room service was disappointing, but was corrected the next day. Used the gym everyday. It was good. Everything I needed. We’d seen the shows before, so we enjoyed them as expected. We did no shore excursions. We have family and friends on the island. But the selection was good. If time allowed, I would have done the bike tour. Let me start with "I really like Bermuda", but you need to understand that, after the below, it's now a love:hate relationship. And, I firmly believe that Bermuda Tourism and the Dockyards Management don;t care at all about the tourists. Let me walk you through it. We had a nice day with family and friends in Hamilton. Great Grandma was with me, and she is 93 (a spry 93). So we had lunch and then took the ferry back to the Dockyards, landing around 4:00. And now it'll all go wrong. First, she needed a bathroom. There is one public bathroom that I had to ask directions to, since it isn't well marked. It's between 2 buildings, recessed in an alley behind a restaurant. Oh, and it's not Handicap Accessible. And, it's 20-30 yards in the wrong direction, assuming on a cruise. Next, it's 90+ degrees, and I wanted to get her some shade and water. At 4:00, there wasn't any where to find a bottle of water. I can find fudge and run swizzles. But a bottle of water... not so much. No public fountains. So, we decide to go back to the boat. There is usually a nice shuttle that runs right to Celebrity from the ferry area. But, there is a one year (never be done in a year) upgrade to the docks by Celebrity, so the shuttle isn't running. They told me there is no place to turn around. I suggested the parking lot where the paid tour buses turn, but nope (I guess the free shuttle vs. paid bus conflict went to the buses). So we had to walk. We though we'd bench hop. But the benches are metal in the sun, with not a hint of shade. And once you get 1/2 there, there are no benches. A little shade, if you can stand. I now have an exhausted, thirsty senior, but I can get help from the ship, since it's on the other side of customs. We get through customs and into a shade area. Where i can get here water and cold compresses. But, the ship attendees seeing her distress stood there mute. I had another passenger go get the wheelchair. Which they finally got. Even then,no one offered any thing outside, I'll help you get to the room. A lot of water, shade and rest, and she recovered enough to eat, and spend the next day relaxing on board. I complained vehemently to Celebrity who told me they could do nothing, since it was BTA's responsibility. If it was costing my company money, I'd have found a way. And, I got caught up in the assignment of blame cycle. So, I'm blaming everyone. What could they have done? Added 6 benches with shade and some shade to the one already in place. That wold take care of 1/2 of the issue. Water misters are cheap and would provide cooling. I mean this in not a third world vacation or country. The tech is there and cheap. It is a lack of caring and will that causes these issues, So, there you are. We're avoiding Cruises and the Dockyards until I'm can see some resolution. But right now, all I can say is Bermuda/BTA doesn't care about their tourists. Go somewhere else. Read Less
Sail Date: August 2018
This was our first time on Celebrity. The Bermuda destination, not having to fly, perfect time of year and price were all a plus in making our decision to book this cruise and we were not disappointed!! Leaving and returning from ... Read More
This was our first time on Celebrity. The Bermuda destination, not having to fly, perfect time of year and price were all a plus in making our decision to book this cruise and we were not disappointed!! Leaving and returning from Bayonne was easy, check in and out was smooth, no issues. Staff was very accommodating from our steward, to waiters,bartenders and general all around crew, they always had a happy greeting. Good for customer service! Yes, she is an older boat but we found no fault in her cleanliness, maintenance and maybe lack of glitz, that is so appealing to others. Food was varied and plentiful both at buffet and main dining room. Patrick, the cruise director, kept everyone busy with many activities that you could join or not. We enjoyed the comedians Michael Wilson and Carl Banks. The Frankie Valli “December 63” tribute group had everyone singing and using happy feet to keep up with the beat! Royal dockyards has changed dramatically since our visit in the early 80’s. Bermuda tourism did a grand job in transforming this area into a pleasant shopping and historical site. It’s very clean, civilized, locals are helpful ,friendly and there is easy access to the Hamilton and St George Ferries.We did both and enjoyed the ride and time off in these lovely areas. Didn’t visit any beaches, felt they would be too crowded with both NCL and Celebrity in port..next time, we will return. The only excursion we tried to book was a sunset catamaran ride but it was sold out, book it early or before you leave, heard it was nice! We did everything else on our own. Our interior room was comfortable and clean. Browsed through the many ship stores but shopping was not essential for us. Think about purchasing a beverage package - just water, beer and wine really add up! As almost the last cruise before school reopening in our area, there were quite a few families aboard. It was delightful to see them all having such a great time. The rest of us 70+ ers rounded out group and we were happy as well. Just do it!!!! Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2018
I chose this cruise mainly because I have sailed with the company before but that was several years ago, so I wanted to see how the company has changed over the years. Since my last cruise 10+ years ago with the company, the company ... Read More
I chose this cruise mainly because I have sailed with the company before but that was several years ago, so I wanted to see how the company has changed over the years. Since my last cruise 10+ years ago with the company, the company (Celebrity) is still very good but it has gone slightly downhill since then. The prizes for contests aren't the same, and there was no grand buffet or even an ice sculpture in sight. The company is going for "modern elegance" but they don't even have the towel animals that a lot of people (myself included) love. Overall though, I loved the cruise. I had cruised with Carnival last year, and I had a terrible experience with them. Carnival was very disorganized and the ship could have used some refurbishing. This was not the case with The Summit, which was well-maintained (and is getting a "mani-pedi" when it goes into dry dock next year!). Celebrity was also very organized with everything from embarkation to disembarkation! Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2018
Everything was absolutely top notch, as our past experiences with Norwegian have been. From Embarkation to Debarkation, nothing was amiss or a disappointment as far as quality and service. Staff is wonderful and the food is fantastic. ... Read More
Everything was absolutely top notch, as our past experiences with Norwegian have been. From Embarkation to Debarkation, nothing was amiss or a disappointment as far as quality and service. Staff is wonderful and the food is fantastic. Very clean and modern. My only complaint is the business of having to make reservations for shows and comedians, which of course is not limited to this ship alone and is done on other cruise lines. Stop calling it "Freestyle" cruising when this has to be done, and there is a risk of losing your dinner reservation if you're more than 15 minutes late. Royal Caribbean and Carnival also makes you have reservations for the main dining rooms for anytime dining, but they have a much longer window. While Carnival's shows are not at the level of Norwegian or RCL, their comedians are generally better and they never require reservations for any show. Every show and comedy show we saw had plenty of empty seats, which was our experience on The Gem and The Breakaway as well as every Royal and Carnival ship we've ever been on. In other words...No need to make reservations. If it's full, then it's full...try again another time. This is really our ONLY complaint. It's hardly "Freestyle" by any means. Food was outstanding no matter where we ate. Garden Cafe, Taste, Savor, Manhattan Room and some of the speciality restaurants - all totally top notch. We especially like the Brazillian steak house, Moderno, which we also ate at on The Breakaway. Every staff member was polite, courteous and accommodating, although the occasional singing can get a little annoying. We would definitely go on again, but also love the other lines as well and will probably do one of them sooner since we switch around. While we cruise often, this was my Mother's first cruise in more than 35 years and she was astounded at the size and scale of everything. We kidded her a lot when she remarked that there was no skeet shooting and that the cabin stewards used to lay out women's night gowns for them. Read Less

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