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Bermuda Norwegian Dawn Bermuda Cruise Reviews

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Dawn
Bermuda
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

379

Very Good

244

Average

183

Poor

88

Terrible

44

Cruise type

88 Bermuda Norwegian Dawn Bermuda Cruise Reviews


Thesilverbean avatar

Thesilverbean

1 Review Written

Probably won't sail with NCL again

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I have been on many cruises. Probably about 20 of them. I've lost count. This one overall was ok, but there were enough things wrong with it to keep from returning to this cruise line. Specialty dining, having paid ...
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Sail Date October 2014


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traveler0897

1 Review Written

First time on ncl, probably last

We are a family group, age from 3 to 73. this is our 6th cruise, but 1st with NCL. Overall, not that impressed. The first problem we experienced was during the embarking process. It went smoothly until passport ...
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Sail Date August 2014


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staceynoelle

1 Review Written

NCL Dawn horrible service, horrible food, boring activities

I've been on 6 other cruises in the past including ones with Royal Caribbean, Holland America & Carnival. My review will focus solely on the on ship experience because it rained entire time & due to a hurricane our ...
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Sail Date August 2014


bigmon avatar

bigmon

1 Review Written

Disappointed and let down

I went on the NCL Dawn from Boston to Bermuda. The food was terrible. It was under coked and contained too many spices and additives. The variety of food was also lacking. The coffee machine was broke for 2 days ...
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Sail Date June 2014


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taffy5183

2 Reviews Written

Worst cruise ever

Just came back from our cruise and will never cruise NCL again. First we didn't get on the ship until 1:30PM due to port problems. Then our luggage was lost until 9:30PM that night. Then we went to diner in the ...
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Sail Date May 2014


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Ribbons of Steel

1 Review Written

No Way on Norwegian

We booked this cruise looking for an easy and relaxing getaway; the itinerary was perfect. But there is no way I would ever sail on the Norwegian Dawn again. The food was mediocre at best, the only exception was ...
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Sail Date October 2013


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AV93

1 Review Written

Will Not Cruise with Norwegian Again..

The cruise left out of Boston on a Friday and we were to spend a day and a half at sea before arriving in Bermuda. I don't know if it was the cruise port of Norwegian but it was very confusing as to which line you ...
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Sail Date October 2013


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plastx

1 Review Written

Beautiful Boston to Bermuda July 2013

I had read that the Dawn had paper thin walls and was noisy. It's all unfortunately true. Our much needed week of rest and relaxation was not that due to the lack of sleep from noise between midnight and 3AM. We ...
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Sail Date July 2013


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DistrictFive

1 Review Written

Bermuda 6/7/2013-6/14/13

I departed from Boston on 6/7/2013 to Bermuda with my parents and three brothers. Everybody was over the age of 18. The cruise did not start out on a good note. The Boston Bruins were playing the Pittsburgh Penguins ...
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Sail Date July 2013


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willcaro

1 Review Written

NCL to Bermuda...Not so good...

I think it is worth while to read this not so flattering review if you (like us) spent(or may spend)several thousand dollars to go on this cruise.. Embarkation was easy, and the luggage arrived quickly to our ...
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Sail Date August 2012


lola234 avatar

lola234

1 Review Written

Lackluster cruise

This cruise was very disappointing. Freestyle cruising sounds great but there are so many food venues that not one of them is exceptional. Since both main dining restaurants are open at the same time for breakfast, ...
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Sail Date August 2012


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bulldogsnuggles

1 Review Written

A huge dissapointment , even for this not so picky traveler.

First, as this is not a positive review, let me tell you something about myself. I have fun where ever I go. When I hear people complain, I often will tell them to focus on the good , relax, and enjoy. My husband ...
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Sail Date August 2012


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ausmoran

1 Review Written

Not Satisfied

Let me start by saying that I have only cruised three times. About nine years ago, I took my young children and wife on a Norwegian Cruise out of Miami to the Western Caribbean. The ship was spotless, the ...
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Sail Date August 2012


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BostonFabulous

1 Review Written

Mediocre

Booked directly through the cruise line and went on the cruise during the last week in July. We booked a balcony room on the 9th deck and were pretty psyched to discover how big the room was. The bed & pillows were ...
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Sail Date July 2012


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cocobear1

1 Review Written

Lacked a lot of the little touches

Being our 8th cruise, we were excited to try "freestyle" cruising(We had done Princess, Royal Carribbean and Carnival in the past). We had booked Norwegian months in advance as we wanted to go out of Boston to see ...
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Sail Date July 2012


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Goldenpanda

1 Review Written

First time on Norwegian - not impressed

Embarkment Process It was pretty painless parking and boarding from Boston. We got there early and were one of the first people on the ship. The rooms were ready about an hour after we got on the ship and the ...
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Sail Date July 2012


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rosebud210

1 Review Written

NCL Dawn to Bermuda

This was our first trip on NCL. All former and future cruises will be on Royal Caribbean. Getting on board and checking in went smoothly. The lunch and staterooms were running extremely behind due to what we were ...
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Sail Date August 2011


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DesignerDivaMA

1 Review Written

Not Worth the $$$$

This is going to sound like a rant, but i want you to get the real picture of the Dawn and NCL I love the ocean and paid extra for a balcony however, there was construction banging and sawing beginning at 8 a.m. ...
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Sail Date July 2011


cruiser237 avatar

cruiser237

1 Review Written

Just ok...wouldn't do this one again

The Dawn has far less on-board activities and things to do than any other ship I've been on. We also spent much less time in port and then wasted time barely moving at all to get back to Boston. The Northeast to ...
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Sail Date July 2011


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IloveSButtons

1 Review Written

I can handle old, I just can't handle dirty.

We were a party of 20 people on the cruise and had a ball for ourselves! We left Boston June 10th and back home June 17th. The ship rocked a bit the first night but it was fine. I didn't feel the need to take ...
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Sail Date June 2011


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melita

1 Review Written

Lesson learned...

Pros: Cabin was clean and nicely laid-out. Food in the Pay-for restaurants was generally good. Entertainment was good - some very and others so-so. Were were in 8028 - it was clean and not cramped and we really ...
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Sail Date August 2010


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webdawg01

2 Reviews Written

Norwegian Dawn

We took a second cruise on the Dawn. The engine exploded. Two cruises, and two engine problems. This time they got us back to our port of departure but it costs us one of our three days in Bermuda. This time we ate ...
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Sail Date August 2010


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cruiseczarina

2 Reviews Written

I never felt special...

EMBARKATION We arrived at about 11:45 A.M. after an easy trip to the pier: a ride to the ferry, an 8-minute ferry ride, and a nice walk up the street to the pier. After making sure our bags were headed onto the ...
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Sail Date June 2010


db31 avatar

db31

1 Review Written

First and Probably last NCL Cruise - Bermuda 6/13

I have been on 10 RCI and 2 Carnival cruises. This was my 13th cruise and my first and last with NCL. This time it was my wife and 16 year old daughter traveling with friends and their daughter. When I went on ...
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Sail Date June 2010


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nanagirl

3 Reviews Written

Second Time is not a Charm

My DH and I have taken this same cruise, in the same cabin, once before. In October of 2008, it was a different experience. We have cruised with NCL now 5 times. All very different experiences. However, having been ...
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Sail Date April 2010


Norwegian Dawn Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.03.9
Dining4.03.7
Entertainment4.53.9
Public Rooms4.04.1
Fitness Recreation4.53.8
Family4.04.2
Enrichment2.03.4
Service4.04
Value For Money4.03.7
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