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Old May 31st, 2004, 08:49 PM
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Default Norwegian Dawn; May 23-30, 2004

I give this cruise two thumbs up. My sister and I planned this cruise and it went above and beyond our expectations. This was my sister's first cruise and it was my second cruise but first with Norwegian. We boarded the Norwegian Dawn out of NYC on May 24th. The ship is amazing. There is plenty to do for everyone. We were in Cabin #5650 and although it was rather small (as many cruise cabins are) it was very clean which is most important. They did a wonderful job with keeping our cabin neat and clean. If there was anything you needed, they were right there to deliver it to you.

As for the entertainment, we couldn't get over the numerous activities that would take place on a daily basis. There was always something to do no matter what time of day it was. We enjoyed this very much. We were entertained by Fabio who was incredibly talented. Fabio kept everyone mesmerized with his talent ..."Exciting No". We enjoyed him very much. We also give two thumbs up to the Karaoke that is offered in Dazzles each night. This was very entertaining as well. It's surprising to see that the person you were sitting next to in one of the restaurants has a hidden secret talent within them. Bollywood was a very good show in the Stardust Theater and we enjoyed the comedy acts as well. Speaking of comedy....the Cruise Director, Paul and the Assistant Cruise Director, Mike were absolutely amazing. What a pair! They continued to make everyone laugh and keep everyone motivated throughout the cruise. No matter where you were, they would appear and get the crowd going. It seemed they were on 24/7. I don't know how they do it. I enjoyed their entertainment the most and hope to see them again in the future.

The dining on the Norwegian Dawn was incredible. Our favorite restaurant was the Venetian. The Venetian was very fancy and offered a wide variety of entrees. We dined here a lot. Just as we were finished one meal, our next dish was promptly brought over. The service was excellent. The staff did a wonderful job. The only place that we didn't really care for was the Blue Lagoon but we only stopped there once when we were limited to time and wanted to grab a quick bite. The food seemed a bit greasy but this may have been the choice we made as far as the food was concerned. We also ordered room service and the food was unexpectedly satisfying. It was delivered quick as well and we ordered many different items. The Java Hut had great coffee. We enjoyed a cup there each morning along with there variety of pastries.

The Hotel Director, Klaus was a great help to us as well. He noticed we were standing at the Oasis Pool while enjoying the entertainment and asked us if we would like chairs to sit down. Two chairs were promptly brought over and he gave me his card and advised me to use it if I ever needed anything else throughout our stay. Rob kept us entertained with trivia in the Star Bar with other fellow passengers. That was fun! We had the opportunity to meet a lot of people while on board. I look forward to cruising with the Norwegian Dawn again. All in all the ship was unbelievable. We will definitely plan another cruise on this ship. I miss it already. It's tough to get back to reality after enjoying the luxury of all that was offered on board. Great job to everyone ..you do a wonderful job. Keep up the great work and ...see you soon!!! =)
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Old May 31st, 2004, 09:00 PM
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Default Re: Norwegian Dawn; May 23-30, 2004

When you were getting on the ship, I was getting off, yeah you describe the ship quite well, the blue lagoon is simply fast food, its supposed to be greasy lol. Oh yeah and fabio and his guitar ruled.
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Old May 31st, 2004, 10:28 PM
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Default Re: Norwegian Dawn; May 23-30, 2004

So Fabio is now on the Dawn - we had him on the Norwegian Sun Panama Canal repo from Miami to Cabo in April '04 - didn't realize it until the last night that he was staying in the cabin next to mine.
A great performer whether he appears in Dazzles on out on deck.

Dennis
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Old June 1st, 2004, 08:54 AM
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Default Re: Norwegian Dawn; May 23-30, 2004

Great review !! I can hardly wait until Sunday when it is my turn to be on the Dawn !!!!!!!1
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Old June 1st, 2004, 09:39 PM
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Have a blast! I'm very jealous...wish I was going again. Cherish every moment and do as much as you can. Have a great trip!
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Old June 1st, 2004, 10:29 PM
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I sail 1o/17 and I cant wait! This is my 5th NCL cruise. Can anyone reccomend any of the shore ex's? Thanks, BK
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