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Age: 71


Number of Cruises: 15

Cruise Line: Norwegian

Ship: Norwegian Dawn

Sailing Date: 05-24-2009

Itinerary: Bermuda

One of the big sells of NCL is 'FreeStyle Cruising.' What is it? NCL describes it as the freedom to eat in any of the restaurants at whatever time you select (during proper hours). Well NCL has revised it! Now instead of the twelve 'restaurants' with three (four?) 'pay extra' restaurants. It has been reduced to nine with three that do not have an extra charge! To add insult to injury the two main free dining rooms have an unchainging menu. There is a section which is the chef's specials which does change, but the rest of the menu is fixed. This used to be the situation with the 'pay extra' restaurants. The Bistro had a $15 charge per person if you selected from the main menu and a $25 extra charge on certain items. Cagney's, which is a steak house has a $25 extra charge. What has happened in a nutshell is that instead of having different meals with the same people, you have the same meal with different people. On a seven day trip it is not too bad, but on a 21 day trip it could be a big problem.

The food, without exception, has been top shelf.

What is there to say about a stateroom besides the name is funny. Stateroom! How about Closetroom. How much time do you spend in the stateroom. It was adequate with a shower and frig.

They were fine. Never a dull moment . . great comic - Dave Heenan. Don't miss him.

A four stop bus tour is $80-85 and a taxi that will stop anyplace is $120 for four people.

Bermuda is a beautiful country, but last exciting thing that happened there was high tide.

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