I had an "ok" time at best . Maybe it's the fact that the staff has their tips automatically added on that makes them somewhat rude and not very helpful. In the free restaurants they seem to push you out as fast as possible and don't seem to smile very much. The information desks give you the shortest answers ever and seem almost bothered when you approach them. Getting off the ship at each island is a mess, totally unorganized. The pool area and the main louge with all the game shows are both much to small. The drink prices are much higher than Royal Caribbean . The late night deck party is a joke, just a few staff members doing the hokie pokie as far as i could see.
If you are a first time cruiser, you may enjoy NCL and the Dawn. But if you have ever been on a cruise line such as Royal Caribbean, where the staff works for their tips all week, you will probably be disappointed with the treatment you get thru Norwegian .