Hi guys! Dawn was AMAZING. As I put in another thread, we had such a wonderful time that we've already booked our fourth consecutive NCL cruise. I think there are some tradeoffs in service levels with Freestyle, but all of the other amenities and the format in general, I think, are worth it, and we adore the ships.
Did have the best service EVER on a cruise ship this time around though from a bartender in Gatsby's, the champagne bar, named Chris Ugay from the Philippines. He really is wonderful; he made my husband and me (and others we overheard him talking to) feel like valued guests. He knew our names within the first hour and treated us like royalty the entire week. If anyone is going on Dawn, make sure to look for him and tell him Cortney and Shannon say hi!
As for the bridge, I didn't see your messages about it until now...I think that's what I got shots of on the way into port on the last day, though! (I wondered what bridge that was!)
Love leaving out of New York, though we had a lengthy customs delay this time —*no one could get off the ship for hours. We didn't much mind, we drove, but I wonder what happened to the people who had flights.
Anyways...enough blathering. Wonderful time and sorry to be back! LOL
Booked on Carnival Freedom, Feb. 2012 (Cozumel, Costa Rica, Panama)
NCL Gem, Sept. 2011
NCL Jewel, Feb. 2011
NCL Dawn, Sept. 2010
NCL Spirit, Feb. 2010
NCL Gem, March 2009
RCCL Explorer of the Seas, Feb. 2008
Carnival Miracle, May 2007
Carnival Conquest, April 2006
Caribbean Princess, Feb. 2005