CruiseMates' Readers Cruise Reviews

Norwegian Cruise Line Norwegian Dawn by Phil Dunster Southern Caribbean January 10, 2009

What a rip off.

When we boarded the ship we found out that we would have to pay $12 per day per person gratuity and if this wasn't enough, every drink order had a 15% auto gratuity added to the bill.

The prices of the drinks were high, paying over $5 for a bottle of beer & over $4 for a bottle of water.

The buffet meals in the evening were poor. The only two restaurants that had no cover charge had the same menu each evening. All the other restaurants had a cover charge ranging between $10 to $25.

In the French restaurant there was a further $10 charge for the chef's specials.

The prices of the excursions were over the top.

Because of the auto gratuity the waiters were pestering you for drinks. In all I paid over $200 in gratuity payments.

I would like to end this review on a positive note. I found the ship spotlessly clean with our room always clean & tidy when we returned.

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