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What people said about this ship:

"We most often ate in the main dining rooms, where the food much better." in 73 reviews.

"...for very long and lines for reservations in the specialty restaurant s wrapped around the deck and took hours and odd..." in 11 reviews.

"Jimmy the cruise director kept us in stitches." in 47 reviews.




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WONDERFUL CRUISE

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Dawn | Sail Date: Feb 22, 2015

We went on this cruise for our third wedding anniversary and it was great. All the stops were awesome and the entertainment was so good. We went to as many shows as we could and loved them all. I would definitely recommend this cruise. 

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Shelly and Jake

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Dawn | Sail Date: Feb 22, 2015

This is only my 2nd cruise with Norwegian but it was GREAT! We had a few ups and a few downs. 2nd night there was no running water....(was in shower Sad) It was fixed quickly.Our cleaning lady never knocked just came into the room... And last I got tired of seeing the same magic show guys EVERYnight. OK for the good. The workers are so so so nice and helpful. The boat is very clean, drinks are made perfect and the food is outstanding. My husband and I LOVE Norwegian there is very few kids and its freestyle. 

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My Cruise Experience on the Norwegian Dawn

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Dawn | Sail Date: Feb 22, 2015

I enjoyed my cruise on the Norwegian Dawn. I came home with good memories. I saw two things that I did not like though. One was the way that the young ladies at the Garden Café handled the hand sanitizer that they were supposed to be washing all of the passengers hands with. MANY TIMES  they were either talking with their peers or just not paying attention and allowing persons to pass them without washing their hands. Once I saw one of the young ladies playing with a toddler who was eating with his parents when I came in. I had to use one of the sanitizer machines to clean my hands. Another thing that I saw was passengers filling USED water bottles from the fountain drink machine by putting the nozzles down into the used water bottles. I saw this several times. I think that this is something that needs to be addressed on their safety channel. I did tell someone about it and she promised to tell her manager. I was on the Norwegian Jewel in January and the hand washers made sure that every one who entered washed their hands.

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small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Dawn | Sail Date: Feb 15, 2015

Nice atmosphere, very good food in the main dining except they could use a little help with their desserts. I especially liked all the seafood choices. The staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful and the entertainment was the best we've ever seen on any other cruise ship and we've been on 8 others.

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Allowed smoking on the cruise.

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Dawn | Sail Date: Feb 15, 2015

We really enjoyed the cruise. My only complaint was the smoking on board. You couldn't get to the theater without walking through the bar where the smoking room was and the second hand smoke was terrible. Our room had a balcony and if we had the door open there was someone smoking on their balcony so we couldn't get away from it. They also allowed smoking in the casino so if you wanted to be in there you had to deal with it. Other than that we had a great time and really enjoyed the shows and the cruise. I think on other cruises that we have been on they had to smoke on the completely open decks which is where I think it should be done for the comfort of the majority of guests who don't smoke. They also smoked around the pool area which was closed in. That is my only complaint is the smoking.

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Had a Pretty good time. Quieter venue than most cruises.

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Dawn | Sail Date: Feb 08, 2015

This cruise didn't have as big of entertainment productions as newer larger ships, but it was pleasant and relaxing.  "Twice as Nice" was great to listen to, and had a great repertoire.  The bed was initially uncomfortable for me, but our terrific room steward, Elin, procured a foam mat to fix it. I rated the food on this trip as only okay, there is no longer lobster on the dining room menu, but the service was fantastic, especially our waiter Saldy,  He was so nice, so helpful, and so upbeat and fun! He said his intent was to spoil us, and he did! We enjoyed the Calypso train tour in Belize, but were disappointed in the beach trip in Costa Maya...the water there was just not the Caribbean blue that we so love, and it was full of floating debris. We would have liked to have been offered a "level 1" activity in Roatan, too.

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Great Vacation! Great Ports!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Dawn | Sail Date: Feb 08, 2015

We have been on many cruises but this was our first Norwegian cruise.  I did not know how I would like the freestyle dining but found it very enjoyable.  We ate at 1 of the specialty restaurants and had a wonderful meal (Cagneys).  I was also impressed that we did not have a meal in any of the dining areas where an officer did not come by to see if we were enjoying our meal - they were very visible throughout the cruise.  We chose this cruise because of the itinerary.  We had not been to 3 of the ports.  We enjoyed each one - but Belieze was the best!  We chose the Sharks, Rays encounter and LOVED it.  We have swam with rays, snorkeled many times but this was a fun, unique experience.  Would definitely do it again!  We are even thinking of returning to the Caye to stay for a week.  The entertainment on the ship was 5 star all the way.  Very diverse and fun for everyone!  However the thing that made this cruise a 5 star trip was the cruise director Bobby.  He was fantastic!!!  He was everywhere - all the time - and always having fun with the guests!  Also - it was so easy to get on and off the ship in New Orleans even during Mardi Gras week!

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Entertaining

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Dawn | Sail Date: Feb 08, 2015

This was our 3rd cruise on NCL.  The staff wasn't as friendly as our other NCL cruises and the ship was older.  The entertainment and food was very good.  We had a couple of issues with the safe in our cabin and we had no water for our shower and sink the last day, but we still had a good cruise and NCL is still our favorite cruise line and will cruise with them again.  The cruise staff literally rolls out the red carpet when you return to ship from being in port

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Awesome Trip

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Dawn | Sail Date: Feb 08, 2015

The staff on board the Norwegian Dawn were very friendly and helpful. There is so much to do on the ship, there is no way to ever be bored. The stateroom steward we had, Jonah, was so nice and friendly and made sure we had everything we needed each day. Loved the towel animals she made for us. The dining was very nice in all the restaurants in which we had dinner. We had reservations each night at 5:30 so we had plenty of time to make the 7:00 show each night. The shows were spectacular! The ports at which we stopped were, Cozumel and Costa Maya, Mexico, Belize and Isle Rotan Hunduros. All were lovely with beautiful beaches and friendly people. Love the shopping too. We will be back. There was only one bad experience on the ship, and it was in the salon. On Valentine's day I decided to get my hair cut, big mistake!! Oh well, it will grow. I refuse to let that ruin the awesome time we had on the cruise ship though.

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Just so so.

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Dawn | Sail Date: Feb 08, 2015

I had high hopes of lounging around reading a book and eating fabulous food. However, there was not a single comfortable chair on the entire boat and the food was mostly overcooked and flavorless. So disappointing. The accommodations were better than I expected and the service offered by the ships crew was well above average.

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Don't pay extra for a mini suite, they were not roomy enough. The buffets were better than on most other Ships in the same class

Reservations for restaurants will save you time! No need to bring hair dryer because there is one in the staterooms. Plenty of towels in bathroom as well as pool beach towels given to you at the pool.

Enjoyed breakfast as well as dinner in the dining room

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