March 2014 - Norwegian Dawn to Caribbean - Western
We have previously been on two other cruises each being with two other cruise lines. We finally found a cruise line we liked! The staff was in abundance, very friendly and outgoing and helpful! We loved the freestyle dining. On the two other cruise lines we have tried you had scheduled dining time. The first one being too early and the late dining’s were always too late if you wanted to see a show. Freestyle dining is the way to go! On Norwegian Dawn the Venetian and the Aqua restaurants had a very good variety of choices on their menus and the food was very good at these restaurants too. More than enough staff working the Venetian and Aqua. We dined at Cagney's steak house (specialty restaurant which cost $30/pp extra) and it was definitely worth the extra cost. The food was fantastic! Another great thing about the Dawn was around late morning they would start up two charcoal grills on the pool deck that were probably 4 ft in diameter and grilled all types of meats, veggies, seafood, and then had all kinds of fixings to go with it. Oh smell that charcoal grill and who could resist!! The shows at night were great, entertaining and a wide variety too for all ages. We have not liked cruising in the past because of scheduled dining’s, the ships seemed run down, and too many days at sea. What made us decide to try one more cruise is because of the itinerary of the Norwegian Dawn. It was perfect! One day at sea the next four days in four different ports and then one day at sea coming back. Fantastic weather, friendly/outgoing staff and a great itinerary. What more can we say!! We'd book with Norwegian again that's for sure!!