April 2016 - 7 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip) Cruise on Norwegian Dawn
Norwegian Dawn out of New Orleans
This was our 12th cruise, the 4th on Norwegian. This was our least favorite cruise, but not all of it was Norwegian's fault. Another couple signed up to go with us, then the wife backed out. I was left going with two men who don't have the physical ability to last long off ship so on port days I didn't get to go and do as I would have wanted. The shows were good--Jocka and Maria were excellent as were Jose' and Patti. The singers and dancers were OK. We were disappointed in the quality and variety of the food, the 12th floor buffets especially. We had several really good breakfast and dinners in the Venetian dining room. All of the staff was awesome, can't think of a single one that wasn't smiling and cordial. Weather was great for this time of the year--high 70's to mid 80's. Calm seas and only one short shower. Too many out of order coffee, ice cream machines and bathrooms. While our room was nice and we liked the new layout of the bathroom, the balcony was dirty, rusted and the flooring was in really bad shape. Will try a different cruise line next time to see if their quality has decreased.