December 2015 - 7 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip) Cruise on Norwegian Dawn
The highlight of our ship board experience was our group dinners at Teppanyaki and Le Bistro. The service in both of these specialty restaurants was amazing. and the food was phenomenal. Everyone in our party was raving about them. We also received great service in Aqua, one of the complimentary dining rooms.
This ship is one of the smaller in the fleet and so you can feel the motion of the ocean most of the time. If you are prone to sea sickness make sure to pack your psi bands or remedies so that you can enjoy yourself. The stateroom we had was lovely and our steward was fantastic! The shipboard entertainment was good as well. The excursions we took through NCL were well organized and had fantastic guides. The spa is open until 10 pm, so you will be able to enjoy it after your excursions if you are thinking of purchasing a thermal suite pass. There is no dance club on this ship, they use the Spinnaker lounge as a multipurpose room. It works for entertainment but it doesn't really have a club feel. Because they dedicate so much space to specialty restaurants there are only 3 late night indoor bars so this is not really the ship to take if you are looking to stay up all night. My group being who they are, we still had a costume night and did formal night on our own, as you can see from the picture above.
I was a little disappointed with the communication from Norwegian. We were looking forward to their white/glow party and formal nights. Because of freestyle dining they never did really announce either and it turns out they canceled the white party with no notification.