April 2015 - Norwegian Dawn to Caribbean - Western
This was my third cruise with NCL, chosen mainly because of the itineraries offered. I like the relaxed atmosphere and freestyle dining. The daily barbecues are a very nice feature. I enjoyed all of the ports, but liked Roatan, Honduras the best, we toured the Gumbalimba Preserve and Tabyana beach, very enjoyable. The ship itself needs an update, there was nothing that stood out on this ship. After cruising with Royal Caribbean and Princess, the Norwegian Dawn just doesn't compare. I don't know if we had unusually noisy neighbors, but the walls seemed paper thin. The room size is pretty standard. The entertainment was great, we enjoyed all of the shows. The food was good, some days better than others.The Garden Buffet was poorly designed, basically looked like a cafeteria, and just didn't flow well. The Aqua dining room opened promptly at 5:30 pm with people forming a line up the stairs as there was only one entrance and one person assigning tables. I would go on another cruise with NCL, but would go on a newer ship.