March 2015 - Norwegian Dawn to Caribbean - Western
We selected this ship because it left from New Orleans and was visiting several ports we have not experienced. We had already traveled on the Royal Carribean ship out of NO.
The food was very disappointing. Very poorly prepared and not presented well. The buffet selections were very limited. Also, the layout of the buffet was poor. Some stations were repeated but others weren't so you had to walk all around to see what was available. Also, the addition of the specialty restaurants made for a choppy ship layout. It seemed they put a restaurant anywhere there was a small space. The service was very good however. Too much of the pool area was devoted to smoking passengers. The veranda cabin was very small.
We have been on Royal Carribean, Celebrity and Azamara as well as the Norwegian, Pride of America and had far better experiences on all of them. This was our 10+ cruise so we have many for comparisons.
I'll be very hesitant on trying another Norwegian ship.