Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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5 out of 5

"Much better than advertised!"

Sail Date: March 26, 2006

Reviewed: 11 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Suite

If you thinking about NCL for the first time, give them a try. The are amazing. Something a bit new. This freestyle cruising wont be for all but is great for most. you eat anywhere anytime. No assinged seats, very weasy resevation system. Will no doubt travel FREESTYLE.

Pros: Freestyle, ports, and great ship

Cons: each port stop was to SHORT. Tendering to exotic places can be SLOW. FREESTYLE adds up and at the end it looks alot like FEESTYLE.. Can get pricy. There is a charge for everything. Not to far off the other lines.

Ship Quality
Great layout and size. Very well maintained. Saw nothing that I would even look twice at for being out of place.
Food and Dining
I had absolutly no issues with food quality or quantity. Truely perfect. The Cagneys Steakhouse was nice, but save 5 bucks and get one of their regular meals. Nothing amazing about the Surf & Turf OR Porterhouse. Just GOOD. Not high end Good, but Good.... Every other place to eat went out of their way to make you happy with your choice.
Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
Belize City, Belize
Decent shopping. Great baches and snorkeling.
Don't Miss: Have some local beer. very good. and cheap. Belikin.
George Town, Grand Cayman
Amazingly beautiful place and people. Will go back to Grand Cayman.
Don't Miss: If going soon, make sure to check out the damage for all the recent storms. Amazing hole place was undrerwater. They are working hard.
Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras
Beatiful place. Makes sure to explore other areas besides where Ship is DOCKED.
Don't Miss: Cameo making. Walk is maybe 5 or 10 minuts from boat. Or take cab to West BAY, not WEST BEACH. Stop at Cameo on the way. Fery fine work at very good prices.
Cozumel, Mexico
Use this stop for an excursion. SDont miss DUNE BUGGIES.. Jeeps are fun also, but alittle something extra with the DUNE BUGGIES. Toured the entire island. Snorkeled, had a cook out. Great teams that works this EXCURSION .
Don't Miss: the entire island.
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
SKIP it .. stay on bouard this day and have the ship/pool to your self. Really.
Don't Miss: The dont miss thing about Jamaica was we should have stayed on the BOAT.. Missed the Boat on that one...

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