Great first-time cruise experience!
Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern
Sail Date: March 22, 2007
Ship: Norwegian Dawn
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 10 years ago
Review SummarySince this was our first time on a cruise, we can't make a comparison. We thought the Grand Atrium was impressive with the 4 glass elevators. Lots of public areas. Never felt confined. We enjoyed walking all around the ship and met many friendly persons.
Unfortunately, sometime between leaving our luggage at the NY Pier and its arrival at our cabin, 3 of our 5 pieces were badly stained with grease -- several other passengers had the same complaint!
At 4:30am on our fifth day, we were rudely awakened by loud noises above us. We called the Reception Desk and were told that an emergency had occurred -- broken sprinkler pipe which flooded several rooms above our deck. Furniture was removed and the rooms were recarpeted. The noise continued until 10pm that night. Hopefully, this was a rare occurrence.
Food and Dining
During the 5 port stops, we took tour excursions which we found informative but overpriced. The ports we visited were San Juan, Puerto Rico, Tottola, BVI, Philipsburg, St. Maarten, St. Thomas, USVI and Samana, Dominican Republic.
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Ports of Call
Pros: Freestyle Cruising and Entertainment
Cons: Last minute itinerary changes, inconvenience from broken water pipe above our room.