Not as good as hoped - very small cabins

Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: December 16, 2007
Ship: Norwegian Dawn
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 10 years ago

I've been on five cruises and by comparison their entertainment was very poor. They had the same group every night which we felt was promoting scantily clad costumes and did not have actual singing and dancing skills. We expected to pay daily service charges but they also add 15% service charge on every purchase made on the ship. There are a lot more than average extra fees on this ship. Dinner is only included in two of their six restaurants and we could never get reservations at those two, so we spent almost $400 on dinners throughout the cruise. Cabins are very small and you can hear everything in the next room.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The restaurants you pay additional for are all excellent and high quality meals.


1 out of 5
Worst entertainment we've ever seen on a ship and way too many homosexual overtones.

Service and Staff

1 out of 5
The staff is expected to work 16 hour days and actually complain to guests about it.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
The interior decorations are all high quality and lovely throughout.

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
Smaller than most cruiseships.
5 out of 5
Excellent - do the private trip around the island with a cab driver.
Don't Miss: Distillery
3 out of 5
Great deals on jewelry
Don't Miss: Great deals on jewelry
5 out of 5
Excellent - do the El Limon Tour!
Don't Miss: El Limon

Pros: The decorating finishes were lovely

Cons: Staff is overworked. Ship has too many hidden charges.

Recommends Norwegian Dawn? Yes!

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