Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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2-3 cruises


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1 out of 5

Free style = Free to wait in line

Sail Date: December 30, 2007

Reviewed: 9 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Please don't waste your money on a Norwegian Cruise. My husband and I took the cruise over new years and it was not a good idea. The lines for dinner were very long and lines for reservations in the specialty restaurants wrapped around the deck and took hours and then there were only odd times available. We were a group of 2 and could not make reservations for the regular dining rooms but large groups could. One night we waited hour for dinner and were told if we wanted to eat then we would have to share a table; when we were eventually seated we were at the table for over two hours and left before we the waiter came for the desert order. It took 25 minutes just to get some rolls. The shore excursions were over booked and did not have enough equipment. On one of our excursions we paid extra to go to a private beach but since the trip was overbooked we were only able to go to the beach for 15 minutes before we had to head back to the boat. I have cruised before and would not recommend Norwegian. Freestyle dining means youll be free to wait in line everyday and for long periods of time, lets face it thats not what we go on vacation to do. Spend your hard earned money on another cruise line.

Pros: St Thomas

Cons: Shore Excrs. overbooked, long lines for dinner, would not recommend

Recommends Norwegian Dawn? No.

Cabin / Stateroom
Ship Quality
the ship was nice
Food and Dining
Long lines for dinner. Long wait for food when you are eventually seated. Not recommended.
Service and Staff
Great Stirrup Cay (Cruiseline Private Island), Bahamas
The cruise ship opted to skip this stop and keep us on that boat for another day so they could soak money from us.
Road Town, Tortola, B.V.I.
Our excurstion was overbooked the staff on the excursion boat were very rude...
Cayo Levantado (Samana), Dominican Republic
Nice people! But our excursion was overbooked and we were not able to go to all the places that were described becuse the crew did not have enought equipment so it took hours longer at one location.
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
We did not book an excursion and opted to go to the beach it was our best day
Don't Miss: megans bay beach

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