An average cruise
Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern
Ship: Norwegian Dawn
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 10 years ago
We recently sailed to the Carribeans on a 7 night cruise. The weather was very good for the time of year and my wife and I received wonderful suntans (in January yet!).
The nightlife on the ship consisted of kareoke that was 3 hours long with every singer wanted to sing "Crazy". After the first night, it got tiresome real fast. After that, there was a dance from 11pm until close, but the dance floor was about 25'x25' making it hard to even get on the floor (remember, there was a LOT of passengers on board with little to do that time of night). We wanted to go dancing at 11:30 but were unable to because it seemed every other passenger was there.
We had also signed up for offshore excursions. One of the excursions was going on a submarine ride. We had the tickets in hand, went to the meeting point at 13:50 (like it said on the tickets) and found out that the excursion was actually at 10:50. Nothing was done except not having to pay for the sub ride. We ended up walking around town but it wasn't something we wanted to do.
On thier private island, we left on the tender at 9:30 (one of the first 200 passengers to go to the island). We rented a float and was enchanted by the fish we could see at the bottom of ocean. After about 45 minutes, we went ashore to rest on the chairs. The beach was crowded with all the passengers from the ship, the people around us was arguing about smoking, one of the passengers kicked our float away from us (it wasn't even close to her). At that time, things were getting VERY uncomfortable (crowded and upset people) and the ocean area was FULL of passengers that you couldn't do anything but stand in the water, we decided to go back to the ship (an hour after we got there). On the ship at that time, we had an excellent time because we didn't have to "find" a beach chair on the deck that wasn't being saved for all day.
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Don't Miss: The swim with the dolphins excursion!
Pros: The swimming with dolphins (excursion)
Cons: most everything