Very bad cruise

Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall Rating:

1 out of 5
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7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: March 16, 2008
Ship: Norwegian Dawn
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 10 years ago

Large ships like the NCL Dawn are difficult to get on an off. Young adults running around without any hint of supervision was a serious problem. Allowing groups of young adults to openly intemidate passengers was a very serious problem. Charging for food when the food for the trip was prepaid was outragious. Constant adds for on-ship stores showed on three of the TV channels at times when all other channels were off the air is an insult. I will never cruise with NCL again.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
Food in the "free" areas of the ship was good to poor. Foor in the $20 per passenger cover charge areas was good. It is outragious to have to pay an additional amount of money for good food when presumably the food was prepaid as part of thje trip.


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The staff was the high point of the trip.

Ship Quality

1 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Poor quality beds, but well desinged rooms with good air conditioning.
3 out of 5
Beaches closed due to heavy surf - not the fault of NCL.
3 out of 5
Beaches closed due to heavy surf - not the fault of NCL. Most of the interesting trips were cancelled.
5 out of 5

Don't Miss: Caves and mangrove forest. Long trip but well worth it.
3 out of 5
Good day and well planned except for tender operation. It was poorly organized and confusion due to the lack of the right color of tender tickets.
Don't Miss: Hike to the lighhouse.

Pros: Private cay - Stirrup Cay

Cons: Lack of NCL supervision over passenger security and having to pay a cover change of $20 per person for decent food.

Recommends Norwegian Dawn? No.

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