Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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1 out of 5

Very bad cruise

Sail Date: March 16, 2008

Reviewed: 9 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Oceanview

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.

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.

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
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.
Cabin / Stateroom
Poor quality beds, but well desinged rooms with good air conditioning.
Service and Staff
The staff was the high point of the trip.
Road Town, Tortola, B.V.I.
Beaches closed due to heavy surf - not the fault of NCL.
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Beaches closed due to heavy surf - not the fault of NCL. Most of the interesting trips were cancelled.
Cayo Levantado (Samana), Dominican Republic

Don't Miss: Caves and mangrove forest. Long trip but well worth it.
Great Stirrup Cay (Cruiseline Private Island), Bahamas
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.

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