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Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 9

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: March 21, 2009
Ship: Norwegian Dawn
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 9 years ago

The staff was extremely friendly, the ship was very clean. Due to illness, everyone had to be sanitized for every single meal. You were not allowed to get your own drinks or food, was became quite tiresome. The excursions were okay, I would recommend exploring on your own. Stay on the boat in Samana.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Cagney's is so-so. Mexican restaurant and Italian restaurants were great. Main diningroom had good meal as well.


5 out of 5
The best shows I have ever seen in three cruises.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Great staff and crew. Very friendly and accomodating.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Very clean, and neat. When there was a problem with the pool, our kids had very little to do to stay busy and active.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Very little time is spent in the rooms, so size is not an issue. But the dials to have the room cleaned or turned down were changed and returned twice to dirty rooms.
5 out of 5
A quick cab ride took us a great beach on the other side of the island. Lot's of places to eat and drink or do nothing at all.
Don't Miss: Beaches
3 out of 5
Great beach and snorkling. Not enough time was provided at this site.
Don't Miss: Snorkeling
5 out of 5
Great shopping and beaches.
1 out of 5
Stay on the boat...very dirty and poverty stricken. Shopping is more a hassle than a pleasure. Mangrove excursion was run by a Domincan captain that was impossible to understand.
Don't Miss: None

Pros: The shows were tremendous, flexible dining

Cons: Samana was terrible, food was so-so.

Recommends Norwegian Dawn? Yes!

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