A very good cruise

Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Sail Date: January 01, 2010
Ship: Norwegian Dawn
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 8 years ago

This was our second cruise with Norwegian and we will go again. The ship was immaculate, service was excellent. Embarkation and disembarkation could not be any smoother. On return, we went from the ships deck to the airline ticket counter at Miami airport in just over an hour.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
I would describe the food as typical cruise fare. Theres certainly plenty to eat. The main buffet had a large variety at all meals, nicely presented. The food at the Blue Lagoon grill was mediocre and the service disorganized. The main dining room meals were adequate. We ate four of five evenings in the specialty restaurants which are excellent. One over cooked steak was promptly replaced and the surcharge for that meal deleted. The wine selections are great.


3 out of 5
We went on two shore excursions. The Atlantis submarine ride is truly amazing and I would heartily recommend it. The 7-Mile Beach Break was another natter. We were deposited at a shabby, rundown hotel with little or no service, no food, unclean restrooms and crowed rows of beach chairs placed elbow to elbow. Its not worth a fraction of the price. On board entertainment was fine with something for everyone.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Every crew member that we encountered was helpful and courteous; the staff in the specialty restaurants was particularly accommodating.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The ship is well maintained and decorated.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Our oceanview room was claen and well equipped, typical in our experience for this price range.

Pros: Courteous service

Cons: One shore excursion

Recommends Norwegian Dawn? Yes!

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