5 night western Carribean cruise

Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Sail Date: January 01, 2010
Ship: Norwegian Dawn
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 8 years ago
The 5 night cruise to Cayman Islands and Cozumel was a great cruise for 1st time cruisers like us. Not too short and not too long. Lots of shore excursions to choose from. NCL's Freestyle dining is great. They have a cafeteria that is open about 16 hours/day, plus the have 2 large dining rooms that operate restaurant style. We'd ask for a table for 2 or 4, we'd be seated, handed a menu, and waited on. The Dawn also has other restaurants that for a $10 - $25 per person fee you can get tex-mex, asian, italina, french, of steakhouse food. The caliber of the entertainment was outstanding. Great carribean music at the pool for 4 hours every day and at night 1 lounge act, 2 piano bars, and a 7:30 - 9:30 theater show.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Food was good but not exceptional. This was not important to us. We just wanted basic meal and not to gain too much weight. The breakfast buffet was as good as a Sunday brunch. Lunches and dinners had a lot of variety including fast food, a pasta station, and entries. NCLs Freestyle dining meant we coulkd show up at the cafeteria or restaurants anytime we wanted which was great.


5 out of 5
There were lots of entertainment activities and options. The cruise director staff works very hard and made entertaining the ship seem easy.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The staff was friendly and excellent.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We had a balcony room which was excellent.

Pros: Ship activities and hospitality

Cons: time at ports of call too short

Recommends Norwegian Dawn? Yes!

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