Dawn Nov 25, 2007 Second time around

Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
Sail Date: November 01, 2007
Ship: Norwegian Dawn
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 7 years ago
Beautiful ship only marred by the lack of taste of owners. 2003 main staircase had set of 10 Andy Warhol Mao "portraits" , now replaced by 10 Warhol Marilyn Monroes, not significantly better.
This was our 18th NCL cruise, as Platinum Latitude members we were treated like royalty:) All sorts of extras. Only problem with sailing since 1988 is we see the changes from the "Glory" days of the line, mid - late '90s. We really miss the theme cruises and REAL Broadway shows. The entertainers are great, but no longer have the lavish productions of the past. We still prefer NCL over the other still active lines we have cruised with. The Norway is gone, but the class is still there.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
FIsh courses always perfectly prepared. Leg of lamb and rack a bit overdone.
Bistro restaurant wonderful. There should be a law against the desserts, too darn good all over the ship. We eat early so never had a wait with Freestyle. Garden buffet not used much, but meal there was very good.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Two of three production numbers same as 4 years ago. Very well done, but unchanged.
Second City "Improvisational" troup did SAME sketches as on Jewel 2 years ago. Lots of repeat cruisers, they need to change material. Juggler and Magician were terrific!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
With three in room, fold down upper, blocks TV. It's on wrong side of the room:(
I know a later sister ship, Jewel is same. Just thoughtless design.
Upkeep of room, however,was outstanding.
3 out of 5
Tender problems caused change to Nassau. We weren't planning on getting off at private island, so this was a big improvement. The island is great for snorkeling, but we didn't bring our stuff this trip.
1 out of 5

Don't Miss: Staying on the ship, wish we did.

Pros: Entertainment, great staff, all friendly

Cons: Horrible interior cabin layout

Recommends Norwegian Dawn? Yes!

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