Mostly a really good cruise!

Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Norwegian Dawn

Sail Date: January 01, 2010

Ship: Norwegian Dawn

Cabin Type: Balcony

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Review Summary

We recently returned from a 9 day Caribbean cruise on the Norwegian Dawn. Overall, we really enjoyed ourselves. I appreciated the smoke-free public areas very much. We ate almost all of our meals in the two main (no additional cost) dining rooms. The menus were the same every day for lunch and at dinner, a separate menu page was added each day with a few extra items. The food was quite good, but we wished we had more variety. We are not willing to pay extra for specialty restaurants. We thought the food at the other two no cost restaurants, the Garden Cafe and the Blue Lagoon was very good. We used the Internet Cafe which was the largest and most user-friendly we have seen on any ship so far. The entertainment was also the best we have experienced on any ship. Really, our only complaint was with the inconsistent service in the two main dining rooms, Venetian and Aqua. Some of the wait staff was excellent, professional and personable. Others were surly and rude. The problem was that we never knew which we were going to get. We crossed our fingers for good service every time we went to the dining room. Our balcony cabin was small but had everything we needed, we loved sitting out on the balcony. Another thing we really enjoyed was the cinema. We saw many almost first-run movies there. The Spinnaker Lounge was spectacularly beautiful and we spent a lot of time there. In summary, a very good cruise.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Good in all places except for the spotty service in the main dining rooms.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Pros: Beautiful ship, great entertainment, smoke-free public areas

Cons: Inconsistent dining room service, sometimes great, sometimes very bad

Recommends Norwegian Dawn? Yes!

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