Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Deck Hand

7+ cruises


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1 out of 5

Worst cruise ever

Sail Date: December 01, 2008

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

First time on Norwegian cruise line was a nightmare from beginning to end. The food was the worst ever. Tried dinner in the dining room twice. First night was not good, shrimp cocktail was smaller than bait fish and dinner was very salty but we decided to try again the next evening. The dinner was so bad that we got up after the first bite and went to the buffet. We ended up eating at the buffet every evening. This was our 10th cruise, first (and last) on Norwegian. Our cabin was extremely small, never had enough towels and when I asked the attendant for some hand towels (one was left in bathroom) I came back to find a badly worn bath towel cut in half. Our "upgraded" 11th floor cabin was under the buffet kitchen and all night long dishwashers and other loud noise was heard until 3 to 4 a.m. We asked for a change of rooms after the second night, but they were not at all accomodating and refused to move us. Very bad service! Also all shore stops except one were tendered which my husband could not do because of hip problems and it meant standing in line for at least an hour to depart the boat, which was usually after noon. Thank goodness this was not our first cruise because it would probably have been our last. Royal Caribbean and Carnival are tops!

Pros: Decor of ship was nice

Cons: Food, room, tendered to shore

Recommends Norwegian Dawn? No.

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