Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

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4 out of 5

Great Southern Caribbean cruise.

Sail Date: October 22, 2010

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Inside

Boarding the ship was easy as was leaving. NCL Dawn was well maintained. Food was good, enjoyed the Garden Cafe with its great variety. The Cruise director was usually good. best I've ever seen. Great energy, enthusiam and his participation in many ship activities. T

Pros: Cruise Director, Matt Baker was the best I've seen in 13 cruises. Shore tours in Tortola, Bridgetown and St Kitts were loaded with history, especially the British rule as far back as the 1600s. Reception desk people were very helpful in answering questions. Bording the ship was easy as was leaving .

Cons: No problems, cruise met my expectations. Samana was disappointing and the poverty was obvious. Port should be eliminated. Knew this priot to the cruise

Recommends Norwegian Dawn? Yes!

Ship Quality
Ship very well maintained in every aspect.
Food and Dining
Really enjoy NCL Free Style cruising. Dining withou reservations, food available at most hours and great variety
Cabin / Stateroom
House keeping crew was outstanding. Really like the towel animals put in cabin
Service and Staff
Reception desk planned a Civic Club meeting in order to get a make up card. As an active Rotarian I appreciated this effort
The Jean Ann Ryan dance company was superb along with all the other performances.
Basseterre, St. Kitts
Best tour of the cruise. Booked with Thenford Grey tours
Don't Miss: Brimstone Hill fortress, Jefferson Plantation, St jjohn parrish church
Road Town, Tortola, B.V.I.
took a tour of the island and the historical sites
Don't Miss: Again the historical sites
St. John's, Antigua
English harbor
Don't Miss: Nelson's Dockyard, Shirley's heights
Samana, Dominican Republic
This port is a refueling port.Cannot understand why NCL would selct this port. It a very poor area. No redeeming qualities. It should be ELIMINATED
Don't Miss: Absolutrly nothing
Bridgetown, Barbados
Gun Hall signal Station and other historical sites

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