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Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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9 Night Southern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: December 03, 2010
Ship: Norwegian Dawn
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Large Group
Reviewed: 7 years ago
Ship needs to be refurbished now not in June 2011. Food in main dining hall was below average. Specialty restaurants are very good but extra money. Buffet was good in the morning, passable at lunch and poor at dinner. Had problems with bed that took staff 3 days to fix-new mattress. Room was so small you could not walk around left side of bed. Ports were very good but they should drop the Dominican Republic for somewhere (anywhere else) else. Entertainment was very good. I do not want a $8 drink for the hundred time. Some of the acts (entertainment) needed bigger locations and some needed smaller-PLANNING.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
Free food (included in fare price) was below average at best. Specialty restaurants (more than any other cruise line) were very good as were the staff. Open seating was a change I liked as well as the casual dress.


5 out of 5
Can't say which act was the best but all were better than other cruise lines I have sailed on.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Bad - 3 days to change out a mattress come on. Good - Wait staff in specialty restaurants.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
What ship has dead end main passageways? Most confusing ship I have ever been on.

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
Smallest room on a ship I have ever stayed in.
3 out of 5
Nice stop.
3 out of 5
My favorite stop on the cruise.
3 out of 5
10 years ago a good place to visit now the parade through the sales shops before you can even get of the pier is to much.
3 out of 5
Nice stop.
1 out of 5
Waste of time.

Pros: Entertainment

Cons: Food in main dining hall.

Recommends Norwegian Dawn? No.

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