The cruise has some serious problems

Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
Verified Review
9 Night Southern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: February 11, 2011
Ship: Norwegian Dawn
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 7 years ago

The cruise line knew of the engin problems for a long time before we sailed. Some people were notified as early as Sept. that the engins were experiencing problems. We missed a port, were sent to 2 different ports, had a fire in the incenerator, lost hot water for an evening..The captain sent all a letter to our rooms stating that Norwegen offered to refund our money due to the engine problems if we didn't want to sail. No one I talked to ever heard the offer. The best food was the cafeteria.. Main dining room not good. The entertainment was great though, and saved the day- sort of. Elevators broke on debarktion.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
Meat in main dining rooms was unedible most of the time . Cafeteria was much better but not the ambiance I wanted for an eveniing meal. Breakfast and lunch in cafe. was very good


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Beautiful ship. It was clean

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Stateroom adequate,beds O.K. Had to leave a note that there were 2 of us and please see that we had 2 towels,2 hand towels and 2 washcloths.
1 out of 5
couldn't get an open air taxi so didn't have a trip.
5 out of 5
Took a shore excursion from another source and had a great 7 + hours on a catamaran. Had a great lunch and great eco tour and snorkling

Pros: Beautiful ship, entertainment was first rate. Staff was great

Cons: Meat in main dining rooms unedible and the rest of the meal was just fair

Recommends Norwegian Dawn? No.

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