Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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2-3 cruises


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4 out of 5

Loved cruising on Norwegian DAWN

Sail Date: March 20, 2011

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Family w/young children

Room Type: Oceanview

We took our 10 year old twins on their first cruise and what a treat for our entire family!! Loved the Dawn, especially how clean and tidy everything stayed, the relaxed atmosphere, the kidz program was fabulous! We will definitly be back with Norwegian!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for a wonderful Spring Break family getaway!

Pros: relazxed atmosphere and CLEAN ship!!

Cons: two restaurants serving same menu (Venetian and Aqua). would have preferred that the menus be somewhat different!!!

Recommends Norwegian Dawn? Yes!

Ship Quality
Could not have been any cleaner....staff constantly working on this and I began to see if I could FIND anything dirty or out of place and could not.....they do an aweseome job of keeping this ship in tip top shape
Food and Dining
loved the relaxed dining and the variety. Would like to have seen the two main restaurants (Aqua and Venetian) serve a little different menu instead of both serving almost identical menus.....that is really my only dissapointment regarding food.
Cabin / Stateroom
We had a porthole room, with two adults and two kids....BUT we loved it. The location of our room was so convenient and we NEVER felt the ship move from our location. Also, our entire family loved the shower and the water pressure was wonderful. Comfort of the room was great for such a small area. No complaints here at all
Service and Staff
I so wished I could have remembered the name of one of our servers by the pool. He took the time to go get something for us that was over and beyond!!!! Found staff very friendly and the only problem at times was our inablity to communicate smoothly but that was to be expected.
Good variety! Small complaint: we went to "family feud" and the girl leading this activity had never seen or heard of obviously dissapointing as she had no clue how to run the activity! Quality of shows in Main theatre was great although some folks did leave during the comedy act as it was a little different! We went to the main shows every nite.
Children's Programs
We thought our twins would hate the kids organized program but told them to go the first nite and if they did not like it they would not have to return anymore.....They went almost anytime the doors were open. They loved the counselors and the activities!!! We were in the 10-12 year old program and our kids raved about it!!
George Town, Grand Cayman
We did the dolphin swim at Dolphin cove which was great but we were overall disapointed in Grand Cayman. Certainly not a highlight of our trip by any means
Don't Miss: Dolphin swim was fun but photos are too expensive!!!!!
Cozumel, Mexico
We loved Cozumel! The overall attitude of the people there was more exciting and our excursion trip was great for the money!!!
Don't Miss: We did the FURY catamaran snorkel and the trip to their beach was wonderful for our kids

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