Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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2-3 cruises


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1 out of 5

Not what I expected.......

Sail Date: December 01, 2012

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

The Mayan Ruins at Costs Maya were amazing and the atmosphere in Cozumel were what I expected in all ports, but Rotan Bay and Belize City were awful...... Soldiers in camo with automatic weapons..... dirty, smelly city, people were so poor. Convenience store employees handed your purchases through bars.... People bathing with hoses in the open and they lived in little shacks with no running water or electricity. I would never go back to these ports. Thousands of dollars are spent in these ports daily by several cruise ships, but none of that money makes it to the people in these cities..... I can't believe cruise ships would consider this a vacation environment.

Pros: Ship was nice, great service and great entertainment.

Cons: Rotan Bay and Belize were awful. My campanion and I did not feel safe.... Guards with semi-automatice weapons visible.... Cities were dirty and it felt like you were in a third world counry.

Recommends Norwegian Dawn? Yes!

Ship Quality
Ships was large with many different restaurants and good entertainment.
Food and Dining
The "speciality" restaurants cost addition money and the restaurants that were included in the cruise had the same old same old menu night after night. By the time our 7 day cruise was over I couldn't eat another meal.....
Cabin / Stateroom
Clean rooms, great service.
Service and Staff
Staff were friendly and kind......
The evening entertainment was good, but alot of the entertainment was additional money...... Bingo (expected) but a tour behind the scenes of the ship was $55.00 per person..... I thought that was really pricey....

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