Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Third Mate

4-6 cruises


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3 out of 5

Not our best cruise but we enjoyed it.

Sail Date: March 16, 2014

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

This was our sixth cruise and our third cruise line. The four cruises on Princess were the best. This Norwegian cruise was on par with the cruise we had on Celebrity. Shore excursions were generally good with the exception of the dilapidated bus in Belize – no A.C., no light or water in restroom.  Food was mostly good but selection in main dining rooms was limited in order to get people to pay more for special dinning rooms.  “Free Style” meant we had to waste time waiting for a table on two days and never got to know any of the servers.  Food was good at the buffet but service behind the counter was poor and operating hours were poor.  Breakfast timing was not coordinated with shore excursin departures.  Cabin service was not up to that of other cruises we have taken and the cabin was smaller than other ships.  There was great entertainment in the Atrium with Jose and Pati.  The Second City show in the theater was so bad we left it early.  The Comedian was very good we laughed so much.  The only thing we remember about hte 70's review is it was so loud we had to hold our ears.  All in all we had a good time and are happy we went but will try another cruise line next time.

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Not as good in main dining as other cruises.
Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
Shore excusion staff was very helpful.
Destinations and Excursions
Tampa, Florida
Easy parking across the street.
Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras
Snorkeling was cancelled on our excursion but Norwegian guide on dock got us another tour with snorkeling.
Belize City, Belize
Cave tubing was good, lunch was good, bus was terrible.
Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico
Good bus, good guide.
Cozumel, Mexico
Submarine was worth the price.


Skip the extra charge dinning.

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