Not our best cruise but we enjoyed it.

Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Third Mate
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 19

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)
Sail Date: March 16, 2014
Ship: Norwegian Dawn
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 5557
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

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.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Not as good in main dining as other cruises.

Entertainment

1 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Shore excusion staff was very helpful.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Small

Ship Tip

Skip the extra charge dinning.

3 out of 5
Easy parking across the street.
5 out of 5
Snorkeling was cancelled on our excursion but Norwegian guide on dock got us another tour with snorkeling.
3 out of 5
Cave tubing was good, lunch was good, bus was terrible.
5 out of 5
Good bus, good guide.
5 out of 5
Submarine was worth the price.
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