Good, but not our favorite

Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)
Sail Date: November 30, 2014
Ship: Norwegian Dawn
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

This is our 5th cruise, 1st time on Norwegian. Definitely suited for those older customers who only want a couple options of entertainment. By that, it's either you gamble, watch variety show, or there's a few bars to sit and listen to live music (love songs, piano, guitar)....and that's it. Of course there's bingo and the newlywed game on all the ships.
The guitar guy "Pedro" was absolutely FANTASTIC! WOW! We saw him every chance we could. He made it fun for us, cuz he's so darn talented. That guy needs someone to find him and make him famous.
The stage shows were very good on this boat! No complaints about them at all. Good performers and singing. The magician David Da Vinci was excellent! Really great! If you get a chance to see him anywhere then do it! =) wow!
As for the food. seems as though anytime you eat in the dining room, its barely warm or just plain cold by the time it's put in front of you. ( not just this cruise, the last few) For me, I'm happier eating hot food at the buffets. I'd prefer to be served; but tired of cold food.
We did 2 specialty restaurants. Cagneys Steakhouse ( Fantastic! )....spend the money to eat here! You will love it! Teppanyaki ( didn't like)....plain & bland , everything gets same flavor of garlic butter, and everyone gets same 2 dip sauces. When we've done this style before, each meat/seafood had it's own seasoning flavors and own dip sauces. ...and the flavors were amazing! So this place on the boat was a waste of our money. So if you've never had it before, you'll probably like it. If you've had it before. ..don't go to this one on the boat.
The staff was very nice. There was always someone cleaning. We had a nice time. Our room was always attended to, no complaints.
We are 42, and so far. ...Princess is our favorite. Carnival was fun , 1 out of 2 was good. 2nd one sucked service and everything; everyone complained whole trip. Celebrity was okay, but adult pool was awesome. This ship was just okay. 1 pool. The one on the back of the boat you had to pay for ; it was in the spa. Everyone keeps telling us to try Royal Caribbean. So that's what we'll sail next time. =)

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


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Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
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