Good Experience for a 1st time Norwegian Cruiser

Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)
Sail Date: December 07, 2014
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 11090
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 2 years ago

Being that this cruise was my first Norwegian Cruise, I can say that it was a good experience. The Vessel and state rooms were immaculate and beautiful. The Cruise crew were phenomenal and very pleasant.  The destinations were amazing. I would recommend this cruise to an age demographic of 55 and older. As a cruiser in the 28-42 age range the activities on board this trip was more dedicated to a much more seasoned crowd. Also the food options outside the specialty restaurants was not the greatest. Advice to persons considering this cruise prepay all gratuities, maximize your time at the stops, and be prepared to REST AND RELAX. 

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Options were limited for types of meat i.e. pork over turkey. Late night food options were often served cold.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Seemed more dedicated to an senior aged crowd. Not the type for singles and 28-42 vibrant groups.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Elements was GREAT- The magician portion could have been left out.

Children's Programs

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Simply IMMACULATE!! Stateroom attendant was phenomenal.

Ship Tip

PREPAY ALL Gratuities

5 out of 5
Burbon Street Great Eats!
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Longer time here would definitely enhance this trip.
5 out of 5
Longer time here would definitely enhance this trip.
3 out of 5
Excursions seemed limited here.
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