First NCL cruise

Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 7

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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7 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)
Sail Date: December 21, 2014
Ship: Norwegian Dawn
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: 8622
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 3 years ago

This was my first on NCL but my 9th overall.  I liked this cruise for the people.  The staff was very friendly and helpful.  The ship was beautiful, although I would have liked to see it 'feel' more like christmas.  The food was very good, especially the striploin steaks!  The only real complaint is how uncomfortable the ship is.  I mean, every single surface to sit or lay on is uncomfortable.  The theater seats were horrible and tipped down, the dining room chairs were too heavy to scoot up and tipped back, the beds were hard (even with asking for a pad).  Could not wait to get to a hotel where I could put my feet up.  :)

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Enjoyed the dining. The Brazillian Steakhouse was not as good as the dining room.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Would have liked to see live comedy and kareoke


5 out of 5
Really enjoyed the aerialists.

Children's Programs

1 out of 5
Teens are never satisfied, though.....

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Anytime dining precludes singling people out.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Just the seating needs to be looked at.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Wish this was split into two categories. The room was lovely and worked well for a motorized chair, but it was very uncomfortable. New beds, please.

Ship Tip

The chocolate croissants were amazing. :)

5 out of 5
Cafe Maspero has great food and cheap drinks!
3 out of 5
Beach clubs.
3 out of 5
Love the ruins but didnt get out here much this trip.
5 out of 5
hired a private driver. Rony is a great company to work with!
5 out of 5
Get into Mahahual. Fun ocean side strip for shopping, dining, beach and $20 massages.
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