Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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5 out of 5

First Time Cruiser Who Will Return for Norwegian

Sail Date: December 28, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

This was our first experience with both Norwegian and cruising in general, and let me tell you, we will be returning to both! We purchased the interior stateroom for two reason, first, we didn't want to be woken up by sunlight and second, it was much more affordable. I have read other reviews saying how cramped the quarters are, but for two people who only really used the room for changing and sleeping - it was perfectly fine! The whole point of our cruise was to have fun, meet new people, and get lots of sun. We don't need to sit in our room for any of those reasons - the Norwegian Dawn has plenty of social and secluded areas for guests to get out of their stateroom.

Our cruise was also made especially special thanks to the Norwegian Dawn's Cruise Director, Dingo Dave. His upbeat personality and presence on the ship was unmistakeable and really helped to make our cruise a fun experience. He was excellent at keeping everyone informed and entertained. The rest of the staff was also fantastic and customer focused, I never felt like I was put out or in need of finding assistance.

Ship Quality
Everything was clean and well maintained.
Food and Dining
We ate mostly in the speciality restaurants or the main dining areas, the food was always good.
Service and Staff
Everyone was friendly and very attentive to our needs.
The shows were entertaining and a great way to spend the evening.
Destinations and Excursions
We took a more relaxed approach to the excursions and a few were sold out before we could book.
New Orleans, Louisiana
Cozumel, Mexico
We went to Passion Island - it was gorgeous. The excusion didn't mention an open bar, but they have one.
Roatan (Isla Roatan), Bay Islands, Honduras
We went to Anthony Key Resort for the Dolphin Excursion, the staff was friendly and the experience was absolutely amazing. I would highly recommend it!


Book your excursions early, the popular ones sell out very quickly. Reservations are helpful if your set on a specific dining time, but if you don't the wait isn't long and they'll give you a coupon for a glass of bubbly.

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