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Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 20

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)
Sail Date: December 28, 2014
Ship: Norwegian Dawn
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 11503
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

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.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
We ate mostly in the speciality restaurants or the main dining areas, the food was always good.


5 out of 5
The shows were entertaining and a great way to spend the evening.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Everyone was friendly and very attentive to our needs.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Everything was clean and well maintained.

Ship Tip

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.

5 out of 5
We went to Passion Island - it was gorgeous. The excusion didn't mention an open bar, but they have one.
5 out of 5
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!
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