A very relaxing honeymoon

Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

4.0 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: 8065
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

We had a lovely time. It was our first cruise. The ship had everything you needed though I did get the impression it was an older boat. The shore excursions we loved were cooking in Cozumel and Catamaran Snorkelling in Roatan. Jaguar Truck in Costa Maya was ok but we had horrible weather. We did not have the best time cave tubing in Belieze as we thought we would. We also did not see the value in buying the drinks or dinner packages and we just paid for what we consumed and saved a LOT of money.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Not the best

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
We liked the trivia

Entertainment

5 out of 5
We loved the Second City, Magician and Aerobatics

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
Does not apply - I don't know.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Not bad, but could use some updating

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
No complaints here - we got what we paid for and everything was comfortable.

Ship Tip

Don't go to Bamboo paid dinning, the food was horrible. Le Bistro was an amazing on board restaurant offering amazing savory options but we did not enjoy any of the three dressers sampled. Why pay $35 for a steak at Cagneys when you can get one at $15 at la Cuchina or free at Aqua or Venetian?

5 out of 5
No need for excursion, the ship stops walking distance from the French Quarter
5 out of 5
We loved Cooking at Playamia and then relaxing at the resort
3 out of 5
We did not love Cave Tubing
5 out of 5
Amazing time on Catamaran and Snorkel and some quick $2 Margaritas near the port before boarding
3 out of 5
Would have been better except for weather. Also the Cenote is tiny, not quite what we expected.
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