Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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4 out of 5

A very relaxing honeymoon

Sail Date: December 28, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

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.

Ship Quality
Not bad, but could use some updating
Food and Dining
Not the best
Cabin / Stateroom
No complaints here - we got what we paid for and everything was comfortable.
Service and Staff
We loved the Second City, Magician and Aerobatics
Children's Programs
Does not apply - I don't know.
Onboard Activities
We liked the trivia
Destinations and Excursions
We loved two, one was not great weather (can't be helped) and one was not the best. Overall we were happy to have experienced all of them. There was also a huge variety of choices.
New Orleans, Louisiana
No need for excursion, the ship stops walking distance from the French Quarter
Cozumel, Mexico
We loved Cooking at Playamia and then relaxing at the resort
Belize City, Belize
We did not love Cave Tubing
Roatan (Isla Roatan), Bay Islands, Honduras
Amazing time on Catamaran and Snorkel and some quick $2 Margaritas near the port before boarding
Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico
Would have been better except for weather. Also the Cenote is tiny, not quite what we expected.


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?

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