Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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4 out of 5

West Caribbean Seven Day

Sail Date: January 11, 2015

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Suite

We enjoyed our cruise in spite of cool, cloudy weather. The ship is well designed with a good theater and good dining venues. Food quality and service  was the best we have experienced in our 12-13 cruises. Show quality was very, very good. The ship handles docking, embarkation, and dis-embarkation very well. Our balcony stateroom on deck 11 was more spacious than we have found on our other cruises and had a full bath with tub shower. The balcony was large enough to sit out and put our feet up and relax in the balmy air. We used our balcony more on these cruise than we have on any previous cruise. Our cabin steward was courteous and responsive- a very likeable woman. The crew, especially in food service, has a high percentage of Filipinos; who were very outgoing and warm; a great group. We like the freestyle cruise format a lot. Other cruise lines should embrace this approach. We always thought the pseudo-formality imposed by other lines as inappropriate for a relaxed vacation.

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Cabin / Stateroom
We covered this above.
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It can be cold and wet in the winter, but the restaurant selection and value is, perhaps, the best in the US.
Cozumel, Mexico
Belize City, Belize
The city is in disarray. Their tourism bureau needs to improve a lot.
Roatan (Isla Roatan), Bay Islands, Honduras
Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico
Our visit to Chachobben was topnotch.


Consider a balcony stateroom on your next cruise. It is worth the few extra dollars.

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