Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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4-6 cruises

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5 out of 5

Breaking Even on the weighscales :

Sail Date: January 11, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

FFirst of all, we had the best room steward, called us by name ,and provided us with all the extra towels  needed for our hanging, dripping dive gear in an inside cozy stateroom. We have pictures of all te great towel buddies we had on our bed. Between the fitness room and the huge variety of fun sports onboard, along with the pool and reward of the hot tubs, we managed not to gain any weight in 2 weeks of a back-to-back cruise. We had excellent diving on colorful reefs as well as hot sunny beach days. The food never quit ! Early bird breakfast of fruit,granola,yogurt; the biggest vatiety of salads and soups for lunch followed by whatever we wanted for dinner in different fancy restaurants...including a surprise birthday cake with many singing crew...makes me want to live on the NCL Dawn.On our second week, we walked the towns, talked with the local residents, bought local coffee, honey, salsa to take home.Just before we packed to leave we cashed in our fun activity points for some tee shirts and great souvenirs , all free.   In spite of the fact the cruise line is constantly trying to get passengers to buy food or beverage or spa packages, jewels , paintings or use the casino, buy excursions......we only spent what we budgeted for and had a great time. We will be back!

Ship Quality spotlessly clean , starting to age
Food and Dining
never had so much wonderful variety of seafood and vegetables !
Cabin / Stateroom
last cruise we had an oceanview and that was better for the amount of dive gear we lay out.
Service and Staff
a few crew need to learn to saw good morning and smile
Entertainment
enough variety that we found stuff to do even on second week of 1 week cruise
Children's Programs
they looked as though they were having a riot !
Onboard Activities
on Seadays , we walked with cruise staff, played shuffleboard, goofy golf, and wii
Destinations and Excursions
Costa Maya has a beautiful free beach, shuttle $5 return. Roatan has a wonderful town and beyond along the coast, to walk and explore. Prices are great in Belize. Cozumel is crazy busy, but 3 blocks back is calmer, and turning left away from the crowd on main malecon leads to the locals' food/department store and mall.
New Orleans, Louisiana
We spent 3 hours snooping around the French Quarter on our own. The buildings are great.
Cozumel, Mexico
far too many tourists in a small area but the diving was great once we got in the water.
Belize City, Belize
It rained both days here, but the diving was spectacular in the barrier islands.
Roatan (Isla Roatan), Bay Islands, Honduras
Beautiful island and great diving.
Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico
Beautiful, untouched area ! We could live there !

Tip

Read the fine print to avoid unexpected charges. We saw several shocked customers on debarkation morning. Tips of 12 bucks per day /per guest are automatically added. We believe they are well earned.



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