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Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Third Mate
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall Rating:

5.0 out of 5
7 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)
Sail Date: January 11, 2015
Ship: Norwegian Dawn
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 9109
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

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!

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
never had so much wonderful variety of seafood and vegetables !

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
on Seadays , we walked with cruise staff, played shuffleboard, goofy golf, and wii

Entertainment

5 out of 5
enough variety that we found stuff to do even on second week of 1 week cruise

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
they looked as though they were having a riot !

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
a few crew need to learn to saw good morning and smile

Ship Quality

spotlessly clean , starting to age

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
last cruise we had an oceanview and that was better for the amount of dive gear we lay out.

Ship 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.

5 out of 5
We spent 3 hours snooping around the French Quarter on our own. The buildings are great.
1 out of 5
far too many tourists in a small area but the diving was great once we got in the water.
3 out of 5
It rained both days here, but the diving was spectacular in the barrier islands.
5 out of 5
Beautiful island and great diving.
5 out of 5
Beautiful, untouched area ! We could live there !
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