Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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7+ cruises


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4 out of 5

Excellent cruise for the price!

Sail Date: January 18, 2015

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

We just returned from a cruise aboard the Norwegian Dawn and must say it was one of the best cruises we have been on. It was our first time on NCL. Our balcony cabin was comfortable, quiet and almost identical to the ones we have had on other cruise lines. Service was excellent. We did not eat in any of the specialty restaurants and found the food in the Venetian to be just what we wanted. Our package included the Ultimate Beverage deal which was a great savings. The shows were excellent! Our favorite port was Cozumel, the others were fine but not places we will go out of our way to visit again. We really enjoyed relaxing at the Bimini Bar and meeting new people. Julia Street Terminal is located within walking distance of many New Orleans hotels including the Omni Riverfront which I highly recommend.

Ship Quality
The ship is easy to navigate but it is starting to need a facelift.
Food and Dining
The Venetian was excellent. The buffet included Indian cusine if you looked for it.
Cabin / Stateroom
Standard balcony. Very comfortable.
Service and Staff
Ray, our cabin steward was excellent. With freestyle cruising you don't really get to know many of the staff.
It was wonderful!
Onboard Activities
Everyone seemed to enjoy the activities. It was fun to observe.
Destinations and Excursions
We did not go for the destinations. We went for the relaxation!
New Orleans, Louisiana
We spent the night before and the night after in New Orleans. It was a good experience.
Cozumel, Mexico
We have been going to Cozumel for many years and always enjoy renting a scooter from Rentadora Isis and taking our own island tour.
Belize City, Belize
If you don't go on a tour, you probably won't want to go far from the ship.
Roatan (Isla Roatan), Bay Islands, Honduras
If you don't go on a tour, you probably won't want to go far from the ship.
Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico
It has a nice little cruise ship town with restaurants/bars and a nice pool area.


There were people dressed both casual and formally in the evening. You can really do your own thing.

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