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Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
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7 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)
Sail Date: January 18, 2015
Ship: Norwegian Dawn
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 8526
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

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.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The Venetian was excellent. The buffet included Indian cusine if you looked for it.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Everyone seemed to enjoy the activities. It was fun to observe.


5 out of 5
It was wonderful!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Ray, our cabin steward was excellent. With freestyle cruising you don't really get to know many of the staff.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The ship is easy to navigate but it is starting to need a facelift.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Standard balcony. Very comfortable.

Ship Tip

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

5 out of 5
We spent the night before and the night after in New Orleans. It was a good experience.
5 out of 5
We have been going to Cozumel for many years and always enjoy renting a scooter from Rentadora Isis and taking our own island tour.
3 out of 5
If you don't go on a tour, you probably won't want to go far from the ship.
3 out of 5
If you don't go on a tour, you probably won't want to go far from the ship.
3 out of 5
It has a nice little cruise ship town with restaurants/bars and a nice pool area.
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