Norwegian Dawn Jan 11-18 2015 Western Caribbean

Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

5.0 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)
Sail Date: January 11, 2015
Ship: Norwegian Dawn
Cabin Type: Suite
Cabin Number: 11598
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

We really enjoyed our cruise with you despite some of our disappointments which were not any fault of NCL.

Our luggage was delayed by United Airlines and was not located until we returned back to New Orleans.

Meanwhile the Guest Services staff was extremely helpful by providing us with two complementary phone calls to United Airlines, complimentary laundry service after the first couple of days on board, and a surprise of the lovely bottle of wine with delicious chocolate dipped strawberries in our stateroom one evening.

The entertainment and activities on board were varied, interesting and enjoyable, and the food was delicious and varied both in the buffets and specialty restaurants.

We have had only one previous cruise which was on Holland America to Alaska and back which we also enjoyed. 

The only big difference between them was the fact that on the HA cruise we were allowed to purchase liquor in the gift shop and take it to our room to have the occasional quiet drink there.  If there was any complaint about the NCL it was that we could not do that on board the Dawn.  Being retired, on pensions and  a budget, we did find it very expensive to imbibe at the cost of the drinks on board.

We found that all the staff we came in contact with were accommodating and friendly and we will definitely be back for future cruises with NCL.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

fun, good participation

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Children's Programs

no kids with us

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Comfortable, clean, good position in ship.

Ship Tip

We would book shore excursions on board from now on in case of cancellations/refunds etc.

5 out of 5
Eat - New Orleans has great food!!!
3 out of 5
Nice to be right in a town when you have items you need instead of just touristy shops.
3 out of 5
Didn't go ashore ue to inclement weather.
3 out of 5
Typical tourist place but interesting hand made items to purchase at a decent price. Would take side trips nest time.
3 out of 5
Interesting place, would take side trips next time.
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