Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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5 out of 5

Norwegian Dawn Jan 11-18 2015 Western Caribbean

Sail Date: January 11, 2015

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Suite

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.

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Children's Programs no kids with us
Onboard Activities fun, good participation
Destinations and Excursions
No fault of NCL, did not go on one of the excursions because of weather conditions in Belize. Not condusive to good snorkeling.
Cabin / Stateroom
Comfortable, clean, good position in ship.
New Orleans, Louisiana
Eat - New Orleans has great food!!!
Cozumel, Mexico
Nice to be right in a town when you have items you need instead of just touristy shops.
Belize City, Belize
Didn't go ashore ue to inclement weather.
Roatan (Isla Roatan), Bay Islands, Honduras
Typical tourist place but interesting hand made items to purchase at a decent price. Would take side trips nest time.
Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico
Interesting place, would take side trips next time.


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

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