Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Purser

1 cruise (first)


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3 out of 5

First Time Cruise

Sail Date: January 25, 2015

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

I had heard rave reviews about cruising...  Bluntly, I wasn't't overly impressed.  The food was okay.  The staff is highly trained to be pleasant and helpful.  The biggest issue is that everywhere I turned the cruise line was trying to make money off of me.  Art auctions...  Bingo, Deal or no Deal, jewelry sales and presentations, buy extra drink packages or special dining options, shore excursions...  and then if you don't buy the excursions you primarily only have shopping options at the ports of call.  Cozumel was ridiculously pushy...grabbing you and pulling you into the shops or handing you merchandise and asking for money...  uuuugh.  My favorite port was Roatan, Honduras...  the least commercialized port.  It was amazing!

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
I missed my own cooking... lol
Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
Extremely commercialized


They go above and beyond to train the staff in pleasantries, but ask a few people if you want to make sure of a correct answer... most are new to the ship and smiling don't have a clue.

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