Great time on the Norwegian Dawn

Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Third Mate
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 25

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)
Sail Date: January 25, 2015
Ship: Norwegian Dawn
Cabin Type: Suite
Cabin Number: 11130
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

This was our 3rd trip with NCL, 2nd on the Dawn. She's an older ship, but still gets the job done, has great layout, good crew.  The itinerary was awesome - 4 ports and just 2 days on the ship, one at the beginning and one at the end.  Food was good, typical for NCL, smaller portions(which we like, as its so easy to overeat on cruises) Crew was great, especially our storeroom attendant Christian, who took care of every need we had in our room.  

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
good, not great

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
could use more activities especially on sea days

Entertainment

1 out of 5
we went to one show, it was terrible, we skipped the rest

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Christian, our stateroom attendant rocks!!!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
older, but well laid out. we preferred the layout of the Dawn to the Epic

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
283 sq ft, spacious balcony and bathroom

Ship Tip

Deck 11 does get noise from the buffet directly above, if you book it, bring earplugs, we put them in at night and slept like babies. Room was great, so it was no big deal.

5 out of 5
spent the day after our cruise at cafe du monde, took a carriage tour, and did the Katrina/mardi gras museum. want to go back to take a cooking class at New Orleans school of cooking
3 out of 5
the passion island beach break was cancelled due to lack of interest, we went ashore and shopped
5 out of 5
Altun Ha ruins - great excursion, bring bug spray, i was eaten alive!
5 out of 5
catamaran snorkeling- best ever!!!!
5 out of 5
Salsa and Salsa, with beach break
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