Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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5 out of 5

Great Vacation! Great Ports!

Sail Date: February 08, 2015

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

We have been on many cruises but this was our first Norwegian cruise.  I did not know how I would like the freestyle dining but found it very enjoyable.  We ate at 1 of the specialty restaurants and had a wonderful meal (Cagneys).  I was also impressed that we did not have a meal in any of the dining areas where an officer did not come by to see if we were enjoying our meal - they were very visible throughout the cruise.  We chose this cruise because of the itinerary.  We had not been to 3 of the ports.  We enjoyed each one - but Belieze was the best!  We chose the Sharks, Rays encounter and LOVED it.  We have swam with rays, snorkeled many times but this was a fun, unique experience.  Would definitely do it again!  We are even thinking of returning to the Caye to stay for a week.  The entertainment on the ship was 5 star all the way.  Very diverse and fun for everyone!  However the thing that made this cruise a 5 star trip was the cruise director Bobby.  He was fantastic!!!  He was everywhere - all the time - and always having fun with the guests!  Also - it was so easy to get on and off the ship in New Orleans even during Mardi Gras week!

Ship Quality
Great for one of the older, smaller ships. Laid out very well.
Food and Dining
Great diversity found in the 2 main dining rooms and the garden buffet. Rarely had to wait in line.
Cabin / Stateroom
We booked last minute and took an inside stateroom. It was more than adequate however our room steward was a little below average.
Service and Staff
Bobby, our cruise director, was terriffic!
High Quaility Shows!!! Great diversity and lots of fun!
Onboard Activities
Lots of choices! Games shows were so much fun! Pool side activities were great!
Destinations and Excursions
All ports were great! REALLY loved the Sharks, Rays excursion in Belieze!
New Orleans, Louisiana
Always enjoy New Orleans but it was so easy to leave from there!
Cozumel, Mexico
Been here many times and it's always fun!
Belize City, Belize
This was our favorite! We did an excursion to one of the Cayes to swim with Sharks and Rays - Terriffic!
Roatan (Isla Roatan), Bay Islands, Honduras
Fun, cute port! Saw lots of great fish!
Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico
Enjoyed the shopping at the port area. Beautiful beaches!


Don't waste your money on the many (great) restaurants because the food in the dining rooms, buffet and pool side is great!

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