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Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 63

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
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7 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)
Sail Date: February 08, 2015
Ship: Norwegian Dawn
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 10587
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

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!

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Great diversity found in the 2 main dining rooms and the garden buffet. Rarely had to wait in line.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Lots of choices! Games shows were so much fun! Pool side activities were great!


5 out of 5
High Quaility Shows!!! Great diversity and lots of fun!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Bobby, our cruise director, was terriffic!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Great for one of the older, smaller ships. Laid out very well.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
We booked last minute and took an inside stateroom. It was more than adequate however our room steward was a little below average.

Ship Tip

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

5 out of 5
Always enjoy New Orleans but it was so easy to leave from there!
5 out of 5
Been here many times and it's always fun!
5 out of 5
This was our favorite! We did an excursion to one of the Cayes to swim with Sharks and Rays - Terriffic!
5 out of 5
Fun, cute port! Saw lots of great fish!
5 out of 5
Enjoyed the shopping at the port area. Beautiful beaches!
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