Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Purser

4-6 cruises


Helpful Votes

4 out of 5


Sail Date: February 08, 2015

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

This was our 3rd cruise on NCL.  The staff wasn't as friendly as our other NCL cruises and the ship was older.  The entertainment and food was very good.  We had a couple of issues with the safe in our cabin and we had no water for our shower and sink the last day, but we still had a good cruise and NCL is still our favorite cruise line and will cruise with them again.  The cruise staff literally rolls out the red carpet when you return to ship from being in port

Ship Quality
This ship was older and had a few maintenance issues but overall colorful and small
Food and Dining
The food was good and the dining rooms did not have long waits
Service and Staff
The staff wasn't as friendly as previous NCL cruises, but there were a few friendly members
The entertainment was very good, live music, Band On The Run & Elements shows.
Children's Programs N/A
Onboard Activities
We enjoyed the trivia contests and White Hot Party
Destinations and Excursions
Cozumel had the best shopping but watch out for the shops that advertise $1 beers
Cabin / Stateroom
Our cabin had a few maintenance issues
New Orleans, Louisiana
I would suggest avoiding the port during Mardi Gras
Cozumel, Mexico
This is the best stop for shopping. Free WiFi for customers at the bar when you get off the ship
Belize City, Belize
The ruins is an interesting excursion
Roatan (Isla Roatan), Bay Islands, Honduras
This stop has expensive shopping
Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico Has a pool & beach at the shopping plaza at the end of the pier. Don't forget your towels


There is no midnight or chocolate buffets on this ship. The chocolate extravaganza is a theme of chocolate desserts at the restaurants

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