Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Third Mate

4-6 cruises


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3 out of 5

My Cruise Experience on the Norwegian Dawn

Sail Date: February 22, 2015

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

I enjoyed my cruise on the Norwegian Dawn. I came home with good memories. I saw two things that I did not like though. One was the way that the young ladies at the Garden Café handled the hand sanitizer that they were supposed to be washing all of the passengers hands with. MANY TIMES  they were either talking with their peers or just not paying attention and allowing persons to pass them without washing their hands. Once I saw one of the young ladies playing with a toddler who was eating with his parents when I came in. I had to use one of the sanitizer machines to clean my hands. Another thing that I saw was passengers filling USED water bottles from the fountain drink machine by putting the nozzles down into the used water bottles. I saw this several times. I think that this is something that needs to be addressed on their safety channel. I did tell someone about it and she promised to tell her manager. I was on the Norwegian Jewel in January and the hand washers made sure that every one who entered washed their hands.

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Not as large of a selection as on the Norwegian Jewel. The Blue Lagoon that is open all night has a poor selection to choose from.
Cabin / Stateroom
Sort of small
Service and Staff
I cannot remember his name, I know that it started with an M, but he was the young man who cooked my omelet. He always knew what I wanted or how I wanted my eggs cooked when I did not have an omelet.
Children's Programs N/A
Onboard Activities
I really enjoyed the jacuzzi and the swimming pool. There was always something for everyone to do who chose to, from the game room to the library. I saw word searches that another passenger had that she got The buffetfrom the library.
Destinations and Excursions
I only went on one excursion and it was the Playa Mia. My complaint is all of the rocks in the water. It made it difficult to swim in the water. They were as large as a person's two fists put together. My friend was diabetic so he was afraid to chance swimming on the beach.
New Orleans, Louisiana
Cozumel, Mexico
Shopping. Don't purchase T-Shirts at the first shop that you see. You can get good quality T's for $4-$5 if you look around. Also on silver jewelry, if it does not have a paper tag on the merchandise, it is probably not real. We bought a ring that looked silver and the coating peeled off after two weeks of wear. Fortunately we went back in a month and was able to return it for a refund. Another silver jeweler gave us the tip about the paper tag.
Belize City, Belize
The only thing that we did there was shopping. Dont buy the first thing that you see, there is always a cheaper price, especially on T shirts and caps.
Roatan (Isla Roatan), Bay Islands, Honduras For shopping, I found this place to be very expensive. Did find some reasonable T-shirt and cap sets for $10 by just looking around.
Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico
Shopping was expensive in most places if you pay the first price that was asked. You have to bargain with the shops here. We purchased three hats for $38.00 by bargaining. The first asking price was $40.00.


The buffet did not have a large enough selection. There were not very many vegetables.

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