My Cruise Experience on the Norwegian Dawn

Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 47

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
Norwegian Dawn

7 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)

Sail Date: February 22, 2015

Ship: Norwegian Dawn

Cabin Type: Inside

Cabin Number: 10067

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review Summary

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 Experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
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.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
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.


5 out of 5

Children's Programs


Service and Staff

5 out of 5
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.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Sort of small

Ship Tip

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

Ports Of Call

New Orleans, Louisiana

3 out of 5

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
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

5 out of 5
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.

Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras Did not visit port

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

5 out of 5
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.
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