Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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4 out of 5

Fun on sea and land

Sail Date: March 01, 2015

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

This was our first time with the NCL and the casual style of cruising.  We found the ship clean, comfortable and welcoming.  The crew and staff were exceptionally pleasant and accomodating.  The dining experience was what we had hoped for except for the method of seating and making reservations.  We prefer to early and late assigned seatings with the same group of table mates.  As a couple we like meeting and getting to know new people during dinner and to becoming more friendly and familiar with our wait persons.  We enjoyed seeing all the sites on the ship, participating in the various activities such as the contests, dances, and relaxing near the pool.  We also thought the entertainment was exceptional.  The performers, from singers, dancers, magicians, comedians and bands, were the highlight of our on ship enjoyment.  We did think the auction for the framed and unframed paintings was unrealistic and thought some of the bids were made by shills.  Our off ship experiences were another highlight of our cruise from beach fun to zip lining.  Overall we gave the cruise experience on NCL Dawn an 8 out of 10 and would do it again.

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Ship Quality clean, luxurious and fun
Food and Dining
Gourmet and delicious.
Cabin / Stateroom
Perfect place to sleep and comfortable
Service and Staff
Polite, cheerful and always ready to serve. Milka, our cabin server was exceptional.
Broadway quality. We enjoyed it all.
Children's Programs No children so no comment
Onboard Activities
Fun and entertaining
Destinations and Excursions
We loved our offshore excursions from swimming in the sea to zip lining.
New Orleans, Louisiana
Great fun, superb food, and wonderful walks.
Cozumel, Mexico
Great walk to airport and into surrounding neighborhoods. Stayed clear of tourist traps.
Belize City, Belize
Wonderful conversations with locals and touring city. Learned about the politics and history of the city.
Roatan (Isla Roatan), Bay Islands, Honduras
Fun touring area, but avoided tourist areas. Learned a great deal about the transition from British Honduras to Roatan. The zip lining was the highlight.
Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico
Great excursion to the private beach with friends met on the ship. Bought some T-shirts, our only souvenir purchases,


We prefer assigned seating and assigned times.

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