Highs and Lows
Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western
Sail Date: March 08, 2015
Ship: Norwegian Dawn
Cabin Type: Suite
Cabin Number: 11596
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 3 years ago
Positives - medical staff and housekeeping staff (both went over and above from a service perspective)
Negatives - the food is terrible. Very limited selection in the buffet, the main dining rooms had very similar menus, which were all very bland and often overcooked. The specialty restaurants weren't any better. Very tasteless food, and all of the desserts had a very gelatinous look and feel.
Lastly, a word of warning regarding shore excursions. In Belize it's a tender situation. If you did not book a shore excursion through Norwegian, you have to get in line for a tender boarding number. I picked up my ticket at 8:30am when it supposedly opened, and was number 336. It took HOURS to get on the tender to head to the mainland. The folks with excursions through Norwegian were able to board first, and received preferential treatment. Sadly, Belize was the only port in which I didn't book through Norwegian. Their website does not talk about this, so I thought I'd share.
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
The mini suite was very large, and quite nice. Please note - there is only a single US outlet, so bring a power strip. We stayed on deck 11, which was often loud, due to the pool and events going on in the evening.