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Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 7

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
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Norwegian Dawn

7 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)

Sail Date: March 15, 2015

Ship: Norwegian Dawn

Cabin Type: Inside

Cabin Number: 8023

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review Summary

Pros:

1. Had 4 stops whereas the Carnival Dream (same port, same day) had one less stop, both in Western Carribean.

2. Friendly staff! I felt pampered all week. This was my honeymoon and my wife said that it was "The best week of my life". 

3. Excursions I went on were great, but the Dolphinaris tour charges $38 PER PHOTO they take. The Gumbalimba Nature Reserve tour in Roatan, Honduras was Great! They have white faced capuchin monkeys that climb on your head and macaws on the ground! They let you take your own photos!

Cons:

1. NCL "hides" some charges to show a lower fare rate. The fare in consideration is lacking a $12.95/person/day "Service Charge" that they claim goes to pay the service staff like housekeeping and the cooking staff. That should be included in the fare. 

2. Belize City, Belize is a @#!^hole, take an excursion and stay out of the city. Not NCL's fault, but please don't visit that town.

Other notes:
WORTH going, just beware the additional charges and cities. 

*** EDITED 3/25/15 by COMMUNITY MANAGER TO COMPLY WITH OUR COMMUNITY GUIDELINES ***

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
Did not experience

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Room had a leaky A/C unit, got a free bottle of wine for my troubles

Ports Of Call

New Orleans, Louisiana

3 out of 5
Go to Cafe Du Monde and get some beignets!!!

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
Great to walk around, very tourist-friendly. That said, it is a tourist trap.

Belize City, Belize

1 out of 5
Stay out of the city! Go on a beach tour!

Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

5 out of 5
Went to Gumbalimba nature preserve, great tour!!! People were very friendly, this place is stunningly beautiful!

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

5 out of 5
Go to the beach! WEAR SUNBLOCK!!!
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