Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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7+ cruises


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2 out of 5

Itinerary was great, but shore excursions were awful

Sail Date: March 08, 2015

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Cruise itinerary was great, but the shore excursions were a rip-off.  They advertised them for sertain lengths of time, and cut them short by 30-45 mins.  we would have LOVED having that time to spend at the Mayan Ruins we went to in  two different ports.  That was the big reason we took this particular cruise in the first place, was to go to the ruins.  Have cruised other with other cruise lines, Holland, and Princess, and there shore excursions were worth every penny we spent.  Sadly disappointed.

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Destinations and Excursions
New Orleans, Louisiana
city tour. cemetaries, Jackson Square
Cozumel, Mexico
the usual, beaches.
Belize City, Belize
Altun Ha Mayan Ruins-----Not the best, wish we had gone independently.
Roatan (Isla Roatan), Bay Islands, Honduras
Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico
Chocchoben Mayan Ruins---tour was cut short by 30-45 mins. We were dropped off at the cafe to get our complimentary drinks, and tour guide made a BIG push for us to eat lunch there, that the locals would really appreciate the business. I would have really appreciated having that time we lost, to spend at the ruins.


Buffets had a very small selection compared to Princess and Holland. The specialty dining food was great. wondered if that was why the food was of less quality in the buffet, and main dining rooms, to encourage you to pay the 'service charge' or to encourage you to buy the 'Ultimate Dining Pkg".

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