Norwegian Dawn cruise

Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall rating:

2 out of 5
Norwegian Dawn

7 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 22, 2015

Ship: Norwegian Dawn

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 10606

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Review summary

We selected this ship because it left from New Orleans and was visiting several ports we have not experienced.  We had already traveled on the Royal Carribean ship out of NO.

The food was very disappointing.  Very poorly prepared and not presented well.  The buffet selections were very limited.  Also, the layout of the buffet was poor.  Some stations were repeated but others weren't so you had to walk all around to see what was available. Also, the addition of the specialty restaurants made for a choppy ship layout.  It seemed they put a restaurant anywhere there was a small space.  The service was very good however.  Too much of the pool area was devoted to smoking passengers.  The veranda cabin was very small.  

We have been on Royal Carribean, Celebrity and Azamara as well as the Norwegian, Pride of America and had far better experiences on all of them.  This was our 10+ cruise so we have many for comparisons.

I'll be very hesitant on trying another Norwegian ship.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

1 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Children's Programs


Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5

Ship tip

Veranda Stateroom was very small.

Ports of call

New Orleans, Louisiana

5 out of 5

Cozumel, Mexico

3 out of 5

Belize City, Belize

3 out of 5

Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

3 out of 5

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

3 out of 5
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