Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Third Mate

2-3 cruises


Helpful Votes

4 out of 5

A relaxing week!

Sail Date: March 08, 2015

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

My husband and I loved the cruise, however we would not go again during spring break!  We will go again at a different time. :)  

The dining experiences were pretty good and found most food on the buffet excellent!  Our favorite open dining room was the Venetian ~ loved the atmosphere.  The Aqua was nice too.  

Our room porter/server was exceptional!  His name was Alvin and he was the best!!  Very attentive, helpful and excellent work ethic.  He was always smiling and friendly.

The ship was pretty and very clean.  We enjoyed the promenade deck, however the people smoking just outside the door was annoying.  Did not like having to walk through a gauntlet of smoke to go outside :(  We felt like there was less "lounging" areas on the top deck compared to our cruise on the Carnival Ecstasy.  I always went to the very front or back of the ship to lay out in order to avoid the loud music around the pool area.  

The entertainment was excellent and loved ALL the shows and games in the Spinaker Lounge.

Our choice of shore excursions were perfect!  All well worth the price and we booked through the cruise line only.  The West Bay Kayak and Snorkel excursion was terrific and would highly recommend it as well as the Cave Tubing and Zip Line in Belize.  So much fun!

I will try the patch behind the ear for our next cruise.  I had a few bouts of motion sickness during the week, but not too severe.  


Cruise Photos

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Children's Programs Did not have any contact with children's programs.
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
Cabin / Stateroom
Very nice!
New Orleans, Louisiana
Cozumel, Mexico
Belize City, Belize
We really enjoyed the Cave Tubing and Zipline here, but not the 1 1/2 hour bus ride!
Roatan (Isla Roatan), Bay Islands, Honduras
My FAVORITE stop! Lovely island!
Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico
Only thing to see was the port shopping area and pool, unless you want to take a taxi to another area.


We felt the stateroom was adequate for what we paid and the bed and bedding was very comfortable!

Was this review helpful? 2


Leave a Comment

Remember: Be polite and respectful. Our diverse community is home to members with different opinions and a broad range of cruise experiences.


* is not a booking agent or travel agency, and does not charge any service fees to users of our site. Our partners (travel agencies and cruise lines) provide prices, which we list for our users' convenience. does not guarantee any specific rates or prices. While prices are updated daily, please check with the booking site for the exact amount. is not responsible for content on external web sites.

Back to Top