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Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
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12 Night Caribbean Adventure (New Orleans To Boston)
Sail Date: April 19, 2015
Ship: Norwegian Dawn
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 10720
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 3 years ago

During this cruise my wife & I both said it was the most relaxing vacation we have had in years. We booked one excursion thru the cruise ship. We liked it, but there were so many other boats that went snorkeling in the same area, which made it difficult to move around. In Curaçao we booked a chartered sailboat for a half day. That was great. The Captain new the area where to go. It was not crowded. We were able to see more fish then the previous day. We ate in the specialty restaurants for most of the cruise. Most of them were fairly good, skip the Italian restaurant. We did agree the service in the Aqua dinning room was better then any of the specialty restaurants. Our housekeeping was not that great. Sometimes we would have glasses to drink out of, other times we had plastic cups. That is unacceptable

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Most of the specialty restaurants were good. The one to pass on is La Cucina, the Italian restaurant. The service & food need to be overhauled. The service in the Aqua dinning room was outstanding.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Children's Programs


Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
An older ship that can use a little TLC.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Cabin was nice. Housekeeping was terrible.

Ship Tip

Unfortunately, we had to ask housekeeping for towels to take to the pool or beach. Our housekeeping person did not replace our beach towels. We got tired of asking for them. We picked ours up at the pool or off her housekeeping cart. Our friends on the cruise did not experience any of this.

5 out of 5
You can't go wrong in New Orleans. Great food, people watching, good weather.
3 out of 5
5 out of 5
We chartered a sailboat for a half day. It was great.
3 out of 5
Unfortunately, most of the shops closed early on the day we were in port, Sunday.
5 out of 5
We took a ferry to the island of St. John. We had a great time at Trunks Bay.
5 out of 5
We spent 3 days in Boston. It was the first time for my wife. The city is easy to get around. Use the subway or buy a 3 day pass from one of the tour trolleys to get around town. You can get on &off the trolleys.
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