Repositioning Cruise

Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean


Contributor Level: Third Mate
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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14 Night Caribbean Adventure (Boston To New Orleans)
Sail Date: October 30, 2015
Ship: Norwegian Dawn
Cabin Type: Suite
Cabin Number: 11586
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 1 year ago

We enjoy cruising with NCL, and on the Dawn. We've always had a good time, and love to meet the crew and the folks that make it all happen. We have noticed cut backs, more each cruise. This year the pizza delivery was discontinued, a big disappointment. Room service went from $0 to $8 per delivery, and that took care of that. The buffet is always good, but quite repetitive. Encountered a few issues with our cabin, that also seems to be becoming commonplace. The people who deserve the biggest accolades are the ones behind the scenes that passengers never see, they work the hardest. The bar crew is always the best, whether or not ordering beverages. They are fun and friendly, entertaining, they like to have a good time and genuinely enjoy meeting people from all over. Unfortunately bar prices also increased significantly, not good. Entertainment on the pool deck was very good this cruise, but not enough of it. For a Caribbean cruise we want to be out by the pool bar and enjoy live music offerings. More activities are needed on deck. The repositioning cruise is attended by a more senior set, therefore deck activities seem to be lacking. The ports were enjoyable, have visited most several times now, a little more diversity is always welcome. Very little interaction with cruise director's staff and Officers, not much visibility on deck. We had a good time, met some great folks, reunited with old friends, we laughed, we ate, we drank. Third repositioning cruise, will consider a different itinerary next time around.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Dining staff very nice. Mostly ate in open offerings as opposed to dining rooms.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
More offerings on deck both day and night would be appreciated.

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Great bar staff!

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
NCL mini-suites are smaller than other cruise lines, balconies are smaller as well.

Ship Tip

Prefer smaller ships. Do not care to cruise on the larger ships with 3,000 passengers. Enjoy meeting and getting to know the staff who work so hard for the passengers. Bigger ships are too overwhelming to navigate.

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5 out of 5
Love the people! One day hope that Jamaica is more friendly, and as attractive as other Caribbean islands, and the vendors less aggressive. People will spend more and visit more if shopping and browsing is more pleasant. A beautiful island, want to see more.
3 out of 5
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