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Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Third Mate
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 9

Overall Rating:

5.0 out of 5
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7 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)
Sail Date: November 15, 2015
Ship: Norwegian Dawn
Cabin Type: Suite
Cabin Number: 11100
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago

I hadn't been on a cruise since the late 90s, and "Freestyle" cruising was a much better experience.  It was very nice to be able to have a more flexible schedule for activities and dining.

 

The crew was terrific!  Especially our cruise director, "Dingo" Dave.  He has a brilliant sense of humor and really added to the fun.

 

Our only minor criticism is that when we first got on the boat the elevators were really tied up.  We finally ended up walking up to our cabin.  After everyone got on the boat and settled the elevator situation was much better.

 

I am now quite a fan of Norwegian Cruise Lines.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Very good quality food. It was fun (but hard) to choose what to eat each day.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
"Dingo" Dave was awesome. All of the crew members had great attitudes and were very helpful.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship Tip

1. There is a PDF diagram of the ship that you can download from the NCL web site that is helpful to find your way around. 2. During our trip we embarked on the starboard side of the ship, but all of the ports were on the port side. When you are picking a side you can choose what you want to see.

5 out of 5
5 out of 5
We didn't do a formal excursion at this destination. I wanted to see the city, so instead we went right outside the terminal gates and had a taxi take us on a tour of the city. Very nice people and very fun!
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