Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Third Mate

2-3 cruises


Helpful Votes

5 out of 5

Birthday Getaway

Sail Date: November 15, 2015

Reviewed: 10 months ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Suite

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.

Cabin / Stateroom
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
Service and Staff
"Dingo" Dave was awesome. All of the crew members had great attitudes and were very helpful.
Food and Dining
Very good quality food. It was fun (but hard) to choose what to eat each day.
New Orleans, Louisiana
Cozumel, Mexico
Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras
Belize City, Belize
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!
Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico


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.

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