Awesome Destinations, but the Cruise Ship was Okay

Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)
Sail Date: December 20, 2015
Ship: Norwegian Dawn
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 9011
Traveled As: Large Group
Reviewed: 2 years ago

Our overall experience on the Dawn was good. The Port of New Orleans was one of the best we have experienced. The destinations were extrodinary. The Dawn was extremely clean and the entertainment was average. We we often left the activities in the Spiniker lounge because it was too crowded. A suggestion for future shows -- if you are hosting a show that is popular, do NOT have it in a room that does NOT accommodate the number of guests who wish to attend. The lounge was SO crowded it would be classified as a fire hazard. People were blocking aisles and 1/4 of the people who were in there couldn't even see what was happening on the floor.

The food was the worst we have ever had on a cruise. If we walked into a resturant and we served the food that was on the ship, we would not return to that resturant. In addition, the hostesses at the complimentary restaurants were extremely rude. I'm not referencing one specific resturant, but all of them. I'm not sure if their patience levels are pushed because it is freestyle dining or if that's just their personalities, but there is no reason to be rude when asking for a wait time or when adding your name to the waiting list. Because of this experience, we will NEVER cruise on a ship that has freestyle dining. 

We would not cruise on this ship again. We gave this ship 3 stars because of our experience at the port, destanitations, and cleanliness of the ship.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Children's Programs

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
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