Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Purser

4-6 cruises


Helpful Votes

3 out of 5

Good for first time cruisers but dissapointing for us

Sail Date: December 20, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Balcony

This was our fifth cruise and third time to the Caribbean. We chose the Norweigan Dawn to make this a memorable Christmas vacation for all nine of us. We booked 3 mini suites and one penthouse.The ship was older than others we have been on and was dated but clean. I could overlook the ship had the ports been more interesting. We just never saw clean white sandy beaches. It was kind of a let down for the nine of us. However the vibe of all the families celebrating the Christmas holiday on the ship was fun. Was just hoping for more!

Cabin / Stateroom
Room 11592 was a mini suite on the port side. It was nice that the room connected to our daughters in 11590 except our sliding door to that premium balcony was seriously hard to open! In room 11590 you could open the door with a finger and in ours you had to use your entire body to get the door open. The bathroom was pretty large for a cruise ship and bed was very comfortable. Sofa bed was hard as a rock even using as a sofa.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Costa Maya was not worth stopping at. There is nothing here.
Onboard Activities
Service and Staff
Food and Dining


This is an older ship built in 2002. If you are looking for all the bells and whistles to entertain and wow you, this is not the ship for you. If you are a fist time cruiser or those things don't bother you then it would be fine.

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