Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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3 out of 5

Not What It Once Was

Sail Date: January 10, 2016

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

The service by the room staff/dining staff was great.  The changes that have been made about charging for room service was a disappointment.  That is something my husband and I always enjoy for breakfast, without a fee. The price of a drink is out of control.  My husband ordered a Zapaca shot, (Rum) he was charged $17.95.  So, with one beer and one shot, it was almost $40.00 after the tip was added.  They are forcing people to drink off the ship to make it affordable. Our

bathroom smelled like urine the entire week. When did the one night having lobster on a 7 day cruise stop?  We were surprised to see it offered on the menu, however you would pay $19,99 and up is you wanted it.  We have cruised 25 times, this being the third on Norwegian, now I'm not sure we will use this cruise line again.


Cabin / Stateroom
The cabin was really small for a balcony room. The toilet smelled of urine from day one.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality There seems to be too many rooms crammed into this ship. If you pass a large person in the hallway, you have to get against the wall to let them pass.
Destinations and Excursions
The excursions have been made unaffordable for 2 people. Ports of call, you never see anything.
Onboard Activities
Children's Programs
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
New Orleans, Louisiana
Cozumel, Mexico
Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras
Unless to take an excursion, stay on the ship.
Belize City, Belize
Don't bother getting off the ship unless you take an excursion.
Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico Don't get off unless you go on an excursion.


It was just OK. We have sailed on Carnival, Princess, RCL and Holland America also. Norwegian is now the bottom cruise line we will use.

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