Norwegian Dawn heading into refurbishment

Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 9

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
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Norwegian Dawn

7 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)

Sail Date: February 07, 2016

Ship: Norwegian Dawn

Cabin Type: Oceanview

Cabin Number: 8572

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review Summary

NCL wise to refurbish Dawn.  Western Carribean itinerary outstanding.  Food was great in both dining rooms and buffet.  Even std room is effectively designed to maximize storage and function. Interior design is mis-match and result is chopped up design.   2600 passengers always lost due to poor signage sadly funny to watch.  2nd City entertainment great.  Overall good cruise for value.  Hopefully May refurb will improve ship shortcomings.  

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Food in dining rooms and Garden Cafe buffet great. Better than Carnival or Holland America. Dining rm service, however, incobsistent.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


5 out of 5
2nd City events outstanding. Production show dancers and singers really good too.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Noli in Aqua dining rm outstanding. Garden Cafe staff very prompt in clearing and cleaning tables. Alex, the Internet Mgr very helpful.

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
Ship definitely needs refurbishment planned in May. Current design is chopped up, and signage is poor at best. Current interior design not coordinated well.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Great design of small space. Good storage space for basic room. Heard multiple guests complain re: hard beds.

Ship Tip

Great itinerary. NCL staff generally quietly efficient which makes for pleasant relaxing atmosphere. Hopefully ship shortcomings will be better after May refurbishment.

Ports Of Call

New Orleans, Louisiana

5 out of 5

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5

Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

5 out of 5

Belize City, Belize

5 out of 5

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

3 out of 5
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