Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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5 out of 5

Love To Cruise

Sail Date: February 07, 2016

Reviewed: 8 months ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

We enjoy cruising.  This is the 3rd time we have cruised with Norwegian to the West Caribbean out of New Orleans.


The good:  Norwegian is always good to us.  This time we were able to get an inside room very inexpensive and got the free drink package also.  How can you go wrong with that!  Although the ship is getting a little older and is going to dock soon to be refurbished, it still looks good.  If you are looking for all the newest and glitziest, you will be disappointed, but everything was in good shape and clean.  Staff, as always, was very friendly.  Food was good at both dining rooms and the buffet.  You could tell that they weren't offering some of the top of the line that you used to get, but still it was all very tasty.


The bad:  Really only 2 things that we were very unhappy with.  One of our party was playing cards in the casino.  All of a sudden the pit boss came and told him that the dealer had given him $10 too much 2 hands before....and he needed to give it back.  That $10 cost the casino alot of money!  All 6 of us walked out of the casino and never went back in all week.  The second thing was that our last port of call was Costa Maya and according to ship time we docked at 7am until 2pm.    You really couldn't do anything much until 9am and then had to be back so early.  The next day we were at sea heading back to New Orleans and they weren't pushing it very hard, it would have been a lot nicer to be in Port at least until 4pm..  

Cabin / Stateroom
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
We enjoyed all the shows except the magician, he was pretty lame
Service and Staff
Except for the one casino pit boss, all the staff and service were very friendly and excellent
Food and Dining
New Orleans, Louisiana
Just check before signing up for the cruise that you are not going on Mardi Gras weekend. That was a little crazy!
Cozumel, Mexico
Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras
Belize City, Belize
Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico


The Norwegian Dawn is a smaller ship which we like. He has everything you might want, but not so many people that there are crowds everywhere on ship

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