great ports, ship ok

Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Third Mate
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 9

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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7 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)
Sail Date: February 14, 2016
Ship: Norwegian Dawn
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 10208
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago

This was a great trip, the ports visited were awesome.  The ship however needs a makeover or retirement.  Specialty dining was awesome.  Buffet is good for breakfast only. Room service in our balcony room for breakfast was outstanding. the 24 hour dining needs help. Avoid the Blue Lagoon, food is horrible and wait staff is miserable. The ship needs to have a limited 24 hour buffet like RC. There is only one small pool aboard and they need to enforce the rules with children.  All four hot tubs were over run by children 8-12 years old.  Very irresponsible parents. The signs say no children however when I approached staff they did nothing.  2 of the 4 hot tubs were not working they were cold. Staff was alerted but nothing done.  Entertainment and the cruise director are 5 stars.  All and all an enjoyable cruise.

 

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
specialty dining only, main dining rooms ok. Buffet only good for breakfast.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Children's Programs

no interest

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
needs to be retired
5 out of 5
Don't do excursions, walk out of tourist area and visit the amazing culture, found a private beach and had cocktails
5 out of 5
nothing much in Belize, do an excursion like cave tubing
5 out of 5
A big pleasant surprise, take a 5 minute taxi to one of the many great beaches.
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