great ports, ship ok

Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 13

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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Norwegian Dawn

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: 2 years ago

Review Summary

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.

 

Ship Experiences

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

Ports Of Call

New Orleans, Louisiana

5 out of 5

Cozumel, Mexico

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

Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

5 out of 5

Belize City, Belize

5 out of 5
nothing much in Belize, do an excursion like cave tubing

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

5 out of 5
A big pleasant surprise, take a 5 minute taxi to one of the many great beaches.
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