Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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5 out of 5

Caribbean cruise from New Orleans; 1st trip on NCL

Sail Date: February 21, 2016

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Large Group

Room Type: Balcony

We had a great time.  This was the smallest group we have travelled with in a long time.


Everyone loved the Freestyle dining.   Both the unlimited drink package and the 4 specialty restaurant meal package were included in our fare.  We were able to easily make reservations and all of the meals were wonderful.


We plan on taking more cruises on Norwegian in the future.


Cabin / Stateroom
The living space was a little smaller than some cabins we have had in the past but that was because the bathroom area was larger with the toilet area being able to be closed off. Set up was fine with plenty of storage for our gear and we do not travel light as we take our scuba equipment with us.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
The only issue is the ship was dated but it is going into dry dock this year so that is being addressed.
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
They really did not have much in the way of onboard activities. Especially "pool" activities on sea days like we are used to on other lines.
Service and Staff
The staff and service were great everywhere we went.
Food and Dining
Loved the Freestyle Dining along with the specialty restaurants. We had the 4 specialty restaurant package that was part of our cruise price.
New Orleans, Louisiana
Cozumel, Mexico
As always loved Cozumel. We used Blue Majic Diving. If you are taking a Discover Scuba class ask for Mario he was wonderful with our friend who was leery and by the end of her trip she had made it down the 40 feet to join us.
Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras
We went to Little French Key which we booked ourselves. It was a wonderful day.
Belize City, Belize we did not get off the ship in Belize
Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

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