Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Purser

4-6 cruises


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5 out of 5

What's not to like???

Sail Date: February 28, 2016

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

Clean comfortable room, excellent professional entertainment, fun activities including multiple trivia sessions and games, great food, great service, friendly staff - what's not to like? The ship provided plenty of areas to relax, even on 'at sea' days when everyone was on board. The staff was constantly cleaning so everything was clean, including public rest rooms


The restaurants were fancy and the food was delicious. Not having to dress up was a definite bonus. We often chose the buffet and were never disappointed.


We did not take the shore excursions (we've done this cruise in the past so previously visited all the countries) but we heard good excursion reviews from our new cruise friends. 


Yes, boarding is a bit tedious with long lines but exiting the ship at the end of the cruise was very efficient. If you can handle your own luggage and aren't with a group I would suggest this easy-off method. 


Thanks NCL, we'll be back.




Cabin / Stateroom
The cabin was small but comfortable and our steward was excellent.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Embarkation a bit tedious but disembarkation was a piece of cake!
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
We went for the cruise, not the destination!
Onboard Activities
Children's Programs
We seldom saw small children because the programs kept the occupied and happy.
Very professional! Excellent and always impressive.
Service and Staff
Food and Dining


We understand that the Dawn will be docked for a few months and upgraded - it was great but we'd love to cruise the Dawn again and see what changes. Some things just need to be upgraded periodically and we're happy to know that NCL does that.

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