Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Purser

1 cruise (first)


Helpful Votes

2 out of 5

Be careful if booking last minute

Sail Date: March 06, 2016

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Oceanview

This was our first cruise.  I've gone back through my paperwork and can't seem to find where I agreed to pay a $13.50 per person per day charge on top of the cruise and all the taxes and fees.  For 4 of us on a 7 day cruise, that was a less than pleasant surprise.  


We had to tender in Belize, which was a nightmare.  We didn't get off the boat until after 10 a.m. and we had already missed our excursion.  We were stuck basically shopping and missed seeing the island.  


Additionally, we weren't able to dock in Costa Maya.  So, we essentially missed half of our trip.  


If you've never been on a cruise, be prepared to be nickeled and  dimed to death.  

Cabin / Stateroom
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
Children's Programs
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
New Orleans, Louisiana
Cozumel, Mexico
Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras
Belize City, Belize
Didn't get to to anything but shop in the over-priced port.
Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico
Didn't get to port.

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