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Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
7 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)
Sail Date: March 13, 2016
Ship: Norwegian Dawn
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 4573
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 1 year ago

Left out of New Orleans. Last minute cruise. Room 4573. First time on a lower level. Very surprised at how quiet the room was. It was a guarantee and I was afraid we were going to get a room at the front of the ship, but we ended up with midship. Also, it was near a service area and I was afraid of prep noise from the crew, but it was a quiet room! Kinda nice too, it was off the main strip of rooms, so it was private. 

Overall the cruise was good. I wish there were more dance opportunities. Some of the music played by the band in the Spinnaker just wasn't inspired enough, or no crew to get the guests riled up to dance! Once the band was playing and the house lights were too bright and only a couple of people got up to dance. Nobody wants to dance with the lights up! Also, one night they had things going on here and there, but then a large lapse of time between the next band or entertainment, so ended up too late. By that time people just weren't out and about. On the Caribbean Dance night out by the pool, the assistant cruise director and helper were dancing but nobody was dancing. Not sure how to fix that. It could have just been the particular crowd on this cruise. Also kinda disappointed that Richard, (wonderful cruise director) didn't wear the angel wings on the White Hot Party Night, but maybe it is too cheesy, but I just love the WHP, and like seeing the crew walking around in those amazing over the top wings!Happy

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Good, quiet.
5 out of 5
Stayed at a hotel in Marerro. Also in the past stayed on the Westbank area. Hotels right in the heart of NOLA too expensive.
5 out of 5
Shopping! lots of walking. Wear comfortable shoes.
5 out of 5
Booked the Lamanai Ruins, River excursion. Love it! Heard Howler Monkeys. Some walking. A long excursion. Hour bus ride but worth it.
5 out of 5
Just a few stores in port, not much to do there. Take a taxi for $15.00 (They try to tell you $25) to West End Beach to the Paradise Hotel Resort. Pay an extra $10. for entry and wristband. Beautiful beach, tons of cruise guests go there. Clear water, white sand, loungers and umbrellas provided!
5 out of 5
You can spend the day just hanging out in port if you don't want to spend money on an excursion. Very clean, huge pool, shops are expensive. They WILL bargain with you. Bought a "$12" item for $3.00, a tiny figurine, totally not worth 12.
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