Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Purser

2-3 cruises


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2 out of 5

Carnival is the way to go when it comes to cruising

Sail Date: March 20, 2016

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Balcony

Sad I decided to try and I decided to try and Norwegian Cruise Lines I decided to try and Norwegian Cruise Lines figuring that I would get a great deal and a good value for my money I will soon mistaken with all the hidden fees that they charge they charge 13.50 per person per day additional watch for my family of 4 for this Cruise turned out to be an additional an additional $378 for what they call gratuity also I paid my balance in full but yet I'm noticing fees on my credit card from Norwegian Cruise Lines the entertainment was not good and they had no stand-up comedy shows the food was alright but very confusing on the different restaurants to go to I had a mini-suite  and I requested 3 beds  4/4 people in the mini Suite  my kids had to share a bed  which one is a step kid  and that did not work well also the bed that they gave them did not accommodate them because their legs hung halfway off the bed I don't think that I would ever cruise with Norwegian again

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Cabin / Stateroom
I thought I was getting a room that would accommodate my child and my stepchild that did not happen
Embarkation and Disembarkation
It was pretty easy to get on and off of the ship
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
I went and one of the best excursions that I've been on in my life the tour guide Elvis went above and beyond his duty this excursion was in Belize and it was in Crystal River Cave and zip lining
Onboard Activities
Children's Programs
My twelve year old step-daughter was put into the Dolphins Club where they did a circus with the younger kids she would have rather sat on the balcony and read a book and that's what she did on some days rather than going to the club
All the decent shows were filled in you had to go an hour early to get a seat and there was hardly any decent shows on this ship
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
New Orleans, Louisiana
Cozumel, Mexico
Great for shopping get all of your stuff there
Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras
Got robbed by South Shore Excursions they supposedly told me snorkeling a beach scene and a ride to and from the beach for $25 a person when we got to the beach we had to pay an additional $20 per person and when we wanted to go snorkeling we had to pay another $20 per person
Belize City, Belize
We did ziplining with a Crystal Cave tour an Elvis our tour guide was the best tour guide that I have ever had great time I highly recommend it especially if you can get all this to be your tour guide
Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico
The shopping there is double the price of Cozumel and everyone just looks at you like your a dollar sign


I didn't care for the ship because I had bad accommodations

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