Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Purser

4-6 cruises


Helpful Votes

1 out of 5

Cruise from hell

Sail Date: March 20, 2016

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

I will never again cruise with NCL. The ship was dirty, and the bedding stunk. The cruise line had promised us a $50 beverage package, but we never got it. Instead we got a credit for the casino, but we don't gamble. One of our excursions was cancelled the morning it was scheduled without our being notified. The other two were a huge disappointment and over priced. I couldn't believe the number o families with young kids who were completely out of control. We asked every night to be seated in a quiet area, but inevitably wound up at a table surrounded by ill-mannered children and their over indulgent parents. Kids threw screaming tantrums on the floor and crawled on the table. There were no adult activities or areas until 11 p.m. We just wanted to have a quiet, romantic dinner. To our dismay, I turned out that It was a nightmare.

large number of guests were also drunken spring breakers.

Cabin / Stateroom
The bedding smelled horribly. The bathroom layout was nice. Most days the room wasn't made up until after lunch.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Very chaotic compared to. Holland America.
Ship Quality
Even the restaurants and pubs were situated such that they were walkways from one part of the ship to another. No. Quiet corners anywhere.

Perhaps the staff wasn't able to keep up with the trailer trash passengers, but there were always half empty cans and glasses by the elevators.
Destinations and Excursions
Overpriced. In Honduras the"scenic overlook was in a very rundown part of the island. Filth and refuse everywhere.
Onboard Activities
Nothing available for mature adults. Extremely disappointing.
Children's Programs
It didn't appear that there were any. There was a children's area and pool, but they ran everywhere and monopolized the hot tub.
Everything was dominated by kids
Service and Staff
Steward was not very attentive. Had to request a second robe, bathmat, and room service order forms. We asked for tea and got coffee.
Food and Dining
Food was good, but the ambience was nonexistent.
New Orleans, Louisiana
Cozumel, Mexico
Excursion cancelled for no apparent reason.
Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras
Dirty. Stray dogs roamed the beach. The water was too dirty to go in. "Tour of the island" was a joke. Nothing to see but poverty and garbage.
Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico
Don't go to the iguana preserve.


Do not sail Norwegian, EVER.

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