Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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7+ cruises


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3 out of 5

2nd best cruise line leaving new orleans

Sail Date: March 27, 2016

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

 Had a good time despite ship deficiencies. This ship tries to copy rcl liberty even to exact games and words but this is not rcl. It was less expensive then the dream and closer to Covington.(Galveston 6hr. drive) The ports for the most part very good.   We need more cruise lines leaving new Orleans, are a better ncl ship.(how about the ncl escape) In conclusion, if the dream is full or to high the 2nd best choice is ncl.   Happy cruising!!

Cabin / Stateroom
Ocean view rooms are on lower decks. Shower was large but getting dress outside of shower very difficult without opening bath room door. Cigarette holder next to toilet. Walls, you can hear everything in adjacent room.
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Food and Dining
New Orleans, Louisiana
get there early and visit outlet mall next to ship. Reasonable parking with shuttle service near ship.
Cozumel, Mexico
national park excellent! Stay away from sky reef(new place ) has a strong current, we had to be rescued. Great shopping!
Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras
west bay can be reached by taxi and is super. Try brick oven pizza. West end also nice.
Belize City, Belize
Unless going on a excursion, just stay on ship. Limited shopping , no beach and you have to tender.


Limited things for kids. Ship is a maize, not easy to navigate. Some areas unaccessible except thru steps. Unlimited beverage has limits and exceptions, also additional charges on drinks the 1st day on board. Tips on this ship $13.50 per person per day and you have no say. (breakdown is secret)

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