Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Purser

4-6 cruises


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3 out of 5

Another cruise

Sail Date: May 01, 2016

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

Don't get the wrong idea from the title.  We have been on many cruises to many different destinations - Alaska, the Mediterranean, Hawaii, turn around, etc.  Some on NCL and some not.  This was an enjoyable cruise - good food, good ertainment, nice ship appointments compared to others we have been on.  We had the food and beverage package and were surprised on the number of "service charges" on out bill.  It would be nice to have those explained.


We did have two complaints.  The tour of Roatan was not a great experience.  We were regaled with how poor the residents were and how rough they had it - existing on (as we were told) $350 per month.  Yet we saw folks with smart phones, cars, etc.  We were taken to two drop offs one of which we were treated to a dance and the other in a very poor area we were given a tablespoonful of some kind of dish. Dirt and poverty prevailed. The whole tour seemed a poorly disguized quest for money and sympathy.


Second - we could not believe that our stateroom had only one electrical outlet. We had two cell phones, a kindle and two tablets.  We hope when you refurbish the ship you take that into consideration.  You launched in 2002 and many of the devices we now have were not in existence.


We will definitely sail on NCL in the future, but probably not in the very near future.  Other travel plans.


Robert Hayes

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Wait until it is refurbished.

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