Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western
Sail Date: May 01, 2016
Ship: Norwegian Dawn
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 9018
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago
This was the first cruise we have taken on Norwegian. We have been cruising for 25 years on various cruise line and thought we would try Norwegian. This ship was in horrible condition in bad need of repairs that were visible to all passengers, The pool was never clean and the water was cloudy. We disembarked from New Orleans and the water looked like the Mississippi River, just filthy.
The food was horrible in the dinning rooms. The quality of the steaks tasted wild and was not eatable. The lobster was grilled too long and it stuck to the shell and could hardly be pulled out of the shell. The waiters and the staff in all the dining rooms did not make you feel special, and were difficult to get their attention when we needed something. We did pay extra to eat in the French Restaurant and the food was good. Based on that fact it was obvious that Norwegian was just trying to push people into buying the dining package..
The buffet actually had better food and a better menu. What a waste to take the time to have a nice sit down dinner.
The casual dress (anything goes) for dinner was disappointing. Norwegian definitely set a tone for low class cruising.
I doubt that we will ever cruise with Norwegian again. Even though we understand that the "Dawn" is now being refurbished it should have been taken out of service long before our cruise. The carpets were filthy, and obviously very old.
The caribbean is a favorite cruise for us and we have been there over a dozen times. The Dawn and the Norwegian cruise employees were the worse experience we have had in 25 years of cruising.
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Do not expect to enjoy pool time because there is only 1 small pool to serve all the passengers on the ship. If you are planning to read a good book and like to find nice places around the ship to do so, be prepared to pay for it by buying the spa package. This ship is disappointing in every aspect