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Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 8

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
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10 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)
Sail Date: May 08, 2016
Ship: Norwegian Dawn
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: 5586
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

To be honest, I was very skeptical about this cruise having been a faithful Royal Caribbean cruiser, but what a pleasant surprise! The ocean view cabin was great and very well designed for comfort and plenty of storage room for clothes & stuff, and the bathroom was so very well designed and laid out. There is not enough space here to go into the culinary experience, in one word "fantastic". I enjoyed the "Freestyle" dining arrangement. The entertainment (shows) were some of the best I've ever seen on a cruise. There was always some activity going on that was of interest during the day, and plenty of music and dancing at night. A great cruise. I am sure the ship will be even better after the dry Big Smiledocking and I look forward to going on it another time.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Great assortment of specialty dining besides a fantastic selection of food in the Garden Cafe. I found the drinks (alcoholic) to be way overpriced. A bottle of California "Blackstone" Merlot was US$43. I can buy it in the grocery store for $8.89 ($8.29 if I buy 6), that is almost 500% mark up on the retail price!

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Plenty to keep you busy


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All the staff were great and a fantastic cruise director.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Very well laid out and comfortable

Ship Tip

I think the ship is very well designed and all the facilities are conveniently located. Loved it!

3 out of 5
Don't buy a beer here! US$6.00, in Cozumel they only charge US$1.00 . I found even the souvenirs in the port area to be way overpriced.
5 out of 5
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