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Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 43

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
10 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)
Sail Date: May 08, 2016
Ship: Norwegian Dawn
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 9178
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago

Physically this is a nice ship...mid size, nice floor plan, etc. However it is very dated and showing its' age. The good news is that on May 19, 2016 immediately after our cruise was over it went into dry dock for a multi-million dollar makeover. I'm sure when it resumes cruising that the décor, furnishings, floors and cabins will have a much improved feeling.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The menu and the quality of the food preparation was very good in the main dining rooms. The buffet at lunch concentrate too much on hot, spicy type foods. Le Bistro and La Cucina specialty restaurants were excellent.


3 out of 5
Production shows were excellent. Jugglers, magicians, etc. just average.

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
Not applicable

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Cabin steward was excellent. Food service was neither exceptional nor bad.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Dated and worn décor. However, ship is being revamped in May and should improve this.

Ship Tip

Pay attention to either cruising on the newer ships or ships that have recently been refurbished.

5 out of 5
You cannot go wrong in this city.
5 out of 5
Lots of options for shore excursions.
Unless you crave beach activities, there is very little else to do. Very few shops where ship docks.
Went to the Mayan ruins of Quirigua. Very interesting. This port is very limited in shore excursions and there is little to do within walking distance of the dock area.
5 out of 5
River tubing is the best excursion. Otherwise it is the beach or nothing.
5 out of 5
Very nice village at the end of the dock. Also, for a $3 per person taxi you can go to nearby seaside are of Majahual. Very laidback and pleasant.

Cozumel, Mexico Did not visit port

So much variety of things to do. A neat place.
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