Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Cruise Director

7+ cruises


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3 out of 5

Wait for renovation

Sail Date: May 08, 2016

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

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.

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Cabin / Stateroom
Dated and worn décor. However, ship is being revamped in May and should improve this.
Children's Programs
Not applicable
Production shows were excellent. Jugglers, magicians, etc. just average.
Service and Staff
Cabin steward was excellent. Food service was neither exceptional nor bad.
Food and Dining
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.
New Orleans, Louisiana
You cannot go wrong in this city.
George Town, Grand Cayman
Lots of options for shore excursions.
Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras Unless you crave beach activities, there is very little else to do. Very few shops where ship docks.
Santo Tomas De Castilla, Guatemala 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.
Harvest Caye, Belize
River tubing is the best excursion. Otherwise it is the beach or nothing.
Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico
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 So much variety of things to do. A neat place.


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

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