Our 10 Night Western Caribbean NCL Cruise

Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
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Norwegian Dawn

10 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)

Sail date: May 08, 2016

Ship: Norwegian Dawn

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 4009

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

This was our first cruise on Norwegian Cruise Lines and the most enjoyable of the seven cruises we have taken. The Freestyle Dining allowed us to spend each day as we wished without being on a schedule.  We had the Unlimited Beverage Package which allowed us simply relax and let our cares slip away. We also enjoyed that there were only a few announcements and all information could be found on the daily activities bulletin and on TV. The food and entertainment was outstanding.  We enjoyed meeting and interacting with members of the staff. My only negative comment would be that some of the bartenders, especially at Topsiders, did not acknowledge guests waiting for service and were impatient in their interactions with them.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
We did not have children travelling with us.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The cabin size was comfortable. We enjoyed the sliding doors on the shower. There was adequate storage space but we would preferred more drawers instead of the shelves inside the closet. The carpet was showing wearbut is being replaced while the Dawn is in dry dock.

Ship tip

You will quickly become familiar with the ship's layout when you learn the location of the elevators to learn the quickest ways to dining, shops, and the pool deck.

Ports of call

New Orleans, Louisiana

5 out of 5

George Town, Grand Cayman

5 out of 5

Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

5 out of 5

Santo Tomas De Castilla, Guatemala

3 out of 5
Santo Tomas is not a destination in itself. You will need to book an excursion to go inland for sightseeing. It was the most expensive port for us.

Harvest Caye, Belize

5 out of 5

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

5 out of 5

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
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