Excellent cabin, good ports of call, mediocre food, mediocre ship activities

Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 10

Overall rating:

3 out of 5
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Norwegian Dawn

7 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 26, 2017

Ship: Norwegian Dawn

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 12512

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

The family suite was spacious and newly refurbished with very good service. Cozumel and Roatan were ok but Harvest Caye and Costa Maya were excellent stops. The shore excursions were a bit expensive but well organized and worth it, especially for first-time visits. 

The fitness room and walking/jogging track were nice but the rest of the activities on the ship were very limited with only one small pool.

The biggest disappointment was the food. Most of the food tasted bland and about the same. We had a speciality restaurant package but visited only one speciality restaurant (Le Bistro). The food there was so uninspiring that we opted to forgo the remaining package.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

1 out of 5

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5


3 out of 5

Children's Programs

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

Don't miss some of the shore excursions.

Ports of call

New Orleans, Louisiana

3 out of 5

Cozumel, Mexico

3 out of 5

Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

3 out of 5
Avoid the Underwater Museum Snorkel.

Harvest Caye, Belize

5 out of 5
Take time to enjoy this newly developed island with beautiful and not too crowded beach and pools.

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

5 out of 5
Recommend Chacchoben Ruins over Tulum Ruins.
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