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Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 16

Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
Norwegian Dawn

14 Night Eastern Caribbean (Boston Roundtrip)

Sail date: October 26, 2018

Ship: Norwegian Dawn

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 5573

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Great Ship Norweigan Dawn , terrific crew always cheerful and helpful and they do to above and beyond to assist passengers anyway possible to make your trip the best.


4 out of 5
Best to be early or mid-morning , a great big line at later times is no fun in the afternoon times , the waiting is the worst , but you can chat with strangers and make friendly talk and learn something new.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
We were given a small shipment of 60,000 meals when 90,000 were ordered a mild rationing was made and very noticeable day 11 ,12 ,13 ,14. Milk was not abundant nor was rib eye steak it was non-existent the entire 2 week cruise as it did not meet standards.

Le Bistro

5 out of 5

Very nice dining ,,Wonderful crew ( Host , Hostess, Servers )

Bliss Ultra Lounge

5 out of 5

Very nice lounge , best to get there early to save section for yourself/party going.

Topsiders Bar and Grill

5 out of 5

Great Bartenders and servers on deck.

Gatsby's Champagne Bar

5 out of 5

Terrific Bar and Server's( Bartenders and Waited or Waitress ) Great Singers and Musicians/Band. Enclosed Cigar/cigarette smoking room.

Garden Cafe

5 out of 5

Very nice buffet line , only issue was a slight shortage of meals ( 30,000 meals refused in loading port Boston as not to standards , 60,000 meals of 90,000 ordered ) , milk items were rationed on day 10 through day 14 were very noticeable.

Casino Bar

5 out of 5

Great Bartenders and Servers just tell them how you want your drink ( anything from water or soda pop to liquors or wine )

Cagney's Steakhouse

4 out of 5

Great crew ( Hostesses /Servers and Wine Stewart ) The foods cooked to order , the wines are fine.

Aqua Main Dining Room

5 out of 5

Great meals and crew ( Hostesses and Servers )

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Game show Deal or no Deal , enjoyed watching first contestant , also becoming the second chosen by random ticket/card purchase serial number . Won a $150.00

Hot Tubs

5 out of 5

The Spa's hot tubs , both are fantastic uncrowded mostly during open hours 8am to 10 p.m.

Hair And Beauty Salon

5 out of 5

The Barber is fantastic .

Galleria Shops

5 out of 5

Very nice stock in shop's


5 out of 5

Great time , having fun playing slots even though I lost. Paradise lotto , 2nd chance drawings on lotto for losing tickets at midnight each night I won a bottle of wine- Merlot my choice ( red or white wine's ) many winners of $100.00 on Paradise Lotto $2.00 a set of 5 numbers ticket.


5 out of 5
Entertainment shows of comic's , hypnotist and crew talent shows were great 👍

Children's Programs

As I did not being any about a dozen or more were having a great time ages from 1 to 18 , I heard them almost daily when in restaurants or in passages.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
So very cheerful and helpful above and beyond the call of duty.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Norwegian Dawn is a perfect ship Design as this was my first cruise.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Great cabin for 1 or 2 but can accommodate 3 comfortably .

Ship tip

Always make sure you get a unlimited drink package when travelling , if it is necessary to upgrade your reservation do it , it's well worth the money spent as drinks alcoholic or non-alcoholic will be costly on a 2 week cruise

Ports of call

Boston, Massachusetts

5 out of 5
1st of 7 ports of call, all were very nice and friendly greeters on docks.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5

St. John's, Antigua

5 out of 5
Great people and shop's , my first shop that opened to purchase local artist's postcards , I was given a free gift of an local artists small bowl equal to my purchase of $28.00 for postcards the shop is 306 and I made their first customer and they my day too. Accepts Visa and MasterCard. A small shop a block away to the right a very nice woman was getting up and I asked about postcards $1.00 each Cash only but after 9am Another shop can process credit cards for her , I also had to run back on ship for my cash , also returning and being another first purchased of her day an extra 3 postcards i did not choose were in with my 8 I chose as a gift and thank you for starting off her day of sales.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5
Puerto Rico had police at every corner in streets to assist any way possible for directions and safety as the island is still in recovery. Wonderful people all very nice .


5 out of 5
Choosing your departure time with luggage tags for collection was easy , only trouble was luggage is heavier LOL.
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