Great ports but so so ship-

Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 31

Overall rating:

3.7 out of 5
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Norwegian Dawn

7 Night Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 17, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Dawn

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 10202

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

I think all cruises are good and overall it is hard to complain about a wonderful vacation. However this was not my favorite ship due to the design, the staff in many areas were not as friendly, and the food and service overall was not as good as we have experienced in the past.


5 out of 5
It went smooth and not a long wait

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The staff in the main dining room was fair. Not as friendly as other cruises we have been on.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


4 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
We were surprised by the service throughout the ship. There were some excellent waiters but there were many that were not friendly.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Very clean but hard to get from one end to another. The gift shop was almost hidden and I thought the ship's layout was odd on many floors.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Very, very small and only one plug in! Bathrooms were small and would be very uncomfortable if you were a larger person. We were with a group of 12 and everyone noticed the same things. We have been on many cruises and these cabins were unusually small but clean.

Ports of call

San Juan, Puerto Rico

4 out of 5

Bridgetown, Barbados

4 out of 5

St. John's, Antigua

4 out of 5

Basseterre, St. Kitts

5 out of 5

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

5 out of 5

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5


5 out of 5
Fast and easy
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