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Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 50

Overall rating:

4.2 out of 5
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Norwegian Dawn

15 Night Panama Canal Partial Transit (New York To Tampa)

Sail date: November 09, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Dawn

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 11656

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Wonderful and relaxing cruise. The ports were clean. First time at the ports we stopped at. Not fond of the tendering at Roatan Bay and Harvest Caye as it takes a while to get on and off and waiting etc. Met some fun folks and the staff and crew are so accommodating and welcoming. Love the Dawn and the mini-suite balcony


4 out of 5
There was a bit of line/wait checking in

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
There were a couple of wait staff that were inexperienced in the Venetian but nothing to complain about. Our room steward was such a good guy but had to be reminded to do a couple of things a few times early on in the cruise and once he got it, no issues at all.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Public areas were clean except that one restroom was disgusting because someone just uggh. I didn’t use it. I felt sorry for the crew who had to clean them. I told the girl who came to clean that she should wear a mask

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Good layout and space and near the spa which I used everyday.

Ship tip

If you need to work or be connected, get the premium WiFi packages

Ports of call

Willemstad, Curacao

1 out of 5
Beautiful city love the Dutch architecture

Oranjestad, Aruba

1 out of 5
Wish we just went directly to the beach instead of doing the Best of Aruba excursion. Not much to see except the beautiful beach but we only had 30 minutes at the beach

Cartagena, Colombia

3 out of 5
The vendors were relentless especially in the old city.

Panama Canal (Cruise Into Canal)

5 out of 5
The best part! WE stayed on the ship and experienced going through the east and west lanes. The speaker on the PA also was very helpful and informative. Great day.

Puerto Limon, Costa Rica

1 out of 5
Did the coffee Plantation tour and lunch at a beautiful colonial styled hotel. We liked this excursion a lot. Our guide was great. We’re landing on going back to Costa Rica to explore it more. Beautiful country.

Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

5 out of 5
We did the horseback riding and swimming great for us first timer horseback rider. They took good care of us. No time for swimming.

Harvest Caye, Belize

5 out of 5
Great beach time!

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

5 out of 5
We did the Cacchaben Mayan Ruins deluxe. Worth the extra money as there were 10 of us only in our comfortable van. Water, soda and beer were provided and the guide was pretty good too.


1 out of 5
We were delayed disembarking because offloading luggage issues. We thought we will will miss out flight, but thank goodness we made it
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