The cruise and staff as usual where wonderful.There was a large group of people traveling.They where rude ,obnoxious and dangerous at the buffet.

Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall rating:

3.8 out of 5
Norwegian Dawn

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

Sail date: November 09, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Dawn

Cabin type: Inside

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

I just wish the rules applied to everyone. Don't put towels on chairs ,always have your hands cleaned in and out of restaurants. The “group” from New York seniors actually asked me to move! They wanted my table. Luckily they did mostly their own activities. And there was too much Indian food served and offered at buffet .


1 out of 5
Terrible.We had blue tags and suppedly off the ship first.People did not wait for their color to be called.The same rude group pushed and shoved.It was a nightmare.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Stayed away from buffet after 3 people were picking up food with their hands. I did immediately report them. And had the food removed. The same group from New York! They also took large groups of seats . And screamed to each other across the room.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Fitness center was nice. Pool area was clean.


4 out of 5
The Irish comedian was good. Band was very good. A musical duo that played mostly in the atrium where very good.

Children's Programs

We didn’t bring any

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Staff were friendly and helpful. Wait time for food in Venetian was very long.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Everything was clean.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
It was small but adequate for us.

Ship tip

Don’t buy a transfer to the airport.Find a alternative, take your own bags off.

Ports of call

New York, New York Did not visit port

Live in CT

Willemstad, Curacao

2 out of 5

Oranjestad, Aruba

3 out of 5

Santa Marta, Colombia

2 out of 5

Cartagena, Colombia

3 out of 5
Excursion was ok. Place was busy.Go early to avoid lots of vendors.

Panama Canal (Cruise Into Canal)

5 out of 5

Colon, Panama

3 out of 5

Puerto Limon, Costa Rica

2 out of 5

Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

3 out of 5

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

3 out of 5


1 out of 5
Very disorganized.People pushing to get on buses.Too many wheelchairs going ahead of us.They should be in separate line.
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