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Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review

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Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 9

Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
Norwegian Dawn

7 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 15, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Dawn

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 10096

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Great cruise even though weather didn't co-operate


5 out of 5
I took a shuttle by Norwegian from the airport to port. Bus was great, but a little bit of chaos at the port, granted we were early, and they were still disembarking. Once that was done, got on real quick, was Platinum - so almost 1st group called to get on. Over all wait at pier to get on was about 45 minutes.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Pretty much same activites as other NCL ships. The pool was a decent size, and l loved the staged lounge chairs. Casino staff super friendly.


5 out of 5
I was happy that xmas music wasn't played all the time (it happened 2 years previous on the Pearl -pool side and hallways 24-7) entertainment was good for a smaller ship. The comedian Keith Bender was so funny. Laughed non-stop.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Staff was great, room steward was amazing, everyone was very nice, service in restaurants was attentive, bar was decent, and there were the most cocktail servers l have seen by the pool.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Clean ship. No complaints at all. Public Bathrooms always clean.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Cabin was great. Roomy, but bathroom was a bit on the smaller size. View was amazing. Ship seems to go to alternate sides when in port.

Ports of call

Tampa, Florida

5 out of 5
Wasn't really there. Airport was great, transportation with NCL to ship was great ($20)


5 out of 5
Super fast. I had booked an early flight (10:30 at TPA - don't recommend it that early) was up and in line to walk off with my luggage (in line at 6, cleared for dis embarkation at 7:45) I was at the airport at 8:30. Tip - if you walk off the ship, there are guys giving you a ride to the airport for $8 a person. They walk you a short distance to their small buses. Great deal.

Traveler Photos

I love the specialty restaurants.  Always go to Cagneys a couple of times per cruise.  Ribeye is amazing.  Sushi was good also, so much food for the specialty package with the sushi (l never get full caluse).  Best meal in LaCuccina is the OsoBucco.  Delicious.  The buffet is a bit smaller then the big ships, but more then enough.  Food all around very good. Great cabin, bathroom was small, but do-able. Cabin 10098.  Balcony, with beds pushed together.  And Sofa makes a third bed. Mayan Ruins Beach Beach Pool
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