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Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 20

Overall rating:

4.4 out of 5
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Norwegian Dawn

7 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 29, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Dawn

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 10630

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

This was our first time sailing with Norweigian and hands down, we met the nicest people on board. We found the dining experience to be confusing and frustrating - perhaps a "how to" guide for first timers would help. The crew was great, the excursions were all fun and the ship was fine - I learned I like bigger ships with more activities. If you are cruising for the pool and beach, this is the ship for you. Nice memories


5 out of 5
We used wheel chair assist and the man was wonderful and helpful

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
The specialty restaurants were amazing and the complementary dining was okay - not great. We were VERY frustrated in our attempts to get reservations - we would wait in line only to be told the rest. is sold out

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Too limited for my taste - We did enjoy the Bliss game shows each night but that was about all. Prices in spa are WAY too high - no "specials"


5 out of 5
The singers were outstanding and the shows were very entertaining but I found the choreography to be exhausting to watch and sometimes ridiculous

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All ship personnel were fabulous and seemed not only friendly but to be enjoying themselves.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Compared to other cruises I have been on, this ship was too small and dated for my taste but it was clean.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
For a balcony I was surprised at how small it was - I contribute that to the age of the ship. Housekeeping was WONDERFUL

Ports of call

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

5 out of 5
Segway tour was awesome - great guides, very safety conscious and made a fun trip

Harvest Caye, Belize

5 out of 5
Scuba diving was very enjoyable - again great guides and a fun day.

Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

4 out of 5
Took a bus tour for people with limited mobility - it was nice - great tour guide (Jerry?) Not much to see but gave us some idea of how people live

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
Took airplane to Chitzen Ita and it was amazing from start to finish.


5 out of 5
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