Dawn. 12_day

Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 7
Helpful Votes: 153

Overall rating:

2.6 out of 5
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Norwegian Dawn

12 Night Southern Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 21, 2020

Ship: Norwegian Dawn

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 10005

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Good cruise overall, but was disappointed in the food. Osheehans and Bamboo maintained some of the best and most consistent food and snacks. Main Dining and Specialty Restaurants DISSAPOINTING! No prime rib, lobster and shrimp!!! Meat in dining rooms was mostly tough overcooked beef. Specialty restaurants were equally disappointing.!! Cagneys- "slow cooker prime rib", was coated with a rub and grilled. Gratin potatoes were cold and uncooked! Lol Logos- food was bland!!!! What?? No salsa or hot sauce!!!! Margarita was good. Not what I expect from South American food. Moderno- skewered meat was mediocre, though the filet was good. The salad bar was not replenished, the The serving of mashed potatoes, rice, mushrooms..etc. placed on table was cold and tasteless.!!!I Most of Garden Cafe meats for lunch and dinner were of ground meat. Meatballs, lasagna...meatloaf..... Main dining......more!!! Of particular bad offerings...Stoganoff!!!! Horrible,!! Three people at our table ordered it... No one ate it! Cream soups bad! Final night I ordered chicken picatta... It came out nicely browned with sauce. Cut into it, was rubbery and cool....bad texture!!! Either it had been microwaved or frozen.. Ate the side dishes, cut it up and did not want to embarrass the hard working servers.!!! NCL definitely needs to do some quality control on the foods and prep!!!!!!!!!! Taste! Temp! Quality!

Embarkation

1 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5

Entertainment

4 out of 5

Service and Staff

2 out of 5
Steward and waiters did an excellent job!!!!!! All crew members were constantly working to maintain and keep ship clean and neat.

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
Need more space for common areas to read and converse.

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
Cabin was clean, quiet and neat. Steward did an excellent job!.

Ship tip

Port 2 in Tampa is the most difficult to embark and disenbark.

Ports of call

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

1 out of 5

St. John's, Antigua

4 out of 5

Bridgetown, Barbados

5 out of 5

Castries, St. Lucia

1 out of 5

Basseterre, St. Kitts

5 out of 5

San Juan, Puerto Rico

4 out of 5

Disembarkation

1 out of 5
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