Nice ship, awful service, so. Fun people, wouldn’t cruise on it again.

Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 30

Overall rating:

2.9 out of 5
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Norwegian Dawn

7 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 16, 2020

Ship: Norwegian Dawn

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 5531

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Been on many cruises, this being the worst, as far as service. Many veteran cruisers, I talked to on board, felt the exact same way! Norwegian has never been my favorite cruise line and I thought I’d give it one more try, never again! There is a reason that celebrity, RCC, Princess...cost more, it’s worth it!


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

2 out of 5
Specialty restaurants n/a, food wasn’t that good.

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5
Small pool, cold and jam packed! Good entertainment.

Service and Staff

1 out of 5
Very slow at the pool area bars, about 2 waiters taking orders around the pool, again, very slow and beer not cold. The best service, and it was very good, was at the casino!

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Restrooms at the pool and casino could been cleaned more often. Toilets were full and wouldn’t flush at times, no toilet paper, soap and paper towels empty at times, and trash was overflowing!

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Clean, comfortable with an awkward layout. We had a bunk that made it impossible to see the tv unless you were out of bed and stood in front of it.

Ship tip

Go on a different ship!!!!

Ports of call

Tampa, Florida Did not visit port

Just embarked there

Harvest Caye, Belize

3 out of 5
Beautiful beach and pool. The surrounding area was beautiful too. Expensive, $17.25 for two 10 oz. beers!

Cozumel, Mexico

4 out of 5
They’ve really spruced it up, looking good!


5 out of 5
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