Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 4
Helpful Votes: 62

Overall rating:

3.8 out of 5
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Norwegian Dawn

7 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 01, 2020

Ship: Norwegian Dawn

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Overall it was a great cruise. We can always manage to have a fun time. My only issues were with the tendering when the itinerary when the specifically stated "dockside". I was really looking forward to Harvest Caye, what a disappointment.


4 out of 5
Easy except for pre-charge corkage fee

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Very good!

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5


4 out of 5
Excellent entertainment in smaller venues. Production shows not so good.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Excellent waiters, bartenders and cabin stewards.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Beautiful refurbishment but hard to navigate the ship. Very clean.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Cabin was smallest I've experienced but clean and well kept.

Ship tip

Check the itinerary carefully. I specifically look for cruises that dock. This cruise tendered into two ports with small, hot, smelly tender boats.

Ports of call

Tampa, Florida

4 out of 5

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

3 out of 5
Used to be a relaxing stop but has become very crowded and you are charged for everything. You have to buy a $14 drink to sit in a lounge chair.

Harvest Caye, Belize

2 out of 5
Beautiful pool. That's about all I can say. Tendered in again because the dock was under repair. Absolutely no complimentary food like every other cruise's private islands. Can not use your ship card anywhere on the island.

Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

2 out of 5
Had to tender in again. Only the big ships were able to dock. Excursion was unimpressive.

Cozumel, Mexico

4 out of 5
Love Cozumel.


4 out of 5
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