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Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 63

Overall rating:

3.9 out of 5
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Norwegian Dawn

7 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 01, 2020

Ship: Norwegian Dawn

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 11126

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Overall, not our favorite ship. The overall decor on dawn isn’t as nice as other ships. Plain and simple decor. No wow factor anywhere. Very clean though throughout. Not enough comfy seating around ship along hallways, atrium, etc. Not enough nice lounges. Gatsby wasn’t small. bliss, seating was low and hard, not comfortable at all. Buffet was so disappointing. Wine bar was very nice and we went there every evening. Choices were limited and food was very mediocre at best. Crew and staff outstanding almost everywhere. Beds were very hard and hurt my back. Liked that there weren’t formal nights and the drink package was nice except it didn’t include water. Water was very expensive to purchase.


5 out of 5
Quick when arriving after 2 pm

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Specialty dining was very good, but buffet wasn’t as good as on other cruise lines. Buffet had limited choices at lunch and dinner and not enough grilled choices or variety.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Standard activities like other ships


3 out of 5
Standard entertainment

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Noises on balcony from buffet area above was quite loud and constant all day.

Ports of call

Tampa, Florida

4 out of 5

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

4 out of 5

Harvest Caye, Belize

4 out of 5

Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

4 out of 5

Cozumel, Mexico

4 out of 5


2 out of 5
Very slow getting off ship, even with late check out. Long lines and disorganized at Tampa port.
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