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3.8 out of 5

Good Caribbean Cruise by Chiefjim

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Overall our cruises was good, the food was good except for that noted in this review. All the staff was very friendly, efficient, and a pleasure to deal with. Our major disappointment was the noise from the cafateria above us during the late hours. Our complaints fell on deaf ears.

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3.4 out of 5

Extremelly Casual by kkkrzychu

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Very casual cruise experience. Good entertainment shows. Mediocre food

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4.7 out of 5

Wonderful overall. Trouble with glutten free menu sometimes by gysdelagarza

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Great experience with the family. We loved the food,crew and activities. The facilities were great. I would just suggest to offer more accommodations with people with allergies and food restrictions.

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3.6 out of 5

Poor entertainment, boring parties geared to the crew; wonderful food; organized and reliable tours and best spa thermal suite by dirmavalentin

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Surprised about the poor entertainment on board for new years eve. The band selected for the pool area did not invite people to dance. Very poor organized. Boring activities ar night time. Thank god we bought the thermal suite pass. We have taken the new year cruise with Royal Caribbean and Celebrity ant the parties on board were fantastic. Norwegian needs to work on this area to improve the passenger experience.

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2.9 out of 5

good but disappointing in some ways by jbat

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Dawn is in need of a makeover. I'm not sure why morale was so low on this cruise but it needs to be addressed. Personnel need to be better trained about where everything is on the ship and i think all should be able to speak English.

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4.6 out of 5

Wonderful Family Vacation by MelSherry

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Overall we had a great time and would sail on Norwegian again. The itinerary was excellent, especially for the three divers in our family. The thinks we have mentioned are more of an inconvenience rather than a show stopper.

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3.2 out of 5

take it or leave it by tide4good

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I picked the cheapest cabin so I had no extras (free at seas). You have to be careful if you do this because it is easy to get nickeled and dimed.

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2.4 out of 5

Have to change cabine because noise at night by gysdelagarza

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Three nights could not sleep. Pipe banging all night. Staff didn't do snanythi until the four night. They change us of cabin

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4.4 out of 5

Great cruise by kennyvn

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Good experience with NCL Dawn. Big and clean cabin, lots of entertainment and good ports of call. Food was amazing

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2.5 out of 5

Not big deal by condesataty

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Cruise did not fill my expectations, I had better experiences before... not big deal.

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4.1 out of 5

Fantastic crew... all great... except the internet was horrid!! by chezdube

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Almost all was great. Except the Internet service. It was beyond bad... it was horrid! I had the 250+/30 minute plan. Most of my purchased time was wasted trying to load & send emails. The internet gal was friendly but unable to speed up the connection speeds. When your traveling & trying to keep up with a business, as I was, it proved very difficult to communicate. I had to take my computer off-ship at ports. There I found... Free internet in restaurants/bars with much better reception & speed.

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3.9 out of 5

Just as expected by billandtrudy

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We bid on and received an upgrade to a forward penthouse suite. We're platinum on NCL and enjoy the added space and perks of a suite. The Dawn is getting old but still appeals to us for it's size and passenger makeup. Some port calls are a tad short for most folks. The food is very good but not like it was years ago. We still enjoy NCL and rate it as good or better than the many other cruise lines we sail on.

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4.5 out of 5

relaxing by stevensanabria7

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the design offers order on the vessel. i was able to get the sleep i require and the massage therapist ressurected me. i was also able to meet the most beautiful women a have ever seen in my life and hope she emails me soon. thank you DAWN. it was epic.

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4.4 out of 5

Not enough time in port by cabecker32423

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In at 8:00 out before dinner. I wanted to see the islands not the ship. It's nice to have a meal onshore. It's getting harder to get away from the port area without being rude, and the touts are getting more aggressive. I was jealous of the folks that sailed their own hull as we all paraded back to the mothership. Other than the inescapable number of people that come ashore, not only from our ship, but the other two or three at the pier, it was a decent experience. Patience is rewarded, a lot of our fellows are older, and need extra time, and priority on the elevators. The boats motion is so smooth I was surprised to look out and see we were well out to sea a number of times. Even in high winds, moderate seas it was smooth and comfortable.

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4.2 out of 5

Many ports by jmcmiel

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Over all a good time.Los Lobo on the Dawn was a surprise very good Mexican food.

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4.7 out of 5

Great Time by dlaupitt

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Would do this ship anytime. Great time with great crew

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5 out of 5

Best vacation ever by lcs546991752661

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Wonderful vacation, great service. We enjoyed each and every port. We had a balcony cabin that we obtained by bidding. It was great.

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3.8 out of 5

Southern Caribbean Cruise on the Dawn by tbird1026

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Weather good. Food better in the beginning of the cruise. Cagney’s Steakhouse excellent.

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3.4 out of 5

FAIR- Compared to other cruise lines Norwegian has ranked fair. by Dmaue

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The two serious negative experiences that I describe in this review the Medical Clinic, Guest Services, and Security left me a bad impression about Norwegian. I have taken cruises with several other cruise lines (Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, Carnival, Crystal) and have never had such negative experiences. I will recommend against Norwegian in the future in favor of the competition. Please feel free to contact me for further information if you truly wish to correct these wrongs.

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3.1 out of 5

Sick during Caribbean Cruise by jjb883

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Too many sick people coughing without covering their mouth. Lousy weather for 3 days limited smokers to the Cigar Room with terrible ventilation. Food quality and taste poor. Hence recycled a/c caused me to develop bronchitis. My cabin below hallway by bar and Cigar Room and heard heavy foot traffic until after midnight. At times some smoke drifted into my stateroom. The rating of 3.1 was because of the excursions booked thru Cruise Only Alaska Airlines. Not because of NCL.

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