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Relaxing time in the Caribbean by cathee93

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Norwegian Dawn / Destination: Caribbean - Southern

We enjoyed the trip. A bit calmer seas would have been nice but we managed that just fine. Everyone was helpful when we needed it and all went well.

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Norwegian is line of choice. Best cruise in years. Loved the ship and crew by Norwegianfan

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Norwegian Dawn / Destination: Caribbean - Southern

It was the cruise of a lifetime. The suite was magnificent and much more than expected. The embarkation process was the best we have ever experienced. From time of arrival to sitting comfortably in our suite in less than an hour. The staff was friendly and genuinely cared about every part of our vacation experience. Gilbert was amazing at anticipating our needs and ensuring our vacation was truly exceptional. The food and entertainment were both excellent. We have tried many cruise lines and Norwegian is and will continue to be our cruise line of choice.

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Never again on Norwegian dawn by ellison1972

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Norwegian Dawn / Destination: Caribbean - Western

This was our 6th cruise. Very disappointed in the things to do on the ship and the shows. The restaurant and bar service was not real good. I wandered if it was a training ship. I would recommend another Norwegian ship.

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Average by pcornish123

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Norwegian Dawn / Destination: Caribbean - Western

Disappointed in seafood dishes. Disappointed to find out according to prior information there was no gelato bar and What happened to the offering advertised as eight flavors of ice cream?

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Cruise was just ok, the company that I was with made it great. by BGlid

Sail date: / Traveled as: Large Group
Ship: Norwegian Dawn / Destination: Caribbean - Western

I may not cruise with Norweigan again. The food was the biggest disappointment, as well as the customer service from some of them. Getting drinks at the bar took WAY too long at any time.

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Happy New Year cruise by judy0847

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Norwegian Dawn / Destination: Caribbean - Western

Overall it was a good cruise on a smaller ship. Should have had free bottled water in room rather than paying $6 a bottle. Bottled water not included in drink package. Our safe was locked when we got to our room, and they could not open it because they didnt have the tool. So we could not lock our passports and extra money. Did not like that situation at all.

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Enjoyable Caribbean Cruise by DrDeb8

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Norwegian Dawn / Destination: Caribbean - Western

This was our first time sailing with Norweigian and hands down, we met the nicest people on board. We found the dining experience to be confusing and frustrating - perhaps a "how to" guide for first timers would help. The crew was great, the excursions were all fun and the ship was fine - I learned I like bigger ships with more activities. If you are cruising for the pool and beach, this is the ship for you. Nice memories

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Family Fun by DiedreB

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (young children)
Ship: Norwegian Dawn / Destination: Caribbean - Western

This was our first cruise with two children under 10 and it exceeded our expectations. We loved it. Cafeteria food was great, staff was excellent, great entertainment, amazing destinations. Would love to do it again soon.

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Fantastic Western Caribbean Cruise by tamaracott

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Norwegian Dawn / Destination: Caribbean - Western

Overall the trip was a great experience. We would recommend. Plan to go again next year.

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The greatest issue was being charged $277+ for gratuities on the "Ultimate Beverage Pakage" that NCL "gifted" us with NO prior knowledge and no refund! Will not sail NCL again! by sharonsanderson

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Norwegian Dawn / Destination: Caribbean - Western

Neither nor NCL informed us of the Ultimate Beverage Package "gift" that resulted in $277+ charges in gratuities. We had no knowledge of that "gift", and when we inquired about the unauthorized charges, the personnel blamed NCL as a new "practice", and NCL accused C.O. of not informing us. I have used C.O. several times over the years and have never had an issue. This is an unacceptable way to handle business. We have not received a total refund. NCL reimbursed us $105 designated for steward gratuities from our bill - which was the improper way to handle this. Never again with NCL.

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Home away from home by johnmenchetti

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (older children)
Ship: Norwegian Dawn / Destination: Caribbean - Western

We had a great time and will cruise with NCL again. The staff are great and we particularly enjoyed the Moderno restaurant.

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Honest cruise experience ! by Amyandenos

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Norwegian Dawn / Destination: Caribbean - Western

Over all a wonderful experience just needs a couple of tweaks to make the experience amazing ! Fix the WiFi connection for paying WiFi guests !

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I expected more on NCL by margenemeth

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Norwegian Dawn / Destination: Caribbean - Western

I had high expectations for an NCL cruise, it was supposed to be so much better than Carnival. NCL was more expensive, for everything. You are not allowed to bring on any water or soda like Carnival allows, and the beverage packages are pricey. They seem to want to nickel and dime you for everything. I was not impressed with the food or service on NCL. There was an issue with the cabin safes, over 100 cabins did not have a working safe, this was a known condition and cruisers should have been notified beforehand that there was an issue. Cruisers were told they could place their valuables and cash in the pursers office, which would have meant a long wait in line each time you needed something. Then they were told to go to the shipboard stores and purchase a lock, only they did not sell locks. I was one of the lucky ones to have a working safe, but it was not attached and fell off the shelf when I opened it, just missing my foot. Maintenance did come in and secure the safe by the end of the second day, so I was able to use it and share it with the people I was cruising with. Due to the weather being so bad We really only had two good port days, this was not NCL’s fault but disappointing none the less, a seven day cruise were five of those days are at sea is pretty boring.

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Good vacation! by protouchwfc

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Norwegian Dawn / Destination: Caribbean - Western

Is was our getaway vacation after the difficult year we had. The weather didn't cooperate half way through the cruise, but on the cruise ship we still had fun. This was not our first cruise, so we knew what to expect. Some of the crew seem to be newly haired and still learning but they did ok. One complaint would be very slow service in the main dinning room. But by the end of the cruise they got a bit better. Also, even though they had a dress code for the main dining room it was not unforced. People were dressed very sloppy, wearing shorts, t-shirts and flip-flops that we wouldn't wear even to the garage sale. The wine steward Emilio was very polite and even though they didn't have variety of wines that were listed on their drink menu, Emilio did his very best to make the guests happy. The spa staff was also good and we had the best manicure in years from the highly professional manicurist Nasrin, who was also the sweetest person you can ever meet. The excursion staff was very organized and we got immediate refund for the excursions cancelled due to bad weather. We choose Norwegian shuttle service from and to the airport which we would highly recommend. To sum it all we'd say that we will remain loyal to NCL and

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Nice cruise, will pick one of the bigger ships next time, will cruise Norwiegian again, like the free at sea offers. by carconclaire

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (older children)
Ship: Norwegian Dawn / Destination: Caribbean - Western

We had a good time, family vacation with three adult children

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It was a nice experience by tiffanylsimmons

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Norwegian Dawn / Destination: Caribbean - Western

Great staff and Garden Cafe had good selections. Cagney's was amazing! Pool small, entertainment was okay. Not enough activities.

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First trip to Panama Canal by vicknick1

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Norwegian Dawn / Destination: Panama Canal, Central America

We really enjoyed our visit to the canal, but wish there was less cruise line ports with their jewelry, souvenir stores and more true cultural ports of the countries visited.

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Enjoyed the cruise but got a cold 2/3 of the way which put a bit of a damper on things bad buffet by termitex

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Norwegian Dawn / Destination: Panama Canal, Central America

Enjoyed the cruise overall it took some of the enjoyment out of it getting sick 2 thirds of the way thru but overall was a good cruise I would say the biggest disappointment was in the quality of the buffet thankful the other restaurants were better

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Great Trip by johnrobinson500

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Norwegian Dawn / Destination: Panama Canal, Central America

Well trained happy crew. Food in the main restaurants was very good.

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Good value cruise by isle4girl

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Norwegian Dawn / Destination: Caribbean - Western

Expecting a small ship experience will not lead to disappointment. The ports are fun. The food is mediocre. The shows are good. Norwegians freestyle is nice. The small ship benefit is there is always room for you, whether a lounge chair, a place at the pool at Harvest Caye, and usually in the dining room.

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