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5 out of 5

Going to be in a... by gampy

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Going to be in a suite out of Puerto Rico in march 2019. i have noticed most people suggest booking excursions not thru the boat due to cost. Would that still apply if we are in a suite and get $50 off any excursion per stop? Or are the ship excursions typically more than $50 more than ones booked elsewhere? Thanks.

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5 out of 5

Did the 10 southern trip... by DetroitMatt

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Did the 10 southern trip from San Juan to Tampa in early January. This was my first time sailing NCL as my simular cruise was cancelled due to carnival leasing the fascination out to FEMA. I must say I really was impressed with the Dawn. The ship is refurbished at the decor is clean and sleek. All speciality dining venues were awesome! However, dinner in the main dining rooms really needs improvement. Food was bland and tasteless. Service was great from bartenders to our room stewart.

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4.4 out of 5

Not enough time in port by cabecker32423

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

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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4.5 out of 5

Awesome Southern Caribbean Cruise by lindar7788

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The cruise was amazing. The couple of issues we had with our room were taken care of immediately (safe batteries were low and the closet door hinges came off. All of the ports had good excursions available but I was very disappointed in St Lucia because they canceled my snorkeling excursion (they said due to lack of participation). How does not enough people want to snorkel? All in all, it was wonderful!

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4 out of 5

Great cruise! by scarlettcmiel

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This was a very enjoyable cruise. Loved the staff on the Dawn. The service was outstanding.

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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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4.3 out of 5

Awesome Caribbean Cruise by charmed2020

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Very contented with this cruise. I had such a great time. Will use Norwegian lines again.

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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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4.1 out of 5

Wonderful cruise by sassy47

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The Dawn is a Great ship not too big. Staff and food were excellent. 2nd time on NCL cruise and loved it.

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3 out of 5

The ship was clean. The... by funtime18

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The ship was clean. The food was so so not the best. I had a bad experience with the duty free store, but that's okay they pick and choose who they wanted to help. Inspight of my negative vibes with my experience on this ship I have to say my stewardess was thee best from day one till the end thank you Chona for all that you did. I've been a loyal customer with Ncl think it's time to switch up.

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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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/ Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

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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4.7 out of 5

Wonderful by MsTandT

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Nice ship a bit small but wonderful. Great staff and nice onboard shopping. The only thing I did not like was the Tropical Four band they were ok with Spanish music but TERRIBLE with Caribbean music. The cruise line could do much better in terms of Caribbean entertainment to give the cruisers a true sense of the Caribbean on and off the ship.

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5 out of 5

I loved everything about the... by Smo1284

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I loved everything about the dawn and I would definitively sail with them again. From the size, crew, food and drink you couldn’t ask for anything more perfect. NCL should be proud of their crew and the hard work they did to make everyone feel special!

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5 out of 5

Just disembarked from Norwegian Dawn,... by dsorel

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Just disembarked from Norwegian Dawn, a 9 day cruise that left Boston and ended up un San Juan P.R. What an amazing cruise again! Great ship, clean, great staffs, shows, food, activities,etc! Well done NCL Crew!

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3.9 out of 5

A really nice time by morinroger

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

The one thing I had a hard time with: The abomination of what they did to the paintings in the Venetian dining room!! They completely destroyed the character and looks. It is called the Venetian room, not the "bad acid trip" room!!!!!

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4.7 out of 5

Great cruisr by ncaruch

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Great cruise. We love the islands. Can’t wait to go back.

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5 out of 5

Another Fantastic Cruise !! by stevez49

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

The Dawn is the perfect size. About 2500 passengers. A lot of quiet places to relax. The crew is outstanding except for the service desk. ( The have attitude problems) I will truly miss the Dawn not sailing out of Boston next year.

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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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4 out of 5

One of my most enjoyable... by kat01843

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One of my most enjoyable trips! I was a little nervous about cruising on the Dawn as it is a smaller and older ship, but all my doubts were put to rest. The ship did show sobre minute wear and tear, but the cabins were recently updated and the decor, size, and layout were amazing. The entertainment was phenomenal and the staff were very friendly and approachable!

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3.5 out of 5

Wonderful 14 Day Caribbean Cruise on NCL Dawn by Tammtt

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

We went on a 14 day cruise out of Boston on NCL Dawn, Overall this was a good 1st cruise. This is not a typical or regular cruise out of Boston. Over 75 % of the cruise passengers, were repeat cruiser. There were few children on this cruise, I think around 15 in total. Most cruisers were over 50 yrs of age. We met many nice people. We hope to cruise again

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