Norwegian Dawn Reviews

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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

I just got off my... by dawn2121

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I just got off my third cruise on the Dawn to Bermuda! I love the size of the ship as it is just right for me and my 15 year old. Already booked again for his 16th Birthday as we celebrated his last 4 birthdays on cruises! The teen club is wonderful. I love the aft/balcony rooms!

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5 out of 5

Awesome Cruise by vanderson60

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We loved the Caribbean and it’s beautiful waters. Meet a lot of nice people on the ship.

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5 out of 5

servicio by jimrolon

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mi experiencia en este crusero fue excelente comparado con otros cruseros que he ido volveria nuevamente en este crusero si 100%

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3 out of 5

December on the Dawn by Killercruiser

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The Dawn is an older ship but clean & well taken care of. Staff is very friendly. Plenty of areas to go off by yourself if you want. Good communication from the bridge. The Caribbean is open for business & eager to see us

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4 out of 5

Nightmare from Hell by gators1270

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)
As was stated earlier....NCL was running a ZOO !!! We are going to contact NCL and let them know (by the way they have heard from Hundreds of Long time Customers) of a very disappointing cruise.

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4 out of 5

I've had Better by jahs840girl1

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There were multiple family reunions some things were so crowded it was impossible to participate in, lines for the buffet was hectic, kids running through areas they shouldn't be running through. Unfriendly uncooperative staff. Paying everyday gratuities yet being charge gratuity every time I buy a drink or order room service on top of what you've already paid. Just not happy this time around. I expected more Norwegian.

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3 out of 5

Frustrating by dmpryce72

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I won't sail NCL again. I thought I had paid more for a step up from RCL and CCL, but my experience with food and crowds ranked it with CCL. They just didn't give me a better product.

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4 out of 5

I've had Better by HATECRUISESONLY

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There were multiple family reunions some things were so crowded it was impossible to participate in, lines for the buffet was hectic, kids running through areas they shouldn't be running through. Unfriendly uncooperative staff. Paying everyday gratuities yet being charge gratuity every time I buy a drink or order room service on top of what you've already paid. Just not happy this time around. I expected more Norwegian.

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4 out of 5

Greetings I hope my comment... by jowysurf

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Greetings I hope my comment helps a little more to the one who travels on this cruise. My cruise was from November 26 to December 3. It was a super cool cruise and at the same time a bit weird. cool because I had never been in any boat in norwegia and for me it was like the first time I was in one. and weird because everything on this boat is around you do not know if you are behind or forward the boat moves a lot on the floor that I was 12035 ahy and felt all the movement. food. the food is one of the best I've tasted in bamboo is the best Chinese food you can try and if you go to eat ahy is with reservation and it's free you have to tell them if you are allergic to seafood from the beginning because they are responsible in that As for the venice and the aquarium, they are brutal eaters of cute people and the food is excellent at the buffet on the 12th floor. It serves almost the same thing every day but it is eaten good so well. the pool is very small and there is not much space only if you go at night. all very well up to ... THE DISEMBARK that was the worst all the people leaving by a single door did not have a good organization many people going out and going out employees did not know that doing that was the only negative but everything else I give 4.5 to norwegian dawn

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2 out of 5

Norwegian Dawn Review by iotajules

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Ship was old and it showed. Shows were mediocre after one. Deal or no deal was best program they had. Only 1 pool for all the people on boat. Staff didn't care or wasn't trained properly to provide the best experience they can. Food orders were wrong and food was cold at times from O'Sheeans. I just couldn't believe that this was the norm for this ship/cruise line. It was a terrible experience and would no go back. No smile on staff faces unless it was a few people I mentioned above.I forgot to mention the bartender at the mojito bar/Brazilian steakhouse was great. Besides that it was a total failure by the staff to even pretend they care about you or your trip. Total disgrace

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5 out of 5

Had a great time by tony1b

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My family and I had a great time we can't wait for the next Cruise. We loved the music, food, shows and hospitality. Every time we return back to the ship we were greeted with friendly smiles and celebrations.

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5 out of 5

... by brinmy

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Just got back from cruise of the southern Caribbean and it was wonderful! Because of alot of cancellations due to the concerns of past hurricanes, we were able to bid for an upgrade. We were fortunate to get a family suite. It was a bit pricey, but well worth it. My wife and I had been on our 1st cruise last year on the Escape and enjoyed it, so we decided to bring our 21 year old son on his 1st cruise/trip ever. Our son has autism and we were concerned with how he was going to react with the new environment of the ship. Having a suite was a godsend. Because it is a suite, we had a butler who took special care of us, and especially our son. Jonathon suggested bringing us pizza on days when our son wasn't up to going out for dinner. We did twice. What was awesome was having breakfast brought to us every morning and not fighting the crowds at the buffet! Our son can be a handful to get out of bed in the mornings, and we were concerned because we made plans for every port. He got up everyday in no small part because if Jonathon. We would tell him he needed to get up because Jonathon would be bringing breakfast soon. Jonathon would arrive and peek into his room, " wakey wakey! I brought you breakfast!" And he would get up! Jonathon also brought us gifts of snacks every afternoon after our excursions. We also would like to thank Larry our steward who maintained our room and left us a menagerie of towel animals. Every time he saw us, he asked if we needed anything. Another perk was VIP desembarkcation. We never had to fight the crowds at port or the last day of the cruise. As far as concerns about damage caused by the hurricanes, the only ports it affected were San Juan and St. Thomas. Old San Juan has very few street lights left and is very dark at night. This being said, we felt safe because of the increased patrols of police on the streets. The city is beautiful during the day! Fort Christabal had just opened that week and we toured it. The park rangers were passionate about their jobs as well as knowledgeable and we thoroughly enjoyed it. We rented a car in St. Thomas and I'm glad we got a jeep. Many power lines are still down and there are small detours to get around damage, so you should give yourself enough time to get back in time. The potholes were very bad. I asked a local if they were always bad, "they were always bad, now they're ridiculous ". The port area is in decent shape, but there are still a few businesses closed. Overall we really enjoyed our cruise on the Dawn and would recommend it .

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1 out of 5

I’ve never been on a... by GMKohn

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I’ve never been on a cruise before this one, and never will be on one again. If I could give it 0 stars I would. It was such a joke and a big waste of money.

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5 out of 5

We loved cruising on the... by BOBANDSUSAN

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We loved cruising on the Dawn! The ship was just the right size for us! We were on the 9th floor, and all the dining areas, bars and pool were easily accessible. We had a balcony room, which I highly recommend if you can swing it! Sitting on the balcony and watching the sunrise and sunset was amazing! The bed was very comfortable and we felt very little movement from the boat. I packed Dramamine and a patch, but didn’t use either one! The crew was fabulous! All dining areas were great! I would recommend the dining package if you can, because it adds a little more variety to the dining experience. We visited Cagney’s(steak), La Cucina(Italian), and Teppanyaki(hibachi). We also went to Los Lobos for spectacular margaritas and tableside guacamole. The ala carte prices there are very affordable! The guacamole was only $7. I also highly recommend the beverage package! Each day has a “drink of the day”, and you will want to try ALL of them!! My favorite hang out bar was Gatsby’s Champagne Bar! I think it was because it was right next to the Casino!!😜 The crew was everywhere, and made sure everything was clean and running well. The shows are a must see! It was like a Vegas Show and very entertaining! It was difficult making it to everything, but we gave it our best shot! It was my goal to see every sunrise and sunset, so needless to say, I had a nap everyday also! The ship holds around 2000 people, and yes, you will find people from all nationalities there probably, but that was part of the fun! We hope you have as good of a time and as many memories that we do! We are a Norwegian now!!

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3 out of 5

Not our Best Cruise by gandg4

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Due to many cancellation, Norwegian offered deeply discounted prices to the locals in the embarkation port. The added way too many children and non-English speakers which made this cruise a bit uncomfortable. We cruise this time of year not to have too many kids and the ones on ship were out of control.

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4 out of 5

The Cruise was wonderful. We were one of the first (if not the first ship) into St Thomas after the Hurricanes. The staff on this ship was truly amazing. by fphillips1960

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We have been on many cruises. First time sailing from Boston. And being November, we were a tad nervous of what the seas could be like. We had great weather. Once in the south, weather stayed good. Rained some, but it's still the rainy season, so that is to be expected. Ship was great. Staff was amazing. Would sail on NCL , and on the Dawn again.

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