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Nice break by DCMii

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

The layout on the ship was such that you had to walk through restaurants and smoky areas to get from one side to the other. That was the only real downside.

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Great time again on NCL Dawn - best ports by ljewels

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

I always have a great time on vacation - and this was no exception. In general I feel that cruising and especially cruising on NCL is a great Value. It may be worth mentioning - that we also had our mothers join us - and that worked out well - cruising as everyone can choose to cruise at their own speed. Quality and Price both meet our needs and it's easy to book. This cruise offered some exceptional ports of call that we don't often get to and 2 that we had never visited before - so that was the primary reason for picking this particular cruise. We enjoy the beverage package on board and the ship and dining options just as much. The price had gone up since our first look so we ended up down grading our room from OV to interior and doing that we still got everything we needed and stayed within our budget. For us the room is not that important, and we get some of the best sleep in an interior room. With some cut backs on NCL (like no towel animals and a few other small things); I'm happy to say the staff was not one and found the bar staff to be better and in general thought it was faster service that previous cruises. We already have our next cruise booked. Cheers & Happy Sailing.

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4.1

It was Good, Please read the review by capeman

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

The ship is going to get a 100 million dollar refurbishment. It will become an adult only after the dry dock some time in 2020. To my horror there was no Latin band on board. They had plenty of musical entertainment which had very, very good attendance throughout the cruise, terrible dance classes by staff, but good line dancing classes taught by Jodie the C.D. Jodie was great but the C.D. staff was inexperienced, the Production shows were packed, I only attended a few. All and all the cruise was ok for me but the lack of a Latin band was a tough pill to swallow.

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2nd Caribbean Cruise by rayandpatsy

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

A nice time with visits to places we had never been to. In the Caribbean there is not much to see/do except water sports and ziplining. Limited historic sites (unlike Europe) but we tried to see which ones we could. Many of the excursions offered by your tour company were sketchy at best, and seemed second rate in relationship to the ones offered by the cruise company. You may want to go on some of these tours to weed out bad ones.

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Dawn. 12_day by vicknick1

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

Good cruise overall, but was disappointed in the food. Osheehans and Bamboo maintained some of the best and most consistent food and snacks. Main Dining and Specialty Restaurants DISSAPOINTING! No prime rib, lobster and shrimp!!! Meat in dining rooms was mostly tough overcooked beef. Specialty restaurants were equally disappointing.!! Cagneys- "slow cooker prime rib", was coated with a rub and grilled. Gratin potatoes were cold and uncooked! Lol Logos- food was bland!!!! What?? No salsa or hot sauce!!!! Margarita was good. Not what I expect from South American food. Moderno- skewered meat was mediocre, though the filet was good. The salad bar was not replenished, the The serving of mashed potatoes, rice, mushrooms..etc. placed on table was cold and tasteless.!!!I Most of Garden Cafe meats for lunch and dinner were of ground meat. Meatballs, lasagna...meatloaf..... Main dining......more!!! Of particular bad offerings...Stoganoff!!!! Horrible,!! Three people at our table ordered it... No one ate it! Cream soups bad! Final night I ordered chicken picatta... It came out nicely browned with sauce. Cut into it, was rubbery and cool....bad texture!!! Either it had been microwaved or frozen.. Ate the side dishes, cut it up and did not want to embarrass the hard working servers.!!! NCL definitely needs to do some quality control on the foods and prep!!!!!!!!!! Taste! Temp! Quality!

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4.2

Great Cruise by clarahodgson

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

Ship was great except it needs more bars or open the bars they do have earlier. Staff was GREAT.

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Great Caribbean Cruise by Susabella

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

We had a really great time and enjoyed everything except for the former police officer whom we found offensive. The cruise director, Jodie and her assistant, Jojo were great! We loved the evening activities in the Bliss Lounge. I couldn't find anywhere else to write this last part, so I'm adding it here. We felt that communications could have been improved. What happened in Puerto Rico? The pool was closed and drained on what was probably the hottest day. Some explanation would have been helpful. Also, why, after Puerto Rico, did the self serve buffet change? We were no longer able to serve ourselves? Was it because of the Corona virus? Rumours were really spreading so it would have been helpful to have an explanation for that as well. At one point our toilet didn't flush, but when we called we were told that they already knew and were working on it. Again, it would have been nice to be informed.

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3.0

Worse cruise ever by nettiev

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

Share pictures? Nobody ever came around taking pictures. You were never on the dock when we got off at the different ports. Really different. Not what we've experienced in the past with carnival.

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Thoroughly Enjoyable Cruise by benadams65

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

Thoroughly enjoyable cruise. The Dawn is a reasonably-sized that makes getting around the ship easy. The entertainment and staff are exceptional. We particularly enjoyed the itinerary on this cruise. Some parts of the ship are showing their age and need to be updated, particularly seating in general areas.

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4.7

Great Cruise!! by Jenniewesthoff

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

All in all a great cruise!! Freestyle rules! Will cruise with Norwegian again

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4.6

Great cruise by luckylori

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Norwegian Dawn

We had a good time, but I don’t think we will go on the Dawn again! We are smokers and the smoking section is at the front of the boat on deck 14 by the Bimini Bar and it was cold and windy up there most of the time in the evenings and morning! They also took out a few tables and made a small area even smaller. We were told that they were revarishing the tables but we also heard there were complaints from the people on the 12th deck about the smoke. We thought it was strange to have the smoking deck at the front of the boat. It would have been better to have the kids pool area at the front and the smoking at the back. Overall it was a good cruise and we had a great time! The weather was very chilly the first 2 days but other than that it was a great way to spend 12 days!!

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12 Nights of Relaxation by lauriezajaclarsen

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

Loved the relaxing length of the cruise, have found that a 7 day (which is actually 5 day as you really cannot count embarkation/disembarkation days) is just not long enough for us. On a smaller ship, it is nice that you do not have to make reservations for the entertainment and fight for a seat by the pool (outside).

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3.8

Nice trip by DaveBryant

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

Nice trip with excellent staff but too much upselling and money grubbing. I expect that in ports but on the ship it gets anoying. Encouraging a tip on an overpriced drink that already has an additional 20% gratuity automatically added is repugnant.

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Our Honeymoon by winepassion

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

Was quite disappointed about the cruise. We had a Fantastic Time because it was Our Honeymoon and we made it to be Fantastic.

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4.2

ok Cruise, disappointing for smokers. by christine3080

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

This was my 1st cruise. 11 days was too long to be on a ship. Much of the time at sea was very rough with waves and windy. Two of our stops were cancelled (Antigua and St Lucia) due to weather and we were not compensated. Instead we booked another offer at Port de France where we were diverted. The panoramic tour to beach. This was awful, the tour bus drivers drove way to fast on those windy roads and beach was dirty, the stop at the bananna plantation was a stop on the side of the road. This ship is a Very unfriendly ship for Smokers. We had to climb levels of stairs to the top deck to either be hit by wind or beating sun on us, no bathroom so back down the stairs for that. No smoking in Balcony rooms, really and why not. I could also smoke in the Casino of course when they were open and if I was playing, just a way to make you spend more money. I will not be cruising with Norwegian again.

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3.0

So disappointed with this cruise, no working safes in the staterooms and this was 6th cruise without working safes. I feel NCL should have sent out email about this issue to inform cruisers. They acted like it was no big deal, so ended up having to alwa by jrobley

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Norwegian Dawn

Even though had some issues on this cruise, we still enjoyed our vacation and will be back, just not in the Dawn lol

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4.5

Great 11 days! by Quiltlover52

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

We had a great time! The Dawn is showing her age and is scheduled for a needed refurbishment. The staff is fantastic and that’s what makes all the difference l. Yes we missed a few ports due to strong winds. Our fantastic captain made the right decision to press on. Instead we went to Martinique nice port we just walked around and tried to stay dry.

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Great Time But by cinn6

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

Great time - NCL has certainly dropped the ball in certain areas. I would be pleased to speak with anyone at NCL that would like to talk to me. I can't wait for my next cruise on NCL!!

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Loved Cruising on the Dawn by davidaxelson

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

We love Norwegian cruise ships, especially the smaller ship size. Prefer Norwegian over others. Our Suite made the trip particularly enjoyable.

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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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