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Norwegian Dream Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western
Review SummaryI learned from a cruise guide in Belize that the Norwegian Dream has a reputation for always being late to port at least 30 minutes. The problem is that there isn't a dock in Belize yet, and everyone on the cruise ship is ferried to shore. Not only does this take a long time but compounded with the fact that ship is always late can make you miss your excursions. It is very important to know that the Nowegian Cruise Line (NCL) gives priority to the passengers who book their excursions through NCL. This becomes a problem since it is more expensive to book through NCL, the boat is always late, you can get to shore easily, so you can easily miss your excursion. We barely made our excursion, but I don't know what would have happened had we missed it.
Advice: Belize has lots of tour guides booking excursions last minute at the port. I would wait until you are physically on land before booking an excursion, so you will know the weather conditions, you won't be late, and it is cheaper.
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Pros: laid back, good service, enthusiastic crew
Cons: tendering in belize, late port arrivals