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cmdchiefthom
Member Since 2000
2 reviews
4,164 forum posts
5 helpful votes
I wanted to take my extended family on a short Caribbean Cruise over spring break, and the Dawn itinerary out of New Orleans sounded perfect. I booked the Owner's Suite with two balconies, 9006 along with a connecting Penthouse 9002 and ... Read more
SpringBreakMichigan
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
My wife selected this cruise for my son's senior trip along with several families who traveled with us. We just got back yesterday. This cruise was excellent and I highly recommend it to anyone. Here are a few of the reasons: Easy ... Read more
jeverest
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
We were advised to go on this cruise from our Travel Agent. We enjoyed every part of the trip. The music, food, shows, the staff and the excursions. One thing we didn't enjoy was that smoking was allowed on deck and in a certain lounge. We ... Read more
Javahund
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We had a very nice state room that was labeled a suite and offered some additional perks. The view was of the front of the ship and was very scenic. The room comes with a dedicated butler. The staff were very attentive to our needs and ... Read more
Scot L
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because it had 4 interesting stops, unfortunately they were not up to the expectations expected and we felt like they were intentionally out of the way so you had to book things thru the ship on 2 of the stops including ... Read more
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joey3079
Member Since 2013
1 review
5 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2017
2nd Time on the Dawn, but first since the Dry Dock and let me say, I loved it! The Pub being moved and expanded was perfect and by far our best place to go each day or night. Live music down below with a great staff and great drinks. ... Read more
ScottWilcoxon
Member Since 2017
1 review
First time cruiser: My group included Myself, my fiancée, and our 3 children (7, 11, 17) My family and I went on this cruise in a large family group that included 16 people. We planned the vacation for about a year in advance and ... Read more
bamacruiseaddict
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Disclaimer: I have only cruised with Carnival (9 cruises as of September, 2016) until this cruise on the Norwegian Dawn out of New Orleans, March 26, 2017. I "won" this cruise at my local casino (Wind Creek Wetumpka). Of ... Read more
sewcountry
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 forum posts
Sailed March 2017
This was our first cruise....and it was wonderful. We didn't know what to expect but we were pleasantly surprised. Cabin: The room was small compared to hotel rooms but it wasn't really cramped because of how well organized it was. Lots ... Read more
Packerkay
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
This was our fifth NCL cruise and the first time not in the 3 bedroom Haven. We had a group of 14 family members cruising together. Check in was great and our 2 bedroom cabin was what we had expected. Everything was very clean and cabin ... Read more
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MaddieMcGee
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2017
I have been on cruises before with my family but this was the first cruise I was planning with a group of friends. It was our senior year in college for spring break and we go to school in New Orleans so it was a natural choice to choose a ... Read more
ecco
Member Since 2007
1 review
9 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2017
Wanted to see Mayan Ruins and Mexico. Restaurants on the Dawn were great. We ate at the complimentary ones and the buffet and we were never disappointed. We enjoyed the Dawn because it isn't a huge ship. More lounge chairs on deck 7 ... Read more
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Grillific
Member Since 2013
1 review
3 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We enjoyed our cruise on the Dawn. It started out as a family cruise of 4 but ended up as a Family Cruise of three and a Honeymoon for two. We had planned to take our Daughter and her son on a cruise with us during our grandsons ... Read more
wma1994
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2017
There was a large group of students from my school who wanted to go on a cruise. We chose the Norwegian Dawn because 1. it left out of New Orleans and we all wanted to go out on Bourbon street the night before 2. the price was decent and ... Read more
Cookies4me
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2017
Never been to New Orleans so this was a good trip to get me there and to the port. pretty easy and short cab or Uber ride cost about $33 from the airport. The Dawn has many options for dining. I was surprised to see that a place called ... Read more
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Matt195
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
For my first cruise it was okay. I wasn't sure what to expect but found very little guidance onboard on where to go, how things work, etc. The Dining experience was good. We had an awesome waiter at the Aqua and continued going back and ... Read more
Shooshoo
Member Since 2005
7 reviews
553 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
One of our most memorable cruises. Left New Orleans on 03/12/17. First time on Norwegian. We were schedule to board from 10:30 to 11:00. Due to rain was running a little late and didn't get to the Port until about 10:40. Was on the ... Read more
Jolokia
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
81 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2017
My wife & I chose this cruise to Central America because we wanted to travel down the Mississippi River and see where it empties into the Gulf of Mexico. Since my sister lives just north of Lake Ponchatrain, she decided to join us on ... Read more
CatwomanS
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
First cruise with Norwegian and first cruise out of New Orleans. Very pleased with both. Had a balcony cabin on floor 9, midship. Food was excellent: ate at Aqua Restaurant 4 times, Venetian once, Asian Bamboo once, Garden Cafe' once. ... Read more
Camahr
Member Since 2002
1 review
107 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We are a couple in our late 50's. Have cruised 5 or 6 times before, mostly on Norwegian. But have alson done Royal Carribean and Carnival. We drove to the Port of New Orleans and used Port Parking. (Whale Lot) Very easy and fast. ... Read more
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onesmartbroad
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We cruised last week on the Dawn out of New Orleans. It was my 4th cruise on Norwegian and my husband's 5th. We have never thought the food on Norwegian was outstanding; it is inferior to other cruise lines. This time I think it was even ... Read more
pixiechic2016
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise for its itinerary and drivable distance to the port in New Orleans. This ship was beautiful not to mention very clean and kept up by the staff who were constantly on call for the guests. Our room was an interior room ... Read more
mgrovenor
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
My wife and I took this cruise for my 50th birthday. At the start we spent $22 for 2 beers (sticker shock!) and the bartender shook mine a bit so it foamed everywhere. The Garden Cafe served nasty recycled food. I had salmon spread on a ... Read more
lmarinab@aol.com
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2017
Norwegian Cruise lines is trying too hard to be in the leagues of much better cruise lines (IMHO) as Royal Caribbean or Celebrity Cruises - achieving little more than a second city status (BTW Second City Comedy troupe was FABULOUS and ... Read more
mavswin
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Loved the itinerary. Loved 4 ports and only 2 seas days. Balcony room was outstanding and Rosevelt our room steward was awesome. We ate in many venues including 3 specialty venues. Los Labos, Cagney's and Le Bistro were all great, but we ... Read more
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