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Bucket Listers
Member Since 2015
1 review
11 forum posts
12 helpful votes
My wife and I travelled on the NCL Dawn from 16-23 Dec from New Orleans, with stops in Costa Maya, Cozumel, Roatan and Belize (Harvest Caye). This is our 15th NCL curise, and 19th overall, and our first time on the NCL Dawn. We have ... Read more
vcannato
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Cabin was smaller then what i thought it would be.. Balcony. all the dining was great with the exception of a hostess who greeted me for a reservation i had at cagneys. she told me she did not see my reservation, said they were booked ... Read more
pinkchlo
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
This was our Christmas cruise and we sailed out of New Orleans. Embarkation went smoothly and our cabin was nicer looking then on Carnival. But we had 4 people with us and there was no bunk beds,and 2 of us had to sleep on the pull out ... Read more
RiaGib
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Room toilet not working.Pressed flush; nothing.After 1 hour it flushed by itself. 2 1/2 hours later, the plumber arrived.Toilet did this whole trip. We pre-planned for anniversary cake during trip.Nothing was said/done about ... Read more
ivy andev12212010
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
This is about the 6th time we have taken this cruise over the past 3 years. The nearest port to us is New Orleans, and that is the only itinerary available. We ONLY cruise on NCL. The last cruise on the NCL Dawn was a year ago April. It ... Read more
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3puppys
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
For our first cruise, it was okay. But I will try a different cruise line next time, if there is a next time. I chose this cruise because it sailed when I needed and from the port I needed. The only other ship was Carnival and it was the ... Read more
ala1306
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We had an amazing time on the Dawn. Staff is without a doubt top notch! Food was excellent! Cruise Director was entertaining and kept every guest involved. Bar staff, in my opinion made the cruise my best yet! They were happy to see ... Read more
Dana V.
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Great job Norwegian! We had booked a balcony room but upgraded to a suite a week before leaving. With this we got escorted to our suite, a concierge (Leah), who handled everything with just a phone call, a Butler (Joseph), who brought us ... Read more
Whitefacekat
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
278 forum posts
5 helpful votes
The Forward balcony cabin on 10 10018, was away from ALL traffic and far enough away from elevators so no DING. It was close to the elevators, Convient to pool, and casino. And away from all noise in halls and partying. Also great for ... Read more
famvacay2016
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We had great service on this cruise. I have a severe nut allergy and Norwegian really took care of accommodating me on this trip. The dining staff was fantastic, helpful and on top of everything. We had a couple of long meals due to ... Read more
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CruiseWoods
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
1 helpful vote
SHIP: The ship was recently very heavily renovated. It looks good - much nicer than the NCL boat I took previously. The ship never really feels crowded. It is a nice size. We do not enjoy the mega-ships of today. The Dawn is a very ... Read more
Bamanan
Member Since 2013
1 review
2 forum posts
Sailed November 2016
Convenience to New Orleans was the major reason we chose this cruise, plus, we had enjoyed a Norwegian cruise from there several years ago. We had a pleasant time - the food was fine, service in the Venetian dining room was very good when ... Read more
haply
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
82 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This was our second year in a row traveling on the Dawn during Thanksgiving week, and overall we had a really great time! Embarkation in New Orleans went smoothly. We had completed our on-line boarding documents early, so were able to ... Read more
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Tinki1919
Member Since 2013
1 review
16 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
This was my first cruise on Norwegian but my 12th cruise. I have cruised with Princess, Celebrity, Royal Carribean and Cunard. I liked the idea of freestyle so I decided to give it a try. Well embarkation was disorganized and slow. The ... Read more
CUontheC
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
212 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Embarkation and Debarkation went very well. Cruise Critic Meet and Greet was fun and informative. Cabin was smaller than on other ships but comfortable. Our room steward was just ok. No fun animals...just one that she made out of ... Read more
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Builtwells
Member Since 2010
8 reviews
684 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We have sailed the Dawn a number of times prior to the recent dry dock and found the updates were beautiful with the exception of the artwork in the Venetian Dining Room, which our travel group found disturbing. The Meet and Greet was ... Read more
cruisedreamer2
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
55 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because it added Harvest Caye and Grand Cayman to the usual round-up for Western Caribbean ports. To those of you eager for news about Harvest Caye: the small island is beautiful--with lush landscaping and a huge pool ... Read more
nedera
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
This was our third trip with NCL and it was a great experience. We've also sailed on the Jewel and Pearl. The staff was extremely friendy and helpful. Everyone always said hello and seemed to enjoy interacting with the crusiers. ... Read more
SlimWithSylvia
Member Since 2015
1 review
84 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
This was our first Norwegian cruise. We've cruised Royal and Carnival many times, but we found a great time and deal and decided to go. We were looking forward to trying another cruise line and with Norwegian being freestyle we were ... Read more
eparker34
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
This is my 2nd cruise with NCL, I am completely enthusiastic about the personnel, and the ship. I will, however, probably not cruise with them again. My 1st issue is with NCL's new private island in Belize. Years ago I cruised on ... Read more
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ksparrothead
Member Since 2009
1 review
4 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Understand we have over 13 cruises on Carnival, and 3 on Royal Carribean. Had sailed NCL once about 15 years ago. Just went on my second and LAST NCL cruise. Here are the facts: Cabins are smaller on NCL While on Carnival you ... Read more
sooni
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
We had a 2 for 1 cruise offer so decided to go to the Caribbean islands as we have never been.The Caribbean Islands are amazing. The cruise was geared for an older age group but we did meet some lovely people to socialise with. The ... Read more
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chil
Member Since 2009
1 review
3 forum posts
We chose this cruise mostly for the itinerary. Ports were good. For some reason it took more than an hour to get back on the ship in San Juan, as they only had one gangway open and very little crew working at the gangway. Had some issues ... Read more
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Sunset Heights
Member Since 2011
1 review
324 forum posts
We did this same cruise 3 years ago and had a great time. We live in NH and the Boston departure port was excellent (no flying to departure port), and what can be wrong about New Orleans. Although we had visited a number of the Islands ... Read more
bedfordmom
Member Since 2008
7 reviews
913 forum posts
This repo most likely the best cruise in our 11 cruises( 6 NCL).This was due to having our first suite, sailing from the home port as well as having the original UDP. As a result, We never ate at the main dining room or buffet. I ate in ... Read more
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