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Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review by MPSCru

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Norwegian Dawn
Norwegian Dawn
Member Name: MPSCru
Cruise Date: January 2013
Embarkation: Tampa
Destination: Western Caribbean
Cabin Category: BD
Cabin Number: 8552
Booking Method: Internet Agency
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Member Rating   5.0 out of 5+
Dining 5+
Public Rooms 5.0
Cabins 4.0
Entertainment 5+
Spa & Fitness 4.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 3.0
Embarkation 2.0
Service 5.0
Value-for-Money 5.0
Rates 5.0
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Norwegian Dawn
After cruising on RCL, Princess and Carnival two times it was time to check out the Norwegians. All in all it was a good move on our part. Only the port of Roatan was new to us so we did not do a lot of land tours our time on the ship was great with few exceptions. Checking in was longer and less organized than past cruises. Norwegian does not allow you to bring wine on board for private consumption in the cabin without paying a silly and very expensive $15 per bottle corking fee. I am OK with that in the dining room but in your private cabin? All other lines we cruised allowed us to bring in one bottle per person no charge to be used in our room. Ask for a map at check in as none was provided.

We had a small balcony room and it worked out nicely. A free safe. Soap and shampoo are dispensed from a machine on the wall, no fancy soaps. The A/C works quick and is easy to operate. Food. Well we never had a bad meal the food was the best we have ever had. Steak every night if you want it. Plenty of fish items and dessert was really good. We only ate at the buffet once for dinner and it was very very good. This is free style dining and you may end up waiting for a table. The dress code is lax and it was disappointing to see someone in the dinning room with blue jean shorts and T-shirt while I was wearing a suit and the wife in a nice dress. The ship is easy to navigate and not too big. Entertainment was over the top with great shows every night and super bands and duo's in the lounges. I can's say enough about the entertainment as it was super. We ate one meal in La Cucina and for $15pp extra it was OK nothing special. While we did not see our room Stewart until day two she did a good job. Drinks were not too expensive. There are two golf cages on the 14th or 13th deck that no one seemed to use.

I would recommend this ship and this cruise line again. It was a very pleasant experience.

Publication Date: 01/28/13
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