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haply
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
79 forum posts
2 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
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
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
199 forum posts
2 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
Builtwells
Member Since 2010
8 reviews
649 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
54 forum posts
5 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
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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
77 forum posts
3 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
ksparrothead
Member Since 2009
1 review
4 forum posts
4 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
Tybro
Member Since 2009
8 reviews
133 forum posts
12 helpful votes
We recently sailed on the Dawn for a 10 night to Mexico and South America. This is the last cruise before the Dawn goes in for some refurbishment. Overall, the cruise was very good. We upgraded to a suite, which was totally awesome. Not ... Read more
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scyth
Member Since 2013
1 review
11 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Last year I was planning to write a review about my bad experience with Norwegian Sun during my cruise to Alaska but later decided not to do it. This year I took another cruise with NCL on Norwegian Dawn to the western Caribbean. It ... Read more
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pookeysmom
Member Since 2007
12 reviews
140 forum posts
7 helpful votes
A friend & I booked this cruise, because the itinerary sounded interesting. It was a special 10 day itinerary created when NCL found out the Dawn's dry dock had been postponed. We were excited to visit 6 ports in 10 days. The only ... Read more
Maxelmy
Member Since 2013
1 review
204 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This cruise was very appealing because it was value priced and left out of New Orleans The ports were the typical variety of western carribean stops with the exception of santo tommaso in guatamala. This indeed was a exceptional ... Read more
mojomorris
Member Since 2009
17 reviews
84 forum posts
10 helpful votes
BACKGROUND: We booked this cruise rather late (Jan of ’16) but prices were good since this cruise was added to the schedule due to the change in dates for the Dawn’s dry-dock. My wife and I are retired and have cruised ... Read more
VEGASGAL
Member Since 2001
3 reviews
1 helpful vote
We where a little surprised to say the least about this ship and staff, we knew it was going into dry dock after this cruise so we "expected" the service and entertainment to be a little lax how wrong we were the staff was great ... Read more
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rpiwonka
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
We have been on the Dawn before and we have done this itinerary before, but we were looking for a nice relaxing cruise and this was it. We loved the Dawn the first time and nothing changed with this trip. The staff was terrific all ... Read more
Ginnyminton@ymail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
A10 day cruise from New Orleans on the Dawn, the entertainment was great , our room steward was great, the ship in need of repair, which was dry docking after our voyage, the bartenders especially in the atrium ( Bryan ) did not cater to ... Read more
jetski777
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
This was our eleventh cruise and first one on Norwegian. The ship is a smaller and older ship compared to other cruises we have taken, so initially we were a little worried. Upon boarding the ship, the 140 sq ft inside cabins looked really ... Read more
totalee
Member Since 2013
11 reviews
80 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
This Cruise was an Average cruise. I usually write commendations for crew members who stood out, but this cruise was Blah. What stood out for me on this cruise were 2 shore excursions I took Snorkeling on the reef then going to ... Read more
vasha13
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
This review is for the Norwegian Dawn Caribbean cruise from 5/1-5/8/16. This was my first time on the Norwegian cruise line and I liked it. The ship was clean and we loved our deluxe suite on the 12th deck. VIP loading and unloading on ... Read more
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Cruise1969
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
The Wife and I (late 40’s) sailed out of New Orleans on May 1. We had a standard mid-ship balcony cabin (BA), Deck 9. We have sailed with Carnival (2), Princess (2), Royal Caribbean (1) and Norwegian (this was the 4th). We ... Read more
HelenGu
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
We have sailed Princess, Carnival, and Cunard before this, and Norwegian is way below them. Only time we had hot food was when we dined in their Le Bistro, otherwise the food was at best slightly warm. The cabins were never really clean ... Read more
nutterbutter818
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
12 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of a paranormal group that was going. I didn't participate much with them.......I spent most of my time with my family. We were split up into 2 suites: the deluxe owner's suite and the 2-bedroom family suite ... Read more
Mikiejag
Member Since 2010
1 review
95 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I selected this cruise and this cruise line for one, because it was New Orleans, the closest port too me, and two, the western Caribbean itinerary. The embarkation was smooth and couldn't have asked for better. We selected a 1030 ... Read more
izzy94
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I choose NCL because last year was our first cruise from NCL and we LOVED it! I'll keep the review some what short. The Dawn is a great ship lot's to do. It was me, my fiance, and our son. Crew: They are amazing always ready to assist ... Read more
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