Norwegian New Orleans Cruise Reviews

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newistcruiseaddict
Member Since 2006
4 reviews
933 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was definitely one of our best cruises ever. 11th overall and 3rd with NCL. Service was outstanding (with one exception). We had few issues with bar service in spite of the free drinking package. We loved the mojito bar, tequila ... Read more
Umbarger
Member Since 2003
18 reviews
2,958 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
NCL Dawn Review December 30 - January 8, 2017 Wow, What a great cruise. I have been on numerous cruises on Princess, Holland America, Celebrity and Carnival. Do not ever book a suite as you will never be able to go back to a ... Read more
Uniall
Member Since 2008
11 reviews
13,951 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sharing New Years Eve with family, friends and past cruise mates on a cruise itinerary from New Orleans to the western Caribbean was our initial reason for booking this cruise. We love New Orleans as a destination in and of itself and ... Read more
LAnn
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
244 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We had a great time on the 9 day Western Caribbean cruise departing from New Orleans on the Norwegian Dawn from December 30 - January 8. We had actually taken a 7 day version of this cruise in April of 2016, so had a chance to see the ship ... Read more
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Mac4YYZ
Member Since 2013
8 reviews
175 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
Just got off Dawn from a 9 day New Year’s sailing from New Orleans. This was my seventh NCL cruise having sailed Epic, Getaway and Jade twice each before this cruise. Embarkation/Disembarkation Check in went smoothly on the ... Read more
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cowley_rogers
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Chose this cruise at last minute because of itinerary and reviews. Read cruise critic overall review as great overview. Individual reviews will give you additional tips. Orientation - to help guide you, fish in hallway carpet swim ... Read more
theocsurfer
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
I've been on several Carnival Ships and this time we decided to go with Norwegian We EXPECTED a much better experience. We heard Norwegian is a step up in Quality.... DISAPPOINTING is the word to describe our vacation. The ship was old ... Read more
lyndamoreau
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
My husband and I went for a 7 night Christmas cruise with two friends - we chose side by side cabins with balconies. Though we are experienced travelers, our only other cruising experience had been on Carnival 10 years before with our ... Read more
Big Mac 1967
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We arrived at the Port in New Orleans. It was very smooth getting on the ship. I cruised with girlfriend and my two sons.. The arrival on the Norwegian Dawn was excellent. The staff on the Dawn are excellent. We have all cruised before and ... Read more
Jchowell5
Member Since 2017
1 review
Choice based on rates and available dates. This one fit our needs best. Covered Christmas which we would have had without kids for the first time. Also covered our 40th Anniversary on 12/26. Cruise was great overall. Smaller ship ... Read more
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ljmiranda23
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
We recently returned from a Christmas cruise aboard the Norwegian Dawn. This was an extended family group of 22 people including 5 families with all at least 3 or more past cruises on other cruise lines. We were highly disappointed in ... Read more
CCRCC
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
34 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
We wanted a cruise from New Orleans so we could come back and spend New Years Eve in NO. We booked all excursions from ship but one, and were very satisfied with them. We had only traveled on Norwegian on the Pride of America around ... Read more
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preilly1515
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose Norwegian mostly out of options. We wanted to drive from St. Louis down to New Orleans so we did not have to fly my family of 5. With two kids in high school and one in college, we had a very short window to make this work over ... Read more
metntex
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Our party included my wife and I and our 3 young adult kids. Ship - the ship seemed to be in pretty good shape having been updated within the last year or so. The layout is kind of confusing. We all thought the elevators were extremely ... Read more
momoriarty
Member Since 2003
1 review
39 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose this cruise because of the departure port and the ports visited. We have sailed several other cruise lines and have decided that unless there was a specific itinerary, NCL would not be our #1 choice. Too much of the ship's space ... Read more
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andre4259
Member Since 2007
6 reviews
255 forum posts
I am an NCL enthusiast let's make that clear. The refit of the Dawn works very well. We stayed in Stateroom 10692 a standard Balcony. We had a dinning package of 3 specialty restaurants and an all inclusive beverage package. The first ... Read more
Bucket Listers
Member Since 2015
1 review
10 forum posts
9 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
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
1 helpful vote
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
2 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
1 review
153 forum posts
4 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
1 helpful vote
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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