Norwegian Dawn Cruise Reviews for Family to Europe from Cape Town

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Fascinating itinerary, but flawed execution
"I can't assess that adequately, but I will say that a number of very long-time Norwegian guests took this cruise as a sign that things were going downhill at Norwegian, and vowed never to sail with them again.Norwegian only made a slight gesture at compensation for these itinerary changes (yes, we all know that they are legally permitted to do this under the cruise contract)...."Read More
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First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

Horror Cruise! Norwengian is no longer Norwengian! Since COVID, NCL cruises have deteriorated in an inexplicable way. We are on board the Dawn crossing from Africa to Europe. An outbreak of gastroenteritis on board. Hundreds with diarrhea, including crew. The same ship, on the last cruise before this one, had already been quarantined on the Mauritius Coast with cholera suspected. It seems they ...
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Sail Date: March 2024

Traveled with children


DO NOT SAIL WITH NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE

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fireexoncall
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Our worries about this cruise first started when the three ports we most wanted to visit, Cape Verde and Morocco, were dropped the day after full payment was required on the grounds of fuel economy. I looked at the route and thought that poor planning was the more likely cause and this seems to have been an ongoing theme. Things got off to a poor start at our first port of call Walvis bay ...
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Sail Date: March 2024


Trouble on NCL Dawn in Africa

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hdgmail
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

There is something definitely wrong on this ship. I got a stomach virus after 3 days of sailing and was put in isolation. After taking my medicine, I barely are for the subsequent 3 days. And, I got the bug, again. I traced my problem to a common denominator: Caesar Salad. The Captain ordered that crews must serve passengers in the buffet area. We aren't even allowed to get water by ourselves. ...
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Sail Date: March 2024


Did Norwegian know where we going?

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Allie1960
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

I was disappointed with this cruise. I think NCL had a chance to make it something special but chose not to. We had only sailed on Norwegian once before and had not particularly enjoyed it but the itinerary that NCL originally offered with stops in West Africa, Cape Verde and Morocco was so unusual and interesting that we decided to give Norwegian another go. The first disappointment was that ...
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Sail Date: March 2024


NCL - never again

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Thorper
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

On returning from the NCL Dawn cruise from Cape Town to Barcelona I fully intended to give an honest assessment of our time on board but on reading the reviews already on the system I found that my task had already been carried out. It gives me no pleasure than to agree almost 100% with all the adverse comments about this cruise. This was our 50th cruise and apart from a dreadful experience on ...
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Sail Date: March 2024


Probably the worst cruise we've taken in 35 years.

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jacey5649
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

After cruising for over 30 years with 37 plus cruises on many different cruise lines, this was the first and most definitely the last with NCL. If there was a tick-box for very poor, instead of just poor it would have been used. Taking a deposit and then cancelling the scheduled ports as listed on the itinerary is nothing short of misrepresentation, especially as it appears that NCL do this ...
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Sail Date: March 2024


Fascinating itinerary, but flawed execution

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wbeeman
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

There are going to be a lot of very negative reviews for this cruise, and there were many problems with it. There were four missed ports, an itinerary change after final deposits were made, and a lot of difficulties with ports that were visited. Additionally, the passengers on this cruise were exceptionally savvy travelers, and exceptionally sophisticated and experienced frequent cruisers with ...
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Sail Date: March 2024

Traveled with disabled person


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