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First cruise after the dry dock-the good, bad, and the ugly !!
"My husband and I were in the group who traveled from Boston to Bermuda right after the dry dock on June 17th. I know people are very interested in the changes and upgrades. Here it is from our perspective. This..."Read More
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JCMass.

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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First time I couldn't wait to get off the ship! Horrible!

Review for Norwegian Dawn to Caribbean - Western

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Nancy62262

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

This was my 26th cruise and it was by first NOT enjoyable one. The first time I didn't gain weight and the first time we couldn't wait to get the hell off that annoying ship. The food was absolutely the worst Ive ever had on a cruise. It reminded me of school cafeteria food. The first day we hit the buffet for lunch and both of us were shocked at the lack of selection and low ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Departure Port: Melbourne

Cabin Type: Balcony

6 Helpful Votes


First Time Norwegian Cruiser - was a bit disappointed !

Review for Norwegian Dawn to Caribbean - All

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Red E 4 Crusin

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

We wanted to try another cruise line - we had only sailed with Celebrity before this. The ship was about the same size as our previous ships. The decor and common areas were nice and we had no complaints. The Garden Cafe food was less than stellar. We ate one lunch here and one breakfast. The breakfast was good - the other meal was terrible. We did have great service and food in the Venetian ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Departure Port: Melbourne

Cabin Type: Family Inside

26 Helpful Votes


Nothing Short of Outstanding!!!!

Review for Norwegian Dawn to Caribbean - All

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slavetoabunny

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Post cruise report: To start, I have to say the sanitary precautions on the cruise were outstanding. Every single day the crew washed down all the walls, doors, railings, etc. in every corridor, you couldn't walk two feet without tripping over a hand sanitizer dispenser, and the "washy-washy" (really, they say that) staff were constantly spraying your hands. They were worse than the perfume ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Departure Port: Melbourne

Cabin Type: Owner's Suite with Double Balcony

2 Helpful Votes


1st cruise in 5 years...

Review for Norwegian Dawn to Caribbean - Western

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janerd

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

Me my wife and 20yo son decided on doing a family cruise. Our son is on spring break from UF and he wanted to do a cruise for his break, and it's been 5 years since our last cruise.We chose this cruise because we live 30 minutes from the port of Tampa. Embarkation: We arrived at the port around 10:30am. We parked the car in the parking garage across the street and carried our bags over.We ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Departure Port: Melbourne

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Mini-Suite with Balcony

1 Helpful Vote


Fun time

Review for Norwegian Dawn to Caribbean - All

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pisces33

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

We've cruised for the past few years at this time so we wanted to keep up the tradition even though this year would be without Dad, who passed away only a few weeks after our last cruise in march 2019. This ship was great in that it wasn't so large, so Mom could manage it easily, and it was going to a couple new places we hadn't been before. We traveled on it 8 years ago to Bermuda and ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Melbourne

1 Helpful Vote


Good crew and Excursions

Review for Norwegian Dawn to Caribbean - Western

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gmbpcruiser

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

With the Beverage package, 3 free specialty restaurants, internet minutes and discount of $ 50 on the excursions included in the price of this cruise it did not feel like we were nickeled and dimed to death! This really helped make our cruise more inclusive and frankly less stressful not worrying if we were spending too much at the lounges. Pros, pretty good entertainment, food was average ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Melbourne

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony

8 Helpful Votes


Underwhelmed by the food and staff

Review for Norwegian Dawn to Caribbean - Western

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andrewwilson1980

First Time Cruiser

Age 40s

This is my first cruise, and honeymoon. I spent a good amount of money on the room with the specialty dining package, drink package, and excursions. From what I’ve been told the food is really good and drinks plentiful, I guess we will see. Day 1: Onboarding Arrived at Tampa Port via Uber, nice lady, she was distraught by the law enforcements persona, the way they “directed” her. Exiting ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Melbourne

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony


Nice to be on a smaller ship ...

Review for Norwegian Dawn to Caribbean - Western

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redwinelover2

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

Tampa is a convenient port. Easy check in and local parking. Like Harvest Caye. Nice beach. We were only ship there that day so not crowded. Specialty restaurants a bit disappointing. Location and shape of Cagneys is weird - and too much foot traffic with servers going between kitchen and Modesto next door. La Cucina was meh. Le Bistro did not disappoint. Don't miss a quiet happy hour in the wine ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Melbourne


Very different from the mega ships - Some good, some bad.

Review for Norwegian Dawn to Bermuda

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Wedgie23

2-5 Cruises

Age 30s

If this had been our first cruise it probably would have been our last. Finding the larger ships quite overcrowded we decided to try one of the smaller ones, Dawn, to see if we liked it any better. I have done Breakaway, Escape and now Dawn with the same NY to Bermuda itinerary. Both my Escape cruise and Dawn were at full capacity which lets me make a better comparison. The Good: *Ability ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Departure Port: Riga

Cabin Type: Balcony

1 Helpful Vote


Not the same NCL experience

Review for Norwegian Dawn to Caribbean - Western

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new2cruisex2

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

I decided on this cruise to provide a special experience for my daughter and granddaughter who wanted to see wildlife of Central America. The Roatan Honduras stop would provide that. Picked up the cruise package that included free airfare. Hint: ncl booked the cheapest fare which may not suit your travel needs. In my case they booked a 1;10am sun flight with plane change which got us to port at ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Melbourne

Cabin Type: Oceanview Picture Window

Traveled with children

5 Helpful Votes


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