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Norwegian Dawn Cruise Reviews

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NCL Dawn docked in Harvest Caye, Belize
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Dawn to Dusk Sun & Fun
"Gatsby's had great staff as well, but the lounge area smelled like cigar/ cigarette smoke from the Cigar lounge and Casino which was too bad as there was good entertainment there as well.Martin - our 3rd visit here where we previously did Sailing Race, and a great day long boat tour all around the Island so this time we opted for a Bus Tour taking us from the Dutch side to the French & back...."Read More
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Overall pleased with our cruise but disappointed with lack of enforcement of masking on ship.

Review for Norwegian Dawn to Caribbean - Western

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flynn905
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

We chose Norwegian for their strict adherence to COVID guidelines: Proof of vaccination required, testing before being allowed on ship, and mandatory masking required in all areas of the ship. The fact that Norwegian is in court fighting our idiot governor, Ron DeSantis, over the mandatory proof of vaccine, etc, just made this decision a no-brainer. We did debate right up until the last minute ...
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Sail Date: December 2021

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony


HAL 5* Tries NCL’s Dawn

Review for Norwegian Dawn to Caribbean - All

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Crazy For Cats
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

This review is based on the December 8, 2021 sailing. It was the Dawn’s first cruise since the shutdown. In our opinion NCL’s Covid protocols were more reasonable than HAL’s so we decided to give them a try. They required proof of vaccination, negative Covid test which they supplied at no additional charge and we could roam about the ship mask free. We were both in a situation of use PTO or ...
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Sail Date: December 2021


First Time Norwegian Cruiser - was a bit disappointed !

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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

Cabin Type: Family Inside


Nothing Short of Outstanding!!!!

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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

Cabin Type: Owner's Suite with Double Balcony


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

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Mini-Suite with Balcony


Ups but mainly Downs

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Snlisham
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

Just got home from our cruise on the Dawn out of Tampa. I have to say that I was really disappointed in our cruise this time. I am a dedicated NCL cruiser but I have to say this cruise was a big let down. We have been on the Dawn before, as a matter of fact we did the the same ports on the Dawn, but nothing like this. The first problem was the smoking area, I know smoking is bad for you but I ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Oceanview Picture Window


Great Cruise!

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schlueter
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

We selected this cruise based on the length and ports of call. We did not encounter any of the complaints that others had posted about this ship. The staff were all very attentive and appeared to enjoy their jobs. The entertainment was great. The food was all very good. This was our 1st time cruising on Norwegian and we would definitely cruise with them again! The only downside that we can ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Family Suite


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

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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

Cabin Type: Balcony


Time to put the Dawn out of comission

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linda5958
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We have cruised over 15 times, the last four ( with in 2 yrs) with NCL. This was disappointment from the time we entered the ship. We always upgrade to a suite and have been very pleased. This is the first time I used a NCL representative to book and I feel he talked us into the worse suite on the ship. It has a water sealing door instead of an extended window. It was in front of the ship so ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Penthouse with Large Balcony


Nice to be on a smaller ship ...

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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


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