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We sailed on the NCL Dawn to Cozumel, Belize, Roatan, and Costa Maya. The trip was very enjoyable with a few exceptions, The inside stateroom on deck 11 is horrible. At night all we heard was screeching and rolling carts at 3 AM. We finally figured out that we were underneath the Garden Buffet. Don't choose any rooms that are on deck 11 unless you don't want to sleep. The food was good. The service was ok except at breakfast in the Venetian. Servers who serve one person there breakfast and serve the rest of the table ten minutes later have not been properly trained. This happened with so many servers we started going to the Blue Lagoon for breakfast. The shows were good. The magician was very entertaining. In Costa Maya we went to the Mayan ruins which was very good. People who complained that the poert was boring were too cheap to take an excursion. Every port is the same, shops and bars, unless you go for an excursion somewhere. The gym was great. So was the pool area except for the loud band. Overall I would recomend the cruise unless you stay on deck 11.

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Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review by HawkeyeNJ

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: December 2014
  • Destination: Mexican Riviera
  • Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Inside
We sailed on the NCL Dawn to Cozumel, Belize, Roatan, and Costa Maya. The trip was very enjoyable with a few exceptions,
The inside stateroom on deck 11 is horrible. At night all we heard was screeching and rolling carts at 3 AM. We finally figured out that we were underneath the Garden Buffet. Don't choose any rooms that are on deck 11 unless you don't want to sleep.
The food was good. The service was ok except at breakfast in the Venetian. Servers who serve one person there breakfast and serve the rest of the table ten minutes later have not been properly trained. This happened with so many servers we started going to the Blue Lagoon for breakfast.
The shows were good. The magician was very entertaining.
In Costa Maya we went to the Mayan ruins which was very good. People who complained that the poert was boring were too cheap to take an excursion. Every port is the same, shops and bars, unless you go for an excursion somewhere.
The gym was great. So was the pool area except for the loud band.
Overall I would recomend the cruise unless you stay on deck 11.
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Mid-Ship Inside
Cabin IE 11113
Don't stay on Deck 11. Noisy all night from restaurant above!
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