Embarkation tips Taxi to New Orleans port was the way to go they have a separate entry for taxi's for quick dropoffs!
Norwegian Dawn a nice ship not many bells and whistles compared to todays newer ships.
Food ranged from Decent to Very Good at the main restuarants, Buffet was decent. food is available all day and 24/7. The Bar Staff was well trained and the bartenders knew their stuff.
Room 9522 Balcony: typical Cruise Ship Room functional enough space for a Cruise and the Balcony was awsome on this 12 day cruise. I wish Cruise lines had more outlets but that is typical for a cruise ship. Coffee Maker, Hair Dryer, Safe, Flat screen TV and a comfortable bed.
Laundry Line in the shower very useful some people might not know its there.
New Orleans , NOLA as they call it is a place to spend a few days but it can wear you out, definitly do a Swamp tour they are awesome!