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Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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2,976 Reviews

Missed NCL's Harvest Caye, but really ENJOYED Costa Maya

Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review by itismebob

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jan 2017
  • Destination: the Western Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Inside

My wife and I love this itinerary as you stop at 4 ports on the 7 days. This is our 3rd time doing it and looking forward to it again real soon. The food was GREAT in both the restaurant and the buffet, and the Reuben is to die for in O'Sheenhan's sports bar. The NCL drink package is FANTASTIC and if anyone selects another package you are wrong it is perfect for everyone. Gio the ships activities director and his staff were great. Our waiter Ramoncito Perez in the Venetian restaurant was AWESOME and we really ENJOYED our dinner each night with him and our friends with us.

The cabin stewards were great and our steward was FANTASTIC as my wife was having an issue with her spine and he he did everything he could to make her feel better.

The only disappointment was that they still have the same shows that they have had for a while, but they are good for someone who has not been on a NCL cruise.

This time I was able to get our reservation in for Maya Chan Resort in Costa Maya.. It is the best and if you are going on this itinerary you need to end your cruise at this resort. Just do a search on Maya Chan Resort. I met a couple that was on their third visit to the resort. Their food and drink are awesome and make sure you ask Mark about his special Vanilla Bean Tequila.

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Cabin IF 9597

It was great. Only issue was is that they didn't give to much room and the right side of the cabin.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Get your reservations early as they fill up quick. This was great. It takes a little while to get there due to the state roads being a little rough, but the food and drink and PRICE were unbelievable. Just get your reservation early. Mark and Jane are GREAT and their staff also and they will make you feel right at home. They just make it a very pleasurable and relaxing experience.

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Harvest Caye

Due to a last minute notice we were not able to go to Harvest Caye as there was something blocking the channel. So we just went to Belize City, Belize and we went shopping.


We always enjoy shopping here, as everything is available.

New Orleans

What can I say about New Orleans... The best place to start a cruise.

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