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10 day cruise with only one day at sea.Great for an overview of many Islands. We did not use the ship excursions.The Dawn is a nice ship but we miss having a terrace in thé back of thé garden cafe to eat outside. For this rreason , we prefer the Sun or thé Jade..Enough time at each port.Good service at thé restaurants.Few technical problems in our suite but Leah our concierge was vert helpfull. First time in a suite and i highly recommend it if there is 4 of you.Because we had a suite,we could have breakfast at thé Moderno but we only went twice because thé service is slow if you have an early excursion.We had supper at the Moderno,Cagneys and Teppanyaki .Food was excellent except for the Tofu sauté at the Teppanyaki.Cruise on december 28th from Porto Rico. St-Vincent was a port replacing one damaged by the Hurricane .We do not recommend it as part of a regular itinerary.

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Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review by Retraitée

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: December 2017
  • Destination: Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Family Suite
10 day cruise with only one day at sea.Great for an overview of many Islands.

We did not use the ship excursions.The Dawn is a nice ship but we miss having a terrace in thé back of thé garden cafe to eat outside. For this rreason , we prefer the Sun or thé Jade..Enough time at each port.Good service at thé restaurants.Few technical problems in our suite but Leah our concierge was vert helpfull. First time in a suite and i highly recommend it if there is 4 of you.Because we had a suite,we could have breakfast at thé Moderno but we only went twice because thé service is slow if you have an early excursion.We had supper at the Moderno,Cagneys and Teppanyaki .Food was excellent except for the Tofu sauté at the Teppanyaki.Cruise on december 28th from Porto Rico.

St-Vincent was a port replacing one damaged by the Hurricane .We do not recommend it as part of a regular itinerary.
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Cabin Review

Family Suite
Cabin SJ 12022
Really large cabin.Twice as big than a balcony cabin.When all the beds are open,still room for the table and 4 chairs and to walk around.Enough storage for 4 adults,large tv screen and the possibility to chose your movie and save your selection to continue later.
Balcony is huge with 2 long chairs with cushions ,2 regular chairs and a small table.
The outside wall is all windows +patio door. Amazing view.
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Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

  • Antigua
    Took a taxi to go to the beach.
    Very unpleasant to deal with with all the guys that want to offer you a taxi. They are all identify but yell at each other. Finally, took a guy that took us to a lady and then took us to a lady taxi driver. She ended up taking us to the wrong Beach.Siboney beach instead of Fort James beach. One beach restaurant Coconut grove and chair rentals.If you sit on your own pass the chairs ,be carefull ,horseback riding with 4 horses and what they leave behind them in the sand. No waves, but water not clear. Not the best Island of our cruise.Taxi dispatch should be better organized at the port. Very annoying
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  • Barbados
    Short taxi ride to go to Carlisle bay beach.rare town where taxi drivers don’t argue with each other.Price is per person.If you decide to walk it will take you approximately 1 hour.we went to Copacabana beach bar, really close to the boatyard. For 25$us per person, you get 2 beach chairs , 1 umbrella and a 20$ credit towards food or drink.
    Food was excellent and good size portion.Clean restaurant,washrooms and showers.Nicest beach of this cruise.Clear water and fine sand.Excellent for families.
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  • Snorkeling
    Nice staff but did not know there would be scuba divers with thé group.All snorkelers ,about 12 , we re there at 8h30 as requested.Scuba divers, 4, show up at 8h45 possible due to à different time on théier confirmation. The staff took us to the pier right next to the ship and we waited there t’il almost 9h30 for the boat to show up.We then had to go to there place on Grande Anse to get fit for fins.We finally left at around 10. The first site was the sculpture park.We had to let the scuba divers out first and then a staff snorkeled with the group to point at the different sculptures.the weather was not great and the visibility was so so. Most sculptures are deep.We then returned on the boat and to wait for the scuba divers that were still diving.While waiting on a wavy boat ,some of us started to feel sea sick.
    At the second site, same story with the divers.From the meeting time in the morning,more time was spend waiting.Make sure when you book a snorkeling excursion that it is exclusive to snorkelers.
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  • Martinique
    Walked arond Town. Visit the church and the market. Took a ferry 7$ return to the beach.
    Ferry near cruise pier,15 minutes across. The beach was small and crowded .Fort-de-france is a nice town.
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  • San Juan
    Old San Juan is worh the visit.Good restaurants
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  • Snorkeling
    Great excursion.Large boat,nice staff.Only snorkelers.Equipment is on the boat. No time spent waiting. The 2 sites where great, variety of fish, clear water. Water and soft drinks included. Very well organized.
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  • Sulphur Springs Mud Bath
    Just the four of us with Francis and is taxi.Took us to all good photos stop, the mud bath and a waterfall where we could rinse off. Stop in a small village ,where in had bread with chees cooked for us.Stop at a small local beach and at 2 kiosk where they sell souvenirs.Francis had soft drinks,water,beer and his own punch rhum for us. Great day.The road has a lot a curves and it is a good 1h1/2 to go to the volcano.if you suffer motion sickness,make sure you take medication. Sceneries with the Pitons is beautiful.Worth to see
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  • St. Thomas
    Went to Maghens Bay. 5$ /pers to enter. Very hard to avoid those open air taxi. We wanted to walk away to find a regular taxi and where told we could not. They charge 8$/pers each way. They make you sit 5 per seat even if it should fit 4 adults.There is 5 or 6 rows. They drive at 50 in a 20 zone.Also ,they make you wait until that shuttle is full.Very expensive for the 4 of us to be squeeze with our beach stuff. So 64$ for the taxi and 20$ to enter. This beach is very nice beautiful bay. They already replaced the trees that were destroyed by the hurricane. Workers were fixing the buildings. There is a temporary roof, where they sell food.Very expensive. Restrooms. Very large wave, you have to be carefull Not for kids or even non swimmer adults.Lifeguard on duty.
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