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The Norwegian Dawn is a very nice ship. Sometimes hard to find your way around to places since wall signage was not adequate. Several bars to choose from. Good nightly music. Nightly shows were good. No complaints with the food. We preferred the Venetian DR over the Aqua. Seemed a little more upscale. Quite a variety of menu choices. Our inside cabin on deck 9 was very nice. Plenty of storage. Going out of Tampa was not our best experience for ports. Getting on and off took much too long. Cozumel and Costa Maya were very similar. Mostly the same shops and items. We did not go beyond the port village area. In Honduras we took a taxi and went to a butterfly and animal sanctuary which was nice. Our excursion in Belize was the Black Swan electric boat ride. Served free rum punch and took a nice boat ride around the area. Tour was one half hour. An hour tour would have been nicer. The pool area was always crowded with people doing the typical saving of chairs so seldom a place to sit. If you need shade, those chairs are always taken with someone’s towel. Drink package was definitely worth it.

Good Cruise

Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review by pjvogt

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: March 2018
  • Destination: Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Inside
The Norwegian Dawn is a very nice ship. Sometimes hard to find your way around to places since wall signage was not adequate. Several bars to choose from. Good nightly music. Nightly shows were good. No complaints with the food. We preferred the Venetian DR over the Aqua. Seemed a little more upscale. Quite a variety of menu choices.

Our inside cabin on deck 9 was very nice. Plenty of storage.

Going out of Tampa was not our best experience for ports. Getting on and off took much too long.

Cozumel and Costa Maya were very similar. Mostly the same shops and items. We did not go beyond the port village area. In Honduras we took a taxi and went to a butterfly and animal sanctuary which was nice. Our excursion in Belize was the Black Swan electric boat ride. Served free rum punch and took a nice boat ride around the area. Tour was one half hour. An hour tour would have been nicer.

The pool area was always crowded with people doing the typical saving of chairs so seldom a place to sit. If you need shade, those chairs are always taken with someone’s towel.

Drink package was definitely worth it.
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Cabin Review

Mid-Ship Inside
Cabin IB 9607
Very comfortable cabin with plenty of storage. If you have suitcase room, take some extra hangers.
Deck 9 Inside Cabins, Balcony Cabins, Suite Cabins