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The Norwegian Dawn is your go to cruise based on price and itinerary. The ship is relatively small but was recently refurbished adding nice amenities. Embarkation at Tampa was a breeze although that may differ depending on which terminal you go in. We were on the boat by 12 noon and by the pool by 12:30. The Dawn will be relocating to Boston soon but I will speak of the itinerary we had. In Cozumel the port was nice. It had stores like anywhere else but it was clean and the entertainment was interesting. Sadly due to wind we were unable to make the private island Harvest Caye but an added sea day was nice and relaxing. The Mayan Ruins in Costa Maya and the monkey sanctuary in Roatan are a must. The food on the cruise was phenomenal and I recommend a night cap at OSheehans every night. The entertainment was top notch from the acrobats, the magicians and the final night adult comedy show. We didn't care to much for Broadway Cabaret but the vocals were good. The service on the ship is great. We had a server who knew our name from the start to the end and even remembered my birthday. Disembarkation was fine, as expected. All in all I would travel again on the Dawn.

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Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review by nclcruise318

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: March 2018
  • Destination: Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Inside
The Norwegian Dawn is your go to cruise based on price and itinerary. The ship is relatively small but was recently refurbished adding nice amenities. Embarkation at Tampa was a breeze although that may differ depending on which terminal you go in. We were on the boat by 12 noon and by the pool by 12:30. The Dawn will be relocating to Boston soon but I will speak of the itinerary we had. In Cozumel the port was nice. It had stores like anywhere else but it was clean and the entertainment was interesting. Sadly due to wind we were unable to make the private island Harvest Caye but an added sea day was nice and relaxing. The Mayan Ruins in Costa Maya and the monkey sanctuary in Roatan are a must. The food on the cruise was phenomenal and I recommend a night cap at OSheehans every night. The entertainment was top notch from the acrobats, the magicians and the final night adult comedy show. We didn't care to much for Broadway Cabaret but the vocals were good. The service on the ship is great. We had a server who knew our name from the start to the end and even remembered my birthday. Disembarkation was fine, as expected. All in all I would travel again on the Dawn.
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Cabin Review

Inside
Cabin IC 10087
Cabin is exactly what you need of an inside stateroom. Our room steward was on point every step of the way with what we need. We had the two twin beds pushed together and it was exactly what we expected.
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