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This was our 20th cruise with NCL. We choose this cruise because we live about 50miles inland form Boston. We have been on the Dawn multiple times. We like the crew and the layout of the ship. We have found we don't care for the large mega ships, and really enjoy the longer cruises. We find we are able to relax more with 10 or more days. We have sailed with many of the people that we have met on Cruise critics in the past, and made some good friends. It was nice to be able to sail to the Carribean without have to fly, stay in a hotel then fly again home. We used Worcester Airport Limo service share van to and from the port. We were picked up at our door and delivered to the ship. We arrived at the port and there was a computer problem causing them to process people very slowly, stopping the line frequently to ease the crowding up at check in. This was the longest we ever waited to check in. Once we were on, up to O'Sheehan's we went. People have learned about this gem, it was crowded. By 2p our rooms were ready. We were greeted by our room Steward Carlo Baladiang. He was one of the best Steward we have ever had. Our room was always done when ever we came back, even if it was only for 30min and we went back because we forgot something. I never needed to ask for anything. We like to have coffee and fruit from room service each morning, it was always on time or early. Then to O"Sheehans for breakfast. We ate in Cagney's twice ,Los Lobos twice and La Cucina twice., Bamboo once. We cannot complain about the food, except that they have take some cuts of beef of the menu that were there when we were on in September. Because the Dawn have been home port in Boston we have been lucky to have sailed with her 10 time, We have become friends with several crew members, and have been fortunate to sail multiple times with several. And some we have sailed with on other ships. I wanted to make a special shout out to Erwin Banares Osheehans and Bimini, Desiree Araneta and Cheryl Senarin the Atruim, Arthur Pitago(aka "King Arthur"), Rickson Dias (this young man never stops),Arron Jean, Lawrance Alfoneso, Alexender Pamkar all from O"Sheehans these people all helped make our trip so much fun. We did several excursions some we will do again and some not. Antigua the Catamaran Snorkle and Beach Lunch= Excellent we have done this before and will do again if we get back to Antigua .St Marteen Golden Eagle Snorkle= Good St Lucia Between the Pitons Catermaran-Not the best. The staff was not very attentive and the boat had very few railings, makeing movement when in motion not comfortble, Several disabled people on this boat made me very nervous when they tried to move aroud the boat, the stafff did not assist. Tortola =We went over to the Soggy Dollar on the Escspe to Jost VanDyke. We have done this before and again it was a fun time. Patti and Jose were on again and we listend most nights. These entertainers are so personable and entertainng. They remember you by name, from past cruises. Several years go they learned a song for us that was played at our wedding, and play at least one or twice each cruise we have sailed with them. We are platinum pluis and were off the ship by 9:30. We were booked for a share van home, but Worcester Limo had a Town Car in the area,so we weent home in style. We were home by 10:30. What a way to end a cruise

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Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review by s57126

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: October 2018
  • Destination: Southern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Mini-Suite with Balcony
This was our 20th cruise with NCL. We choose this cruise because we live about 50miles inland form Boston. We have been on the Dawn multiple times. We like the crew and the layout of the ship. We have found we don't care for the large mega ships, and really enjoy the longer cruises. We find we are able to relax more with 10 or more days. We have sailed with many of the people that we have met on Cruise critics in the past, and made some good friends. It was nice to be able to sail to the Carribean without have to fly, stay in a hotel then fly again home. We used Worcester Airport Limo service share van to and from the port. We were picked up at our door and delivered to the ship.

We arrived at the port and there was a computer problem causing them to process people very slowly, stopping the line frequently to ease the crowding up at check in. This was the longest we ever waited to check in. Once we were on, up to O'Sheehan's we went. People have learned about this gem, it was crowded.

By 2p our rooms were ready. We were greeted by our room Steward Carlo Baladiang. He was one of the best Steward we have ever had. Our room was always done when ever we came back, even if it was only for 30min and we went back because we forgot something. I never needed to ask for anything.

We like to have coffee and fruit from room service each morning, it was always on time or early. Then to O"Sheehans for breakfast.

We ate in Cagney's twice ,Los Lobos twice and La Cucina twice., Bamboo once. We cannot complain about the food, except that they have take some cuts of beef of the menu that were there when we were on in September. Because the Dawn have been home port in Boston we have been lucky to have sailed with her 10 time, We have become friends with several crew members, and have been fortunate to sail multiple times with several. And some we have sailed with on other ships.

I wanted to make a special shout out to Erwin Banares Osheehans and Bimini, Desiree Araneta and Cheryl Senarin the Atruim,

Arthur Pitago(aka "King Arthur"), Rickson Dias (this young man never stops),Arron Jean, Lawrance Alfoneso, Alexender Pamkar all from O"Sheehans these people all helped make our trip so much fun.

We did several excursions some we will do again and some not.

Antigua the Catamaran Snorkle and Beach Lunch= Excellent we have done this before and will do again if we get back to Antigua

.St Marteen Golden Eagle Snorkle= Good

St Lucia Between the Pitons Catermaran-Not the best. The staff was not very attentive and the boat had very few railings, makeing movement when in motion not comfortble, Several disabled people on this boat made me very nervous when they tried to move aroud the boat, the stafff did not assist.

Tortola =We went over to the Soggy Dollar on the Escspe to Jost VanDyke. We have done this before and again it was a fun time.

Patti and Jose were on again and we listend most nights. These entertainers are so personable and entertainng. They remember you by name, from past cruises. Several years go they learned a song for us that was played at our wedding, and play at least one or twice each cruise we have sailed with them.

We are platinum pluis and were off the ship by 9:30. We were booked for a share van home, but Worcester Limo had a Town Car in the area,so we weent home in style. We were home by 10:30. What a way to end a cruise
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