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Southern Caribbean was on our list of cruises we had been looking forward to. This cruise with NCL hit every Island we wanted to visit. The ship is a smaller and older ship but, with the upgrades they have made to the Dawn, we thought were really well thought out. The pool is small so if you are looking to go for a swim it would be hard to do. They do have plenty of spots you can lay out for sun bathing. They have walking track, golf net, ping pong, basketball, soccer and even an outside pool and play area for kids. I highly suggest everyone when they can take the ship tour. They have a few shops on the ship to shop at but we really don't do any shopping on ships. The photo lab, computer lab are in the same area. Shore excursion, Cruise next and Customer service are easy to access. The atrium area is not that big but, they have tried to put seating areas around the cafe and up above on the next floor. We were upgraded from a balcony to a family suite that we put a bid on. We really liked all the space in our cabin. The decor was nice. We had a couch two chairs and a separate table with four chairs. The bathroom had a tub and a separate shower area that we really liked along with two sinks. We would diffidently recommend this cabin. We had the dinning package plus we are Platinum so we also had two other diners we could eat at. We liked every restaurant we were in and thought there were many menu items to choose from. The entertainment was really good every night we went. We also listened to the music at one of the bars that changed from night to night. Since we were at a port every day, we had a tour every day and did not take advantage of the day to day activities. We also did not go to any of the pool parties, or ship parties they had. Our service was really good. Our room steward was on top of everything we asked for. The butler had snacks in our room every day and was always asking if we needed anything. We picked excursions that explored the islands that we went to. There was only one tour that we did not like and that was the Historical Island Tour on St Lucia. This was one of the Islands we thought we really wanted to explore. The tour stopped at three stops which was a historic house, a Fort and a fishing village. The area's that we drove through were shacks. The fishing village had many stands to buy souvenirs but, they actually hide the fishing village and we only had 20 minutes to look around the area. All the tours that we went on the other islands were ones that showed off the area's. All the ports you could either walk off and explore or take a taxi to the downtown area's. We would diffidently go back to all the islands we went to and try doing other tours.

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Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review by kimlou2222

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Southern Caribbean was on our list of cruises we had been looking forward to. This cruise with NCL hit every Island we wanted to visit.

The ship is a smaller and older ship but, with the upgrades they have made to the Dawn, we thought were really well thought out. The pool is small so if you are looking to go for a swim it would be hard to do. They do have plenty of spots you can lay out for sun bathing. They have walking track, golf net, ping pong, basketball, soccer and even an outside pool and play area for kids. I highly suggest everyone when they can take the ship tour.

They have a few shops on the ship to shop at but we really don't do any shopping on ships. The photo lab, computer lab are in the same area. Shore excursion, Cruise next and Customer service are easy to access. The atrium area is not that big but, they have tried to put seating areas around the cafe and up above on the next floor.

We were upgraded from a balcony to a family suite that we put a bid on. We really liked all the space in our cabin. The decor was nice. We had a couch two chairs and a separate table with four chairs. The bathroom had a tub and a separate shower area that we really liked along with two sinks. We would diffidently recommend this cabin.

We had the dinning package plus we are Platinum so we also had two other diners we could eat at. We liked every restaurant we were in and thought there were many menu items to choose from.

The entertainment was really good every night we went. We also listened to the music at one of the bars that changed from night to night. Since we were at a port every day, we had a tour every day and did not take advantage of the day to day activities. We also did not go to any of the pool parties, or ship parties they had.

Our service was really good. Our room steward was on top of everything we asked for. The butler had snacks in our room every day and was always asking if we needed anything.

We picked excursions that explored the islands that we went to. There was only one tour that we did not like and that was the Historical Island Tour on St Lucia. This was one of the Islands we thought we really wanted to explore. The tour stopped at three stops which was a historic house, a Fort and a fishing village. The area's that we drove through were shacks. The fishing village had many stands to buy souvenirs but, they actually hide the fishing village and we only had 20 minutes to look around the area. All the tours that we went on the other islands were ones that showed off the area's. All the ports you could either walk off and explore or take a taxi to the downtown area's.

We would diffidently go back to all the islands we went to and try doing other tours.
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