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We are avid cruisers, this itinerary offered an opportunity to go to many places we have not been able to visit. That being said, the time offered for each destination is not enough. We felt that most of the excursions we booked through the cruise lines were tourist traps; not enough time at the attraction. Pros: Our cabin was amazing, the cabin staff was not. The servers around the ship were incredible.. very happy and eager to please. This was most probably the fastest we have boarded and disembarked. We had a few issues on the boat, the response time was very slow, but all were remedied. At all of the destinations we felt safe and welcome except for one. We booked three resort days, well worth the money, and an exceptional experience. We have some great snorkeling pics throughout the islands, there are so many places to snorkel on this cruise. The boat was in good condition, this is our second time on the Dawn. Now for the Cons; We had a huge issue with our original cabin steward. The linens were torn, the room was mot made up, and my purse dissappeared (it was recovered) It took two hours, standing in line, waiting to get to guest services and security. We made the mistake of going on the Jolly Roger tour.. it is a party boat, overloaded. There were not enough buses to take us back to our boat so we were forced to board another, the bus was full (this is a tour bus with flip down seats in the middle of the isle) when one of the crew members from the Jolly Roger dumped an inebriated (passed out) person in row 4 in the middle seat. A gentleman who needed assistance (he had a walker) was forced to sit in the middle seat in front of her.. enough said.

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Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review by llh1224

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: December 2018
  • Destination: Southern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Mini-Suite with Balcony
We are avid cruisers, this itinerary offered an opportunity to go to many places we have not been able to visit. That being said, the time offered for each destination is not enough. We felt that most of the excursions we booked through the cruise lines were tourist traps; not enough time at the attraction.

Pros: Our cabin was amazing, the cabin staff was not. The servers around the ship were incredible.. very happy and eager to please. This was most probably the fastest we have boarded and disembarked. We had a few issues on the boat, the response time was very slow, but all were remedied.

At all of the destinations we felt safe and welcome except for one. We booked three resort days, well worth the money, and an exceptional experience. We have some great snorkeling pics throughout the islands, there are so many places to snorkel on this cruise.

The boat was in good condition, this is our second time on the Dawn.

Now for the Cons;

We had a huge issue with our original cabin steward. The linens were torn, the room was mot made up, and my purse dissappeared (it was recovered) It took two hours, standing in line, waiting to get to guest services and security.

We made the mistake of going on the Jolly Roger tour.. it is a party boat, overloaded. There were not enough buses to take us back to our boat so we were forced to board another, the bus was full (this is a tour bus with flip down seats in the middle of the isle) when one of the crew members from the Jolly Roger dumped an inebriated (passed out) person in row 4 in the middle seat. A gentleman who needed assistance (he had a walker) was forced to sit in the middle seat in front of her.. enough said.
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Mid-Ship Mini-Suite with Balcony
Cabin MA 11092
Loved the cabin, the original steward was horrid. That was corrected.
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