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We were part of a business group putting on an annual thank you event. They hosted several parties that were great and they provided ultimate drink package endorsements. Overall the trip, ship and experience were undeniably fantastic. We were left with a few head scratchers at the end... the dining experiences were less than hoped for and a couple times even disappointing. We experienced a short tempered and fairly rude hostess at the Los Lobos restaurant. She was cross and insured we were well aware we needed a reservation to dine there, but it was her duty to seat us if she could. We were seated in the back but still in sight enough to complete our experience with only two other tables being sat the entire time. The food in general was good not excellent. The food service was slower than necessary even for a relaxed guest environment. A little more attention to each table and/or more prompt food delivery would have kept us personally less anxious to conclude a dinner seating. The comedian was great, Alex Ortiz. The aerialists were beautiful. The ship dance crew was energetic and smiley but the choreography was laughable and we left a few shows. The last couple days the ship started coming down with cold symptoms, myself included. Our room steward mentioned she had been in medical with a fever earlier that day... was curious as to why she was then in our room. Again, overall the experience was amazing and the crew is great and we ate and drank and played to our desire. We are unsure as to if another cruise was left to our planning if we would cruise Norwegian again or try a different line. We thank you all for a wonderful vacation nonetheless.

Mostly a great time

Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review by Waynoguy11

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: February 2019
  • Destination: Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Oceanview Picture Window
We were part of a business group putting on an annual thank you event. They hosted several parties that were great and they provided ultimate drink package endorsements. Overall the trip, ship and experience were undeniably fantastic.

We were left with a few head scratchers at the end... the dining experiences were less than hoped for and a couple times even disappointing. We experienced a short tempered and fairly rude hostess at the Los Lobos restaurant. She was cross and insured we were well aware we needed a reservation to dine there, but it was her duty to seat us if she could. We were seated in the back but still in sight enough to complete our experience with only two other tables being sat the entire time.

The food in general was good not excellent. The food service was slower than necessary even for a relaxed guest environment. A little more attention to each table and/or more prompt food delivery would have kept us personally less anxious to conclude a dinner seating.

The comedian was great, Alex Ortiz. The aerialists were beautiful. The ship dance crew was energetic and smiley but the choreography was laughable and we left a few shows.

The last couple days the ship started coming down with cold symptoms, myself included. Our room steward mentioned she had been in medical with a fever earlier that day... was curious as to why she was then in our room.

Again, overall the experience was amazing and the crew is great and we ate and drank and played to our desire. We are unsure as to if another cruise was left to our planning if we would cruise Norwegian again or try a different line. We thank you all for a wonderful vacation nonetheless.
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Cabin Review

Mid-Ship Oceanview Picture Window
Cabin OB 5538
Nice little space, comfortable
Deck 5 Inside Cabins, Outside Cabins