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Norwegian Dawn Review

4.0 / 5.0
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2862 reviews
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Fun Cruise... but bring a compass!

Review for Norwegian Dawn to the Caribbean
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Outta My Work Clothes
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Mar 2019
Cabin: Mid-Ship Balcony

We chose this cruise because of it's ports, we came into San Juan same day (which is always a risk) but weather was not a problem, instead if it was a Boeing Jet that was. We fortunately had no problem and trip from SJU via a taxi ($26) was effortless. Embarking the ship was the smoothest ever, we moved along nicely and were on ship quickly. Found deck chairs near pool side which is abnormal. Knew going in this was a smaller boat and having been on Breakaway, Getaway and Epic, there was going to be some size shock... Negatives: Bars and Restaurants were not going to be as plentiful, missed the Waterfront sitting areas w/ outside bars, no dueling pianos/comedy club. But what we did get was a Lively Group (St Pat's was Day One!) and due to small ship, if you met a couple, chances you were going to bump into them over and over. The Meet and Greet though small was the best we ever attended. Met several couples which we later had a drink, meal, excursion, and just a chat with. We kept commenting that this was "A FUN CRUISE!"

You definitely need a compass to get around... Venetian is on deck 6 but you enter from 7, Los Lobos is hidden at end of buffet, needed to ask directions 2x. walk through Wine Cellar...


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Mid-Ship Balcony

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Balcony was perfect for coffee in AM pre-break, a drink when returning from isle, and watching the sea while waiting for SO to finish dinner prep... No night table on one side of bead, so alarm sat on couch. Shower Door is a nice touch, Otherwise, tight but very manageable.

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