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Norwegian Dawn Review

4.0 / 5.0
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2862 reviews
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Deluxe Owner Suite is too hot to enjoy

Review for Norwegian Dawn to the Caribbean
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2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Mar 2019
Cabin: Deluxe Owner's Suite

The cruise was fantastice and the service impeccable. Picked the cruise because I had family already booked on it. The room itself was large and well laid out with quality furnishing's and many amenities. Picked the owners' suite due to the floor to celing windows in anticipation of captivating views from inside the room. Unfortunately not able to enjoy the views during the day because if you leave the shades and drapes open the room gets very hot, and the views aren't that great at night. Window shades were in poor condition and hard to operate and the drapes did not slide easily and were too short to close all the way. The drapes had no wrap-arounds to hold them open, we just wrapped rope around them to keep open. The service's that come with the suites is excellent and the people very friendly and helpful. They kept the room stocked with the preferred snacks and drinks requested. The food at the specialty restaurant's was very good and the seating was open and relaxed. The food in the main dining room was good, but the tables were a little too close and the noise distracting. We booked the excursions ourselves so can't comment on ship offerings. If not for the condition of the room it would have been a five star cruise. I would recomment the cruise ship, but not the Deluxe Owners Suite.

P.S. My daughter and her family stayed in the Garden Villa suite, it was gorgeous and well maintained.

Cabin Review

Deluxe Owner's Suite

Cabin SA

Cabin was beautiful and furnishings vey nice. Amenities and people were great. Gave the cabin a 2 star ratings due to the poor shape of shades and curtains and the inability to enjoy the views during the day.

Port Reviews

San Juan

Stayed at Decanter hotel, very nice. Many nice places to eat and the people are quite friendly

St. Lucia

Spent most of our time at Sugar beach. Great swimming and snokeling. Good trails for hiking and a lift to top. Beautiful.


Spent the day on board playing games with family

St. Kitts (Port Zante)

Went to the Dolphin Royal Swim Memories. Never thought I was a dolphin fan but after riding 2 dolphins while holding their dorsal fins was a lot of fun. The part where the dolphins come up under each foot and lift you out of the water was truly exhilarating. One of the best excursion on the whole cruise.

St. Thomas

Another beautiful beach day and a lot of shopping.

St. Maarten

Another day of game playing aboard the ship. They really could use some bean bag toss games...

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