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Norwegian Dawn Review

4.0 / 5.0
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2885 reviews

Quite enjoyable

Review for Norwegian Dawn to the Caribbean
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shizoik
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Feb 2020
Cabin: Mid-Ship Mini-Suite with Balcony

Relatively good cruise. It was our longest but it was over before we knew it.

The embarkation process was problematic. We had to sit in wheelchair access section and wait to be called. That section was in the direct line of the sun. I was sunburned before I got on the ship. Plus there was a computer problem that shut down the the baggage check just as we stepped up the the conveyor belt. It was a tediously & long (maybe 15 minutes) wait on a cane, after sitting in a hot sun-whipped melting chair before checking in. Waiting on staff with the wheelchair was an additional wait, but access went smooth after we boarded.

The Dawn has been refurbished, but still ranked "old" for the wife and I. One of the main reasons is because it only had one U.S./American electrical outlet. Luckily we were smart enough to bring a surge extension that included 4 additional outlets & 3 USB recharge ports.

Cabin Review

Mid-Ship Mini-Suite with Balcony

About the right size for the 2 of us. Can't imagine 3-4 people staying in such a space. Only one electrical outlet. Nice balcony. Room steward kept up with the comfort & cleanliness. Room safe was a bit tricky to operate. TV was fine with some decent movie shown at night. Great jazz playing on the ship observation/info channel.

Port Reviews

Tampa

Too slow. Poor area for sitting (wheelchair access)=uncomfortable, sunny exposure...not enough pushers/staff for wheel chairs nor enough intake personnel to expedite the embarkation process.

Barbados

Traversed the shops but found the people to be very cold & unfriendly.

St. Lucia

Cold & unfriendly shop keepers. Not a warm feel here.

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