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Norwegian Dawn Review

4.0 / 5.0
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2862 reviews
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Good crew and Excursions

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

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Sail Date: Feb 2020
Cabin: Mid-Ship Balcony

With the Beverage package, 3 free specialty restaurants, internet minutes and discount of $ 50 on the excursions included in the price of this cruise it did not feel like we were nickeled and dimed to death! This really helped make our cruise more inclusive and frankly less stressful not worrying if we were spending too much at the lounges.

Pros, pretty good entertainment, food was average to good, crew mostly friendly and smiling, a few on the first day were not happy, (O'Sheegans hostess was beside herself as people were coming into restaurant in the wrong direction and she was getting upset, need to make sign bigger or put Exit only on the non entrance side)! But overall with a few exceptions most staff we interacted with were nice, some were exceptionally good. Kudos to the internet manager who understood our dilemma and fixed it.

Excursions we took were very good, Costa Mayo excursion was cancelled due to being too windy, Costa Maya itself is just a small area with a bunch of shops we didn't go out of this area but while we were there, a total of 3 cruise ships came in so it made for a very crowded experience. Harvest Cay, we took a electric boat ride was OK free Wi-Fi and rum punch made it a lot more enjoyable and listening to the captain explain Belize life. The pool and beach there in this private area were very good, clean and inviting. We had to tender there and back so it made for a hot and sticky ride. Didn't see much of Belize but this was our fault. By far Roatan was the most interesting excursion we travelled by bus to the Gumbalimba Animal Reserve and this was very interesting, with Parrots and small monkeys crawling over you. Was a great experience, especially funny when a monkey stole someone sunglasses, climbed up the tree and tried to put them on, you are warned about this that they will take things from you not secured!!

Cabin Review

Mid-Ship Balcony

Small especially washroom where you bang into everything when you try to move around it. I think was the smallest cabin of the cruises we have taken so far with the same cabin class.

Port Reviews

Tampa

Very easy to board and well organized !

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