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Norwegian Dawn Review

4.0 / 5.0
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First Time Norwegian Cruiser - was a bit disappointed !

Review for Norwegian Dawn to the Caribbean
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Red E 4 Crusin
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Mar 2020
Cabin: Family Inside

We wanted to try another cruise line - we had only sailed with Celebrity before this. The ship was about the same size as our previous ships. The decor and common areas were nice and we had no complaints. The Garden Cafe food was less than stellar. We ate one lunch here and one breakfast. The breakfast was good - the other meal was terrible. We did have great service and food in the Venetian main dining room. We like having the Irish pub open - to have a drink or a late night bite. This was nice. Hated the casino - as we are non smokers and this was bad with smoke !! The Cigar Lounge and Champagne Bar area -- were just as bad. We couldn't ever try these areas because of the smoke... absolutely terrible !!

About half of the ladies restroom door locks did not work. Overall - they did push the sanitizing hands thing all over the ship - but most times the public restroom areas were not very clean - paper towels littering a lot of the floor.

The entertainment was good. We went to most shows and tried most of the venues on the ship - besides the areas that were "smoky ".

Cabin Review

Family Inside

First time for an inside room. Was adequate for what we needed. The bathroom area was good. The table on the left side of the room below the TV really hindered the person who was getting in/out of bed on that side - as you had to scoot around the corner of the table. Shower Gel and Shampoo are in dispensers in the shower - which was nice. NO CONDITIONER - which I had not packed.

Overall - the room was ok - I think we prefer at least an ocean view moving forward.

Port Reviews


This was our second time in Cozumel - so we just spent time walking around.. shopping site seeing.

Harvest Caye

If your a beach / pool person - this is your stop ! The pool is nice - the beach was beautiful.. but the sand as you got in the water was like quick sand and was very hard to navigate. We saw several people fall. We stopped at one bar - to get a drink and it cost us $30 US. They add a gratuity (15%) and sales tax ( 12.5%).

Costa Maya

We shopped and then decided to get massages on the beach. They were wonderful and we enjoyed this port.

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