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Norwegian Dawn Review

4.0 / 5.0
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We found heaven on the NCL Dawn

Review for Norwegian Dawn to the Southern Caribbean
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10+ Cruises • Age 40s

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Sail Date: Feb 2012
Cabin: Family Penthouse with Large Balcony
Traveled with children

We just got back from 11 nights on the NCL Dawn. We have been on over thirty cruises and honestly have lost track of the exact number.

I booked this cruise in May of 2011 and from the beginning had so many problems with reservations that I was convinced that we would never do another NCL cruise again after this was over. But..........that is no longer the case. This was our third NCL Dawn cruise. We have been on many other NCL ships (many are not even around anymore) but really liked the length of the Dawn and the itineary so decided to go again.

This was our first 2BR Penthouse. The last time on the Dawn we were in a minisuite and although it was nice; a minisuite is not so much better than a regular standard cabin. This time we decided to go for the PH and it was amazing. The cabin was beautiful but its the staff that made this cruise so wonderful. They are all so genuinely kind and most will go out of their way for you. Of course you always run into the slackers but the majority of the staff gives you 110%. The food was delicious.

Cabin Review

Family Penthouse with Large Balcony

Cabin SC

Amazing space. So many drawers and cabinets. We didn't utilize all the space.

Port Reviews


Real nice. Kids had a blast.

St. Kitts (Port Zante)

We ended up at the Marriott. We went to the pool there for the day.


People on island are nice but the beaches are disgusting black sand and no real sightseeing.

St. Maarten

Crowded but beautiful.


Nice beach but wouldn't even get a drink at bar.....found it to be kind of dirty.


The water was clean and beautiful but did not like the rocks at Long Bay resort.

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