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Organised chaos

Review for a Africa Cruise on Norwegian Dawn

Norwegian Dawn review
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Chose this cruise because of the itinerary ie. South Africa and Namibia. From day 1 the writing was on the wall. I will start with the good points and there aren’t many. Food-In general this was very good. Good quality and good selection. Food in Aqua and the Venetian was as good if not better than we have had on other cruises. Staff-In line with all other cruise lines stewards, waiters, bar ...
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Sail Date: February 2024


lines, Lines Lines and ship in need of TLC

Review for a Caribbean - Eastern Cruise on Norwegian Epic

BP-asitis
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

Had a Balcony room on the 14th floor The Balcony had some serious rust issues to make it quite unappealing to sit outside. But when you get to a port and look at the rest of the ship, it's understood why, there is quite a bit of Rust showing thru..... while other cruise lines do painting maintenance while in port, never saw any NCL personnel with even a paint rush. It needs some serious ...
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Sail Date: February 2024


Worse NCL ship managed

Review for a Caribbean - Western Cruise on Norwegian Epic

beachldy
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

I travel on NCL quite a bit but the Epic was horrific. Did a B2B cruise Jan-28-2024 through 3-11-2024. LONG LONG LINES everywhere, whether dining, bars, venues. I've been on many NCL ships and other cruise lines, but nothing like this. The first leg of the trip, they ran out of lite beers on 5th day, and I'm not a beer drinker but EVERYONE was complaining. You had to wait 45 mins for a drink ...
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Sail Date: February 2024


South-Africa with the NCL Dawn, good but with sloppiness

Review for a Africa Cruise on Norwegian Dawn

ciffie0409
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

This was the second time on the Norwegian Dawn. First time was not a long time ago, in July 2023, cruise to the UK/Ireland and Scotland. The worst cruise ever! But as we were so dissatisfied of this cruise, we received money back and a voucher of 25% for next cruise. As this cruise to SouthAfrica is very expensive, it was a great moment to use the money and voucher. And fortunately, the flights ...
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Sail Date: February 2024

Cabin Type: Family Suite


Highly disappointed.

Review for a Africa Cruise on Norwegian Dawn

Chikatilo
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

We chose NCL and this ship because of the itinerary and we wanted to explore more of South Africa. Embarkation was smooth. Collected cruise cards on the ship- all very convenient. The food in the garden buffet- quite basic and a very scant choice at breakfast. The food in the compimrntary Venetian restaurant was hit and miss. The first time, very small portions. Bread wasn’t offered, ...
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Sail Date: February 2024


Avoid! Terrible

Review for a Africa Cruise on Norwegian Dawn

C. Lee24
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

I Chose this cruise for the itinerary: 12 Days: From Cape Town. Port Elizabeth, Durban and Luderitz Embarkation: Chaos. My time was 1pm. After 2 hours standing in a non-air conditioning warehouse, people in my line discovered the next line (2 pm) was boarding ahead of us. At this point it was a free for all as hundreds of people surged forward, disregarding the lines and pushed towards the ...
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Sail Date: February 2024

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Inside


Extremely disappointing cruise!!

Review for a Africa Cruise on Norwegian Dawn

campmomma
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

I would like to add my review of this shockingly disorganized NCL cruise to South Africa. We booked this cruise for the itenerary and a once in a lifetime African adventure! The service, entertainment, bars, and dining were acceptable and quite enjoyable. However the following comments are examples of how this cruise was such an overall disappointment. The embarkation was completely ...
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Sail Date: January 2024


Worst experience of my life!

Review for a Africa Cruise on Norwegian Dawn

Carolw164
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

I choose this cruise because of its itinerary, but boy what a disappointment! From embarkation to disembarkation it was a total disaster. Cancelled ports of call, total disorganisation of everything from the muster station was closed because of refuelling when we were being called to report there! luggage arriving at 11.30pm at night ( we were lucky, many passengers had handed their luggage ...
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Sail Date: January 2024

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony


Horror Cruise

Review for a Africa Cruise on Norwegian Dawn

Henry14
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Most disorganised and chaotic cruise we have ever been on. It was a disaster from start to finish. The boarding process was a disaster, hundreds of passengers were kept queuing in the sun with 40 Oc temperatures. We had to drag our luggage as they were not taken off us on arrival. Ports of call were abandoned and many days at sea added. In Richards bay the ship moored in a cold yard covering the ...
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Sail Date: January 2024


Magical places spoiled by NCL incompetence

Review for a Africa Cruise on Norwegian Dawn

Hwal2605
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We are experienced and mature cruising couple who choose our cruises based on the location and ports we want to visit, and we like to get away from the Scottish winter to get some heat and sunshine. Of the options available to visit Southern Africa and Madagascar, the NCL cruise offered the best variety of locations on what looked like an exciting itinerary. We had only cruised with NCL once ...
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Sail Date: January 2024

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Oceanview Porthole Window


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