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Norwegian Dawn Balcony Cabin Cruise Reviews

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"This was the fourth NCL cruise for my wife and me, and our first on Dawn. Overall, the cruise was good, but not our best NCL experience. Embarkation was smooth and our mid-ship balcony cabin was ready by 1:00 pm. As..."Read More
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2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

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Good crew and Excursions

Review for Norwegian Dawn to Caribbean - Western

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gmbpcruiser

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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 ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony


Good and Bad, nothing amazing

Review for Norwegian Dawn to Caribbean - Western

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bridgemill

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

We sailed on NCL because of the Harrah's Casino At Sea Program, otherwise we might have picked another cruise line. The balcony room had only one 110v plug, not really enough in this day of cell phones and other electronic devices.Bring an adapter to plug in multiple devices. Food was fine in main restaurants, service was excellent in speciality dining. The smoking lounge, a glass box, next to ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony


Dawn cruise

Review for Norwegian Dawn to Caribbean - All

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travel4310

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

This was our 3rd time on the Dawn and wow has it changed, and not for the better. All the staff are friendly but slow. They are very hard to understand. I had a few repeat what they were saying but after the second time I just smiled. We were seated in the Aqua dinning room for 20 minutes and did not see our waiter so we left. The food on NCL has gone down hill. It seems that the perks they ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony


Pros and cons

Review for Norwegian Dawn to Caribbean - Western

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dollface23

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

we chose this cruise because of the Tampa port and time of year, first time on NCL line, have been on Holland and Royal and both were better than the NCL cruise IMO; pros: food is really quite good and the specialty restaurants are great, getting on and getting off boat were great, very organized,some staff was very good, but most were not. weather was fabulous and the ports were good. ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony

Traveled with children


First time cruise was a pleasant surprise.

Review for Norwegian Dawn to Caribbean - Western

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EditorDM

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

We had never been on a cruise before and chose this ship because we felt smaller would be better plus the ports appealed to us. Admittedly we were sceptical whether cruising would be for us and though we are still not convinced this is our ideal holiday it is not for lack of a great first experience. Coming in from Western Canada we chose to arrive the day before via United Airlines and here we ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Aft-Facing Balcony


Fun cruise once you got past the horrible check in process and the awful magic

Review for Norwegian Dawn to Caribbean - Western

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dmiller49302

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

The team members on this ship were awesome. Everyone greeted us with a smile. Once onboard the ship, it was awesome. The cabins were as expected, the entertainment was generally good (except the awful magician, more later) and the food was good. The embarkation and check in were HORRIBLE. When pre-checking in, they asked what time we wanted to show up for check in. We chose between 1 and ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony


Christmas Cruise on the Dawn

Review for Norwegian Dawn to Caribbean - Western

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Steve & Pauline

6-10 Cruises

Age 2020s

The Christmas decorations on the Dawn were mediocre to say the least. Cardboard cutouts of candy canes and paper snow flakes in the theatre were tacky. The Christmas caroling was cut short with only one verse of songs sung. This should have been a magical moment and yet it was way too short. They should have even had it more than once. The Bliss lounge's dance floor is too small and the DJ plays ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony


Great cruise to see Panama Canal, and Central America

Review for Norwegian Dawn to Panama Canal & Central America

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Bapa Steve

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Second time I cruised with Norwegian. My only three "real" complaints are : 1. the public rooms are very COLD. The Library felt like a meat locker. I think the cause is the staff is so "fully dressed." 2. I don't think the "specialty" restaurants are worth the price, $120 for a very average French meal, and $80 for Italian, and my wife's was inedible. 3. The theater talent and shows were ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Aft-Facing Balcony


Worst cruise experience ever!

Review for Norwegian Dawn to Caribbean - Western

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AHawley

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

Started our week long cruise by standing in line, on the street, next to operating trolley cars, for 3 hours!!! Nowhere to sit, no explanation by NCL staff. Hundreds and hundreds of people. We were slotted to board at 12:30. After 3pm by the time we boarded. No apologies. Food was terrible. No exaggerating. Terrible. Paid extra for specialty dining. Also terrible with the exception of Cagneys. ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony


Panama Canal Cruise had great Ports of Call

Review for Norwegian Dawn to Panama Canal & Central America

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latvian67

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

I love repositioning cruises like this one. The staff was wonderful as always except for head doctor that just provided the most expensive treatment possible to make ship money. The SPA is magnificent and the food at the Speciality restaurants was great. The main theater entertainment was spectacular while the Bliss lounge was a real downer from 4 years ago on the same ship. This time basically ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Aft-Facing Balcony

Traveled with children


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