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Caribbean Norwegian Dawn Caribbean Cruise Reviews

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Dawn
Caribbean
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1,616 Caribbean Norwegian Dawn Caribbean Cruise Reviews


Nancy62262 avatar

Nancy62262

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

First time I couldn't wait to get off the ship! Horrible!

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This was my 26th cruise and it was by first NOT enjoyable one. The first time I didn't gain weight and the first time we couldn't wait to get the hell off that annoying ship. The food was absolutely the ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Red E 4 Crusin

2 Reviews Written

26 Helpful Votes

First Time Norwegian Cruiser - was a bit disappointed !

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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slavetoabunny

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Nothing Short of Outstanding!!!!

Post cruise report: To start, I have to say the sanitary precautions on the cruise were outstanding. Every single day the crew washed down all the walls, doors, railings, etc. in every corridor, you couldn't walk ...
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Sail Date March 2020


janerd avatar

janerd

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

1st cruise in 5 years...

Me my wife and 20yo son decided on doing a family cruise. Our son is on spring break from UF and he wanted to do a cruise for his break, and it's been 5 years since our last cruise.We chose this cruise because we ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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pisces33

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fun time

We've cruised for the past few years at this time so we wanted to keep up the tradition even though this year would be without Dad, who passed away only a few weeks after our last cruise in march 2019. This ship ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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gmbpcruiser

3 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Good crew and Excursions

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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andrewwilson1980

1 Review Written

Underwhelmed by the food and staff

This is my first cruise, and honeymoon. I spent a good amount of money on the room with the specialty dining package, drink package, and excursions. From what I’ve been told the food is really good and drinks ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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redwinelover2

1 Review Written

Nice to be on a smaller ship ...

Tampa is a convenient port. Easy check in and local parking. Like Harvest Caye. Nice beach. We were only ship there that day so not crowded. Specialty restaurants a bit disappointing. Location and shape of Cagneys ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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new2cruisex2

5 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Not the same NCL experience

I decided on this cruise to provide a special experience for my daughter and granddaughter who wanted to see wildlife of Central America. The Roatan Honduras stop would provide that. Picked up the cruise package ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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linda5958

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Time to put the Dawn out of comission

We have cruised over 15 times, the last four ( with in 2 yrs) with NCL. This was disappointment from the time we entered the ship. We always upgrade to a suite and have been very pleased. This is the first time I ...
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Sail Date February 2020


Lockback avatar

Lockback

1 Review Written

Excellent Cruise

My wife and I usually choose Norwegian as our preferred cruise line, although we have used several others. We like the casual attitude, the overall friendliness of the staff and the Free Style dining and, so far at ...
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Sail Date February 2020


Su53 avatar

Su53

1 Review Written

Last Cruise with NCL

We have been cruising with NCL for 19 years and we are Latitudes Gold members. We took this 14 day cruise because the itinerary looked fabulous. Overall the quality of this cruise was only average and NCL in general ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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CruisingtheBays

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Dawn to Dusk Sun & Fun

We are loyal NCL Cruisers having sailed only with NCL. This is our 2nd time on the Dawn.... a great mid size ship..... big enough to have lots of amenities but small enough not be overwhelming. Perhaps because ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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bridgemill

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Good and Bad, nothing amazing

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2020


shizoik avatar

shizoik

4 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Quite enjoyable

Relatively good cruise. It was our longest but it was over before we knew it. The embarkation process was problematic. We had to sit in wheelchair access section and wait to be called. That section was in the ...
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Sail Date February 2020


capeman1 avatar

capeman1

13 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

It was Good, Please read the review

I am a BIG NCL fan. I love the service and the friendliness of the crew. I believe Norwegian has the friendliest crew at sea. Same could be said for the hard working men and women on the Dawn, but the Officers ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Moby Dick

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Overview of our 2/2/20-2/16/20 Southern Caribbean NCL Dawn cruise from Moby Dick

We like to avoid the Midwest winters so we have been somewhat regular cruisers (usually with NCL) since 1978 on the Skyward. Memorable cruises have included the Norway. We were on the cruise prior to the ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Bapeljagr

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Poor value for $8,000 paid

This was our 12th cruise. It was our fifth cruise with Norwegian. I am evaluating this cruise in comparison to the other 11 cruises we’ve taken. I believe food is 50% of the total experience, Service is 20% of the ...
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Sail Date February 2020


Dolce1989 avatar

Dolce1989

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Cruise of a Lifetime

I did the cruise end of January 2019, 11 day Caribbean cruise. This was my first cruise and I had no expectations. I had always been somewhat close minded about cruises thinking they were for people 55+ but, the ...
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Sail Date February 2019


gold1959 avatar

gold1959

4 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Wonderful cruise- planning another!

We have cruised the Caribbean with RCCL, Celebrity, and Princess (the best, prior to this cruise); this was our first cruise on NCL, and we chose it as it was going to Antigua, where we wanted to take a cooking ...
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Sail Date January 2020


leslie e avatar

leslie e

2 Reviews Written

Enjoyable cruise of Eastern Caribbean - 12 nights

This was our 9th cruise with NCL. We were looking for a relaxing vacation with warm weather to some ports that we hadn’t visited. We were on the Dawn several years ago. It is a mid-sized ship and easy to get ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Charmdmsure

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

12 days on the Dawn

From the beginning, when I made the reservation, there was miscommunication. After only about a month, I could not reach the Norwegian travel agent that I had booked with. I had several questions that never were ...
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Sail Date January 2020


jlburke avatar

jlburke

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Wonderful and Relaxing

We have chosen Norwegian for the past 5 years for our cruises and have always had a pleasant experience. This cruise was no different. It was great! The embarkation - as well as the disembarkation - at the Port ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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SukieMac

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Nooooooooorwegian Dawn!!! You didn't rock our world!!

We are avid fans of Norwegian Cruise Line and have been for a number of years. So this review is somewhat difficult for us to publish...We only ever sail on NCL... So here is our personal experience: Would we ...
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Sail Date January 2020


realtor123 avatar

realtor123

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

12 Night Caribbean Cruise on Dawn

I am going to start with the positives. The staff was wonderful; professional and friendly. We didn't do shore excursions so I can't comment on that but the ports were very nice. We ate only in specialty ...
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Sail Date January 2020


Norwegian Dawn Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.03.9
Dining4.03.7
Entertainment4.53.9
Public Rooms4.04.1
Fitness Recreation4.53.8
Family4.04.2
Enrichment2.03.4
Service4.04
Value For Money4.03.7
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