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Eastern Caribbean Norwegian Dawn Eastern Caribbean Cruise Reviews

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Dawn
Eastern Caribbean
Departure Port

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Average

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Cruise type

206 Eastern Caribbean Norwegian Dawn Eastern Caribbean Cruise Reviews


ginacat1 avatar

ginacat1

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Had better cruises with norweigan

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wanted a short cruise and have always loved Norweigan and recommend it to others. This cruise offered very little in entertainment, things to do were lame (such as games). Found the elevators in the morning ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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lsweatt

1 Review Written

Keep It Movin Cruising

First of all I must say the cruise & weather was answered prayers all the way!!! Couldn't top that at all. The ship has some ups and down 1. ship renovation was really nice dining areas were fantastic, corridors ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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vistaview

1 Review Written

Noisy

Our first NCL experience. We have cruised on 4 other lines and wanted to try the "Free Style" cruise promised by NCL. We traveled as a retired married couple and had a balcony on the 10th deck. Our complaint is ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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tinaedwards19c

1 Review Written

Our Balcony Retreat...

We chose NCL Dawn for its adventure into the Caribbean. Especially for its eastern stops in Aruba, Jamaica and Georgetown. Stops we hadn't ventured to yet. Loved the experiences. Overall it was a excellent ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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nunahX2

1 Review Written

Re-Positioning

This trip was for my Siblings, my Daughter, and myself.. We flew into Tampa the night before and stayed at the Comfort Inn at RJ Stadium, BIG Mistake. Bed was Broken, Phone didn't work ( no wake up call) Lights went ...
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Sail Date April 2013


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judester11

5 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Great First on Norwegian

WE chose this cruise because of the great deal. First time with Norwegian -- have 2 more booked. Cruised before with Carnival - loved it - but it was really nice to get away fro the all night "discos" and ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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gzrecoil

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Don't waste your time or money.

I'm not sure if it was because it was the staff's last week on the cruise, or if that's just how it normally is. The service was non-existent. On the pool deck I had a waiter walk up to me only once the whole ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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warrior69

3 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Excellent service made this cruise wonderful

This was our fifth cruise on NCL, our third on the Dawn. What impressed us the most was the friendly and attentive service -- from our cabin steward, to the servers in the dining room, those on the guest services ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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disko-kaytee

1 Review Written

Great vacation but not that happy on the Dawn

Overall we weren't too happy on the Dawn. I had only been on one previous Princess cruise but I found it much superior. The staff on the Dawn were the biggest difference; they seemed unhappy to be there, weren't ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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new2cruisex2

5 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

First Timer Impressions

This was our first cruise. We have been reading reviews on Cruise Critics for a year in prepartation for the trip. Thank you to all of those that shared their experiences. It certainly helped make our trip very ...
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Sail Date February 2015


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bubbasqueen

4 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Well, we had a relaxing vacation.

Background: My husband and I have been cruising since 1981. We have been on many ships (20+) but are platinum on Princess. We wanted to sail out of New Orleans which Princess does not offer. We prefer to cruise ...
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Sail Date November 2014


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travelinggypsy

2 Reviews Written

Was a let down for us, but may give them another chance later.

We had a good time overall I will start with the good: Our cabin steward Christian was great, always greeted us by name. Room was always clean and well stocked. Embarkation was ok but had to ask which way to get on ...
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Sail Date November 2014


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mojomorris

22 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Our 2nd Norwegian Dawn repositioning

BACKGROUND: My wife and I are both retired and have cruised Princess, Carnival and Celebrity multiple times. We did the NCL Dawn repositioning from Boston to Tampa last November and decided to do the reverse this ...
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Sail Date April 2014


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kiwibor

6 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Balcony cabins for Lilliputians

We are a couple in our mid sixties, and NCL is our cruise line of choice because we prefer a casual atmosphere when cruising and for the most part, feel that NCL delivers good value for the cost of the cruise. We ...
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Sail Date April 2014


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time2travl

5 Reviews Written

Another great cruise

We did the Tampa - Boston reposition cruise. It was remodeled since our last cruise on her. The port in Tampa is only a few minutes from the airport which is fast and easy. It's a shame she's now being moved to New ...
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Sail Date April 2014


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ElleZed

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Smooth sailing on the Dawn

Got back home today after 19 days on the NCL Dawn. Let me start by saying I like Norwegian Cruise Line. This was my third cruise with NCL, one for 24 days in 2012 on the Spirit (lovely ship) and 7 days last October ...
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Sail Date April 2014


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resortgirl59

1 Review Written

Best Cruise out of 6!

We are in our early 50's and have cruised 5 times prior to this time. After reading some of the reviews (after I booked, gulp) I was a little nervous about the ship. First let me tell you, the ship was immaculate! ...
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Sail Date February 2014


FlagLyn avatar

FlagLyn

3 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Customer Service Lacking!

We have sailed on a lot of cruises through Princess (13+), Carnival(12+), and Royal Caribbean (once). This was our first experience with Norwegian. The NCL Dawn is an older ship but they have tried to upgrade it ...
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Sail Date February 2014


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devica71

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

HORRIFIC CRUISE

Words can't describe this cruise. The boat needs refurbishing. The oceanview cabin was extremely small. There was even duct tape holding together a table. This is not a cruise for anyone under 50 years old. My ...
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Sail Date November 2013


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jjustbeck

3 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

First disabled cruise

This was our twelve cruise, 5th Norwegian and 3rd Dawn, but first as a disabled traveler after my husband's stroke. The cruise was a 2 night cruise to nowhere and a test for us to see how he could handle the ...
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Sail Date November 2013


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pattymindy

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Im Going back to RCCl

This ship is old needs a lot of repair - the crew are over worked and very unhappy many to not smile and are very robotic, They know the get an automatic gratuity so the could care less tips should be earned. Only ...
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Sail Date November 2013


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GrandmaHofmann

18 Reviews Written

28 Helpful Votes

NCL Dawn, No surprises

My husband and I sailed on the Dawn as our 26th cruise. We have cruised the Mediterranean, Baltic, Caribbean, Alaska, and Asia on Carnival (1), Disney (1), Princess, Royal Caribbean, NCL (4), and Celebrity. We have ...
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Sail Date November 2012


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byhisello99

3 Reviews Written

Norwegian Dawn Thanksgiving 2011

Boarding was less efficient on NCL in Miami than any other combination, but acceptable. Meet and Greet turned out to be a good idea. We had one of the low-rent district cabins - inside of the inside on a dead-end ...
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Sail Date November 2011


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MAJCHETM

1 Review Written

No rating

11 Nights on the Dawn

My husband, my sister, her husband, and I arrived at the port and were on board in less than 10 minutes ... probably the best embarkation of any of our 10 cruises. Went immediately to the pool for celebratory ...
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Sail Date January 2012


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OneWiseCruiser

1 Review Written

Norwegian Dawn 11-Day Caribbean Cruise

Background: This was our fourth Caribbean cruise, but our first on Norwegian Cruise Lines. We have enjoyed at least one cruise each year over the past 5/6 years. We fully understand if you schedule a cruise in ...
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Sail Date January 2012


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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