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Norwegian Dawn Cruise Reviews for Senior Cruises to the Caribbean

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Dawn
Caribbean
Departure Port

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Very Good

40

Average

24

Poor

15

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Family Cruises

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Romantic Cruises

149

Senior Cruises

103

Entertainment Cruises

86

Spring Break Cruises

79

103 Norwegian Dawn Cruise Reviews for Senior Cruises to the Caribbean


CruisingtheBays avatar

CruisingtheBays

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Dawn to Dusk Sun & Fun

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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


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


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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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Rollingstones

1 Review Written

Standards seem to have slipped

We were celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary and wanted to do something a bit special. We particularly wanted to visit Caribbean islands that we hadn’t visited before such as Antigua and St.Lucia. It was ...
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Sail Date January 2020


Lea07 avatar

Lea07

1 Review Written

Misleading information

It all started when I made reservations with an NCL AGENT for an 11 day cruise in southern Caribbean because we wanted to see St Lucia. . The agent told us that the Norwegian Dawn was a small ship but was remodelled ...
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Sail Date January 2020


Dingneo avatar

Dingneo

1 Review Written

Pleasant cruise with old and new friends.

I was asked to join cruise when one of the participants became ill. I am retired as are the others and had no previous plans so timing was not an issue. The ship is beautiful but not as large as others. I will say ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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mkrickmi

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great first timer cruise

This cruise and this ship were, all-around, an excellent experience. Friendly and helpful crew, top notch entertainment, excellent food and food venues!! Smaller ship with many passengers so it was full of energy ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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shawnyv

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Thank you for a great experience and memories!

My wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary with our first cruise on Norweigian Dawn from NYC. We both flew from Western Canada to join this cruise and we both were extremely impressed for the following ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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ginacat1

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Had better cruises with norweigan

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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MWLeeming

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

My NCL Cruise

I’d like to start by saying the overall cruise experience with NCL was a good one. The stateroom accommodations were very nice. Our cabin steward was dedicated & pleasant. The way NCL upgraded the ship was nice, ...
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Sail Date May 2019


WAHick avatar

WAHick

3 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Any day cruising is still a good day.

Planned this cruise about a year out based on some friends that were going to be onboard with us. They didn't end up making it but we still decided to go based on the itinerary. We flew into San Juan 3 days before ...
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Sail Date March 2019


Denise758 avatar

Denise758

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Gorgeous Islands

Itinerary was perfect. Aruba, Bonaire, Curaceo and Antigua were our favorites. Barbados, St. Kitts, St. Lucia and St. Thomas were beautiful. Didn’t explore San Juan because we had been there before. Embarkation ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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dlasota

1 Review Written

Best vacation ever. First time cruiser.

I think it was a great value. Had a mini-suite with balcony. The cabin was great. Staff were terrific. Food was good, mostly. The buffet was rather hectic with pushy people trying to get food at all costs. But the ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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anchor2

3 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Good cruise

This is an older ship that surprised me on how good it still looks. Norwegian seemed to put the money into the ship rather than adding more bars. This said, there were some problems, like, the room next to us had a ...
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Sail Date January 2019


abeilles avatar

abeilles

1 Review Written

Bon spectacle

The trip from the islands to visit was all interesting, but we were disappointed by the restaurants. The only restaurant interressant on this boat was Le Bistro and the Cagney steak house, it seems that the ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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dgodfrey123

1 Review Written

Food was a major let down

Our cruise started in San Juan. It was delightful town and the ocean was absolutely beautiful. They are still trying to recover from recent hurricane. The embarkation and disembarkation process was quick and ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Consultingpastor

4 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great cruise on a smaller ship

The Norwegian Dawn is a bare bones ship compared to some of the larger ships with all of their “extras” such as water slides, aqua parks etc. but for those who like a more relaxed cruising experience with an ...
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Sail Date January 2019


John Foster avatar

John Foster

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Paradise on the waters of the Caribbean.

Great size ship. Not too big. Norwegian Ships always provides first class service, amenities, food and entertainment. The ports of call were varied and safe. The excursions were awesome. Couldn’t beat the ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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lakesidehill

1 Review Written

Southern Caribbean Island Introduction

This cruise visited 6 islands in addition to Puerto Rico and was a new itinerary for us. We like the smaller ship and were familiar with the general layout of the restaurants and activity areas. Our restricted ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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sunnyday12

4 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Nice break from Winter

We chose this cruise because of the islands we were visiting. Overall the cruise was very good. The islands were interesting. Some of our excursions were through the cruise ship and some we did off the ship. ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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jsboysen

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

An enjoyable and relaxing cruise

We picked this cruise because it had several islands that we had not seen before. That was the good news. The bad news is that it was an 11-day cruise with one day at sea so basically, we stopped every day. For we ...
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Sail Date January 2019


CMWL avatar

CMWL

1 Review Written

Enjoyable week

This was our first cruise on NCL. The live entertainment (deal or no deal, the "cirque-like" performance, the comedian, the big-band musicians who did a trivia game) was better here than on that "other cruise line" ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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aliandmarie

4 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Excellent Western Caribbean cruise from Tampa.

This was my wife and myself, 10th cruise with N.C.L. and it simply didn't disappoint. As usual embarkation was an absolute breeze. A very smooth operation. Access to our cabin to unpack was swift so we could start ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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Jetlak1221

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great service, so so buffet

Liked the layout of the ship, the service was exceptional all the way around, staff were friendly and helpful, 5 star service. Our room was lovely and our steward Armondo was terrific. The cruise ship director and ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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oliviamalone14

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

HIGHLY RECOMMEND

This was my first ever cruise and it was nothing short of amazing. This was by far my favorite trip I have been on. This cruise took us to Cozumel, Costa Maya, Honduras, and Belize. I have no complaints. The staff ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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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