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Norwegian Dawn Cruise Reviews for Senior Cruises to the Western Caribbean

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Dawn
Western Caribbean
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

9

Very Good

16

Average

11

Poor

6

Cruise type

Family Cruises

224

Romantic Cruises

72

Spring Break Cruises

46

Senior Cruises

43

First-Time Cruisers

36

43 Norwegian Dawn Cruise Reviews for Senior Cruises to the Western Caribbean


CMWL avatar

CMWL

1 Review Written

Enjoyable week

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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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KokeBrew

1 Review Written

Some very good, some not so

Overall--a very nice cruise with some exceptions. Weather held and seas were flat. First stop Jamaica-- Ocho Rios. A dump. Don't get off the ship at this location. A plea to NCL to vacate this stop. Caymen Islands ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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B+S

2 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

Why choose the Dawn? (A longer review, written mostly for newcomers.)

“How could everyone be reviewing the same ship and have such different experiences?” That sums up most ship reviews because each review is really more a combination of the ship, the ports of call, the cabin, ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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skertso

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Western Caribbean on the Dawn

Overall I was happy with my cruise experience. I always love leaving from New Orleans and we had an excellent embarkation and disembarkation. The ship has been renovated since I was last on it and is very nicely ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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Tumbleweedtraveler

1 Review Written

The Dawn is my favorite

A nice itinerary out of New Orleans to the Caribbean . Wish NCL still went out of the beautiful Houston terminal but they have pulled out. We've sailed on many of NCL's ships, Jade, Sun, Star, Pearl, etc but I ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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donnajeanc

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Great Food, Servers, and More

We went with two other couples and we are all over 60. It was nice to find a chilled bottle of champagne in our room because we have reached the silver level after just a handful of NCL cruises. After we ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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texasreb

14 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

Change for the better?

This ship was updated in the summer. Lipstick ? I have been on this ship 4 previous times. Plus several others. Theater has new seats and new decorations. It looks good. Dining areas have been re-floored, painted, ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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Foreschur

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Ship Good, Service & Entertainment not so much

I have been on 5 cruises with NCL ( always pleased ) and been on the Dawn once before, prior to recent renovation. Very nice redo and ship looks great, however that does not make up for lack of service- 24 hours ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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Sami from Texas

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Superior Value and Quality

We chose this cruise because it was closer to my husband's temporary assignment in New Orleans. We have cruised on several cruise lines, and this was by far one of our favorites. The embarking and dismemberment ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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SKRIVER

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

First Time Norwegian - Last Time Norwegian

We are not reviewing every aspect of the cruise. Overall, we had a good time. The positives were the entertainment with easy seating, the pool with ample sun lounges and the ports of call. The embarkation was ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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gastonmom

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

The Ryanair of cruising! cheap! cheap! cheap and not in a good way!

One of the worth cruising of the many we have been on. We had to pay for about everything including bottle of water, although we had paid for a $65 dollars soda card, water was not included! The "free cruising" ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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CCRCC

6 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Good cruise, but dining so-so

We wanted a cruise from New Orleans so we could come back and spend New Years Eve in NO. We booked all excursions from ship but one, and were very satisfied with them. We had only traveled on Norwegian on the ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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Terry wichita

1 Review Written

Ship was good and cabin/food excellent--admin was poor attitude for Latitude members

This was about my 7th cruise on NCL but first on their smallest ships. The Cabin (11506) and housekeeping staff was excellent. The Food service was very good. The operating crew was timely and informative. Then I ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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CUontheC

10 Reviews Written

33 Helpful Votes

Just ok....spa pass not worth it on this ship.

Embarkation and Debarkation went very well. Cruise Critic Meet and Greet was fun and informative. Cabin was smaller than on other ships but comfortable. Our room steward was just ok. No fun animals...just ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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texascharm

4 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

NCL Dawn from New Orleans to Western Caribbean

Not rating this a 5, mostly because we did not get the recognition and the perks of being silver latitude members. Getting on the ship went well, getting off a little more confusing, they routed us the long way ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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jaejae77

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Happy Campers!

We arrived in New Orleans a couple days before the cruise so we could explore a little. We did the city tour which was very informative & a good overview of the highlights of the city. Our driver was a native & ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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pappagene

3 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Good Cruise, Good Price, Same Ports

This sailing on the Dawn was our 11th cruise and the 3rd out of New Orleans with this itinerary. This was just a "get away for a week" cruise. We did not go to do things at each port, but instead we got off the ship ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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rosiefraz

3 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Not impressed.

We had a group of 8 people from our church on this cruise and all but 1 had cruised before. We had more than 12 cruises as a couple and we were not impressed with this cruise and line. This was our first Norwegian ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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jerrybird

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise; Love NCL

This is the second time on the Dawn (husband and myself), 5th with NCL. Have also cruised with Carnival once and Royal C. 2 times. There were no problems at all. The Aqua and Venetian dining rooms are nice, ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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GrandmaRolls

6 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise, as Always.

As a power wheelchair user, there are always challenges. True to form, NCL met them all. I am temporarily unable to put any weight on one foot, so before the end of the first day, we had a ramp to our balcony. ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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mzmjwhite

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

My adventure to Central America via a cruise with Norwegian.

From the moment we began our check in...My daughter Jacorien...and myself were richly impressed. The staff were very professional, yet personal. We had previously come to New Orleans aboard The City of New Orleans ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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miikkeell

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Passengers Assaulted

This was not only my first cruise with NCL, but the 3 other passengers I brought with me. The impression was that the cruise was geared more towards an older crowd. We are in the range of 28-38 years of age. I ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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ofbp Walt

5 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Great spring break cruise

We didn't realize how many college kids would be running around the ship, but for the most part there was no problem. A couple of them got a little obnoxiously drunk around the pool, but this was a rare scenario.  ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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joeh1148

1 Review Written

The good, bad and ugly

This was our second cruise. First I got the soda drink package. The drink package is not worth it . At New Orleans, the port there was people bringing aboard their own soda in 12 pack's aboard. Check in was quick ...
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Sail Date January 2015


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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