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Southern Caribbean Norwegian Dawn Southern Caribbean Cruise Reviews

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Dawn
Southern Caribbean
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200 Southern Caribbean Norwegian Dawn Southern Caribbean Cruise Reviews


Lea07 avatar

Lea07

1 Review Written

Misleading information

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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


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fallenforcruising

4 Reviews Written

40 Helpful Votes

Fun 5 ports of call cruise on the NCL Dawn with one irritant in O’Sheehan’s

We really enjoyed the cruise. Normally we prefer the larger “fun” ships with NCL such as the Epic, Getaway and Escape but with five ports of call and only one day at sea it really didn’t matter not having the ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Bunny921

1 Review Written

Summary of my recent Norwegian Dawn cruise 2/7-17/19

We chose this cruise because of its remarkable itinerary, as did eight of our friends- in a total of 5 cabins. Although not as relaxing as our previous amazing Epic transAtlantic cruise 11/4/18, it was a wonderful ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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GetteChick

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great itinerary

This is our fourth cruise with Norwegian. I enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the cruise line. I like the smaller ships like the Dawn because you do not have to make reservations for the shows and the main dining. I ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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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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Mt400463

1 Review Written

Great

This is the first time cruiseing with NCL and our experience was great. My only down side was the age range of the cruisers since we are a younger couple. My big plus was how great our room was and how clean and ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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FPLLineman

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Mediocre cruise but great ports of call

We chose this cruise for 3 main reasons: cost, ports of call and our time on a future cruise credit was expiring. If you like a casual atmosphere in dining times, options and dress, this is the cruise for you. ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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garylife

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Had a great time, but NCL needs to take it up a notch.

The Ship is nice. I like the layout and the pool deck layout as well. The food was good and 99% of the staff was really amazing. I had the following issues. We were seated in Venetian the first night and after 15 ...
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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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VinDeTable

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Aging beauty with some problems - non smokers beware

We chose this cruise of the Southern Caribbean so we could visit some islands we had never been to. Staff: As usual, the NCL staff is their strongest asset, and the crew could not have been nicer to us (and ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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llh1224

2 Reviews Written

All the places we have never been

We are avid cruisers, this itinerary offered an opportunity to go to many places we have not been able to visit. That being said, the time offered for each destination is not enough. We felt that most of the ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Marcusrisper

1 Review Written

Great cruise

We decided to sail out of San Juan because of the iitenerary. It did not disappoint. Barbados and St. Lucia were great ports. The Virgin Islands were good as well. I like NCLfreestyle ways. Everyone on board was ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Hnr42

1 Review Written

A great first cruise

While I have cruised before, my partner and his daughter were both first timers. I liked the itenarary as it would visit 5 islands which is a bonus in case either party was proned to seasickness. I also liked the ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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CathySchroeder

1 Review Written

First NCL Cruise!

Friends and family suggested we experience NCL.We chose a cruise out of San Juan to the Southern Caribbean. (Airfare was extremely pricey.) Everything went smoothly both embarking and disembarking. We enjoyed ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Lattitudes with attitude

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

One of our best cruises

We traveled as a family with two adult children and their spouses. We found the boat in excellent condition, like new almost. The ship is a bit smaller than some of the mega ships we have been on and we found ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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ddavis4040

5 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

B2B Boredom

We booked B2B over Christmas and New Year's on Dawn out of San Juan because of the itinerary and we had never sailed from San Juan. Most things I found in my pre-cruise research indicated that the recent refresh of ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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mbarbieri

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise as a first experience with Norwegian!

We chose this cruise because of the port of call. We had never sailed to the southern Caribbean and 6 of the 8 stops were all new islands for us. We were not disappointed with the quality of the beaches, easy aces ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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RCH19

1 Review Written

First time with Norwegian

It was a great way to see a number of islands in the eastern Caribbean. The value seemed like a deal and the 10 day length gave me enough time to see several islands on one trip. I scheduled several shore ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Jarrin

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great

I went on the cruise because of the price and itinerary…it didn’t disappoint. I was solo and the solo program is great. Geeofel Villanueva was our coordinator and did a fantastic job! This was my first Norwegian ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Cruises-n-Beaches

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise - Terrible Upgrade

We took some notes during our most recent cruise on the Norwegian Dawn. I’ve tried to organize them into some kind of order that makes sense. Please keep in mind our personality while reading this review: ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Cake4Crusin

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Cruise Destination Sites, the Dawn is nice

We chose this cruise because of the number of islands in the Itinerary and the fact that it leaves out of a port that is basically already there (less sail days). We also wanted to experience an NCL cruise on a ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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MIS2000

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Expecting something better

Embarkation was very good. We did arrive around 2, not crowded therefore it was fast. The cabin was good. My disappointment happened whe the bathroom got clogged. Did call and was told they were taking care of the ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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floridasunshine956

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Good but not great!

We are seasoned cruisers but first time on Norwegian. No problem with embarking or disembarking ship, very smooth. Smallest balcony cabin we ever had. We didn't care for layout, felt like we were in each others way ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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kimlou2222

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

NCL Rocks!

Southern Caribbean was on our list of cruises we had been looking forward to. This cruise with NCL hit every Island we wanted to visit. The ship is a smaller and older ship but, with the upgrades they have made ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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s57126

6 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Boston to Boston

This was our 20th cruise with NCL. We choose this cruise because we live about 50miles inland form Boston. We have been on the Dawn multiple times. We like the crew and the layout of the ship. We have found we ...
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Sail Date October 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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