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Western Caribbean Norwegian Dawn Western Caribbean Cruise Reviews

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Dawn
Western Caribbean
Departure Port

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Excellent

222

Very Good

212

Average

125

Poor

79

Terrible

55

Cruise type

702 Western Caribbean Norwegian Dawn Western 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


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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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


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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


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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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chrisgiordanophoto

1 Review Written

Biggest let down and worst cruise I have ever taken

Norwegian has been recommended to my wife and I over and over by family and friends. We have previously traveled on Carnival (4 cruises), Royal Caribbean (10 cruises) and Disney (2 cruises). Traveling on this ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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jonnykoz

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

December 29

Ship was old but in good condition. Rooms could use some updating. Cagney's Steakhouse was not a steakhouse steak house steak and sided were bad. Teppanyaki was good and we had a good time. O'Sheenhan's ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Metsbill

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fun Chanukah/Christmas Cruise

A very good cruise with a very good itinerary The embarkment at Tampa was slow, and it was confusing which port to go to (port 2 is supposed to be Carnivial only but we left out of there). It was a Holiday ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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xuace

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

A Great Way to Bring in 2020...

We are not "cruisers"...my wife and I took our 3 teenagers on this cruise as a way to get some warm weather and have some fun. In short, MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! I had been reading all the reviews about the Dawn the ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Shu.Anu

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

A Poor Experience

We chose Norwegian based on reviews after our last cruise with Carnival. Also, we wanted to experience a different firm and ship. Norwegian is much more expensive than Carnival. We expected a much better experience; ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Steve & Pauline

1 Review Written

Christmas Cruise on the Dawn

The Christmas decorations on the Dawn were mediocre to say the least. Cardboard cutouts of candy canes and paper snow flakes in the theatre were tacky. The Christmas caroling was cut short with only one verse of ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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hsieuntsanghonda

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great maiden voyage with NCL for a 3rd time cruiser traveling with family

Background information: We booked our cruise vacation at the very last minute on the 6th of December, less than 3 weeks before the sail date of 12/22/2019. I have traveled with Royal Carribean (Bahamas - ...
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Sail Date December 2019


EditorDM avatar

EditorDM

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First time cruise was a pleasant surprise.

We had never been on a cruise before and chose this ship because we felt smaller would be better plus the ports appealed to us. Admittedly we were sceptical whether cruising would be for us and though we are still ...
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Sail Date December 2019


Sanchez22 avatar

Sanchez22

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Never again!!!

Cruise Review: Brutally honest! This is my fourth cruise so I truly can’t say I am an experienced cruiser. What I will do is compare my cruises and give you my honest opinion. I have cruise with two different ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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franzenspringerfal

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Just OK

I have been on 5 cruises, on different ships. First time on Norwegian. If what had happened to my family did not happen, the cruise would have been below par anyway. The ship was average, Activities were good, ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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abearish

2 Reviews Written

Better than expected

After a heinous embarkation that is still unexplained by NCL or the port of Tampa, it was a great cruise. The outside cabin(8130)was very roomy. A comfortable bed and huge amount of storage. The bathroom had the ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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CrusinMema

1 Review Written

Not my Favorite

Let me start with the best things about this ship. It is not that large so its easy to get around and locate everything. Freestyle dining and choice is good. Most of the food was good. Dining areas are kept ...
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Sail Date November 2019


Melbell76 avatar

Melbell76

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Some fabulous staff, but some real issues too

Departure city: Tampa We did not explore Tampa at all. The embarkation experience was the worst we have ever experienced. We stood in line for almost 4 hours, and by standing in line I mean that at times we were ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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maximus669

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First Cruise - Dysfunctional

Hello. I was looking for a cruise to wind down and relax. However the cruise was a tornado of dysfunctional proportions by the cruise line. I get to the window and give them my passports. They ask for my room ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Captain Stubbing

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Our Memorable Reaffirmation of our wedding vows cruise

we had had very good comments on this cruise line from family members and it was suppose to be a little more fancy than our only other cruise which was with Carnival Victory (it was very enjoyable although the ship ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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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