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Norwegian Dawn Cruise Reviews

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Wonderful cruise - but a warning about the rooms -
"My review - NCL Dawn This is my 10th NCL Cruise and my 1st on the Dawn. I've been on the Gem and the Breakaway and was very very happy. Also - the last 4 cruises I have been in the Haven. So I definitely have..."Read More
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pjc215

10+ Cruises

Age 40s

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First Time Norwegian Cruiser - was a bit disappointed !

Review for Norwegian Dawn to Caribbean - All

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Red E 4 Crusin

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

We wanted to try another cruise line - we had only sailed with Celebrity before this. The ship was about the same size as our previous ships. The decor and common areas were nice and we had no complaints. The Garden Cafe food was less than stellar. We ate one lunch here and one breakfast. The breakfast was good - the other meal was terrible. We did have great service and food in the Venetian ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Family Inside


Nothing Short of Outstanding!!!!

Review for Norwegian Dawn to Caribbean - All

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slavetoabunny

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Post cruise report: To start, I have to say the sanitary precautions on the cruise were outstanding. Every single day the crew washed down all the walls, doors, railings, etc. in every corridor, you couldn't walk two feet without tripping over a hand sanitizer dispenser, and the "washy-washy" (really, they say that) staff were constantly spraying your hands. They were worse than the perfume ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Owner's Suite with Double Balcony


Ups but mainly Downs

Review for Norwegian Dawn to Caribbean - Western

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Snlisham

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

Just got home from our cruise on the Dawn out of Tampa. I have to say that I was really disappointed in our cruise this time. I am a dedicated NCL cruiser but I have to say this cruise was a big let down. We have been on the Dawn before, as a matter of fact we did the the same ports on the Dawn, but nothing like this. The first problem was the smoking area, I know smoking is bad for you but I ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Oceanview Picture Window


Great Cruise!

Review for Norwegian Dawn to Caribbean - Western

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schlueter

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

We selected this cruise based on the length and ports of call. We did not encounter any of the complaints that others had posted about this ship. The staff were all very attentive and appeared to enjoy their jobs. The entertainment was great. The food was all very good. This was our 1st time cruising on Norwegian and we would definitely cruise with them again! The only downside that we can ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Family Suite


First time I couldn't wait to get off the ship! Horrible!

Review for Norwegian Dawn to Caribbean - Western

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Nancy62262

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

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 worst Ive ever had on a cruise. It reminded me of school cafeteria food. The first day we hit the buffet for lunch and both of us were shocked at the lack of selection and low ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Balcony


1st cruise in 5 years...

Review for Norwegian Dawn to Caribbean - Western

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janerd

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

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 live 30 minutes from the port of Tampa. Embarkation: We arrived at the port around 10:30am. We parked the car in the parking garage across the street and carried our bags over.We ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Mini-Suite with Balcony


Excellent Cruise

Review for Norwegian Dawn to Caribbean - Western

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Lockback

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 least, have preferred the smaller ships to the new mega-giants. This was our fifth NCL cruise. In fact, our last time at sea, two years ago, was on the Dawn and the same itinerary. ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Oceanview Porthole Window


I got sick

Review for Norwegian Dawn to Caribbean - Western

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Amulet

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

The food was cold at every station, even the fine dining. Cold and served raw hamburger. I was quarantined from gastroenteritis complications. Symptoms of hot and cold runny nose soar throat brain fog muscle break down fever loss of appetite cough diarrhea, vomiting. I was so sick the ship hospital cost me 4K. So I paid for something that ship infected me with! I was also treated with disrespect ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Inside


Underwhelmed by the food and staff

Review for Norwegian Dawn to Caribbean - Western

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andrewwilson1980

First Time Cruiser

Age 40s

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 plentiful, I guess we will see. Day 1: Onboarding Arrived at Tampa Port via Uber, nice lady, she was distraught by the law enforcements persona, the way they “directed” her. Exiting ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony


Time to put the Dawn out of comission

Review for Norwegian Dawn to Caribbean - Western

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linda5958

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 used a NCL representative to book and I feel he talked us into the worse suite on the ship. It has a water sealing door instead of an extended window. It was in front of the ship so ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Penthouse with Large Balcony


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