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Norwegian Dawn Cruise Reviews

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"I am going to start with the positives. The staff was wonderful; professional and friendly. We didn't do shore excursions so I can't comment on that but the ports were very nice. We ate only in specialty..."Read More
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First Time Norwegian Cruiser - was a bit disappointed !

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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!!!!

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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


Great Cruise!

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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!

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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


Ups but mainly Downs

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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


1st cruise in 5 years...

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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


Four stars

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ellenmw412
First Time Cruiser • Age 20s

I didn't know much about cruises before booking this as my first (my plus one's second), and I started to get nervous once I saw poor reviews for the ship after paying in full. The food was better than I expected and always hot (we did no specialty dining - ate mostly in the Venetian) but my +1 had eaten lobster and filet frequently on his Carnival cruise so was a bit underwhelmed by the options. ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Inside


Dawn Western Caribean Itinerary

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Biffire
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Just off the Dawn. This was our 12th cruise. 10th with NCL. We have done this itinerary before, but this was what was available from Tampa, a day after a wedding we attended. No issues with service from staff, from stewards to waiters to bar staff, all good. We had the 3 day SDP, and went to Moderno, La Cuchina, and Cagney's all were good. We did one night at Bamboo, our first time it was ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Mini-Suite with Balcony


Nice to be on a smaller ship ...

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redwinelover2
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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 is weird - and too much foot traffic with servers going between kitchen and Modesto next door. La Cucina was meh. Le Bistro did not disappoint. Don't miss a quiet happy hour in the wine ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


Not the same NCL experience

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new2cruisex2
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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 that included free airfare. Hint: ncl booked the cheapest fare which may not suit your travel needs. In my case they booked a 1;10am sun flight with plane change which got us to port at ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Oceanview Picture Window

Traveled with children


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