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Norwegian Dawn Cruise Reviews

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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..."Read More
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xuace

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

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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


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


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


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


Good crew and Excursions

Review for Norwegian Dawn to Caribbean - Western

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gmbpcruiser

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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 really helped make our cruise more inclusive and frankly less stressful not worrying if we were spending too much at the lounges. Pros, pretty good entertainment, food was average ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony


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


Nice to be on a smaller ship ...

Review for Norwegian Dawn to Caribbean - Western

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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

Review for Norwegian Dawn to Caribbean - Western

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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


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


Four stars

Review for Norwegian Dawn to Caribbean - Western

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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


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