Just returned yesterday from an Eastern Caribbean cruise on the Dawn. It was our first time on the Dawn and 4th NCL cruise. We had a balcony stateroom and excellent room stewards. We could not have asked for more pampering. I loved the robes.
The food was excellent and we had most of our meals in the Venetian. They have an 8 ounce sirloin steak available every evening along with a variety of other entrees. There was lobster twice, although, they weren't that big.
The ship was packed and apparently had 500 kids and many March Breakers, but other than by the pool area, you wouldn't know it.
The shows were good - we saw the "Band on the Run", "Second City" and "Bollywood". We didn't do the bingo, but the casino was not kind to us.
The weather was great with a little rain during Samana - OK, the hike to the waterfall is not one I'd recommend - especially with the trail as muddy as it was. We had great weather for the private island and the other ports.
It was another excellent cruise and I can't wait for my next one.