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Old 02-10-2007, 11:56 AM
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Just back Quick Review..

Pros- Freestyle cruising, Great Value for the price, Choice of restaurents food was generally good Cagneys,public rooms and shows.Staff was excellent.Nice clean ship with great layout(never got lost)lots of activity choices.

Cons-could definitly improve on embarkation process.info on sea conditions not up to date.Smoking...Would pass on private island, Casino and bingo.osumel

Summary: This is our third cruise,two previous with Carnival. NCL has a bit more class,not the party animal croud.I was impressed with the service.We learned from past experience to book our shore excursions beforehand on-line,saved a bundle and new what to expect. Would cruise with NCL again.
Highlites of shore trips-
Cosumel- Took taxi to paradise beach-good choice
Belize- Regies Cave tubing-Excellent!
Roatan-Theris Dixon tour Enri-best guide nicest beach!
Grand Cayman- Capt. Marvin stingray city and snorkel must experiance
Ocho Rios- walked to Margaritaville beach and lobster Daves A-1

Thanks to eveyone again on this wonderfull site for all the invaluable help before sailing!Dave.Tom..
I will be happy to answer any questions or hear any opinions.
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Old 02-10-2007, 04:08 PM
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Jan28......
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Just back Quick Review..

Pros- Freestyle cruising, Great Value for the price, Choice of restaurents food was generally good Cagneys,public rooms and shows.Staff was excellent.Nice clean ship with great layout(never got lost)lots of activity choices.

Cons-could definitly improve on embarkation process.info on sea conditions not up to date.Smoking...Would pass on private island, Casino and bingo.osumel

Summary: This is our third cruise,two previous with Carnival. NCL has a bit more class,not the party animal croud.I was impressed with the service.We learned from past experience to book our shore excursions beforehand on-line,saved a bundle and new what to expect. Would cruise with NCL again.
Highlites of shore trips-
Cosumel- Took taxi to paradise beach-good choice
Belize- Regies Cave tubing-Excellent!
Roatan-Theris Dixon tour Enri-best guide nicest beach!
Grand Cayman- Capt. Marvin stingray city and snorkel must experiance
Ocho Rios- walked to Margaritaville beach and lobster Daves A-1

Thanks to eveyone again on this wonderfull site for all the invaluable help before sailing!Dave.Tom..
I will be happy to answer any questions or hear any opinions.
TY
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Old 02-10-2007, 07:54 PM
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Bruce-Thank You for the "quick" review of your Dawn cruise. We completed an Eastern Caribbean cruise on the Dawn in Dec. 06 and had precisely the same observations! She is a fine ship and it was a near perfect cruise experience. We enjoyed the Dawn so much we took advantage of the Cruise Rewards program and booked for the Southern Caribbean aboard the new Gem in Jan 2008. Cruising out of NYC for us New Englanders is great!!

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Old 02-11-2007, 07:58 AM
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It was a bonus for us to sail from New York,drove down from Montreal 7 hrs.parked at the pier. paid $180.00 all in all no problem...

One thing I forgot to mention in my review- I was a little dissapaointed in the gym. Extra charges apply for all the facilaties,sauna,hot tub,lap pool,steam room. On Carnival these were all included.
We sailed Jan28 not Feb 28..I am still in dream land........
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It was a bonus for us to sail from New York,drove down from Montreal 7 hrs.parked at the pier. paid $180.00 all in all no problem...

One thing I forgot to mention in my review- I was a little dissapaointed in the gym. Extra charges apply for all the facilaties,sauna,hot tub,lap pool,steam room. On Carnival these were all included.
We sailed Jan28 not Feb 28..I am still in dream land........
was restaurants free of charge? Thanks!
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Old 02-13-2007, 04:49 AM
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3 main dining rooms,room service,24hr grill,1ce cream,mexican and italian all included. extra charge for le bistro,cagneys steak,sushi,and asian- $10-$15 PP Cagneys definitly worth it.
 
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