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Norwegian Dawn - Western Caribbean 11/30-12/7/2014

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7 Day Cruise from New Orleans to the Western Caribbean! Get Ready to Journey, Immerse, Enjoy, Relax and Rejuvenate!

This vacation is worth writing home about. Set sail from New Orleans and cruise to stunning beaches and turquoise waters in the Western Caribbean. With ports of call in Cozumel, Mexico; Roatan, Honduras; Belize City, Belize; and Costa Maya, Mexico, cruisers will experience plenty of things to do, from historical sightings, fun shopping and activities at sea.

Cruise Itinerary

Nov 30 - Sun New Orleans (EMBARK) Depart: 4:00 pm

New Orleans: It's seems nothing can dampen the spirits where the good times roll, the jazz is cool and the food is hot. Get in on the action in the world-famous Vieux Carre, better known as the French Quarter, with its Dixieland sounds and Bourbon Street banter. Tour the charming Garden District or just stroll along the Mississippi. More Details

Dec 1 - Mon At Sea------

Dec 2 - Tue Cozumel, Mexico Arrive: 8:00 am Depart: 5:00 pm

Cozumel, Mexico - The island of Cozumel off the tip of the Yucatan Peninsula continues to be known for its fantastic fishing, snorkeling and diving opportunities. And despite the growth of tourism in recent years, the island and its only town, San Miguel, retain much of their original warmth and charm. View Shopping Guide (Current shopping maps available onboard.) More Details

Dec 3 - Wed Belize City, Belize Arrive; 8:00 am Depart: 6:00 pm

Belize City, Belize - Long before the 17th-century powers to fight over Belizean sovereignty, a complex Mayan civilization flourished here. Today, many of the architectural treasures from that amazing lost culture remain for you to explore in virtually untouched verdant jungles. View Shopping Guide (Current shopping maps available onboard.) More Details

Dec 4 - Thu Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras Arrive: 8:00 am Depart: 5:00 pm

Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras - Beautiful and unspoiled, Roatan is a peaceful, eco-tourist's dream, just 30 miles off the coast of Honduras. Teeming with marine life and home to some of the best pillar coral in the Caribbean, the pristine Belizean Reef is a diver's paradise. And the beauty of Tabyana Beach is always a sight to see. View Shopping Guide (Current shopping maps available onboard.) More Details

Dec 5 - Fri Costa Maya, Mexico Arrive; 8:00 am Depart: 4:00 pm

Costa Maya, Mexico - This coastal paradise in the Yucatn features stunning beaches with soft sand and blue skies. Travel to see ancient Mayan ruins in this region rich with archaeological sites. View Shopping Guide (Current shopping maps available onboard.) More Details

Dec 6 - Sat At Sea------

Dec 7 Sun New Orleans (DISEMBARK) Arrive: 8:00 am---

New Orleans - It's seems nothing can dampen the spirits where the good times roll, the jazz is cool and the food is hot. Get in on the action in the world-famous Vieux Carre, better known as the French Quarter, with its Dixieland sounds and Bourbon Street banter. Tour the charming Garden District or just stroll along the Mississippi.

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Please Note:

  • Disembarkation usually begins 2 hours after docking.
  • Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.
  • Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.
  • Check your specific sailing for exact departure and arrival times. All times are local to the port.

Cruise Costs - Price is based on per person/double occupancy.

Price includes cruise, taxes and fees only. Air, insurance, gratuities are additional.

Deposit and Payment Schedule:

$25 per person / double occupancy (Non-Refundable) Deposit is due by 2/22/14

$225 per person is due by 7/1/14 (Full deposit - cabin assigned)

Final payment is due by September 1, 2014

You may use our convenient "Plan to Go" Payment plan and make small, anytime monthly payments until your balance is paid in full.

What's Included in Your Cruise Fare

With so much that's included, Norwegian offers a wide range of extras which help make your vacation all the more amazing.


All staterooms feature a TV, safe, hair dryer and bath products as well as a mini-bar, which are pay upon consumption. Complimentary room service is available from 5 am to midnight, and all stateroom-to-stateroom calls are free.

Guests in The Haven Suites can enjoy exclusive access to The Haven Courtyard, Restaurant & Lounge, 24-hour butler service, priority restaurant reservations, Bliss Collection bedding and much more. Guests staying in Studios have access to the Studio Lounge.


Enjoy complimentary beach towel service as you lounge poolside, go for a swim or relax in a hot tub. Or take part in any number of onboard sports activities, even work up a sweat in the fitness center, featuring all the latest equipment.


You'll find complimentary dining throughout the ship, including two main dining rooms, a buffet, coffee bar and more. Select ships feature a third main dining room, 24-hour dining venue, outdoor buffet, and a pool bar and grill.

Let us entertain you with stand-up comedy, live bands, poolside games and activities, piano players — it's all included. Once you get to your stateroom, check your “Freestyle Daily,” which highlights the next day's happenings: port highlights, entertainment, events and activities, and all the rest.

For a nominal fee per person, enjoy award-winning entertainment on board Norwegian Epic and Norwegian Breakaway that combines Broadway style entertainment with dinner. Discover shows like Cirque Dreams & Dinner Jungle Fantasy or the hilarious "Presumed Murdered" mystery lunch performed by The Second City.

Add-on Air from Sacramento and San Francisco, CA

Sacramento - $613 per person

San Francisco - $454 per person

Add-on Hotel (pre cruise)

Hotel Name: Courtyard by Marriott New Orleans Downtown/Convention Center

Check-in: November 29, 2014

Check-out: November 30, 2014 (1 nights)

Address: 300 Julia St
New Orleans, LA, 70130 US

Room 1: Adults: 4 Children: 0

$119 Room Type: Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds - Advance Purchase

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$139.00 Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds - Advance Purchase.., (Free High-Speed Internet) Book now, pay today

$ 149.00 Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds - Stay For Breakfast.... (Breakfast For 2, Free High-Speed Internet) Book now, pay today

$ 189.00 Suite, 1 King Bed With Sofabed (Free High-Speed Internet)

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Hotel NameSpringHill Suites by Marriott New Orleans Downtown

Check-inNovember 29, 2014

Check-outNovember 30, 2014 (1 nights)

Address301 Saint Joseph St
New Orleans, LA, 70130 US

Room 1: Adults: 4 Children: 0

$129.00 Studio, 1 King Bed With Sofabed - Advance Purchase,., (Continental Breakfast, Free High-Speed Internet)

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$129 Studio - Advance Purchase,., (Continental Breakfast, Free High-Speed Internet)

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$149 Studio (Continental Breakfast, Free High-Speed Internet)

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$149 Studio, 1 King Bed With Sofabed (Continental Breakfast, Free High-Speed Internet)

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Travel Documents


Required Travel Document and Information For Cruise Vacations

What are Norwegian Cruise Line's Age Requirements?

All facts stated below apply at the time of embarkation.

Caribbean, Bahamas, Bermuda, Alaska, Mexican Riviera, Or Canada & New England Cruises

For round-trip sailings (cruises that depart from and return to the same U.S. port), you may sail with either a valid passport, proof of citizenship and a valid government-issued photo I.D. (driver’s license with a photo), or any other WHTI compliant document.

Proof of Citizenship examples include:

  • State certified U.S. birth certificate
  • Original certificate of U.S. naturalization
  • Original certificate of U.S. citizenship

Baptismal paper, hospital certificates of birth, and Puerto Rico birth certificates issued prior to 7/1/10 are not acceptable.

A U.S. citizen under the age of 16 do not require a government-issued photo ID.

For open-jaw sailings (cruises that depart from one U.S. port and return to a different U.S. port), you are required to carry:

  • A valid passport
  • U.S. passport card
  • U.S. or Canadian Enhanced Drivers License
  • Permanent residents of the U.S. are required to carry their valid ARC cards for boarding AND passport from their country of citizenship, if available.

Note: If you miss your ship at its scheduled U.S. departure port and need to travel outside the U.S. to meet your ship, or should you unexpectedly need to depart the ship from a foreign port prior to the end of sailing, a passport would be required to leave or re-enter the U.S. by air. To that end, Norwegian Cruise Line strongly recommends all guests to obtain a passport for their voyage on any Norwegian Cruise Line vessel.

Dress Code and Gratuity

Norwegian Dawn Dress Code


On Norwegian, you can pretty much wear what you want to wear, when you want to wear it. Go cruise casual or get all-decked out and look your best — it's totally your call. That's the freedom of Freestyle Cruising.


Whether your destination is warm and sunny or crisp and cool, packing layers will your best bet. Also think about the shore excursions you'll be taking and pack accordingly, including comfy walking shoes. For kids and adults it's good to pack a pair of closed toe shoes for active shore excursions and sports activities on board. And be sure to pack a sweater — the air conditioning can be chilly.


Our newest event, Norwegian's Night Out, is the perfect opportunity to get dressed up for an evening of cocktails, fine dining and great entertainment. You may also want to pack an all-white ensemble for our iconic White Hot Party.


Dress cruise casual anytime during the day, in the buffet and in most specialty restaurants. For women, it includes summer and casual dresses, skirts, regular or capri pants, shorts, jeans and tops. Khakis, jeans, shorts and casual shirts are fine for men.


Dress smart casual in our more formal dining room or in our more upscale specialty restaurants. For women, it includes slacks or jeans, dresses, skirts and tops. For men, it's jeans or slacks with a collared shirt and closed-toed shoes.


Kids 12 and under are welcome to wear nice shorts in all our restaurants. However, tank tops for men, flip flops, baseball caps, visors and jeans that are overly faded with holes or tears and worn below the hips are not permitted in main dining rooms or specialty restaurants.


For your convenience, we offer laundry and dry-cleaning services. Express, same-day service is also available. Just complete the order form in your stateroom and your stateroom steward will pick up your laundry and return it to you clean and folded.

Norwegian Dawn Gratuity

What's the service charge?

Why is there a service charge?
The reason there's a fixed service charge is an important one: Our Crew (as are the crew from other lines) is encouraged to work together as a team. Staff members including restaurant staff, stateroom stewards and behind-the-scenes support staff are compensated by a combination of salary and incentive programs that your service charge supports.

How much is the charge?
Onboard Service Charges are additional. A charge of $12 per person per day will automatically be added to your onboard account.

Are service charges across the board for all guests?
All guests 3 years or older.

How do I prepay my service charges?
Contact your travel professional and request that it be added to your cruise reservation. If you have not made final payment this will be included in your final payment amount or if final payment has already been made we will require full payment at the time it is added.

At what point in the booking process can the prepaid charges be added?
They can be added at anytime up to 24 hours prior to sailing.

Why would I prepay my service charges?
The convenience of pre-paying the service charges allows you to plan your budget prior to your cruise giving you additional freedom while on board.

If I cancel my cruise are the service charges refundable?
Yes! The service charges are 100% refundable.

If there is a service issue can the service charges be adjusted on board?
Guest satisfaction is the highest priority at Norwegian Cruise Line. We have structured a guest satisfaction program designed to handle any concerns about service or on-board product quickly and efficiently. However, in the event a service issue should arise during your cruise please let our on-board guest services desk staff know right away, so that we can address these in a timely manner. It is our goal to reach a satisfactory solution to any issue when it happens and make sure our guests can focus on enjoying their cruise. Should your concerns not be met with satisfaction you can adjust the charges.

Norwegian Dawn Cruise Ship Tour


Day 1 - Saturday - Nov 23, 2013 Miami, United States

Depart: 4:00 pm

Day 2 - Sunday - Nov 24, 2013 At Sea

Day 3 - Monday - Nov 25, 2013 Grand Turk, Turks And Caicos

Arrive: 7:00 am; Depart: 2:00 pm

Day 4 - Tuesday - Nov 26, 2013 La Romana, Dominican Republic

Arrive: 9:00 am; Depart: 5:00 pm

Day 5 - Wednesday - Nov 27, 2013 Curacao, Netherlands Antilles

Arrive: 2:00 pm; Depart: 11:00 pm

Day 6 - Thursday - Nov 28, 2013 Oranjestad, Aruba

Arrive: 8:00 am; Depart: 4:00 pm

Day 7 - Friday - Nov 29, 2013 At Sea

Day 8 - Saturday - Nov 30, 2013 At Sea

Day 9 - Sunday - Dec 1, 2013 Miami, United States

Arrive: 8:00 am

New Orleans & Western Caribbean
Cave Tubing & Rainforest Trek
Altun Ha Mayan Ruins
Gumbalimba Park & Pirate Cave
Island Sightseeing & Beach
Dolphin Swim & Ride
Cozumel Highlights & Shopping

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