Hi, I just got back on 10th April from week on Dawn. When we got to the pier we were given a leaflet advising that the itinerary had been changed and that we would be having an overnight in Nassau and leaving at 12.00 the next day. I booked a shorex in Naussau for a beach party which left at 8pm as soon as Dawn docked in Naussau, and returned at midnight. In the event due to a technical problem we didn't arrive in Nassau until 9pm - the shorex was still going to run, but from 9pm - 1am. I decided to cancel as I had my 12 year old with me and he would have been too tired. Next morning all aboard 11.30am - I felt that this had been too short and that it ruined the itinerary.
I understand Dawn is often late into New York due to weather problems and despite having our last stop cut short due to very difficult weather it was still 10.00 when we got back into NY and they didn't start to let us off the boat until 12.30.
I don't think that this is a brilliant itinerary and wouldn't bother coming over from UK to do it again.