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Norwegian Dawn is a large ship, carrying 2244 passengers and 1066 crew, and sails from Boston, Massachusetts and New Orleans, Louisiana.

Price: $     Size: L     Refurbished: 5 yrs ago    

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Norwegian Dawn

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Entertainment very mediocre. Only Jose and Patti above mediocre. Hard to get hot food. Food always luke warm in Venetian Restaurant and Garden Cafe. Teppanyaki and Cagneys Steakhouse very good. Some staff quite rude. Ports of call very suspect.

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Norwegian Dawn is not a friendly ship

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The staff was not friendly. Most of the staff was rude even at guest service. There was a few friendly people in the venetian, the ma tre d (Facie) Kevin Gomes, Jason, and Emmett. I will not cruise of the Dawn again. The ma tre d in the Aqua in the evening is really rude and should be retrained.

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there were not enough boats used to get people to and from island to many people on boats and to long waiting in the heat.We did not like the excursion we had  due to the use of your life boats to get to and from shore.

 

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needs some work

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Great trip,takes a while to get used to shorts and t-shirt in dinning room.This ship is laid out kind of strange.Needs serious repairs around main pool and hot tubs.Picked up pieces of pool parts each time in pool.Food and staff are great.Big Smile

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I will gladly cruise Norwegian again.

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Dear Norwegian representative,

 

Originally I had a guest that was to join me on this cruise, but she was unable to attend at the last minute, so I ventured out solo.

 

I have been on over 9 cruises in my lifetime and believe this is a wonderful way to travel, explore and see the world while enjoying excellent food and service. This was the first time I stayed in a mini sweet and thoroughly enjoyed my room and my room Stewart: "Adrian" was excellent.

 

My last two cruises I stayed on level 9 and enjoyed a balcony and for me, I will always have a balcony, or now, a mini sweet.

 

Cagney's Steakhouse was an amazing feature and I look forward to dining at Cagney's again.

 

I was slightly offended upon departure. I had a surprise visit from customs to search my room as they were looking for drugs and weapons, and of course found nothing. I do not believe in random. I wonder if in their search they found my book? Cracking the LSAT. During my cruise I was studying for my LSAT test that is scheduled for June 6, 2016.

 

However, for now, I will not let these custom officials deter me from cruising Norwegian.

 

Respectfully,

 

Ken Harrington

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The cruise was a wonderful experience. The stateroom was consistently clean, the staff very kind and the food was delicious. We had the UDP and it was wonderful to order dinner specific to dietary restrictions. The only drawback was the amount of smoke on the cruise. Every morning to get to the buffet we had to walk through a gauntlet of smoke from morning risers. This reduced my appetite and love for the cruise drastically. Also, the smoke from the casino and Havana room traveled through the halls and made the carpet smell like cheap cigarettes. I would definitely invest in a smoke-free cruise but would be hesitant to use Norwegian again because of the smoking. 

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Everything I wanted.

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The cruise kept us busy all of the time. There were so many excursions in every port. And the entertainment on the boat was wonderful. Food was great and plentiful.

 

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This cruise visits some popular ports that have fun activities. The zip line in Honduras was absolutely amazing.The Mayan ruins in Tulum and Costa Maya were also very interesting. The ship itself is older than some we have cruised on in the past but in good shape. Renaldo at the Topsider Bar is a great server and takes good care of his customers.Food and onboard entertainments were just average.

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Great itinerary

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Our second Norwegian Cruise this year. Www love the smaller ships and the Free-Style dining. Crew and staff are always very friendly and helpful. Meals in regular and speciality restaurants are excellent with wide selection of menu items. Norwegian Dawn did not have Concierge app., but that is a great tool for groups who want to stay in touch, and for updates on activities aboard.

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The Norwegian Dawn was amazing.  I saw reviews before leaving of people saying the ship was dated but I didn't find that to be true.  The process of arrival and departure were very organized and swift.  We had two tender days and two dock days.  The tender process was very well planned and ran smoothly, as did the dock days.  Each time we came back to the ship there were cold drinks and towels awaiting us.  The staff on this ship is the most accommodating crew of people I have ever experienced.  They were very friendly and attentive.  Most crew members even remembered your name after meeting you which amazed me since there were over 2000 passengers.  We were informed that the boat is being dry docked next month for a total renovation so I am excited to see the changes that are made.

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I like the smaller ships for you don't get overwhelmed as with the bigger vessels. It's a more personal and relaxing atmosphere.

Get to know the layout of the ship on your first day at sea. It will help you plan your activities.

Staterooms were too small and cramped, but overall it was comfortable. Free room service for breakfast was a great option.

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