Norwegian Dawn

3.6 out of 5
Price: $ $ $ $     Size: L     Refurbished: 6 yrs ago    
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About Norwegian Dawn

Norwegian Dawn is a large ship, carrying 2244 passengers and 1066 crew, and sails from Boston, Massachusetts and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

NCL Dawn needs some help

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Overall, the service was poor.....lines at the bar, restaurants including specialty were slow and staff seemed more interested in talking with guests than making sure folks had what they needed, except Cagney; their issue was they couldn't serve a lemon drop....no sweetener?  Most public women's bathrooms had at least one stall 'closed' the entire cruise.  The ports were nice and the excursions ok.  All aboard in the last port was 2 hrs earlier than scheduled, which made us 40min. late returning, good thing we booked thru the ship.

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5 out of 5

Fun Cruise

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

The people on the ship were great and worked really hard to make sure she had a good time. I did not like Harvest Key Belize. We never really made it to Belize as far as I could tell. Harvest Key Belize. was like going to Six Flags. Its nice but you really don't feel think you in another country. That being said We had a great time over all and I have put down money on another cruise.

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Contributor Level: Purser
2 out of 5

To many only at 8.30pm

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

Let me say that the entertainment was very good.

Trying to get a dinner reservation for other than 5pm or after 8.30pm was next to impossible. The Myth of free style dining is that you have all of the choices the trouble is that unless you have upper suite rooms you have very limited times.

the ship is not user friendly you have to continually go up or down decks to get anywhere as many do not go the length of the ship.

I was on the Maiden Voyage on this ship and the booking issue is as bad as it was then.

I found the staff other than the room steward to be some what disengaged with the customers, and the drink packages certainly had issues for some travelers.

The wine staff of 4 people for a dining room of 900 could not give any level of service that would be considered acceptable.

the cruise locations were good but my issues with reservations and the ship layout, made this a disappointing cruise.

I have over 60 cruises to date.

ssseabreeze

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Birthday / Anniversary Cruise 2017

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Pre-arranged for flowers / champagne in room and was there when we boarded. All personnel interactions very pleasant. Specialty dining was great, not lacking in quality or quantity.

Relatively small ship but stable in the weather experienced. A bit sloppy on the re-fit, paint spill and over-cover, some new paint already peeling. Balcony glass too clouded to see through. some railings loose etc. all small stuff that could easily be rectified (at a cost to their bottom line hence left as is).

 

Forget Excursions. Same can be had at each port for less $$$ IMHO!

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

new orleans west

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

We have been on 4 Norwegian cruise line cruises, my feeling is the cruise line is starting to go the way of the airlines finding ways to get less covered and more costs on of cruisers.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Wonderful!

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Our cabin was slightly larger than other cruises I have been on.  The food in the specialty restaurants was great!  The one problem we did have was at La Cucina, the Italian restaurant.  They got our reservation wrong and allowed walk-ins to take our reservation and we had to wait 45 minutes for a table to open up.  The only tables they had available was outside the restaurant with high chairs, which is not comfortable when you are a short person as I am and your legs dangle!  We did enjoy the tours we took.  They all had great guides.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Great Cruise!

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

Norwegian Dawn was a great cruise. The food was absolutely wonderful!  The entertainment was great!  The hospitality was awesome!  Our room steward, Angus, was exceptional!  The few extra hidden charges (tax on drinks and $13.50/day/person) was the only disappointing thing I found on the cruise.

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

Dawn cruise

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

Cabin steward not as attentive, mostly average cruise, not as much things to do, Food was good but more choices would have been nice too. The ship did not look just redone.

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3 out of 5

Relaxing week

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

we had great weather and relaxed by the pool a lot. Dinners were great in main dining but meat on buffet tended to be tough. Good lunch at O Sheehan! Food had too much salt for me. 3 of the 4 women's toilets on pool deck were out of order all week, also 1 pool shower. Cigar smoke somehow leaked into our room. We were given an air freshener and chocolate strawberries but no explanation. Lots of banging noises at night? Could hear music 2 floors up! We couldn't go to Harvest Caye, big disappointment 

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3 out of 5

Ports Amazing

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Really enjoyed the ports of call on this cruise.  The cruise ship itself was a little disappointing.  The layout was basic only one pool very crowded.  The buffet was unappealing ate mostly in the O'Sheehan's Bar much better and tasteful food here, but a limited menu. Drinks were crazy expensive as well as the shore excursions.  Will probably stop buying excursions off the ship and wait to the port and buy there can really negotiate a better price.

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Deck 12

Deck 12 features staterooms in categories SA, SD, SJ and IC, as well as the Library, the Oasis Pool, Topsiders Bar, Sprinkles Ice Cream Bar, Kid's Cafe,...

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Deck 7

Deck 7 is completely surrounded by a teak promenade, and features the Stardust Theater, Bamboo Restaurant, Sake Bar, Sushi Bar, Java Cafe, The Pearly Kings...

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Deck 6

Deck 6 features staterooms in category O1, as well as the Dawn Club Casino, Gatsby's Champagne Bar, Impressions Italian Restaurant, Havana Club, Wine Cellar,...

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Deck 13

Deck 13 is devoted to fun in the sun with acres of teak deck space, jogging track, sports deck, and a whirlpool. Other entertainment options include T-Rex...

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scober42596
Contributor Level: Third Mate

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

cmorin41
Contributor Level: Purser

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

CarefulPlanner
Contributor Level: Third Mate

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

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Price

L

Size

Dec 2002

Built

6 yrs ago

Refurbished

2244

Total Passengers

2.11

Crew to Passenger Ratio

11

Number of Decks

1170

Total Cabins

36

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