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May 2011

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Major Disappointment

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Dawn | Sail Date: Mar 23, 2014


My wife and I are normally Celebrity customers, but we decided to take a chance on Norwegian, based upon reputation. To tell the truth, looking back it is hard to distinguish our seven days on Norwegian Dawn from another trip with Carnival we took a few years ago. Carnival, at least, is honest: it is a party line and does not pretend to be anything else. Norwegian (The Dawn, at any rate) has double trouble: it is as hokey as Carnival, and when it tries to be upscale, as in the main dining rooms, it falls flat as well.

 

The Dawn is floating mismanagement. The staff is generally confused, indifferent, and very often contradictory. Personnel seem to know next to nothing about the vessel. The English language is as rare as an imaginative menu. One night I had to ask another waiter to interpret my first waiter's rendition of the speciality of the evening. This is not simply a matter of inconvenience: I wondered how this crew would handle real emergencies or, God forbid, an abandon ship call.

 

The ship's maintenance was poor; our stateroom toilet failed twice. When my wife went to the guest relations desk to discuss this, she was told: "There are a lot of children on this cruise putting things down the toilet. I'd say we're keeping a pretty good percentage running." There were multiple visible OSHA violations--unattended open doors to the ship's machinery, a work cart left unattended directly across the walking path, etc. For all of the hand washings, the public toilets were unkempt and in a number of cases not working. 

 

There are good employees and representatives on this ship; I had the profound sense that they are burned out or indifferent from having to work under incompetent administrators. Celebrity and Royal Caribbean would never tolerate the conditions of this ship.

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Almost the cruise from Hell

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Dawn | Sail Date: Mar 23, 2014


The vessel and crew were outstanding. The food was as expected, no complaints there.The captain and his crew did a wonderful job with the ship even in some rough seas.

Now it begins.... We had paid over 4000,00 for our room and the first night was great. Then at five in the morning, the deck crew started dragging the chairs across the deck to clean and set up for the day. They washed the deck, dropping the hose on numerous occasions creating a loud hump. I complained, was given a dinner to shut up and for two nights, all went well. Then on the fourth night it started all over again and that's the way it stayed for the rest of the trip.

The other beef that I have was the numerous children of all ages, sizes and behavior. We, be older, were pushed and almost knocked over twice. We later found out that the cruise line gave the children a free voyage, just to get the rooms filled!! Had I only known of this in advance.This was our 30th wedding anniversary cruise that we made with 3 other couples at our invitation. They had mixed feelings also.

So, will I be back????

I have no complaint with our agent, he was great. It was just the cruise line and some extremely negative incidents.

We will be cruising again amd are already planning the next one.

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Third times a charm...

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Dawn | Sail Date: Mar 23, 2014


We have previously been on two other cruises each being with two other cruise lines.  We finally found a cruise line we liked!  The staff was in abundance, very friendly and outgoing and helpful!  We loved the freestyle dining.  On the two other cruise lines we have tried you had scheduled dining time.  The first one being too early and the late dining’s were always too late if you wanted to see a show.  Freestyle dining is the way to go!  On Norwegian Dawn the Venetian and the Aqua restaurants had a very good variety of choices on their menus and the food was very good at these restaurants too.  More than enough staff working the Venetian and Aqua.  We dined at Cagney's steak house (specialty restaurant which cost $30/pp extra) and it was definitely worth the extra cost.  The food was fantastic!  Another great thing about the Dawn was around late morning they would start up two charcoal grills on the pool deck that were probably 4 ft in diameter and grilled all types of meats, veggies, seafood, and then had all kinds of fixings to go with it.  Oh smell that charcoal grill and who could resist!!  The shows at night were great, entertaining and a wide variety too for all ages.  We have not liked cruising in the past because of scheduled dining’s, the ships seemed run down, and too many days at sea.  What made us decide to try one more cruise is because of the itinerary of the Norwegian Dawn.  It was perfect!  One day at sea the next four days in four different ports and then one day at sea coming back.  Fantastic weather, friendly/outgoing staff and a great itinerary.  What more can we say!!  We'd book with Norwegian again that's for sure!!

 

 

 

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March 23 rd cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Dawn | Sail Date: Mar 23, 2014


Our 6th cruise with NCL Very nice as we always get a aft cabin so we can watch the world go by. This time we had European chain smokers on booth sides of us which made it less desirable to sit out and enjoy our deck. Need to ban smoking all together.

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Not our best cruise but we enjoyed it.

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Dawn | Sail Date: Mar 16, 2014


This was our sixth cruise and our third cruise line. The four cruises on Princess were the best. This Norwegian cruise was on par with the cruise we had on Celebrity. Shore excursions were generally good with the exception of the dilapidated bus in Belize – no A.C., no light or water in restroom.  Food was mostly good but selection in main dining rooms was limited in order to get people to pay more for special dinning rooms.  “Free Style” meant we had to waste time waiting for a table on two days and never got to know any of the servers.  Food was good at the buffet but service behind the counter was poor and operating hours were poor.  Breakfast timing was not coordinated with shore excursin departures.  Cabin service was not up to that of other cruises we have taken and the cabin was smaller than other ships.  There was great entertainment in the Atrium with Jose and Pati.  The Second City show in the theater was so bad we left it early.  The Comedian was very good we laughed so much.  The only thing we remember about hte 70's review is it was so loud we had to hold our ears.  All in all we had a good time and are happy we went but will try another cruise line next time.

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Food was so-so and Teppanyaki Restaurant over booked limited english crew

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Dawn | Sail Date: Mar 16, 2014


So my family took my mother on her very first cruise which was her birthday as well. We booked through Cruisesonly.  Everything was going well until I  saw that the price of our cruise had dropped.  I immediately called cruisesonly to let them know and to ask that the difference in the price reduction could be given to us in the form of an on-board credit.  I did not want any cash back, and per their policy, I wasn't going to get any back.  I was fine with that.  Well cruisesonly and Norwegia went round and round with me about a small amount of MY money.  I was told that I could get an upgrade but what was offered was the same exact room just in "another" part of the ship.  I was not satisfied with that so I told them no and that on-board credit would do just fine.

After being told not over and over, I decided to hand write a letter to the Norwegian's Corporate Office in January 2014.  I received a call from Annette who stated she would put me on her calendar and call me back closer to cruise time.  Well that never happened.  I ended up calling her back, and of course she denied it and refered me back to cruises only.  I spoke with Michelle from Cruisesonly who called Annette 20 minutes after I did, to give me an onboard credit.  This IS NOT GOOD CUSTOMER SERVICE!!!  I don't like being lied to!!!  All of this stress and foolishess before I even got on the boat.

The staterooms are very small to say the least. 85% of the staff do not understand and or speak enough english to help especially in the Garden Cafe...

We made reservations for the Teppanyaki Restaurant for 7:15pm for the last night of the cruise.  We got a call at 6:20 stating that the restaurant was overbooked and can we eat somewhere else...I was not happy.  Then I get a call stating that we actually could come.  The last call was at 6:35 or so.  We quickly had to scramble to get ready so that we could be seated at 7:00.

Now the end of the cruise took the cake...I cashed out/closed my account the night before we were to disembark.  I went to guest services and told the young lady that we would not be making any purchases and that I wanted to close the account.  Mind you I had gone down prior to the restaurant reservations to make sure that I did not owe anything.  She assured me that when we go to the restaurant that the charges reflect immediately.  Now when I get to the desk after dinner, she (guest services worker) gives me a $22 refund in cash.  The next day when we arrived in Tampa and are ready to disembark, I hear my name being paged over head to go to guest services.  I present to guest services and this lady tells me I owe $9.86...REALLY???  Why in the hell would you give me $22 and then take $9.86 back?  This held us up from getting off of the boat.  I CLEARLY followed their directions and closed the account when I was told to...NEVER EVER AGAIN!!!  Trust me I am going to complain on Ms. Annette and the customer-no service she gave and the fact that she purposely screened her call trying to act like she didn't know who I was.  Only to have Michelle from Cruisesonly call her 20 minutes after I called her (she told me to use her name)and she "spoke" with her supervisor and decided that they could give us onboard credit....she could have done that in January when she called me to acknowledge that she received my letter...AGAIN, I WILL SCREAM IT TO THE HILLS....NORWEGIAN SUCKS FROM CORPORATE ALL THE WAY DOWN TO FOOD SERVICE ON THE BOAT!!!  I will NEVER go back on their ships again!!!

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Great ship,Fantastic crew, so so passengers

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Dawn | Sail Date: Mar 02, 2014


I totally enjoyed this cruise! Some of the things that make this cruise excellent, quality food at any time and a polite subservient crew unfortunately attracted the type of passengers that make for a boring aphmosphere. Pensioners (who complained a lot to staff) and overweight people with limited mobility (I suspect they liked the fact we only had to tender once). The crew were brilliant! We had to divert outward bound to Cozmul to get a passenger to hospital due to a medical emergency but we made it to our first stop in time. There was younger people on board but they spent their time mostly pool side with bars and barbecues on deck.The Dawn was recently renovated and in great condition; those who want old school cruising vs floating shopping malls will always select these type of ships. We moored next to the Norwegian Epic twice and it was huge and magnificent; I heard from one of their passengers it was also very good: more of everything that the dawn also had but better entertainment (I wouldn't know did not go to any shows...I didn't cruise to be entertained). Would I do it again? Yes but only with the Norwegian Dawn, Pearl, or other non-mega ship.

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A wonderful experience

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Dawn | Sail Date: Mar 02, 2014


We had a not so pleasant experience on a previous Norwegian cruise but thought we would give them another chance and WOW was it worth it.  Everything was wonderful, the food was very good and the shows were outstanding!  Our room was pleasant although I spend very little time there.  We particularly enjoyed Patti and Jose.  They are quite the entertainers...we watched them almost everyday!  They seem to live the people and what they are doing. 

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Good value

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Dawn | Sail Date: Mar 02, 2014


Good value, food good, entertainment above average. Would like better info in cabin upon arrival, better TV selection, pool area singer a disaster and not adhering to dress code in Venetian. Shirts, jeans unacceptable. Overall good experience 

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Restful and relaxing

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A week on Norwegian's Dawn, Cruise Ship

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Dawn | Sail Date: Mar 02, 2014


We had a Great  Week on our Cruise.  The food was good,  the service,, room stuarts, and waiters were excellant.  They were always emaculately dressed.  Ship was always very neat,  I liked all the sanitizers everyware and the "Washy, Washy, Happy, Happy....We enjoyed the Entertainment a lot,  especially "Jose and Patti".  They were "Awesome"  We were ateveryone of their Performances.....We enjoyed the Free Style Dining,  Hadn't experenced that before.  The Disembarkment was quick and easy as well as the embarkment.  Over all,  It was a Great Week and we would deffintely Cruise Norwegian again.

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Cabins of Norwegian Dawn

Inside Stateroom on Norwegian Dawn Size:
Approximately 142 sq ft.
142 sq ft.
Approximately 142 - 172 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed additional bedding to accommodate up to two more guests a flat-screen TV safe refrigerator and bathroom with shower.
- Two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed additional bedding to accommodate up to two additional guests a flat-screen TV safe refrigerator and bathroom with shower.
- Two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed some have additional bedding to accommodate up to two more guests a flat-screen TV safe refrigerator and bathroom with shower.

Please Note: As of January 2012 smoking will be prohibited in all staterooms.

Available On Decks:
Deck 5, Deck 4, Deck 9, Deck 8, Deck 12, Deck 11, Deck 10

Balcony Stateroom on Norwegian Dawn Size:
Approximately 203 - 262 sq ft. includes Balcony

Amenities:
- A floor-to-ceiling glass door that opens to a private balcony bedroom/living area two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed some have a pull out sofa to accommodate one additional guest flat-screen TV safe refrigerator wardrobe/dressing table and bathroom with shower.
- A floor-to-ceiling glass door that opens to a private balcony bedroom/living area two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed some have a pull out sofa to accommodate one more guest flat-screen TV safe refrigerator wardrobe/dressing table and bathroom with shower.

Please Note: As of January 2012 smoking will be prohibited in all staterooms. Smoking will still be allowed outside on balconies; however cigar and pipe smoking will be prohibited in all staterooms and outside on all balconies.
Please Note: As of January 2012 smoking will be prohibited in all staterooms. Smoking will still be allowed outside on balconies; however cigar and pipe smoking will be prohibited in all staterooms and outside on all balconies.

Wheel Chair Accessible Cabins:
10198, 10200, 10698, 10700, 9206, 9208, 9706, 9708

Available On Decks:
Deck 8, Deck 10, Deck 9

Mid-Ship Inside Stateroom on Norwegian Dawn Size:
Approximately 142 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed additional bedding to accommodate up to two more guests a flat-screen TV safe refrigerator and bathroom with shower.

Please Note: As of January 2012 smoking will be prohibited in all staterooms.

Available On Decks:
Deck 5, Deck 4, Deck 11, Deck 10, Deck 9, Deck 8

Mini-Suite with Balcony on Norwegian Dawn Size:
Approximately 283 sq ft. includes Balcony

Amenities:
- A sitting area private balcony two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed additional bedding to sleep two additional guests flat-screen TV mini-bar safe refrigerator and luxury bath with shower.
- A sitting area private balcony two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed additional bedding to sleep two additional guests flat-screen TV mini-bar safe refrigerator and luxury bathroom with shower.

Please Note: As of January 2012 smoking will be prohibited in all suites. Smoking will still be allowed outside on balconies; however cigar and pipe smoking will be prohibited in all suites and outside on all balconies.

Available On Decks:
Deck 11

Obstructed Oceanview Stateroom on Norwegian Dawn Size:
Approximately 159 sq ft.

Amenities:
- A porthole with a fully obstructed view two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed a convertible sofa to sleep two more a flat-screen TV safe refrigerator and bathroom with shower.

Please Note: As of January 2012 smoking will be prohibited in all staterooms.
Please Note: As of January 2012 smoking will be prohibited in all staterooms.

Wheel Chair Accessible Cabins:
8120, 8122, 8126, 8128, 8620, 8622, 8626, 8628

Available On Decks:
Deck 8

Owner's Suite with two Balconies on Norwegian Dawn Size:
Approximately 721 sq ft. includes Balcony

Amenities:
- A separate bedroom with king-size bed and walk-in closet; an amazing double balcony a living room with mini-bar refrigerator CD library DVD/CD player flat-screen TV a dining room; safe; and luxury bathroom with separate shower whirlpool tub and access to butler and concierge services.

Please Note: As of January 2012 smoking will be prohibited in all suites. Smoking will still be allowed outside on balconies; however cigar and pipe smoking will be prohibited in all suites and outside on all balconies.

Available On Decks:
Deck 10, Deck 9

Mid-Ship Oceanview Picture Window on Norwegian Dawn Size:
Approximately 159 sq ft.

Amenities:
- A picture window or porthole two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed additional bedding to accommodate up to two more guests a flat-screen TV safe refrigerator and bathroom with shower.

Please Note: As of January 2012 smoking will be prohibited in all staterooms.

Available On Decks:
Deck 5

Mid-Ship Oceanview Porthole on Norwegian Dawn Size:
Approximately 159 sq ft.

Amenities:
- A porthole two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed additional bedding to accommodate up to two more guests a flat-screen TV safe refrigerator and bathroom with shower.

Please Note: As of January 2012 smoking will be prohibited in all staterooms.

Available On Decks:
Deck 4

Aft-Facing Penthouse with Large Balcony on Norwegian Dawn Size:
Approximately 355 - 375 sq ft. includes Balcony

Amenities:
- A large aft-facing private balcony living area with mini-bar refrigerator CD/DVD player flat-screen TV safe bedroom area with a queen-size bed dining area a luxury bath with shower and access to butler and concierge services.

Please Note: As of January 2012 smoking will be prohibited in all suites. Smoking will still be allowed outside on balconies; however cigar and pipe smoking will be prohibited in all suites and outside on all balconies.

Available On Decks:
Deck 10, Deck 9, Deck 8

Family Suite with Balcony on Norwegian Dawn Size:
Approximately 409 - 495 sq ft. includes balcony

Amenities:
- A queen-size bed that converts to two lower beds a sofa bed and additional bedding to sleep two more as well as a balcony living and dining area and luxury bath with shower. Additional amenities include mini-bar refrigerator CD/DVD player flat-screen TV safe hairdryer and access to butler and concierge services.

Please Note: As of January 2012 smoking will be prohibited in all suites. Smoking will still be allowed outside on balconies; however cigar and pipe smoking will be prohibited in all suites and outside on all balconies.

Available On Decks:
Deck 12

Family Balcony on Norwegian Dawn Size:
Approximately 203 sq ft. includes Balcony

Amenities:
- A floor-to-ceiling glass door that opens to a private balcony bedroom/living area two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed a pull out sofa to accommodate one more guest flat-screen TV safe refrigerator wardrobe/dressing table and bathroom with shower.

Please Note: As of January 2012 smoking will be prohibited in all staterooms. Smoking will still be allowed outside on balconies; however cigar and pipe smoking will be prohibited in all staterooms and outside on all balconies.

Available On Decks:
Deck 9, Deck 8

Family Suite on Norwegian Dawn Size:
Approximately 409 sq ft.

Amenities:
- A queen-size bed that converts to two lower beds a sofa bed additional bedding to sleep two more living and dining area window and a luxury bath with shower. Additional amenities include mini-bar refrigerator CD/DVD player flat-screen TV safe hairdryer and access to butler and concierge services.

Please Note: As of January 2012 smoking will be prohibited in all suites. Smoking will still be allowed outside on balconies; however cigar and pipe smoking will be prohibited in all suites and outside on all balconies.

Available On Decks:
Deck 12

2-Bedroom Family Suite with Balcony on Norwegian Dawn Size:
Approximately 574 sq ft. includes Balcony

Amenities:
- A large private balcony living area with mini-bar dining area refrigerator CD/DVD player flat-screen TV safe separate bedroom with a queen-size bed separate children''s bedroom luxury bath with shower and access to butler and concierge services.

Please Note: As of January 2012 smoking will be prohibited in all suites. Smoking will still be allowed outside on balconies; however cigar and pipe smoking will be prohibited in all suites and outside on all balconies.

Available On Decks:
Deck 11

Deluxe Owner's Suite on Norwegian Dawn Size:
Approximately 667 - 732 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Bedroom with king-size bed some offer a separate children''s bedroom living room and dining room areas convertible sofa luxury bath with whirlpool tub and a wall of windows. Additional amenities include mini-bar refrigerator CD/DVD player flat-screen TV safe hairdryer and access to butler and concierge services.

Please Note: As of January 2012 smoking will be prohibited in all suites. Smoking will still be allowed outside on balconies; however cigar and pipe smoking will be prohibited in all suites and outside on all balconies.

Available On Decks:
Deck 12

Mid-Ship Mini-Suite with Balcony on Norwegian Dawn Size:
Approximately 283 sq ft. includes Balcony

Amenities:
- A sitting area private balcony two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed additional bedding to sleep two additional guests flat-screen TV mini-bar safe refrigerator and luxury bath with shower.

Please Note: As of January 2012 smoking will be prohibited in all suites. Smoking will still be allowed outside on balconies; however cigar and pipe smoking will be prohibited in all suites and outside on all balconies.

Available On Decks:
Deck 11

Oceanview Porthole Window on Norwegian Dawn Size:
Approximately 159 sq ft.

Amenities:
- A porthole two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed additional bedding to accommodate up to two more guests a flat-screen TV safe refrigerator and bathroom with shower.

Please Note: As of January 2012 smoking will be prohibited in all staterooms.

Available On Decks:
Deck 5, Deck 4

Family Inside Stateroom on Norwegian Dawn Size:
Approximately 142 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed additional bedding to accommodate up to two more guests a flat-screen TV safe refrigerator and bathroom with shower.

Please Note: As of January 2012 smoking will be prohibited in all staterooms.

Wheel Chair Accessible Cabins:
10211, 10711, 9219, 9719

Available On Decks:
Deck 10, Deck 9

3-Bedroom Garden Villa on Norwegian Dawn Size:
Approximately 5802 sq ft. includes Balcony

Amenities:
- Multi-room accommodations offering panoramic ocean views each with a roof terrace and private Japanese- or Thai-style garden open-air dining whirlpool and totally private sunning and relaxation areas. In addition to a living room and dining room the villas also offer three separate bedrooms each with a king or queen-sized bed and private luxury bath and shower. Also in the villa are a baby grand piano mini-bar flat-screen TV CD/DVD player safe refrigerator personal computer printer and access to butler and concierge services.

Please Note: As of January 2012 smoking will be prohibited in all suites. Smoking will still be allowed outside on balconies; however cigar and pipe smoking will be prohibited in all suites and outside on all balconies.

Available On Decks:
Deck 14

Oceanview Picture Window on Norwegian Dawn Size:
Approximately 159 sq ft.

Amenities:
- A picture window two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed additional bedding to accommodate up to two more guests a flat-screen TV safe refrigerator and bathroom with shower.

Please Note: As of January 2012 smoking will be prohibited in all staterooms.

Available On Decks:
Deck 8

Family Oceanview Picture Window on Norwegian Dawn Size:
Approximately 159 sq ft.

Amenities:
- A picture window two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed additional bedding to accommodate up to two more guests a flat-screen TV safe refrigerator and bathroom with shower.

Please Note: As of January 2012 smoking will be prohibited in all staterooms.

Available On Decks:
Deck 6, Deck 5

Mid-Ship Balcony Stateroom on Norwegian Dawn Size:
Approximately 203 sq ft. includes Balcony

Amenities:
- A floor-to-ceiling glass door that opens to a private balcony bedroom/living area two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed a convertible sofa to sleep one more flat-screen TV safe refrigerator wardrobe/dressing table and bathroom with shower.

Please Note: As of January 2012 smoking will be prohibited in all staterooms. Smoking will still be allowed outside on balconies; however cigar and pipe smoking will be prohibited in all staterooms and outside on all balconies.

Available On Decks:
Deck 11, Deck 10, Deck 9

Penthouse with Large Balcony on Norwegian Dawn Size:
Approximately 483 sq ft. includes Balcony

Amenities:
- A large private balcony living area with mini-bar dining area refrigerator CD/DVD player flat-screen TV safe a bedroom area with a queen-size bed a luxury bath with shower and access to butler and concierge services.

Please Note: As of January 2012 smoking will be prohibited in all suites. Smoking will still be allowed outside on balconies; however cigar and pipe smoking will be prohibited in all suites and outside on all balconies.

Available On Decks:
Deck 10, Deck 9

Aft-Facing Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony on Norwegian Dawn Size:
Approximately 262 sq ft. includes Balcony

Amenities:
- A floor-to-ceiling glass door that opens to a private aft-facing balcony bedroom/living area two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed a pull out sofa to accommodate one more flat-screen TV safe refrigerator wardrobe/dressing table and bathroom with shower.

Please Note: As of January 2012 smoking will be prohibited in all staterooms. Smoking will still be allowed outside on balconies; however cigar and pipe smoking will be prohibited in all staterooms and outside on all balconies.

Available On Decks:
Deck 10, Deck 9, Deck 8

Deck Plans for Norwegian Dawn

Norwegian Dawn

 

Deck 14

Deck 14 features Garden Villas S1, Bimini Bar & Grill, and the sports court.

3-Bedroom Garden Villa

Size: Approximately 5802 sq ft. includes Balcony
Amenities: Multi-room accommodations offering panoramic ocean views each with a roof terrace and private Japanese- or Thai-style garden open-air dining whirlpool and totally private sunning and relaxation areas. In addition to a living room and dining room the villas also offer three separate bedrooms each with a king or queen-sized bed and private luxury bath and shower. Also in the villa are a baby grand piano mini-bar flat-screen TV CD/DVD player safe refrigerator personal computer printer and access to butler and concierge services.
Please Note: As of January 2012 smoking will be prohibited in all suites. Smoking will still be allowed outside on balconies; however cigar and pipe smoking will be prohibited in all suites and outside on all balconies.

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Handicapped-Accessible Facilities
Handicapped-Accessible Facilities
Connecting Staterooms
Connecting Staterooms
3rd Person Occupancy Available
3rd Person Occupancy Available
3rd and/or 4th Person Occupancy Available
3rd and/or 4th Person Occupancy Available
3rd, 4th, and/or 5th Person Occupancy Available
3rd, 4th, and/or 5th Person Occupancy Available
Up to 6th Person Occupancy Available
Up to 6th Person Occupancy Available
Elevator
Elevator
Restroom
Restroom
Equipped for Hearing-Impaired
Equipped for Hearing-Impaired
Queen Bed
Queen Bed
Convertible Sofa Bed
Convertible Sofa Bed
2 Non-Convertible Lower Beds
2 Non-Convertible Lower Beds
Double Bed
Double Bed
King Bed
King Bed

Dining

There's no better way to sum up Freestyle Dining: Eat whatever you want, whenever you want, with whomever you want. No dinner bells. No dress code. And no sitting with strangers - unless you want to. With at least 16 restaurants and dining options on every ship, Norwegian has the perfect menu and location for whatever mood you're in.

Seating Times: Check onboard for times.
Dress: Resort Casual.
Costs: No cost when dining in the main dining room. Specialty restaurants range $15 - $30 per person. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current menu prices.
Reservations are required for the specialty restaurants.

Venetian Main Dining Room on Norwegian Dawn Decorated to resemble a grand Italian Palazzo complete with crystal chandeliers and sweeping staircase, Venetian offers an award-winning, five-course menu.

Seating Times: Breakfast: 7 - 9 AM, Lunch: Noon - 2:30 PM, Dinner: 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM.
Dress: We suggest casual dress attire. No shorts or jeans after 6 PM.
Costs: No cost, but specialty drinks and alcoholic beverages are at current menu pricing.

Aqua on Norwegian Dawn This main restaurant allows you to enjoy all the creature comforts of the big city while sampling a wide variety of dishes, including a selection of light and healthy choices.

Seating Times: Dinner: 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM.
Dress: We suggest casual dress attire. No shorts or jeans after 6 PM.
Costs: No cost, but specialty drinks and alcoholic beverages are at current menu pricing.

Garden Café / Kid's Café on Norwegian Dawn Casual indoor buffet restaurant featuring prepared-to-cook omelets, waffles, fruit, soups, ethnic specialties and pasta. Includes a special kid's only area with smaller tables and chairs.

Seating Times: Hours vary by itinerary.
Dress: We suggest casual dress attire. No shorts or jeans after 6 PM.
Costs: No cost, but specialty drinks and alcoholic beverages are at current bar menu pricing.
No reservations required.

Blue Lagoon on Norwegian Dawn Choose from a variety of tempting choices at family-friendly 24-hour Food-Court style eatery.

Seating Times: 24 hours a day.
Dress: We suggest casual dress attire.
Costs: No cost, but specialty drinks and alcoholic beverages are at current bar menu pricing.
No reservations required.

Children 3 years and younger always eat free. In specialty restaurants, children ages 4-12 can choose to eat from the Kid's Menu which is always free or they can choose to eat from that specialty restaurant's Specialty Kid's Menu at a discounted fare.

Cagney's Steakhouse on Norwegian Dawn This classic steakhouse features perfectly prepared Black Angus T-bone, tender Prime Rib, as well as made-from-scratch jumbo crab cakes, signature truffle fries, and a variety of other temping appetizers, soups, salads, entrees and desserts.

Seating Times: Hours vary by itinerary.
Dress: We suggest casual dress attire. No shorts or jeans after 6 PM.
Costs: $30 per person charge. Specialty drinks and alcoholic beverages are at current menu pricing.
Reservations are required.

Moderno Churrascaria on Norwegian Dawn This Brazilian-style steakhouse features a variety of grilled and slow-roasted meats carved tableside. Moderno Green and Red Place Cards control the carving - green side up and the professional “Passadores” continue to stop at your table with succulent skewers of meats, red side up and they'll stop. Moderno Signature Salad display is a traditional part of any churrascaria, and you’ll find a mouthwatering, bountiful selection of freshly prepared salads, along with artisan cheeses and more.

Seating Times: Check onboard for hours of operation.
Dress: We suggest casual dress attire. No shorts or jeans after 6 PM.
Costs: $20 per person, specialty drinks, alcoholic beverages, and soft drinks are offered at current menu pricing.
Reservations required.

Le Bistro on Norwegian Dawn Featuring modern classical and contemporary gourmet French fare served amidst the art of Monet, Van Gogh, Matisse and Renoir, Le Bistro is truly a feast for the senses.

Seating Times: Hours vary by itinerary.
Dress: We suggest casual dress attire. No shorts or jeans after 6 PM.
Costs: $20 per person charge. Specialty drinks and alcoholic beverages are at current menu pricing.
Reservations are required.

La Cucina on Norwegian Dawn Sit back and relax in this fun, bright restaurant with the kind of menu you'd expect to find in New York City's Little Italy - no cab fare required!

Seating Times: Hours vary by itinerary.
Dress: We suggest casual dress attire. No shorts or jeans after 6 PM.
Costs: $15 per person charge. Specialty drinks and alcoholic beverages are at current menu pricing.
Reservations are required.

Teppanyaki on Norwegian Dawn The sizzles and surprises never cease at this authentic Japanese Hibachi restaurant. Sit around a lively shared table as a skillful chef slices, chops and grills steak, seafood and chicken on a large steel grill right before your eyes and enjoy a chilled, sake-infused Wasabi Cocktail if you dare.

Seating Times: Hours vary by itinerary.
Dress: We suggest casual dress attire. No shorts or jeans after 6 PM.
Costs: $25 per person charge. Specialty drinks and alcoholic beverages are at current menu pricing.
Reservations are required.

Bamboo on Norwegian Dawn Embark on an elegant adventure into Pan Asian cuisine at this fine restaurant offering Japanese, Thai and Chinese cuisine.

Seating Times: Hours vary by itinerary.
Dress: We suggest casual dress attire. No shorts or jeans after 6 PM.
Costs: $15 per person charge. Specialty drinks and alcoholic beverages are at current menu pricing.
Reservations are required.

Sushi on Norwegian Dawn Enjoy the very best sushi and sashimi expertly prepared as you watch, at this sushi bar offering an extensive menu of sushi, sashimi, light appetizers and desserts.

Seating Times: Hours vary by itinerary.
Dress: We suggest casual dress attire. No shorts or jeans after 6 PM.
Costs: This restaurant features an a la carte menu (an additional cost per item). Specialty drinks and alcoholic beverages are at current menu pricing.
Reservations are required.

Bimini Grill on Norwegian Dawn Stop by this outdoor grill near the Oasis Pool for a juicy hamburger, pizza and other grilled items.

Seating Times: Hours vary by itinerary.
Dress: Always casual.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current menu prices.
No reservations required.

The ocean's very first Pizza Delivery Service is offered 24 hours a day onboard. Our Pizza Team is happy to deliver a piping hot, homemade pie with your favorite toppings directly to your table, your stateroom, or your favorite bar or lounge. Just ask your server or call room service to place your order. "Fresh and Freestyle, that's Pizza 24/7."

Seating Times: 24 hours a day.
Dress: Casual.
Cost: $5 Delivery Charge.

Java Cafe on Norwegian Dawn Choose from a wide variety of specialty coffees, teas, pastries and cookies at this intimate coffee bar.

Seating Times: Hours vary by itinerary.
Dress: We suggest casual dress attire. No shorts or jeans after 6 PM.
Costs: A la carte pricing; specialty drinks and alcoholic beverages are at current menu pricing.
No reservations required.

Choose from a number of delicious items from the room service menu that will be prepared and brought straight to your stateroom door.

Seating Times: 24 hours a day.
Dress: Always Casual.
Costs: No charge for orders delivered between 5AM and 11:59PM. There is a $3.95 per room service charge for orders delivered between midnight and 5AM. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current menu prices.
No reservations required.

Entertainment

Barong Juice Bar on Norwegian Dawn Deck: Deck 14
Type: Health
Description: After a good workout, give yourself a healthy treat. The Barong Juice Bar offers a wide range of juices and smoothies to choose from.

Casino on Norwegian Dawn Deck: Deck 9
Type: Gaming
Description: Welcome to NCL's Casinos at Sea. Where novices and veterans alike will enjoy Roulette, Blackjack, Craps, Let It Ride and Caribbean Stud Poker (TM). Let the good times roll.

Galleria Shops on Norwegian Dawn Deck: Deck 10
Type: Shop
Description: Need a new bathing suit? How about a surprise gift for your sweetheart? The Galleria Shops is a department store that offers a wide selection of brand name and specialty goodies.

Gatsby's Bar on Norwegian Dawn Deck: Deck 9
Type: Bar
Description: Known for a premium selection of champagne and vodka, caviar, pat, and foie gras. The cool sophistication and charm of this establishment makes it an ideal venue for an intimate cocktail party or reception.

Hair And Beauty Salon on Norwegian Dawn Deck: Deck 14
Type: Health
Description: This full service hair and beauty salon offers a full range of services for your hair.

Internet Cafe on Norwegian Dawn Deck: Deck 12
Type: Other
Description: No matter how far you are from home, having access to the Internet is always nearby at the Internet Caf. The Caf can also be used as a computer lecture and training center.

Lap Pool And Jacuzzi on Norwegian Dawn Deck: Deck 14
Type: Pool
Description: Just because you're at sea, doesn't mean you can't get in your daily swim. The Indoor Lap Pool includes a Thermal Suite. C'mon, jump in. The water feels fine.

Photo Gallery on Norwegian Dawn Deck: Deck 10
Type: Other
Description: Our selection of beautiful photographic prints is worthy of any wall. Photos on display are available for purchase.

Spinnaker Lounge on Norwegian Dawn Deck: Deck 10
Type: Entertainment
Description: Horizontal windows in the floor allow you to look down on the bridge. At night, the atmosphere is charged when the music comes up and the stage becomes a dance floor. Two adjoining rooms are available for parties.

Tips for Norwegian Dawn

Go to the upper decks for a better chance at getting deck chairs. I slept kind of late on most days (like 10/11am) and didn't have too much trouble getting deck chairs up on the higher decks. If you are an earlier riser then you can easily find one with a good view up on high! Higher is less noisy!

The Garden Cafe is good for breakfast as long as you have patience. The omelet station is great. If you are health conscious then ask them to spray the pan for your omelet rather than use the oil that they ladle into the pan.

Bring a water bottle for water,iced tea,coffee,etc.

Plan your shopping in Bermuda around the fact that most places are closed on Sunday.

Make your reservations for the week first thing or else you will get stuck with bad dinner times the entire week.

See Maria and Jocka if you have a chance. Wonderful "Cirque" type show.

We loved the blue island cafe. Fast service, no line but yet a sit down meal that someone serves you.

They had waffle makers on the buffet, but you have to hunt for them. They are only on one side...

We didn't care for the dining room food or service, Try the specialty restaurants. The Garden Cafe was pretty good. Loved the Blue Lagoon for breakfast.

Use the library to read. Quiet and handy to outside deck on Level 12

The tables in Le Bistro are very close together on the Dawn. If you are looking for an intimate dining experience then I would avoid this ship's Le Bistro. The Le Bistro on the Jewel was set up better and a much larger room.

Eating breakfast early at the Venetian was great. Much quieter, and you don't eat too much lol. Avoid booking excursions through the cruise line. Book your activities locally, support the local international economies!

Pay the nominal fee for the optional restaurants. Good food and no crowds.

Venetian is very popular, make reservations in the morning for dinner.

Make it a point to hunt out Keith from Jamaica. He is very entertaining and a delight at the Garden Cafe for breakfast and Aqua at dinner.

get pool side chairs early!

pay the extra $119.00 for the use of the spa pool and hot tubs....it is worth millions when you see how many are shoved into the pool at the same time. Cagneys, Le Bistro & Medernio were Fantastic resteraunts....quality of the food was the same as what USED to be served on ships...now you have to pay extra to get it

I think the buffet food was just as good as the dining food (if not better). The first night in the dining room there was lobster and steak, so I expected just as good dining the rest of the nights, but it wasn't. Stick to the buffet.

I was very pleased that we never felt like the crowds made for bad lines...and the Captain said there were more guests on this cruise that any other the Dawn has had! But you can get breakfast in the main dining room and its not a buffet - so it's sit down and be served - which is nice!

Get Luggage Tags Early-No one Explained the process to us Tendering to Belize--"Sucked"---2.5 hours to get "Off" the ship-get tickets early

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