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

Sails from:

San Juan, Puerto Rico , New York, New York , Tampa, Florida

Cruises to:

Caribbean - Southern , Caribbean - Bahamas , Caribbean - Western

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3.8 out of 5

First time cruisers by gammajo

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/ Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

Overall a great experience ..Captain martin was our hero getting us around 2 tropical depressions!! specialty dining package a little disappointing ... other than cagneys ... main dining rooms which are included are just as good if not better ... ! The teenagers in our group didnt have many activities to get involved in ... the pool was very small and always over crowded .. it seems the staff is under appreciated so bring $$$$ to give them a tip!!! Next time we go there taking a bus in bermuda seems like a better deal than the tours ... so all in all it was a great experience !!!

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4.9 out of 5

Great, fun Bermuda cruise by emhellyar

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/ Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

As a New England resident Boston was a great port with excellent parking, and dock passenger flow and staff attitude.

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4.3 out of 5

Great time for a big crowd by jdanizio

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/ Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

Other than the complete disaster getting off the cruise is great. I was on the same week three years ago, and the changes have been great.

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2.4 out of 5

TERRIBLE Staff and Cruise experience... Bermuda is GREAT!!! NCL is a huge disappointment. by DieHardCruiser

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Drink package is a rip-off. There is only one bar on the whole ship to get specialty martinis (and other drinks) and they will cost $4 extra on top of you drink package and they will be served by the slowest and rudest bar and wait staff of any of the three cruise lines I've been on. The rest of the bars will only serve drinks just above well-level drinks. Hands down the worst service and staff I have ever experienced in almost 100 nights at sea. Also the worst food (both complimentary and specialty) of any cruise line I've been on. Apparently seasoning and flavor is too expensive. Prepare to be disappointed if you have been on Royal Caribbean or even Carnival. Also, when trying to book, don't call NCL directly, their operators will lie about room availability, pricing, and will be very high pressure. Book through , best prices, friendlies sales team, great communication. I will definately book through again.

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2.8 out of 5

Boston to Bemuda aboard Dawn by kmh6278

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/ Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Overall the cruise did not live up to my expectations. I was looking forward to sailing out of Boston, my local port to save on airfare, etc., however, I ended up spending more and getting less in comparison to other cruises I have taken. I found the ship's size to be just right - easy to get around and quick to get to my room and back if I forgot or needed something. I found the age of the ship to be a negative, as it creaked in the night and kept me awake, public areas needed a deep cleaning (furniture stained, bathrooms not working at 100%, and not as clean as I would have liked). Entertainment was good, as there was always something going on. I wish that I was able to spend more time poolside, however it was a very small area and overrun by teens at times (there was really nothing for them to do during the day, as the Entourage teen club did not open until late night). Food was a disappointment as well. I will likely stick with RCCL on future cruises.

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May 26, 2015

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

May 18, 2015

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

Apr 03, 2015

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

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