Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Canada, New England, New York

Contributor Level: Second Mate

7+ cruises


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1 out of 5

Lovely Ship; Great Ports; Horrible Cabin

Sail Date: October 19, 2012

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

is is a beautiful boat. The public rooms are great. The staff is well trained, and very friendly. The ports we visited were among the best we have ever stopped over to visit. The cruise must have been a popular one, as there were signs, while we were checking in, indicating that the ship was full, no upgrades, etc. But....the cabin we were assigned was abysmal. When the room was first released to us, we couldn't figure out how to turn on the bathroom light....until we realized the bulbs were burned out. The fact that they would release a cabin that wasn't in perfect working order should have been a warning. That night, well after the ship had sailed, we laid down to sleep only to discover that the bed smelled strongly of body odor, like the men's room at the YMCA. But, we were stuck, the boat is full, and it's not like we can just go to the hotel down the street. Would that this was the worst of it....the next day we discovered the carpet pattern held a horrifying and chilling secret. There was a trail of blood. It went from the sliding door for the balcony to up the wall, a distance of a few feet. The blood had been tried to be steam cleaned, it seemed, but the cleansing had failed. I took pictures just in case....I cannot for the life of me come up with a good explanation for why NCL would think it would be okay to let this cabin be used, except for money....empty cabin equals no money. I'm sure the thinking you have is, \"why would these people stay in that cabin?\" Well, it's simple, we paid quite a bit of our yearly income to get to Boston, take the cruise, stay in Quebec City overnight, rent a car, and fly home from Montreal, all nonrefundable. To leave the boat would have cost us much more.

Pros: The ports were great. We could've spent a week in each.

Cons: The cabin was completely uninhabitable.

Recommends Norwegian Dawn? No.

Ship Quality
The common areas were quite beautiful\, and very well maintained.
Food and Dining
Cabin / Stateroom
The stateroom was an absolute farce. It should have never been used.
Service and Staff

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