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

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4-6 cruises

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5 out of 5

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Sail Date: September 14, 2008

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Oceanview

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span style=font-size: 12px;font face=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serifOur 7-day NCL Canadian cruise started in Boston and traveled to Halifax, Sydney, and Bar Harbor. We did not get to see Saint John (Bay of Funday) because the weather was too bad, but it seems Mother Nature made up for the bad weather because the rest of the week was absolutely beautiful.br /
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The entertainment on the boat was horrible. We went to a few shows and they all seem to be geared to old people. The only good show we saw was the juggler. We spent most of the time in the casino since there was not any good entertainment on the boat. Regardless of the horrible entertainment, we still had an awesome vacation./font/span
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span style=font-size: 12px;strongfont face=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serifShore Excursions:/font/strong/span
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span style=font-size: 12px;font face=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serifspan style=color: rgb(0, 0, 255);strongSeptember 17: Halifax ndash; Peggy#39;s Cove by Coach City by Double-decker bus/strong/spanbr /
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This shore excursion is definitely worth the money, Peggy#39;s Cove was absolutely beautiful. Don#39;t forget to get your passport stamped inside of the lighthouse, which is currently used as a post office.br /
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When we return to the pier, we had unlimited access to Double-decker bus transportation, but we decided to walk a few blocks away to go shopping (it didn#39;t look that far away). When we arrived at the shopping area we were exhausted. It was approximately a 4-5 block walk and it was all up hill. We were disappointed in the shopping area, so we decided to go to the Citdel instead of shopping. The Citdel War Museum was worth the price of admission (approximately $7 per person). The museum had all kinds of weapons, uniforms, ecthellip; that were restored beautifully. Normally when you go to a museum, they have rusted out broke guns. These guns still looked very old, but they still looked like they could be used today. After the Citdel, we decided to ride the bus back because we were just too tired to walk back./font/span
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span style=font-size: 12px;font face=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serifspan style=color: rgb(0, 0, 255);strongSeptember 19: Sydney ndash; Fortress of Louisbourg/strong/spanbr /
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Don#39;t waste your money on this shore excursion! The fortress is not the original, a fourth of the fortress was recreated in 1961, but that is not why I hated the fortress. We spent about a 30 minute ride out to the fortress why the tour guide rambled on and on. Once she ran out of things to talk about she started handing out her receipts. Then when we got to the fortress we had about 2 hours to look around, but the tour guide wasted an hour before she allowed us to look around on our own. We only was able to look at about a third of the fortress. /font/span
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span style=font-size: 12px;font face=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serifWhen we got back from our shore excursion, we walked about 15 minutes away from the cruise port to visit the Citadel. The Citadel was worth the walk and the money. It was filled with all kinds of different weapons and uniforms and they were all in pretty good shape./font/span
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This shore excursion is inexpensive and one of the best shore excursions we went on. Acadida National Park is absolutely beautiful and words cannot even express the beauty. /font/span

Recommends Norwegian Dawn? Yes!

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Cabin / Stateroom
Plenty of room
Food and Dining
I'm a pickey eater, so I ate spagettii most of the cruise, but it was very good.
Entertainment
awesome entertainment
Children's Programs
n/a
Service and Staff
very friendly staff and hard working
Onboard Activities
fitness facilities were just like any other gym you would go to
Destinations and Excursions
I wish we had a chance to Saint John, but the rest of the cruise destinations made up for it. Halifax is very beautiful.


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