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

Contributor Level: Third Mate

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5 out of 5

Great cruise

Sail Date: September 12, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Having only booked 5 days before sailing, and not having cruised before we were unsure about what to expect, and had little time to acquaint ourselves with either on board activities or excursions. We thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Great balcony cabin amidship - didn't matter that it was on the seaward side of the ship. Still always something to see and loved waking up to the dawn. Freestyle Dining was fantastic  - didn't need to plan ahead and could eat where and when we wanted to. Always chose to share and met lots of interesting people. Wine was well priced and good quality. Garden buffet had a huge amount of variety and any individual needs were catered for. Main dining rooms also had excellent menus and service. Wonderful, friendly and helpful crew. Fantastic shows and entertainment. Ports were interesting and unexpected. Processes foe embarkation and disembarkation were well organised and worked smoothly. We would happily sail with Norwegian again.

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
Internet manager went out of his way to ensure that we had internet access throughout the cruise.
Onboard Activities Hoped there would be bridge groups organised.
Destinations and Excursions
Information about ports is sketchy,and internet speeds are slow and therefore expensive, so download information before sailing. Try Toms port guides.
Boston, Massachusetts Convenient access from NYC to Boston by Amtrak to South station.
Portland, Maine
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
A fine place for your own walk.
Gaspe, Quebec
Excellent terminal. Interesting museum.
La Baie, Quebec Fast internet in terminal.
Quebec City, Quebec
Ship berths just below old city. Perfect for own walking tour


Bring hair conditioner. Shampoo is provided.

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