Nice Cruise Ports/Cruise Itself Was Decent, not Great

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

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 28

Overall rating:

3 out of 5
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Norwegian Dawn

7 Night New England & Canada (Boston To Quebec)

Sail date: September 12, 2014

Ship: Norwegian Dawn

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 10092

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Review summary

Overall, the cruise itself was nice in terms of the ports up the Northeast coast and into Nova Scotia and Canada. The ship is nice...I've been on it before...but nothing really out of the ordinary. Food was very good. Service was just OK. Staff were just OK in terms of friendliness (inconsistent). Theatre shows were decent...not great. Art Auction/staff were great.  Room was clean and tidy. Room steward much too noisy outside of our cabin every morning...really early! Need more/better bar/lounge areas. Need more/better activities inside the ship when the weather outside is too cold to be on the deck. Shops and merchandise were not very good on the ship and way too pricey. Front desk staff rarely smiled.  I've sailed on Royal Caribbean and it was a much better overall quality experience.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Need more/better variety of activities inside the ship when weather outside is cold


3 out of 5
Shows were a little lame; performers do work hard--especially the dancers

Children's Programs


Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Inconsistent service

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Need more variety within the ship (bars, lounges, shops)

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Except for our room steward made much too much noise outside our room every morning, really early. It was awful.

Ship tip

Great art auctions and staff!

Ports of call

Boston, Massachusetts

5 out of 5

Portland, Maine

3 out of 5

Halifax, Nova Scotia

5 out of 5

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

5 out of 5

Gaspe, Quebec

1 out of 5

La Baie, Quebec

1 out of 5

Quebec City, Quebec

5 out of 5
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