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

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3 out of 5

Nice Cruise Ports/Cruise Itself Was Decent, not Great

Sail Date: September 12, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

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 Quality
Need more variety within the ship (bars, lounges, shops)
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Inconsistent service
Shows were a little lame; performers do work hard--especially the dancers
Children's Programs N/A
Onboard Activities
Need more/better variety of activities inside the ship when weather outside is cold
Destinations and Excursions Halifax & Charlottestown were great; Quebec ports were weak, except Quebec City
Cabin / Stateroom
Except for our room steward made much too much noise outside our room every morning, really early. It was awful.


Great art auctions and staff!

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