Very Disappointing

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

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 79

Overall rating:

2.3 out of 5
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Norwegian Dawn

7 Night Canada & New England (Quebec City To Boston)

Sail date: October 05, 2018

Ship: Norwegian Dawn

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 12028

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

To say we were greatly disappointed is an understatement. This cruise is touted as a fall colors cruise, yet once you leave Quebec, the boat is so far away from shore that nothing is really visable, colorwise. The food throughout the ship was poor, overall. Ate at the buffet the second day, and did not go back - eggs were like those at a Days Inn, and coffee was undrinkable. The coffee throughout the ship was not good. The specialty restaurants were laid out poorly, and had we not had three free meals in same included in our package, I would have said we got gyped. The only stellar entrée was the lamb chops at Cagneys. Other than the Atrium, the public spaces were not public friendly. No place to sit and read where there was an ocean view (so we mostly read in our room). Too small of a space for daily Trivia (Gatsbys). The two saving graces on the ship were the service from our Butler and two bartenders, and the Atrium entertainment, especially Jose and Patti (they were excellent). This ship needs to be relegated to cruising only 4 day booze cruises in the Caribbean.


3 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

1 out of 5

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5


3 out of 5

Children's Programs

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

2 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5

Ship tip

Don't saiol on this boat, or, only take a four day booze cruise in the Carribbean.

Ports of call

Quebec City, Quebec Did not visit port

Sydney, Nova Scotia

2 out of 5

Halifax, Nova Scotia

2 out of 5

Saint John, New Brunswick

2 out of 5

Bar Harbor, Maine Did not visit port

Rained all day - and no rain day options on the boat from 9 AM to 5 PM

Boston, Massachusetts Did not visit port


3 out of 5
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