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

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 4
Helpful Votes: 11

Overall rating:

3.8 out of 5
Norwegian Dawn

7 Night Eastern Canada & New England (New York Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 14, 2008

Ship: Norwegian Dawn

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

For my first cruise overall enjoyed most things, little nervous never being on a cruise ship but by the end of the cruise I didn't want it to end.


4 out of 5
pretty good, didn't have to wait too long to board

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Food was pretty good, first cruise so have nothing to compare with other cruise lines

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Didn't do too many activities pool etc.


4 out of 5
Show's were good, music and other entertainment

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Service was excellent along with the staff

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
At the time (2008) ship was showing some wear, some area's roped off for repairs, for the most part ship was pretty clean, didn't like going through casino to get to other area's, too much cigarette smoke

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Since it was my first cruise , felt closed in a little but as the cruise went on got used to the cabin.

Ports of call

New York, New York

4 out of 5
departed from N.Y. live in N.Y. (upstate) so didn't see much.

Halifax, Nova Scotia

5 out of 5
enjoyed Halifax, town was nice, checked out Titanic cemetery, very moving

Bar Harbor, Maine

2 out of 5
Went on whale watching excursion, very chilly, foggy and when we did get to the whale watching area, whale's were so far away could hardly see them I thought it was a waste.

Boston, Massachusetts

3 out of 5
Would give it a better rating but our guide never stopped talking about other things, rushed through museum never was able to spend time at any one spot.


3 out of 5
a little hectic, trying to locate your luggage, took a little while
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