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Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 28

Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5
Norwegian Dawn

7 Night Bahamas & Florida (New York Roundtrip)

Sail date: August 03, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Dawn

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 12516

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

It was just a relaxing experience, would do it again in a heart beat!!


5 out of 5
Fast and smooth, onboard within 15 minutes!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Le Bistro

5 out of 5

Le Bistro was amazing! Food was cooked to perfection.

Los Lobos

5 out of 5

Food was spectacular! If you love Mexican food, you’ll fall in love with Los Lobos.

Cagney's Steakhouse

5 out of 5

Wonderful!!! Cagney’s is definitely worth using the ultimate dining package for. Never had a bad meal there in 8 NCL cruises.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Pools were crowded during the day, the crew made sure people didn’t leave their towels on lounge chairs and leave. Fitness center was very modern and up to date. There is an empty jacuzzi at the front of the ship on deck 13, go there!


5 out of 5
All of the shows were excellent, Showdown was filled with talent, Elements had me on the edge of my seat! The magic show was spectacular! Bands throughout the day by the pool were pretty good. The cruise director was my favorite one yet, Richard! He was so funny and very friendly.

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
Kind of disappointed, how do you close down the teen club between 7-10pm everyday, those are peak teen hours!!!! While in Port Canaveral, the entourage was closed for 9 hours from 12-9pm. The entourage was closed too much.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All were friendly and had smiles on their faces!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Only took 2 days to get used to the ship design!

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
The cabin was kept clean, the overall design was wasn’t too great. All of the closets were in-front of the bathroom and it’s hard to get changed and grab your clothes. The size was nice, pretty spacious in the other parts. The peep hole was broken, and the air conditioner barely worked. My room was substantially hotter than some of the other rooms. But that’s my luck.

Ship tip

Make sure to relax, go to the deck 13 hot tub, just make sure to have a good time

Ports of call

Nassau, Bahamas

4 out of 5
Nassau isn’t the same as it used to be, it’s not really pleasant to be there anymore.

Great Stirrup Cay (Cruise Line Private Island), Bahamas

5 out of 5
An amazing beach day!!

Port Canaveral, Florida

3 out of 5
We got there at about 11, the Norwegian Dawn was docked in a cargo port, the walk from the dock to the street was 15 minutes, not unbearable. There is not really a lot to do at this port.

New York, New York

5 out of 5
Embarkation and disembarkation was smooth, I’m a native New Yorker so I knew everything about this port lol.


5 out of 5
Fast and smooth just like embarkation
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