Norwegian Dawn Reviews

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5 out of 5

Had a great time by tony1b

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My family and I had a great time we can't wait for the next Cruise. We loved the music, food, shows and hospitality. Every time we return back to the ship we were greeted with friendly smiles and celebrations.

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5 out of 5

nordaw by jamina786

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all in all it was a great cruise, met a lot of locals from Boston area. Very relaxing and memorable. The only thing that We were a little upset about was, we were told we were going to St Croix prior to sailing. The night before sailing out oif St Kitts we were told the next port would be St Thomas. there was still a lot of devastation to see. the shops were opened but this was there first time in 2 months. FEMA is still on the island.

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4 out of 5

enjoyed repositioning cruise by needmorevacatio

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple
We enjoyed the first 3 days the cruise being sea days. Allowed us to distress! The weather was not as sunny as we would like, but you cannot control everything. The package we got which included drink package, 3 specialty dining and free gratuities is hard for anyone cruise lines to match. Because of that we will cruise Norwegian again.

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4 out of 5

The Cruise was wonderful. We were one of the first (if not the first ship) into St Thomas after the Hurricanes. The staff on this ship was truly amazing. by fphillips1960

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We have been on many cruises. First time sailing from Boston. And being November, we were a tad nervous of what the seas could be like. We had great weather. Once in the south, weather stayed good. Rained some, but it's still the rainy season, so that is to be expected. Ship was great. Staff was amazing. Would sail on NCL , and on the Dawn again.

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3 out of 5

Good trip, boat immaculate, smooth and safe 2,200 mile cruise. Poor port choices, very salty food, and would have been less expensive booking direct w/Norwegian. by howardpinsky

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group
Very smooth, excellent service, ship was CLEAN, drink package was fun. Food meh, but so friggin' salty it could cause a health problem. Outside of St Thomas, ports sort of sucked. Entertainment on ship was poor, and pool entertainment too loud and dumb.

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4 out of 5

Always a pleasure to sail on the NCL Dawn. by babsofthecape

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Enjoy NCL ships, cruises, crew, food and entertainment. Always room for improvement. Cruising for 25 years, have seen so many changes, so many little things that cruise lines no longer do, disappointing to see so many changes over the years. What happened to the mint on the pillow? First cruise that I did not have 1 single mint!

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4 out of 5

Great trip by tzapantis

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group
Overall, very good for the price but the 13.99 a day per person is a little steep. That really ads up and the drinks are very expensive. We spent more on the extras than we did on the actual cruise!

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5 out of 5

Bermuda by maniq51

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)
I live on a fixed income, so therefore this was my 3rd trip on Norwegian Dawn to Bermuda. I do not have to pay airfare because I live 40 miles south of Boston. I do wish that there was a better selection of cruises out of Boston.

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5 out of 5

Never got on board credit by dysher71

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Everything was great as far as ship not sure I will be using again because I never got my onboard credit that was promised on purchase. Never had this issue before when I booked on other sites

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4 out of 5

Food needs improvement. Each cruise the food seems to get worse and worse! Other than that is was great! by dawnmbry28

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Everything was good except the food! It tasted like i was eating frozen cafeteria food, even in the specialty resteraunts. I have cruised with Norwegian many many times and it seems like every time the food gets worse and worse! Other than that everything else was wonderful!

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3 out of 5

awful cruise state roon above their nightclub, keep up every night till 3 am with loud music and base viberating in room , complain to service desk nothing done wasted 1800 dollars by nursepat2000

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havetaken this cruise to burmuda manny times this was worse time ever, even music at bool blaring when dj at poolside had to shout to talk to traveling companions or go inside to buffet area where mush quieter . too much of a party ship ,

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3 out of 5

Will not travel Norwegian again! by anita1725

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Love to travel but unfortunately will not use Norwegian again. Started off first being denied the use of our voucher from twin river, was told week was not part of voucher BUT I met about 5 couples who used their free cruise voucher.

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3 out of 5

Bathroom smelled like Urine when first entered the cabin by patsfan940

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)
Not sure I will ever sail with NCL again. Not my first NCL cruise but potentially my last. When my children and I boarded and entered our stateroom, the bathroom smelled like URINE! I believe my cabin was a so called "upgrade" which was adjacent to 3 staff only rooms. The doors to those rooms constantly slammed shut, making resting almost impossible. I could not get into the staterooms safe, ugh. I asked to change rooms and was rudely told NO by guest services. As a matter of reference my wife and I sailed on the old NCL Majesty on our honeymoon. I told our children this and they had a look on their face, as if to say "you took mom on a smelly bathroom cruise? Finally I spoke with a fellow passenger who got on the ship within 10 days of sailing and paid, according to him, $650.00 from Iowa which included his airfare. I have written NCL and am awaiting their response

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4 out of 5

Great ports! by BrendaGloria

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I had a great time in most of the ports, but if you are looking for a completely satisfying experience---- fly to a large city, rent a car and drive it. This is especially true if you want to see outlying areas such as Acadia National Park or the Cabot Trail or Peggy's Lighthouse etc. The tours offered through the ship or by taxis or vans at the port are set at an exceedingly high fixed price and certainly not worth it. I wasted $150 for 3 hours in Sydney to see nothing, after the guides say how fantastic everything is. I should have taken tge Regal Princess which was a far better ship and had a slightly better itinerary.

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5 out of 5

Great ports by Traveler122

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Book shore excursions to make the most of your trip. Wandering on your own in these pets is unexciting. Unbelievable blueberry pie with no filler at sunset cafe on pier at Bar Harbor. We saw the senior ship officers there as well.

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