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Norwegian Dawn Cabin Reviews - Aft-Facing Penthouse w/ Large Balcony

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Aft-Facing Penthouse w/ Large Balcony Cabins 26 Reviews
You will have the perfect romantic getaway in these Penthouses that sleep up to three guests. Includes a bedroom with queen-size bed and luxury bath with shower, in addition to the living area and dining area. Because these are aft-facing, they offer an amazing view from the large balcony. Includes butler and concierge service.
Aft-Facing Penthouse w/ Large Balcony (SF)
Aft-Facing Penthouse w/ Large Balcony (SF)

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Norwegian Dawn by Shanebkdk
Cabin at back of ship. Ok balcony, big closet. Makeup area decent bathroom.  Read entire member review.
Great view from a narrow balcony. Excellent bedding, linens and storage space. Wonderful Butler, Concierge and Cabin Attendants.  Read entire member review.
Disappointing Dawn by MarkusDY
Great location, perfect views for Sailaway. Plenty of storage.  Read entire member review.
Quiet location, no nearby foot traffic patterns. Gorgeous aft view. Some vibration from engines at times.  Read entire member review.
Penthouse suite - excellent room size. Great service. Highlight of cruise and better than expected.  Read entire member review.
The room is showing it's age - the coffee machine broke (had to call twice, the first time they just unplugged it and plugged it back in but it was still broken), the toilet wouldn't flush (with no foreign objects involved, this happened twice, both times they fixed it without entering our room), the curtain by the balcony was badly worn and missing a way to tie it back, half the curtain around the bed area was missing, there was a loose section of wood trim, the seat in the closet area fell apart (the seat was attached to the base loosely with two screws that were too small for the holes), and one part of the wood railing on the balcony had an inch of vertical movement if you leaned on it.  Read entire member review.
We were in 9232 Aft Facing Penthouse. Nice room with plenty of closet and storage space and nice appointments. Wish the balcony was bigger!  Read entire member review.
Beautiful Dawn! by KruzinKate
Penthouse Suite AEhuge closet, tons of storage, draws, very comfortable bed, big deck (teak wood), good size dining area, espresso/cappuccino machine a huge plus!, comfortable, large bathrooms, beautifully designed and appointed.  NCL did this right!  Read entire member review.
NCL Dawn 7/8-7/15 by dlee1967
Great view Quiet Location never heard from either cabin Balcony was narrow, but still nice maybe a chair and lounge would have been better. Great storage space for the 4 of us couple of rips in the wall paper 2 small cabinets had broken hinges drapes around bed a bit wrown as were the ones on the slidder Wish they had some way to keep the baloncy door open Overall the cabin was great  Read entire member review.
Suite Romance by ictcruiser
AMAZING cabingreat view, private retreat, best value for the money.  Read entire member review.

Love those "aft" suites ! - Good size, great "walk-through" closet - nice bathroom layout...

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Good size cabin.  The balcony was a bit small.  2 loungers and a small table barely fit on the balcony.  A foot or 2 of depth to the balcony would have been great.

The bed was comfortable, not too hard and not too soft.  The sofa was comfortable.  The small dining table was useful to store our daily 'stuff', but we never used it for dining. 

The refrigerator area had a bit of a musty/dank smell.  It was only noticible when the bar cabinet door was open.

The closet was very large.  The best part was doors on both sides so we could both get at our clothes at the same time. 

The vanity/make-up area was nice.  Plenty of room and a nice big mirror.

The bathroom was a good size.  The tub sat a bit high.  It could be a challenge for someone with limited mobility to step up and into the tub/shower.  Read entire member review.
Aft-Penthouse: Plenty of storage space, balcony not quite as big as some other NCL Aft Penthouses. Bed was WONDERFUL!!! NCL always has awesome beds! Nice flat-screen TV, excellent room service and butler/concierge/room-steward. Service was tops! Didn't have a hand-held phone for use on-board. After having a suite on the Pearl, that was a disappointment, especially travelling with a large family party. Biggest negative: inadequate lighting in the bathroom. For a Penthouse, I found that disappointing. Otherwise, we were overall satisfied! Even given an extra bottle of wine... my favorite!  Read entire member review.
The penthouse suite was neat and had a good balcony but we hated the bright colors and it was smaller and no bathtub.  Read entire member review.
9736 - Aft Facing Suite, large room high end hotel style, lovely queen sized bed, room in perfect condition nice sized balcony two lounge chairs and a table.  Read entire member review.
Good balcony but needs to be maintained. Bed is so comfy!! Dressing area is a bit tight. Has two safes. Can be loud during the white hot party. Loved the Lavazza Coffee machine!  Read entire member review.
The cabin was top part of our trip. Very quiet, wonderful balcony, enough room for three adults. Plenty of closet space. Small on drawers. Wonderful view from balcony. Fantastic smell from kitchen every day.  Read entire member review.
Great Romance Suite Deck 10 Balcony, however the Spa Window washing machine which was in use at 9am on a Port Day in Bermuda and at 2am on the return night at sea, produced a hurricane of water cascading onto the balcony an unacceptable noise. No warning given on Port Day and got drenched on the balcony. Woken at 2am at night, the door to the balcony was open, with torrential deluge of water and noise. Why can NCL not warn suite guests ?  Read entire member review.
My first look at my cabin on deck 9 - an AE. WOW is all I can say! What a nice cabin. Spacious, well laid out with a queen size bed, small sofa and chair in the corner and a table with four chairs. There was a fairly good size flat screen TV with a desk just below, a fancy coffee maker (with those small coffee capsules that you put in the machine to make a fresh cup of coffee) and a corner cupboard with ice bucket, glassware and a mini fridge right below. Then you go down a short hallway to a dressing area/vanity with a closet. In that hall is the door to the bathroom that has a small tub and shower, sink and then a separate cubicle for a toilet. The balcony had two lounger chairs and small table between. The balcony is narrow but certainly lots of room to stretch out and enjoy the world going by. There was a small bottle of champagne and water on the counter. There was a nice flower arrangement on the small table by the couch, and various elemis products in the bathroom besides the dispensers - shampoo, conditioner, body wash and lotion, a shower cap, q-tips, a couple of soap bars, and Epson salts in a container as well. There was a nice terry cloth bathrobe in the closet, and a pillow menu on the night table if I had wanted different pillows. I was glad to see the white bedding - much nicer than the photos on the NCL website that show rather loud colour schemes (the bed skirts are still the old ones and give you an idea of how bright the bed spreads must have been! Yikes!). A letter was on the table welcoming me from the Concierge giving his contact information and my Butler's phone #. I had met the Concierge briefly in the VIP lounge but he was going back and forth with different guests and had another staff person helping with the escort onto the ship. I didn't get to see him until later in the evening. There was also an invitation on the table to the Captains Cocktail party for the next night at Spinnakers Lounge. Later that evening I met my Butler and he was able to take my daily canape order - there was a selection of about six or seven items to choose from, and they were delivered everyday at about 4:30 pm - a nice perk! Because this was an aft cabin there was no noise in the hallways. I occasionally heard scraping of chairs on the balcony above me, and a couple of times smelled cigar or cigarette smoke when I was on the balcony - but nothing of significance to prevent me from enjoying the balcony.  Read entire member review.
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