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Bcsmith46
Member Since 2011
1 review
28 forum posts
Nice cruise to Bermuda. Pool deck was packed most days with folks knee deep trying to get their drinks from the bar since beverage servers were not to be seen. Entertainment was great, food in the buffet was good, and service and food ... Read more
suzcaplan
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
I love travelling out of Boston - the Pier is user friendly and the check-in goes quickly. I have some mobility challenges. First trip back on the Dawn since it has been refurbished and it does look and feel fresher. I was in a 2br ... Read more
cinbol
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
1,127 forum post
4 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We chose this cruise because we live in the greater Boston area so no flights were needed. We picked the first week in June because we thought there would be less children on board (before schools get out but there were still more than ... Read more
lyni9
Member Since 2013
1 review
80 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Chose this cruise as we wanted to go to Bermuda and the access was better in Boston than it would be in New York. Have taken one cruise out of New York, and that will be the last, and I didn't have to drive to the cruise port as I have ... Read more
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BrownEyedGirl686
Member Since 2017
1 review
47 forum posts
Sailed May 2017
We were met by our Butler and concierge who were nothing but wonderful to us the entire time. But really what made our vacation (besides beautiful Bermuda) was our room steward. He really was so amazing with how attentive he was and how ... Read more
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JCMass.
Member Since 2011
11 reviews
596 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This is our fourth time on the Dawn to Bermuda. We enjoy this cruise so much it is just a 45 minute drive from our home, and like many others on this cruise we live in Massachusetts. We will be back again soon, and we never get tired of ... Read more
RI North Star
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2017
The Norwegian Dawn is a "well run machine". The staff is exceptional; particularly housekeeping. The food is just OK; even specialty dining. Teppanyaki was the best of all the specialty dining restaurants. The thermal pass is a ... Read more
bladeguy
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
250 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Took our two recently married sons and their wives on a Boston to Bermuda cruise on May 19. We had GV 14500. Everything was wonderful, but the weather was only so-so. I had been hearing less than great things about the crew, but ... Read more
Whiskers1
Member Since 2004
2 reviews
133 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
This is our fourth cruise on NCL, 3rd on the Dawn. We love the fact it leaves out of Boston and that we need not fly. It means our vacation starts sooner with way less stress. I bought the spa pass for the week and it was worth every ... Read more
vigebrew
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
Cruised from Boston to Bermuda. My 5th Norwegian, her 1st. A great trip for sure. Only negative was that mother nature sent an Atlantic storm our way forcing the captain to hug the coast line to near Delaware causing us to loose 1 day in ... Read more
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trimorre
Member Since 2017
1 review
We chose this trip due to it leaving Boston, and its easy of travel for my disabled aunt. Although it was a nice trip, and there were a number of activities and entertainment options, this trip left much to be desired. I have traveled a ... Read more
Dgree88
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2017
We're having Cruise withdrawals! That's how fun the entire trip was. The Dawn isn't a huge super liner ship, but not small one either. We had 2,500 passengers and 1,100 crew. Sailing out of Boston makes things very convenient for us. ... Read more
Patti217
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
Sailed May 2017
Love to cruise to Bermuda. Have done Norwegian Majesty and Norwegian Dream in the past. First cruise on the Dawn. We had a good time, entertainment was awesome and our room steward was fantastic! Cabins smaller than I remember on the ... Read more
Hurstjoanne
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
10 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
Live near Boston and did not have to fly. Bonus! Boarded at noon. Bronze latitude member. Bottle of champagne waiting in our room. Great room steward, Jack! Ate dinner in Venetian almost every night. Upgraded to Cagney steak house ... Read more
sorts123
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
This cruise came highly recommended by a friend who is also a travel agent. She knew it had been 20+ years since In had taken a vacation and that I had never taken my children, now ages 25, 19 and 17, on a trip anywhere. She helped me to ... Read more
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stephielee1978
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We sailed on the Dawn from Boston to Bermuda. The weather was horrible; however, that is not the Dawn's fault. I was less than impressed, however, by the lack of personalization by staff towards passengers. When I traveled on Royal ... Read more
lah830
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
11 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We have been on 45 NCL cruises. We take this cruise every year. We love the Dawn. We love Bermuda. Embarking in Boston was very easy. Staff and service was wonderful. Our cabin was clean. We spend very little time in the ... Read more
hendri2182
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
18 helpful votes
Norwegian Dawn is a tale of two cities. On the one hand, the fitness center, spa, and many of the restaurant areas are very nice, very updated, and very usable. On the other hand, the ship is suffering from a major lack of cabin ... Read more
dennphill
Member Since 2006
1 review
5 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Have elderly family - nearly the last of my father's side of the family - living near Boston and try to visit a couple of times a year. Options are flight to Logan (from where I live in the Florid Panhandle) for a couple of days ... Read more
cmonette89
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We chose this 12 day cruise on the Dawn from NOLA to Boston because it was a great deal, fit perfectly into the itinerary that we had in mind, we had heard good things about Norweigan from others and the research we had done into it all ... Read more
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pugswey
Member Since 2013
1 review
13 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Twelve days is NOT too much, we LOVED IT!! We chose this cruise because we always wanted to do a reposition cruise. Leaving out of NOLA allowed us to visit with family who live there and arriving back in Boston sealed the deal since this ... Read more
Harley10
Member Since 2010
1 review
2 forum posts
Sailed April 2017
We chose this cruise because of the length and locations it was going too. We had never been to the Western Caribbean. Since we had a Family Suite with a balcony we received the privilages that come with this. Once we arrived at the pier ... Read more
s57126
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
1,022 forum post
1 helpful vote
I will start by saying we have cruised with NCL 18 times, and have never complained. My attitude is "If you can't find the good , that is your problem." This was the 8th time on the Dawn the 4th re-po.We chose this cruise ... Read more
MY79TA
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
5 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise because we tend to enjoy the longer cruises as well as the re-positioning cruises. It was my husband, a friend and I in one cabin and my sister and her husband in another. We love traveling together with my sister ... Read more
Traveling MaMee
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Had done a previous relocation from NO to Boston and loved it. It had been one of our favorite cruises. This one was good but not as good as the relocation in 2015. We liked the 2015 ports better and had a suite. We sail NCL when it offers ... Read more
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