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4.5 Editor's Rating
Norwegian Dawn debuted in 2002 as the third ship in the Norwegian fleet to accommodate the line's Freestyle Cruising concept. It maintains an atmosphere of casual flexibility, emanating in large part from the ...
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fonrouge82
Member Since 2010
1 review
115 forum posts
6 helpful votes
A bit of background to begin... We are a family of four (2 sons, ages 14 and 16, my DH and myself). We traveled from Maine on Thursday, stayed overnight at the Sheraton in Norwood so that my DH and DS could attend a game at Gillette, ... Read more
gardenbug22
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
180 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I chose this cruise as Boston is my home port, and is easy to get to.Not to mention Bermuda is one of my favorite places. I took public transportation to the South Station and from there a taxi for $12.00 to the port. I was on board ship ... Read more
Bincent38
Member Since 2016
1 review
The staff was horrible, the food was horrendous and the entertainment was almost non existent. You can no longer bring water or soda on board but you can bring wine probably because they charge a corkage fee. Don't even try to contest the ... Read more
CruiseCritical
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
THE BOAT GOOD: The Norwegian Dawn is nicer than I had expected. Tons of restaurants, bars, and activities. The best party by far is the STAFF, relentless in entertainment. Shows! David DaVinci, Elements, Comedy etc. David DaVinci is the ... Read more
amberjohn
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
94 forum posts
We took this same cruise last Summer (pre-dry dock) so I will be comparing the two cruises. We had a wonderful cruise and thought all the changes made the Ship look like new. The were 5 of us on this cruise. There was my wife ... Read more

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CruisingMainer
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
204 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We were a group of four ladies on a "girls" cruise. We had two inside cabins on the same deck on opposite ends of the hallway. We picked this particular cruise as we could drive to Boston and had a friend drop us at the pier -- ... Read more
cpl4fun309
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We're a married couple 60 & 62. We drove from Pennsylvania and stayed at a motel in Worcester one night then drove to Boston the next morning. Didn't want to chance missing the boat due to traffic problems. I read another review about ... Read more
hill3101
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
Visiting Bermuda is the highlight of your vacation. While the Norwegian Dawn itself had plenty of activities and entertainment, variety of eating preferences, and friendly staff, it lacked consistency in enforcing rules set by the ship, ... Read more
shaferr1
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Choose this cruise solely based on my timetable with family events, birthdays, vacation time etc.... Had an absolute amazing time on the Norwegian Dawn. The entertainment was fantastic with a magician, dancers, singers and much more. The ... Read more
camcca
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our second time on the Norwegian Dawn. Boarding in Boston is so easy and parking, although pricey, is easy and accessible to the ship. We boarded with no problems. We were upgraded to a picture window and could not have been ... Read more

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Cawleyp
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
10 Family & Friends cruised July 29,2016. Norwegian Cruise Line prioritized our Gluten Free passenger's needs far greater than the other 2 lines we have previously cruised. NCL's culinary teams "raving hospitality" was ... Read more
ajspellman
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I chose this cruise because it's convenient and I love Bermuda. I live in MA so cruising out of Boston is very easy. This is the second time I taken this cruise. The first time, in October 2015, we thought it was good but not ... Read more
lovable70
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Chose to go on this cruise out of Boston to Bermuda because I didn't need to fly to get to it! It was a great decision. Had a great time on the cruise overall. Pros......... Great service in the restaurants and with every aspect ... Read more
NCLDawnSailor
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
48 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I was on the Dawn on the July 29th-August 5th cruise to Bermuda. This was my 3rd cruise on the Dawn, the last being 3 years ago. I chose the Dawn because it was Bermuda, but also because of the new refurbishment everyone was talking about. ... Read more
sarracini@sbcglobal.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose this cruise because we wanted to stay in Bermuda for multiple days and the departure from Boston was really close to us. My wife and 13 year old and 16 year old daughters traveled with me. Everything about this cruise was near ... Read more

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carolb7016
Member Since 2010
1 review
14 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our 5th cruise on NCL, Boston to Bermuda. We live in the city so it doesn't get much more convenient, 20 minutes to the terminal, drop your bags, check in and you're on vacation. This was last minute, booked 10 days before ... Read more
cruisincritic1
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Traveled to Bermuda for a wedding with a large group. The island of Bermuda was gorgeous, the beaches were well-kept and very clean. However, the cruise was very disappointing. We had terrible customer service, to say the staff was ... Read more
fruolo@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Let me start by saying this is my 3rd time on the Dawn but my first time out of Boston. Ive been on 15 cruises and 5 with NCL. I read a lot about the dry dock and how the ship was updated. However, I saw very little different on the ... Read more
tebo1996
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
This was our 10th cruise so I am not new to cruising. We did one other Norwegian cruise, on the Gem from NY, and that was a little better. The pro's on this cruise were leaving from Boston as we live in Massachusetts. Bermuda was ... Read more
GoandRelax
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
We had a fantastic time on the NCL Dawn. We had the beverage and dining package. We ate at Cagneys twice and they were the best meals I have ever had in my nine cruises. We especially enjoyed the wine bar and both of the bartenders ... Read more

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conine2965
Member Since 2010
1 review
4 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2016
Just back from Bermuda. Embarkation was great was in 12:30 time slot arrived at pier at 12 noon was on ship by 12:45. Had 4 of us in Mini Suite 2 adults 2 teenagers room was perfect midship. Was on Dawn last year updates were awesome ... Read more
littlegreekgirl
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
We just got home from our Norwegian Dawn cruise to Bermuda! We enjoyed it very much! Embarkation went smoothly. We thought we would be there for hours when we saw the line. We were on the ship and eating lunch by noon! We had a mini ... Read more
HeyWeAreCruisin
Member Since 2016
1 review
22 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Chose this cruise for both the destination and location of going out of Boston. Our family had a wonderful time. We would go (and are) again. We had a family suite without a balcony. Having a balcony didnt make a difference to us. The ... Read more
branscomb90@verizon.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
We chose a cruise for a family trip with 27 people ranging in age from 1 to 84. The good points on the boat were the cleanliness and the staff - they provided great service. We had a promotion of a free ultimate beverage package which ... Read more
KET1234
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
My first thought now is: I hope there is someone out there who was on this cruise with me who saw what went down during the week. (July 15 - out of Boston - to Bermuda) because I would like to know if anyone else experienced what our ... Read more

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