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Cated
Member Since 2014
1 review
145 forum posts
We had hope to see the fall colors of the north east and visit the communities in Maine and Canada. The stops and the ports and visiting the ports experience was excellent. We planned and did our own tours, which were not from the ship but ... Read more
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Lauren14
Member Since 2014
1 review
5 forum posts
We chose Norwegian again because of recent good experiences and this particular itinerary. From the first day, we were burdened with a room directly under the Garden Buffet, where they apparently spend all night moving food, washing ... Read more
sargemrs
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
98 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Our group of 4 couples decided this cruise would interest us and we began the planning. We all chose the aft penthouses. 3 were on 9th deck and 1 was on 10th deck. The 10th deck stateroom was much larger, at least the balcony was. ... Read more
cmnutritionow@hotmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
This was my husbands first cruise and he enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere of the Norwegian cruise line. We enjoyed meals in many of the different dinning rooms and enjoyed them all.We attended many of the shows and were pleased with them ... Read more
singsong01
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
13 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was my seventh cruise with NCL and had a great time. I wasn't sure how I would like the changes they made but other than the artwork in the Venetian (what were they thinking?) and changing Pearly's to a wine bar, everything else was ... Read more

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Grampyb
Member Since 2012
1 review
113 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Embarkation in Boston was very easy. Arrived at the port at 10:15. Was through check in and in the holding area by 10:30. Staff at port directing cruisers to the appropriate holding areas seemed a bit overwhelmed. Perhaps they could ... Read more
Nori217
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
3 helpful votes
I have reviewed this ship several times, as we take this cruise every year, but I think that an update is in order as this is trip was after the recent dry dock. Overall the ship looked great. Nicer décor throughout, including the ... Read more
Kinnialias
Member Since 2011
1 review
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
I love this Itinary; Boston to Bermuda and back for a week. Easy to do for us locals near Boston. The Dawn looked very good inside and out with the recent renovation. Nearly everyone was pleasant and helpful; room steward, dining ... Read more
bela tavares
Member Since 2015
1 review
25 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We just got back yesterday and my review is mixed. We had a good time. Bermuda was beautiful and the ship was clean. The food was average to say the least. Bamboo is still our favorite. We sailed Norwegian previously and found the line to ... Read more
fiftyguy
Member Since 2009
1 review
897 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Since we live close by this cruise is so easy to do. A thirty minute cab ride and we're on the ship. It was easy getting off the last day and we were home quickly. The owners suite with two balconies is our favorite cabin. We love the ... Read more

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Autumn72
Member Since 2009
10 reviews
146 forum posts
This was our 4th trip on the Dawn. We like the size and and layout. The renovations were purely cosmetic - new carpet, wall decor, curtains, etc. There was still window glass cracks, rust on the balconies, etc. No changes were made in the ... Read more
bdhuse@verizon.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We just got back yesterday and my review is mixed. We had a good time with a few hickups. Bermuda was beautiful and the ship was clean. The food was average to say the least. Even the specialty restaurants were just okay. I couldn't ... Read more
esa.ssheridan@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Went on this cruise with my cousins. Our group was early to mid twenties, and this cruise was FANTASTIC! Everyone had a blast. Living right outside of Boston we were able to be drop off right at the pier where there was someone waiting to ... Read more
orrsisland5
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We sailed Norwegian previously and found the line to have excellent service and excellent staff. Our cabin was great and the food was awesome (the buffett is still a buffett; but even the food there wasn't bad). The specialty restaurants ... Read more
claroquesi
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
426 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We chose this cruise as a last minute getaway. Cabin We had an inside no-frills cabin on deck 8. Unfortunately, we were over Bliss lounge and the bass was pumping every night until two, but you get what you pay for. The room itself ... Read more

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darbos77
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
The Ship - 7 out of 10 The Norwegian dawn (at the time of writing) is a 7 day cruise from Boston to Bermuda. It is an older ship that has been recently renovated. I was not on the ship before the updates were made, but to me the ship ... Read more
ettaspagetta
Member Since 2011
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Had a ocean view room on the 8th floor. My only complaint about the whole trip was, our beds were hard as rocks, even after my room steward put an egg crate on it. Had a wonderful room steward. Staff on the entire ship was extremely ... Read more
brandyfaucher1
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
We chose to get married in Bermuda, and sailing on the Dawn to get there seemed convenient and cost effective for us. We ended up bringing over 60 of our friends and family aboard with us. In a word it was AMAZING!!!!! This was for me, and ... Read more
CTSandy
Member Since 2010
1 review
97 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This is the second Bermuda cruise on NCL Dawn. Last cruise on her was July 2015 before the extensive dry dock. Overall we enjoyed the cruise very much. This cruise was originally planned for my niece, her husband and their 8 year old ... Read more
fonrouge82
Member Since 2010
1 review
122 forum posts
15 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

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gardenbug22
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
181 forum posts
3 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
2 helpful votes
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
6 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
Family Cruising0525
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
I loved this cruise. I went with my daughter, boyfriend, and sister. Entertainment was excellent. Loved the Freestyle. Hardly had a wait when ate at the restaurants. Food was good. Plenty of choices included in the cruise price. ... Read more
amberjohn
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
94 forum posts
6 helpful votes
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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