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traveler55
Member Since 2006
1 review
431 forum posts
We chose this cruise as the departure port was within driving distance. My husband uses a wheelchair and flying is difficult for him. We were in handicapped accessible room 8626. The room and bathroom were fine but the room has a narrow ... Read more
darienill
Member Since 2006
13 reviews
1,278 forum post
Were on the Oct 7 to 14 Friday / Friday cruise to Bermuda from Boston. Columbus Day with 400 kids aboard. Precruise: Flight from Chicago left in the rain at 10 AM got to sunny Boston around noon. We picked the Hyatt Regency Logan ... Read more
kristen3525
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
42 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
This was my 12th or 13th cruise, second with NCL. I chose it based on the size of the cabin and rate for this trip to Bermuda. We had a Deluxe Owner's Suite, Cabin 12500. We also had the the Ultimate Dining Package and Ultimate Beverage ... Read more
mkgbts
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
We sailed out of Boston, our hometown, with 2 other couples for a fun week of vacation - the first time cruising for 4 of us, all in our early 30's looking to have a good time. The ship venue is very nice (a remodel took place in 2016 ... Read more
JandBCarr
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
Have cruised many times on the Norwegian Dawn, departing from Boston. We live in Maine and it is so easy to get to the ship by Concord Bus line. The Dawn has done a complete renovation and is beautiful. All fresh carpeting, curtains, ... Read more
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echosams
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
18 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This is my husband and kids 3rd cruise and my 4th (2nd on NCL). We got a great deal on the Deluxe Owner's Suite (#12000). Being a family of 5, we are either forced to get 2 cabins or a larger suite (you'd think suites, being larger, ... Read more
BetsyInVT
Member Since 2016
1 review
67 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I cruised on the NCL's Dawn to Bermuda during hurricane season and loved it! This was my first cruise and I cruised with 3 other couples. Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) updated us as they learned of the information of the impending ... Read more
MelOshawa
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
4 helpful votes
Great expectations ...... not realized. This was our 4th cruise with Norwegian and second on the Dawn. We were excited to hear about the refit of the Dawn but came away with the feeling that it was fresh lipstick on the same old pig. ... Read more
gogiants
Member Since 2007
1 review
44 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because it was our home port and easy access without flying in the night before. Getting on the ship was not too bad. We were told to arrive between 10-10:30 which we did and waited until 11:30 to board. By 2 our ... Read more
hladygirl
Member Since 2010
1 review
1,286 forum post
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
I wanted to write this review while it was still fresh in my mind. Just got off ncl Dawn Boston to Bermuda 10/7/16-10/14/16 this am. The crew was incredible as usual. Very friendly, outgoing and eager to please you in every way. Our room ... Read more
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darrmarr
Member Since 2012
1 review
50 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2016
We chose this cruise because of prior great experiences on NCL cruises and we wanted to experience the "fall colors cruise" of New England. The ship has been recently refurbished and is great (except the Venetian dining room ... Read more
Otsego
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
95 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We did BTB cruises, Canada, then Bermuda. We had sailed on the Dawn before she was refurbished, and she's definitely been spruced up! They've added a Mexican restaurant that opened July 1, and it's gaining in popularity. We ate there ... Read more
Fourboysmom
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We are a group of friends who travel together every year. We thought a cruise to see fall in Canada and New England would be fun. We chose between Norweigan and Cunard based on price. We should have chosen differently. Everything costs ... Read more
Eclair
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed September 2016
I spent pre-cruise nights in Boston, and post-cruise nights in Quebec City, on this Canada/New England cruise. The independent stays really enhanced my cruise experience as i was able to explore the two cities in depth rather than spend ... Read more
rosepate
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2016
Was not impressed overall. The staff always seemed unimpressed at their choice of employment and even were as candid as stating since Oceania took over things have been on the decline. The bartenders were probably the least friendly staff ... Read more
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vstanisz
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We wanted to visit Eastern Canada and New England in the fall. We chose this cruise to avoid a lot of driving between the Maritime Provinces and for the fact that it cruised from Boston which eliminated the need to fly. From the Midwest, ... Read more
bonvoyagie
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
2,722 forum posts
I have cruised NCL in the past and enjoy the overall cruise experience they offer. This was our first 14 day cruise and we chose it because of the ports. We have not been to the east coast for vacation at all so it was all new to us. We ... Read more
colin_in_ottawa
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Dining options were poor... If you want good food you have to pay extra even in complementary dining rooms. No offerings of surf and turf or lobster on a new england cruise? free offerings were very limited, portions small and meat was ... Read more
stemjr
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed September 2016
This was our 14th cruise and the 4th with Norwegian. Food at the buffet was cold at all meals. Complained to the chef with no results. Trash overflowing in restrooms. No soap in the dispensers in the restrooms on 6 occasions. Room 10151 ... Read more
gypsie-guy
Member Since 2011
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2016
We were in Penthouse Suite 9236 which is an aft stateroom. The suite was nice and roomy but the bathroom was quite small with only one sink and a tub shower. The suite had good, two zone HVAC and a way to close off the bed for early risers ... Read more
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lharr01
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 forum posts
Sailed September 2016
This was our first experience with Norwegian. We thought the ship was beautiful. It had recently been refurbished (although we never saw it before the changes). Really liked the Irish Pub that took over entire Atrium area. Also enjoyed the ... Read more
jojogo345
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed September 2016
We chose this cruise because we wanted to see more of Canada than Halifax. The Dawn has been redone and was a great ship. We had a balcony room with plenty of space- loved keeping the door open at night hearing the waves. The ship is clean ... Read more
jaredkira
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
17 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We choose this 14 day cruise for the itinerary. Out of the 14 days we were at 12 ports only 2 sea days. Each one was different and wonderful. Many times there were items that were not told to us. We did not know we were on a back to ... Read more
fundays
Member Since 2004
2 reviews
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Cruise Notes: NCL Dawn – Boston to Quebec City 9 – 16 September 2016 The Not So Good 1. The experience during check in was far, far too crowded and much too slow. My wife and I, both aged 75 or better, had to stand ... Read more
Poetrylover4u
Member Since 2012
1 review
6 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Beware......Norwegian has up charges for room service $16 per couple each time you call even on what is complimentary! When you are in complimentary resturants there will be several better menu choices listed with quite a bit of an ... Read more
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