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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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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
RPMCN
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We choose this Cruise for convenience out of Boston, however compared to other cruises, I wont do NCL again. The Ship was decent, Newly renovated and Clean, the Housekeeping was Great, However the service otherwise was terrible, Not ... Read more
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Space Coast Cruiser
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
107 forum posts
13 helpful votes
This might take a couple of days to complete so I will use the installment plan. A little about us first. My wife and I are middle age (50 & 56) blue collar workers and this was our 10th cruise. We live in Florida and were visiting ... Read more
Rkelleher1882
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2016
My family traveled with 50 members and overall had a blast. From the minute we got to the pier embarkation went very smoothly. My family had 3 cabins- a Family Suite w/ balcony on deck 12, a balcony on 8, and an obstructed ocean view on 8. ... Read more
hstone2525
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
The Dawn is an old boat even though recently renovated. There was a huge hole in the ceiling above the customer service desk on the Promenade where they were doing work. Most of the public bathrooms had stalls out of order and the ... Read more

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mameo420
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
This cruise vacation would have been excellent except that we traveled with a family group of 17 people and we could not all eat dinner together. Restaurants would not take reservations and if we just showed up , we all got separated. I ... Read more
Nattydog
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
I chose the Norwegian Dawn because it was the port of Boston and going to Bermuda. I traveled with my mom and two other friends. Collectively we have take more than 40 cruises. We had never been to Bermuda. When arriving on the ship we ... Read more
gossmae
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because it was convenient for us since we live in Boston. We had gone on the Getaway last summer and had an amazing time. The Dawn was smaller and didn't have as much to offer as the Getaway, ex. waterslides, rope ... Read more
Pucina5
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
The first day on the ship was very confusing. There was not a lot of communication from the staff about what to do on the ship while you were waiting for your luggage to arrive in your room. We did have lunch at the Venetian which many ... Read more
toryandrew
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
9 helpful votes
I had an ocean view room class OX, we were given first room 5520 but it flooded overnight on the 4th day. Then we were moved to 5010. Both rooms were good. I had me plus 3 kids age 13, 11, 8. Two of us were on the regular beds, one on ... Read more

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Boston girly
Member Since 2004
1 review
293 forum posts
We chose this cruise because two couples in our party had never cruised before. We were able to keep the expenses lower without having to add air. Our embarkation experiences went as we expected and our sail away was entertaining. ... Read more
Barbera
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Overall we had a great time. I want to commend our waiter Leo in Aqua, we asked for him every night and he treated us very well. I also want to thank, Irene our waitress on the pool deck, she was excellent! We had 15 people in our group ... Read more
grantangus
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Been on this cruise two other times and although the recent cosmetic upgrades and changes made in dining areas was nice. The boat seems to be getting old. I heard many passengers complaining about the toilets in the public areas not wring ... Read more
DCLDreamer
Member Since 2016
1 review
18 helpful votes
Norwegian Dawn, Boston to Bermuda 7/1/16 – 7/8/16 (3rd sailing post major million dollar refurbishment) This is a very lengthy review – so here is the short and sweet summary. I would not recommend this cruise to 90% of the ... Read more
Debmf
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
Family members could only get off this week the whole summer and they have children so to keep the price down we went out of Boston since we wouldn't have to fly. NCL claims to have spent all this money to rehab this ship but more than ... Read more
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tempocontour
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
4 helpful votes
I've sailed on 5 Carnival cruises so far and my 6th will be this August. This is my 1st with Norwegian and this was the Dawn's 2nd cruise after it's 2016 renovation in May/June. This cruise will be compared to Carnival. In my opinion, I ... Read more
inspired10
Member Since 2010
1 review
3 forum posts
18 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
2nd spring trip from Boston to Bermuda in so many years. This run has been well reviewed so I'll only add this: 1) Ship was in great shape after dry dock and felt clean and fresh 2) Addition of the wine bar was welcome. With the ... Read more
jmb5545
Member Since 2012
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Hi, I know others have already talked about the newly refurbished Dawn. We were pleasantly surprised by the amount of work that went into this and we liked the new look to the public areas and restaurants. In some places we compared the ... Read more
Mary01
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 helpful votes
I went on this cruise to Bermuda with two friends. This was our 3rd cruise on the Dawn. On the positive side, the ship has recently been renovated and looks really good. Embarkation was smooth and efficient. Our inside cabin was small as ... Read more
Framily
Member Since 2015
1 review
32 forum posts
12 helpful votes
I just got off the Dawn, Boston to Bermuda and my 14 year old and I had an incredible trip. Our aft-balcony room was so comfortable and Myla kept it immaculate! The views were amazing. Sunsets and sunrises made me smile. I even got to see ... Read more

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Dan Sully
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
I have been on 3 other Norwegian cruises in the past and figured this one would be better after hearing it would be newly renovated. But by time it sailed the renovations weren't even finished. This boat was nowhere near ready or at the ... Read more
dmg96@verizon.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
This was very first cruise ever. I planned this family vacation to celebrate my Husband and I's 20th anniversary, Fathers Day and my sons acceptance to College in the Fall. We were very excited to be on our first cruise together hoping for ... Read more
aastrojet
Member Since 2013
1 review
9 helpful votes
We took this same cruise last year on a very tired ship. We were told she was scheduled for a refit and figured it would be nice to see the changes. The ship was very nicely updated BUT was staffed with a new crew! The boarding process in ... Read more
JCMass.
Member Since 2011
9 reviews
338 forum posts
25 helpful votes
My husband and I were in the group who traveled from Boston to Bermuda right after the dry dock on June 17th. I know people are very interested in the changes and upgrades. Here it is from our perspective. This was our third trip on the ... Read more
pettums
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
2 forum posts
14 helpful votes
We booked the Norwegian Dawn from Boston to Bermuda at the last minute. The ship had just come in from Dry Dock so we thought it would be nice to cruise on a nearly new ship and also we liked the idea of cruising from Boston. In ... Read more

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