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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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Cated
Member Since 2014
1 review
147 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
2 helpful votes
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
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
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
dnlp925@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
The Norwegian Dawn has been nicely refurbished and the six of us who traveled together were pleased with the decor changes with the exception of the mutilated pictures in the otherwise beautiful Venetian restaurant. This trip was chosen ... Read more
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Cg52
Member Since 2014
1 review
Our cruise was a week Boston to Bermuda to Boston and then the Eastern Seaboard to Quebec City. The cruise ports were great. The refurbished Dawn was lovely. Cabin Steward was amazing as were other staff members. Other than this I was ... Read more
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singsong01
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
13 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
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
Grampyb
Member Since 2012
1 review
117 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
5 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 September 2016
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
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bela tavares
Member Since 2015
1 review
25 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
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
898 forum posts
2 helpful votes
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
Autumn72
Member Since 2009
11 reviews
155 forum posts
3 helpful votes
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 September 2016
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
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orrsisland5
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
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
9 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
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
darbos77
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 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
9 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
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