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Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review by fenway77

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Norwegian Dawn
Norwegian Dawn
Member Name: fenway77
Cruise Date: September 2009
Embarkation: New York (Manhattan)
Destination: Canada & New England
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Booking Method: Local Travel Agency
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My wife and I have been on a number of cruises, but this is the first time on Norwegian. In the past we have primarily cruised on Celebrity, Princess, and Holland America. We looked at all the reviews and thought "why not try Norwegian". To begin, what we are looking for in a cruise is a decent cabin, good entertainment, a good dining experience, and interesting ports to visit.

Dining experience--The food on the Dawn was not nearly the quality that we are used to on the other cruise lines we have sailed on. One night we were excited that we would be having lobster--it was tough and really had no taste. How can you ruin lobster? We enjoy a relaxed dining experience on cruises. You will not get that on the Dawn unless you go to one of their restuarants where you pay extra. On other cruise lines you got to know the people who serve you--you do not get that experience on Norwegian as you have someone different each night.

Cabin--it seemed smaller than other lines--my wife and I were constantly bumping into each other. The toilet area was particularly small.

Entertainment was very good--especially those who sang in areas around ship after the evening shows. "Fire and Ice" was exceptionally good.

Publication Date: 10/01/09
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