Balcony (BB): Norwegian Dawn Cabin Reviews

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With room for up to three guests, these staterooms have two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and a pull out sofa to accommodate one more. Along with a sitting area, floor-to-ceiling glass doors and a private balcony with an amazing view.

Balcony (BB)
Decks: Deck 10
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Balcony Cabin Reviews
Cabin 11506
Nov 2016
Very good, EXCEPT..... By: eparker34
An actual bathroom and shower/tub! Easily accommodated the 4 of us, including luggage. It was not a large balcony, but was serviceable and we rarely used it anyway.
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Cabin 10626
Oct 2016
Disappointing By: ubethoney
not the best layout, super awkward bathroom
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Cabin 8022
Oct 2016
My husband and I had a balcony room, which was roomy enough for the entire week, 1 outlet, had a pull out couch for a 3rd person if needed, a TV with a few cable stations and plenty of closet storage for both of us. Our Steward was awesome, he had fun towel animals for us everynight we selected turn down :) It was clean and kept very well. The mattresses may have just been replaced, hard as rocks! My Husband liked it at first, but by the end of the week we both had a sore back.
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Cabin 9158
Oct 2016
Love the Norweigain Dawn By: JandBCarr
Our cabin was very cozy with king bed and sofa, TV and fridge stocked. You have room to add bottles if you wanted. Nice art work and day bed designs. Loved the fresh new carpet. Good lighting with a hair dryer, and vanity. Shower was bigger then most.
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Cabin 10032
May 2013
Lucky us at 45 days pre-sailing our BX got confirmed as a BB on deck 10 fwd starboard (10032).Our room looked exactly like the BB balcony photos online. The bed is extra firm, pillows soft. The bathroom was to the left entering cabin and closet to the right. The BRM is divided into three; toilet with glass separator door to the left, sink center and walk in shower to right, room enough to lift elbows or bend over without touching the walls, 2 adults can even squeeze in together. We had the usual min-fridge, hairdryer, safe and small coffee pot with supplies in the closet area. We over packed and had 4 suitcases but they all fit under the bed and ample room to hang our clothes or place in drawers. The balcony was much appreciated to get some fresh air in the room and gorgeous when we were in the right direction for supper at sunset in Jamaica. Be warned a chemical smell gets in the room from the bathroom if the balcony door is open and AC is on while ship is in motion; as well the balcony entrance and room door cannot be open at the same time while sailing, it creates a wind tunnel that is both noisy and moves light objects! We were concerned about being in the area next to the forward elevators but rarely heard the elevators because there is a separator wall between the stateroom hallway and the bank of elevators/stairwell; the usual level of hallway traffic noise through the door was comparable to hotels. Having a balcony for this length of cruise was good as we had access to outside space without going on deck; it was also good to keep orientated to time of day as there is no clock in the cabins. Best of all, sunsets and moonlight over the water were always enjoyed. Harold, our cabin steward, met with us twice a day to plan when he would do our room for morning make up and evening turn down. We had towel animals every second evening. Our room was always cleaned and made up well, towels changed more than once a day if necessary. Thank you Harold.
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Cabin 10696
Sep 2016
Nice upgrades and the best bathroom we have had on a cruise ship.
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Cabin 9696
Sep 2016
The cabin was adequate with plenty of storage space but the TV system is outdated (as in no HD) with very, very limited broadcast channels - we didn't have CNN. Our cabin attendant was efficient and hard working with ice bucket refills and nightly turn down service.
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Cabin 188
Sep 2016
Cabin very comfortable and pleasant.
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Sep 2016
Adult vacation By: cmnutritionow@hotmail.com
Cabin was clean and well serviced by the steward. The balcony was a joy to sit on evening and mornings
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Cabin 9536
Jul 2016
Our cabin was nice and the bathroom size was comfortable. We had a balcony which is a must. We watched dolphins and the boats for the Americas Cup have trial races next to us for 3 days. There were 2 different days where out toilet would not flush. They had a problem with the plumbing and the ship had just been refurbished 3 weeks prior. One day 4 a pipe broke in the room next to us and they had to have blowers for 2 days. It was very noisy. On day 5 a chemical smell that was so powerful drove out most of us out of our rooms in our section. Even being on the balcony was . People were coughing, red eyes, and nausea due to fumes. It was reported and went away a few hours later but we could not be in our cabins for close to 4 hours. We were never told why but assume they were staining and using varnish. It was unsettling. We only saw our cabin person twice and we had to ask for new towels and shower supplies multiple times.
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Cabin 10526
Jul 2016
This is an expert from a much larger review where I also included this room info. We got onboard and were surprised we could go directly to our room. This is different from DCL as well, that keeps the magic behind the scenes and most room corridors are blocked off until guest rooms are ready around 1-2pm. It was nice to be able to find our room right away and a bit odd at the same time. The NCL staff had rooms propped open, as a welcome gesture I suppose. While this was great to get a sneak peek into rooms that we would not normally see the inside of (inside staterooms mostly), I felt this to be very odd for security reasons. I felt like the front door of my house was left open for the whole world to just walk in and explore. We had no gifts waiting for us or extras in our room, but what if we did? As frequent cruisers of DCL, we always have surprise goodies waiting for us – either from our TA or by being a Castaway Club member. Some rooms were still being flipped from the previous cruise and cleaning carts were in the hall corridors. Again, so small of a grievance, but started the vacation on the wrong foot. We wanted to still believe in the magic of cruising, not see the reality of someone’s dirty laundry being cleaned from the room as we board. We met our room steward, Xavier and introduced ourselves. He was kind and courteous, but a bit quiet and reserved. I’m not sure if we had a bit of a language barrier… but I did ask him to empty the mini bar items in the room fridge so I could put our water in there. He said, “Sure, sure” and never did. I asked the next day and he suggested to just pull everything out ourselves and rest on a shelf in the room. This did not seem like a good option either. Beer and wine were in there. Again, not being big drinkers ourselves, but I was under the impression that once alcohol was cooled, it shouldn’t be warmed and cooled again. I feared keeping things on the shelf would ruin the items for a guest who might enjoy them. In addition, we had limited shelf space and I didn’t want to take it up with a bunch of mini-bar items. I also let Xavier know we didn’t ever use the ice in the room and he could skip refilling it. Thinking this might save time and be a small way of helping him out. Everyday our ice was filled. Xavier was a great room steward and we were thankful for this bright star on our mediocre adventure. The room itself (10526) was a basic balcony room, category BB. Deck 10, forward portside. We had a basic metal door, nothing fancy, nothing made it stand out. Some guests decorated their doors. Most didn’t. On DCL this is opposite. Almost everyone decorates with magnets and makes sailing a little more personalized and fun. NCL allowed tape to be used on their doors. DCL does not. To get into your room on NCL you have a standard magnetic key card room key that has to be slide into a slot in the door to unlock it. This is a small difference to the updated locks on DCL where you just wave your key over the lock area and the door unlocks for you. Again, such a small difference, why does this matter? Well on DCL, you wear your room key on a lanyard in a pouch and it’s nice to not have to take your key out of your pocket when your hands are full to open your door. Just another subtle difference. The room was noticeably smaller than a comparable DCL balcony room and felt cramped. This was the 3rd sailing post refurbishment, where the bedding, rugs and drapes in all the rooms were replaced. The bedding was white and I did see some staining on it already. It did have a bright, cheery design when the curtain was open. The balcony curtain was also very good at blocking light if need be. The bed was high enough to store empty luggage underneath and out of the way. The room was covered in mirrors. Great for making things sunny and open, but be aware the whole wall above the bed is a mirror. The vanity area is a mirror and other walls have mirrors. It felt a little like a room you read about in a steamy novel. There was a small seating area with a couch that could turn into a twin bed if needed. Two small upholstered stools acted as extra seats or foot rests when using the couch. Our room could be opened to the adjoining room next door. The walls were paper thin and when we were quiet we could hear complete conversations of our neighbors. We wondered how much of our private conversations they could hear as well? We knew as soon as they got up, what their plans were for the day, who was mad at who and their life stories and dilemmas. We knew what they were watching on tv and more…..This is all while our door and their door were shut tight. They would smoke in their room and the smell would come under the door. I hate cigarette smoke and hated this. Now, smoking in the room is not allowed, but who is there to stop someone? I will say, I’ve never heard my cruise neighbor’s conversation while in my room on a DCL cruise. From balcony to balcony – sure, but in a closed room? Another poor quality design. There was a small tv that got a few news channels, 2 movie channels and on tv show channel in addition to cruise specific channels. Movies were available for purchase for $9.95 for us (this was free for suite guests). The 2 free movie channels showed about 10-20 different movies over the length of the cruise. The one non movie TV channel showed The Goldbergs on repeat whenever we flipped channels. Movie titles for our cruise included: Spectre, Adeline, Goosebumps, Creed, Divergent (the second one), Pawn Sacrifice, Woman in Gold, Interstellar, Self/less, Bridge of Spies, The Good Dinosaur & more. Again, so different from a DCL cruise and left us feeling disappointed. On Disney, every single Disney movie ever made is available in an on demand manner. Animated, live action or Pixar movies are all available. DCL will also have an extensive on demand library of non-Disney movies, mixture of new and older releases. On DCL, all ships have a movie theater too. When Disney premiers a movie, it will premier fleet wide at the same time! We were lucky enough to get to see the latest Star Wars movie the night before the world premiere by sailing during this time on a DCL ship. Having a few movies to pick from on the Dawn just was very unimpressive when we wanted down time in the room. Some will question why we watch movies during a cruise. For us, we prefer relaxing and new release movies are a treat for us. We don’t get to normally get to new releases in our everyday lives, so to catch one feels special. There are inclement weather days, days when you want to avoid the sun, days you want to avoid people and order room service for all your meals. This is a real treat on DCL, not found on our Norwegian sailing. Our friends in the suite with the children did use their free movie option often for their girls, since there was very limited entertainment for younger ones. There were 4 child friendly movies they could pick from. The closet was standard with plenty of hangers. There were shelves inside the closet, useable, but not easy access or light to see what you put on them. We found a hangtag stating that there should be a robe for our use while on the cruise and if we wanted to purchase it for $75 we could. We never found the robe…. Talking to our friends in the suite, the same thing happened to them. They did ask their steward about the robe and were brought a nice terrycloth robe for use while onboard. There was a standard safe in a little cabinet as well. Ours did not work at first, but after contacting someone, we got it fixed before setting sail. This seemed to be the same safe we find on the DCL fleet. The bathroom was OK. We definitely missed our standard split DCL bathroom with 2 sinks and bathtub. The Dawn had a single entry door to the bathroom with hooks and bars on the inside to hang used towels or other items on. The room was stocked with a bathmat, 2 bath size towels, 2 washcloths and 2 hand towels. We prefer 2 bath towels a piece and Xavier brought the extra 2 towels for us upon request. When you walk into the bathroom, you stand in front of the mirror and sink. To your right is tiled shower, with clothesline for hanging wet bathing suits. It had a handheld sprayer that could double as a showerhead. To your left is the toilet with small door. This was a cramped area and my poor tall husband would find his knees hitting the wall if he sat down. Not to be petty, but the toilet paper was paper thin. Just another area of poor quality, making things feel cheap. Folks in room 8558 never had a working toilet for the entire cruise and could not get a resolution. Public restrooms were sparse and often out of service intermittently. Our own toilet did not work at times, but was fixed quickly. Our friends in the suite also stated their toilet didn’t work at times. Staff told us that the plumbing clogged easy and often, taking a large area of toilets out of commission. Various folks on the FB page complained of toilets going in and out of commission as well. The bathroom of our friends in the suite was GIANT. It had 2 sinks, separate shower, full size tub, scale and more. I think their bathroom was at least ½ the size of our whole stateroom! Cruise provided toiletries are lemon eucalyptus scent in bulk dispensers. A conditioning shampoo and body wash were in the shower and a hand soap dispenser was in the sink area. They did give us a small body moisturizer and bar of soap. The bathroom had a mini sharp disposal container if needed. A small shelf above the sink held glasses and there was some shelving under the sink. No standard electrical outlets in the bathroom, but there was an included ‘normal’ blow dryer in the vanity area of the main bedroom. There was also a magnifying mirror in the main mirror of the bathroom. Our balcony was small, 37 sq feet, but sufficient. The sliding glass door was VERY difficult to open and close. It would come off the track sometimes making it impossible to lock. The ocean sounds (which I enjoy) came through louder than I’ve been used to. This was not a big deal, but when the ship horn would sound – that came through as well – a lot louder than expected. Departing Boston and again on the last sea day, there was quite a bit of fog. This had the ship horn sounding off every 5 mins or so for safety. Just be aware, being on deck 10, we heard the horn quite a bit. Our deck 12 friends also heard the horn, but did not hear it when they were dining in other areas of the ship. Two chairs were on the balcony with a small table. There were glass panels. You could see where things were repainted during the refurbishment, because it was done so poorly. There was white paint on the glass, brown paint from the banister on the metal supports. When looking at our neighbor’s balcony, speakers swung from the ceiling where someone forgot to reattach them. Areas had peeling and chipping paint, which was just painted over. Rust was still apparent in spots and again, we were reminded everywhere we looked we were not on Disney where they practice preventative maintenance. The chairs looked new and were as comfortable as basic chairs can be. The table had a bad paint job and was fine to hold a beverage for each of us. The sloppy work we seemed to keep encountering, reminded us of a cheap airport motel. You know the kind you stay in because you just need a safe place to sleep for the night, but still don’t feel clean even after you shower. We still used our balcony, but not as often as we normally would. The location of the room was great. We had a deck of rooms above us and below us, limiting public area noise with the thin walls. Other guests complained about public area noise effecting their cruise and sleep. (Deck 8, aft rooms, one of the worst offenders for noise). Being on deck 10 forward, we were 2 decks below the main pool area and the Garden Café buffet, where we reluctantly ate most of our meals. Most of the day bars were on deck 12 or 13 as well, making getting a frozen beverage a short walk if we were in our room avoiding the crowds. We were about 3 rooms off the stair/elevators, so we did not hear the noise associated with those features. All in all, we liked our location – we just didn’t like the ship. When coming into port in Bermuda, we encircled the island to get to the Royal Navy Dockyard. We had a perfect view from our balcony to watch the process. Another silly, but great thing about our location is my husband could see the docking process close up. He loves to see how things work and watched as the ships ropes were dropped and secured ashore. From our balcony we could oversee the dockyard during our stay, watching the action of everyone going ashore. It was great people watching – seeing the tours depart and come back in and the general workings of the dockyard. Another added feature to our room location was the fact that our deck was ALL staterooms, no public spaces. Why does this matter? Well the ship’s layout was very convoluted, with many dead ends. It was so frustrating to get from point A to B. You would think if you were in the front of the ship and want to go to the aft of the ship, just walk in that direction. On most decks you’d be wrong. However, on our deck we could walk the length of the ship, then either take the stairs up or down to our destination. Some areas were still very difficult to access. This is true of the gym and kiddie pool area in the aft area of the ship. Getting around the ship was one of the major frustrations of our cruise, but was made easier if we were going to or from our room. Another thing I feel compelled to mention was the beach towel situation. On NCL they provided a standard stripped beach towel in your room that they would like you to use on excursions or at their pool. Lose the towel and they charge your account $25. Maybe they do this on other cruise lines, but not Disney. On DCL you have unlimited towels that are provided near the pools. So you don’t have to remember to bring it from your room or bring it back when wet. You use as many towels as you like, then drop them in the towel collection bins when done. When you go into dock, they have towels as you step off the ship and then they collect them from you as well. This is especially awesome at Castaway Cay, so you don’t have to lug towels around for your family. Just take what you’ll use and drop off the dirty towels before returning back to the ship. Another small gesture to make you feel special, spoiled and well taken care of.
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Cabin 9112
Jul 2016
On the Dawn the pull out bed for a third person is too low to the ground and blocks balcony when it is open. Room is ok for two people.
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Cabin 10706
May 2016
Cabin 10706 – two decks below Lido and 3 above Venetian Dining Room. The cabin was a little tight but there is enough storage space on the closet shelves and in the closet itself BUT the closet doors open toward the bathroom door so you have to maneuver around to get stuff out. The shower had great water pressure and sliding glass doors which were a nice touch but the toilet area was a tad small. We had no noise or cigarette smoke problems and there was no heavy elevator traffic or young kids running in the hallway. The staircase and elevator are about 20 steps away from the room. During drydock NCL supposedly will replace the mattresses, carpeting and artwork on the cabin walls.
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Cabin 10058
Apr 2016
Big enough for 3 but with only 2 of us it was roomy enough for the short amount of time we spent in the cabin.
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Apr 2016
Deck 10 cabin had the creaking walls when the ship was rolling. Worst was the bathroom door frame would POP. Earplugs and fan noise no help from the POP. I checked out door, closer, hinges. Took weight of the door off the frame. It still popped. Guest services had us move to deck 8 obstructed view. Room OK and quiet until wind got up. The banging above the outside window. Almost like a ball and string swinging. Housekeeping said "yes noisy" so was to have us move again. Another obstructed view. Would have moved at 2 AM , but toilet there did not work. In the morning a saw a maintenance person, and a supv. I related the noise and possible wind issue. Wednesday night, no noise. first night's sleep. But wait, Thursday night, 2 30 AM Friday, clomp, clomp, bang , bang. I open the drapes, and see a crewman on the catwalk outside our window. The wife awakes asking "is it a storm ?" Nope, a crewman. I immediately call guest services. The guy is gone.
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Cabin 9662
Apr 2016
The cabin was nice. There was plenty of room in the room itself, there were plenty of drawers to unpack your clothes. The shower was a nice size, though the toilet area is cramped.
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Cabin 10017
Mar 2016
loved the cruise By: kathyto
balcony's have windows on one side, they are not claustrophobic. I threw my kids in an inside stateroom, figuring they would only use it for sleeping. I found that they came to my room to relax between activities because our room was really nice.
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Cabin 10686
Dec 2015
Cabin was always clean, but the mattress needs to be replaced
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Cabin 10080
Dec 2015
The bed was horrible. Absolutely horrible. Two twins pushed together on a metal frame. Don't even think about trying to cuddle. You will just end up being bruised on the huge metal pieces of the frame when you fall in between the two mattresses. When we arrived, there was a huge wet spot on the carpet that spread from the bathroom to the closets. It was just very unpleasant.
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Nov 2015
Great Small Ship By: The Cruiser 1000
The room was a little bit on the smaller side, yet it still had everything we needed. The decorations were really nice and the balcony was pretty big (so we spent a lot of time out there). The bathroom was oddly shaped though, as it was broken into three separate parts that just felt weird.
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Cabin 10182
Nov 2015
We had two balcony cabins on the tenth floor (10182 & 10186). Both rooms were in good working order and nice/newer-looking carpets, bedding, furniture, etc. These room were closer to the back of the ship, which we specifically chose to be closer to the kids pool, club, buffet. The rooms were very quiet. We had several nights of rough seas, and the "rocking" was not significant. We would choose these rooms again.
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Cabin 10558
Nov 2015
We always get a forward cabin with a balcony on deck 9 or 10 we find these the quietest areas of the ship. These seem to be very quite and the hall way runs from the front to the very back of the ship without jogging up and down the elevators. The cabin was kept very clean!! The bed materas this time I noticed was a little hard, but that`s just me.
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Cabin 10706
Oct 2015
Service Charge and More By: wel@spu.edu
As advertised; nothing special
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Cabin 10018
Aug 2015
terrific. no problems. I thought the bathroom was a good size.
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Aug 2015
It was pleasure to have these great rooms, we were upgraded so I can't honestly say anything negative about our rooms. Just enough for the amount of time we were in the room, another week and we might have killed each other, but we weren't allowed to bring weapons aboard so that would have been difficult and been too messy.
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Cabin 10180
Jul 2015
bigger than we expected. 2 in the room was fine. don't recommend 3. balcony was awesome - heard the neighboring rooms on their balcony.
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Cabin 9010
Jul 2015
Very nice cabin with excellent service.
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Cabin 10050
Apr 2015
Impressed with NCL By: alisak2
Cabin was clean and the bed was very comfortable. The bathroom seemed slightly larger than most ships I've sailed. Cabin steward service was spot on. Closet/drawer space was limited.
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Cabin 10056
Mar 2015
Man was this cabin small, it felt very cramped with 3 people. Can't even go to the balcony when the 3rd bed is extended. I did love the bathroom design and the fact that the shower has a door rather than curtain, and the water pressure was awesome.
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Cabin 10070
Dec 2014
Overall a Good Cruise By: nanlee6
Our state room 10070 had a balcony and a king sized bed (2 singles pushed together). The bathroom had a decent sized shower and a toilet which had a sliding door. It was not big but it was a good size with plenty of storage. Our cabin steward was wonderful. He anticipated our every need and made sure we always had clean towels. He also made us towel animals: a frog, an elephant, a bird and a bear.
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Cabin 10180
Oct 2014
I have very little to say about this stateroom. It was dated, small, not very clean.
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Cabin 10722
Sep 2013
Cabin 10722: tiny toilet closet, pullout sofa VERY hard, quiet location, tables very worn.
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Cabin 10516
Jun 2013
Deck 10 was great. It was quiet. Our cabin was close to the forward elevators which was nice. It was small but adequate. It was very nice having big windows and the balcony. Even when we weren't on the balcony there was plenty of light and a nice view. It was annoying that the tv had a hdmi input but it was blocked and wouldn't allow playing movies from our computer through the tv. There was adequate storage for a week. Suitcases stored under the bed. The bathroom and shower were quite large for a cruise ship.
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Cabin 10528
Jun 2013
Cabin was fine. Bed faces stern.
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Cabin 10222
Jun 2013
The cabin was small but adequate and clean. The steward, Mario, was attentive and very friendly with a great sense of humor. The location was the last cabin starboard aft and they stored the window washing trolley on the outside next to it. This made noise on occasion as the ship moved about. It also backs up to a crew's stairwell which gets active beginning at 5 a.m. so be advised if you are not an early riser. The balcony is small with two chairs and a tiny table - 8" square.
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Cabin 10722
May 2013
Cabin 10722 (BB) balcony stateroom aft port side deck 10. At first you think there is not enough space for you clothes but inside the closet to to right you'll find 4 shelves. Nice sliding doors to access the balcony. Last port side aft cabin. You're about 10 cabin's away for the elevators. Gives you direct access to the Garden Cafe (buffet) deck 11, the Venetian Dining Room (main) deck 7 and port of call gangway deck 4. Very nicely situated.
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Cabin 10208
Jan 2013
10208 above spa......vacuumed every night at 4-4:30am. It is very load. Filthy room and falling apart.
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Sep 2012
Big closet, great balcony, great crew
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Cabin 10702
Jun 2012
Loyal Royals on the Dawn! By: phoenix1181
Horrible bathroom design
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Cabin 10216
Dec 2011
10216 is quiet, but quite a distance from the gangway exit and pool deck if you have walking difficulties. It is close to the main public dining room if you are not into the costlier specialty restaurants. If you need more than a single 110 volt outlet bring your own splitter to provide more outlets...otherwise bring an euro converter as there is another euro outlet behind the TV.
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Cabin 10676
Dec 2011
Great ports, great weather, beautiful ship By: Rochesterboatingdotcom
10676 - Great location, close to elevators.
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Cabin 10678
Oct 2011
Weekend Cruise By: yhdmommy
Great location. Not too far from mid ship elevators. Rather quiet. Ample space for 2 guests/2 nights.
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Cabin 10216
Sep 2011
Our cabin was a starboard side stateroom with a balcony (room 10216). It wasn't huge but it suited our needs. The man that took care of our cabin was a true pro. He made us some adorable towel animals and kept our room spotless. It was quiet and relaxing on the balcony in the morning with coffee was great.
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Cabin 10696
Jul 2011
Absolutely Perfect By: Daphne Starr
We stayed in balcony room 10696 and re-booked this room for next year because we like it so much. It's small, like most rooms on a cruise are, but it was clean, comfortable, and quiet. The room was right near the aft elevators so it was very conveniently located and the views from the balcony were breathtaking. I thought the bed was great, but my husband complained it was too firm. The mini-bar was missing some items (peanuts, a water, a beer, and a wine), but we weren't planning on using them anyway. However, I was worried we would be charged for the missing items, so I wrote on the order form what was missing and we were never charged. There were some minor things that were wrong, but not worth getting upset about - initially there was a slight odor of urine in the toilet area (it appeared spotless and went away later that night), the curtains had several small pinholes that let streams of light in, and a couple times our stewardess only left one set of clean towels. She was quick to bring more and was always smiling and helpful.
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Cabin 10206
Jun 2011
We loved our cabin we had a balcony cabin on the 10th floor. The bed was very comfortable with a beautiful comforter and plenty of pillows. There was plenty of room. The closet was a good size with plenty of storage space with drawers and places for shoes. The bathroom was great very clean and it was compact but just enough space we loved the shower the tile was so pretty and the shower head was the kind you can take off and hold in your hand. We also had a table and chairs and a love seat.The room also had a safe and a small fridge, the safe was very easy to use. They put all new flat screen tv's in the staterooms. Our balcony was so nice with two chairs and a small table we loved it and used it quite a bit it was small but for two people it was more than enough. They cleaned the room everyday and put new towels in also the room was really clean.
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Cabin 10202
Mar 2011
Nice, Relaxing Cruise By: TravellingTRS
We were in cabin 10202, which I wouldn't recommend only because there must be a public room above it in which staff drag chairs or tables or something across the floor, which made a lot of noise. Other than that, I like the layout of the bathrooms, including the sliding doors on the shower.
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Cabin 10222
Feb 2011
10222 Room was right below a room which must have been used by the crew, possibly housekeeping, as there was door banging and dragging noises 4-5 am. Also a lot of vibration which could be felt all night possibly originating from the problem engine.
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Cabin 10018
Feb 2011
Great balcony, close to the elevators, small but functional bathroom and comfortable bed. Lousy tiny tv.
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Cabin 10688
Jan 2011
Short walk to the aft elevators, no noise to be heard.
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Cabin 10698
Jan 2011
Christmas on the Dawn By: Dallas_Doggie_Mom
We were in cabin 10698. which is a handicapped accessible cabin. The cabin was spacious, and well designed. I have difficulty standing for long periods of time, and the chair for the shower was a tremendous help! The grab bars in the bathroom were also a great help. The placement of the emergency call button by the bed was poorly thought out, though. I hit it with my backside the first night, which prompts an immediate call from the Guest Services desk! They remained on the line until I went across the cabin to the reset button by the door. From that point on, I was extremely careful not to bump the button again! (Thankfully, they all have a good sense of humor, and they found it as funny as I did!) The cabin was spotlessly clean, the bed was comfortable, and the balcony was a peaceful get-away. We got to know our neighbors, and the day wasn't officially started until we had wished them a good morning. We were initially concerned because of the cabin's proximity to the elevators, but we only heard them ding once or twice, and traffic was never a problem, although teens did feel a need to rearrange my holiday cling letters on our door - and actually take some of them - as the cruise went by. We had moderate swells the last two days on the ship, and being this far aft was great! The ship's movements were significantly reduced compared to our friends' cabin at the bow on the same deck.
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Dec 2010
NCL disappointed By: JityJ
Not enough storage and drawers. No conditioner in the shower. What happened to all the small bottles with the shampoo, conditioner, lotion, shower caps, cotton swabs, sowing kits? No chocolates on the pillow in the evening anymore?? TV was about 25 years old. Neighbours on the balcony SMOKING! Very annoying! You need to have a non-smoking section or floor!
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Cabin 10010
Oct 2010
The NCL Dawn cabin was smaller, had less closet space, the bed was harder, and bedding not as comfortable as experienced on Carnival Miracle. Our NCL Dawn bathroom did have a shower door instead of a curtain which we prefer. Our balcony was one of the ones forward that were particially enclosed (not wide open) which we ended up liking because it gave us some additional shade and protection from rain.
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Cabin 10702
Aug 2010
10702 Aft. Good room. Carpet slightly stained. Balcony and chairs ok - good to have a balcony, but it could use some repairs. Overall; compact but plenty of room. Bed comfortable, closet big enough. Bathroom, while tiny, was fine
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Cabin 10202
Jul 2010
Great location. Noisy in the mornings -- scraping sound coming from above. Small overall. Not enough drawer space.
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Cabin 10676
Jul 2010
Midsummer By: Rebdeb
Very roomy for a couple. Lots of shelves, closet, drawer space. Plus: no cabins across the hall (so quieter); and really easy to access the spa and everything both mid and aft. Balcony in this section has overhang from deck 11 -- making the deck 10 balconies in mid section shady - a bonus.
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Cabin 10176
Jul 2010
I never felt special... By: cruiseczarina
Balcony cabin midway between aft and midships on deck 10. Specifically chose Deck 10 to have cabins on decks above and below, so no public rooms above or below. Nicely located near elevators and stairs but far enough away from noise or congestion.
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Cabin 10036
Jan 2010
Our room (10036) was just off the elevator. I was worried that it would be noisy, but we rarely heard people coming and going. Overall it was convenient and made it easy to find our room. Having stayed in a balcony (and having glanced into an inside room), we won't choose less in the future.
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Cabin 10716
Jan 2010
Tiny bathroom, great but smallish balcony. See above
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Cabin 10716
Jan 2010
The rails on the balcony need work. The drawers screech when opened - need some work. Otherwise, in good shape.
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Cabin 10692
Nov 2009
This was a very nice cabin. Adequate closet and shelf space. Bed comfortable and high enough to store luggage under. The washroom is laid out very efficiently. Great shower !!! The balcony was not the largest but is fine for 2 people to lounge out on. This cabin is very close to the aft stairs, and this makes it really easy to run up the 2 levels to the buffet and grab a morning coffee.
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Cabin 10188
Nov 2009
Last cruise, we had a balcony cabin on the stern of the 8th floor, which was wonderful. This cruise, cabin 10188 (10th floor, starboard aft) is noticably narrower and smaller, but it is quiet, near the elevator but not TOO near, and we had a great view of the Statue of Liberty on departure. Though we preferred our stern cabin, this one wasn't bad.
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Cabin 10012
Oct 2009
Balcony 10012. Quiet area. Close to bow. Near elevator but not noisy. Good space.
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Cabin 10222
Oct 2009
Great Cruise By: cruisejames
The cabin was OK but would not have been suitable for 3 Balcony was good but was slightly restricted due to being last cabin although this did make it quite and protected from the elements huge shower and great size bathroom good size closet with plenty of hangers
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Cabin 10556
Apr 2009
Lots of closet space, drawers and hangers. Storage space under beds. Great balcony but having 3rd person in room - the pullout bed is in way of balcony so in morning I had to crawl quietly over bed to get outside. No biggie.
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Mar 2009
We had a BB cabin (balcony 10th deck). The balcony was great and I don't think I could ever sail without one! Our room was fine, not huge by any means. You really need to be neat! The bed was fantastic - I wish I could have taken it home with me! Bathroom was fine - the shower was excellent. The toilet area was very tiny. There are two plug outlets in the cabin - one in the bathroom and one near the desk. Enough hangers and if they're aren't, you get always get more. If you need anything, your steward will oblige. Ours certainly did. We gave him and his assistant an extra tip (the day after we sailed), and I know it wasn't mandatory, but it helped alot. We were on a first name basis after that! The turn down service was really nice, a different towel animal every night. I must admit that the cabins can use some sprucing up - they're starting to show some aging. And the balconies could use some painting. I just wish they would have washed the outside panels on the balconies on port days -they got pretty "foggy" due to the salt water. We had a mid ship cabin and it was a good choice.
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Cabin 10528
Jan 2009
Great balcony cabin nice bathroom, loved sleeping with the balcony door open listening to the water.
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Cabin 10036
Oct 2008
Our Dawn Rising! By: cv322
Mostly perfect cabin. Great location, quiet-both from above and from the hallway, good balcony, excellent bathroom, good hair blower on the vanity. The only thing I would change would be the location of the witing table & chair...which was placed immediately next to/in front of the slider to the balcony. It made going out on the balcony & coming back into the cabin less than smooth.
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Cabin 10026
Oct 2008
Great slightly forward location. Fairly quiet. Loved the balcony - slept with the door open a few nights and loved hearing the surf against the ship''s hull. Excellent room stewards.
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Cabin 10698
Sep 2008
The Beautiful Dawn! By: CruisnGram
Great cabin. Handicapped room. Plenty of storage space. Great location just off of elevators.
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Jul 2008
Bathroom toilet area too small, balcony puny, carpets need to be replaced.
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Cabin 10208
Jul 2008
Do not hesitate to go By: anidaugh
Beauty shop and spa above us on deck 11. They cleaned the floors at night and we could hear this. I did complain and the next night we heard nothing. The desk called back to verify our complaint. Unfortunately, the next night the noise above was back again. (I'm a light sleeper). Other than that, room was great. Watch the window washer on the balcony though - you or your "dry towels" could get sprayed.
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Cabin 10716
Jun 2008
Great room. Having sailed before, this room was awesome. King size Bed, balcony and nice size shower.
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