Balcony (BC): 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 (BC)
Decks: Deck 9
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Cabin 10206
Updated curtains and carpets. All else is the same. Hard mattress and small couch was hard as a rock as well.
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Cabin 10662
Cabin was big and clean. Balcony was wonderful.
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WE always get a balcony, like having coffee in the morning on our own deck. No complaints
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Cabin 9630
Cabin was adequate for two adults. I would never recommend three adults in this room. Only one electrical plug in the room. Could only charge one phone at a time.
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Cabin 9200
Our room 9200 was a balcony room on deck 9. The room was perfect for our needs, and the refurbishment was clearly evident with the new bed / couch, and tv. Storage is very good and the only complaint would be lack of electrical outlets. I should have brought my adaptor but did bring a strip plug to handle the electronics, so it was all good.
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Cabin was handicapped. Very roomy. But it was missing sitting soft sofa. Just a small table and two hard chairs.
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Cabin 9216
The cabin was much smaller than we expected. Floor space was tight between the bed and the walls. Only one person at a time could walk in the space between the foot of the bed and the wall. The vanity area is not well lit. The space was adequate for what we needed, but may pose a problem for larger people. Trying to travel with three adults or older children in a cabin of this size may prove difficult. Storage space is limited and almost non-existent in the bathroom.
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Cabin 9666
After having sailed on Royal Caribbean and Carnival, I can say without a doubt that Norwegian is horrible. We took a 7-day cruise on the Norwegian Dawn rated at a 4.0 “a ship that was rated higher than the Carnival Sensation 3.5” and it was horrible from the start. To keep this short I will just hit the highlights’ 1. Day 1- Luggage Lost and not at room- Had to wait at guest services for an hour 2. Elevators are impossible to get. They literally will go past your floor then back to you even if you’re going up the same direction. 3. The main pool is a joke. My office is larger. 4. The kids pool AREA although fun to look at will only accommodate about 15 parents which means for most people who are “good parents” you are out of luck. 5. Parents left their kids at the pool unattended as well as kids who require diapers and are not potty trained were in the pool which IS AGAINST NORWEGIAN POLICY and the sign is posted. It’s also just disgusting and harmful to other children. 6. The worst part was the staff (minus our room attendant) it is as if they did not care. They would not enforce any rules that protected guest from annoying disrespectful trashy people who were on the cruise. Every Breakfast in the dining hall was an average of 5 minutes to get greeted additional 10 for your drinks and another 15 to 20 for your breakfast. We ate at 730 every morning!!!!!! We were always one of the first ones in. Maybe 10 other people would be in there so it is not as they were busy. 7. Service at the Bars and Pool area was the same 17 minutes on our first drink. We told the waiter that we would not tip if he could not provide service which oh by the way (they take 18% tip without your consent regardless) we tried to give him and others a second and third chance but the results where the same. 8. Charged us for internet package that we did not purchase (We tried to get on for a few minutes which according to the ship is 95cents per minute but the internet would not work. Tried to get Guest services to correct it but was told that they could because it was a Sunday. So you can charge someone for a service they didn’t buy on Sunday but you can’t give them their money back???? There’s a word for that “THEFT”. 9. The layout of the ship was horrible, like most respectable cruise line, the top floors are passable from front to back but not this one. To get our so we would have to walk halfway across one level. Go up a floor, walk back a quarter of the way then go all the way down that level to get our Son. 10. Ship Cleanliness and regular maintenance- Almost nonexistent, the hand rails have not been sealed in years. Paint chipped, carpet faded. The atrium on deck7, which is one of the most commonly used floors, actually had cracks and peeling paint. If they are this negligent on popular parts of the ship, you can imagine the look of the rest of the ship. 11. Windows on our Balcony as well as the Dining rooms and buffet room had not been cleaned in weeks. Positive points- The Kids Splash Academy was very nice and accommodating. Our Son loved it. Our room attendant was very nice and did a great job. One waiter (an older man) who could be found along the top deck was good and provided us with our order in a timely fashion. In conclusion, we will spend our money elsewhere. After having sailed on Royal Caribbean and Carnival, I can say without a doubt that Norwegian is horrible. We took a 7-day cruise on the Norwegian Dawn rated at a 4.0 “a ship that was rated higher than the Carnival Sensation 3.5” and it was horrible from the start. To keep this short I will just hit the highlights’ Day 1- Luggage Lost and not at room- Elevators are impossible to get. The main pool is a joke. My office is larger. Parents left their kids at the pool unattended as well as kids who require diapers and are not potty trained were in the pool which IS AGAINST NORWEGIAN POLICY and the sign is posted The worst part was the staff (minus our room attendant) it is as if they did not care. They would not enforce any rules that protected guest from annoying disrespectful trashy people who were on the cruise. Service at the Bars and Pool area was the same 17 minutes on our first drink. Charged us for internet package that we did not The layout of the ship was horrible, Ship Cleanliness and regular maintenance- Almost nonexistent, Positive points- The Kids Splash Academy was very nice and accommodating. Our room attendant was very nice and did a great job. In conclusion, my family and company will spend our money elsewhere.
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Cabin 11612
First Time Cruise Newman1515
Best location on the ship. The cabin was in excellent condition. Our steward keep the room refreshed every single time we left. Loved watching sunsets on the balcony.
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Cabin 9700
Had a great time. AUSTINTOWERS
Nice and clean, plenty of room and storage for 2. A total of 2 outlets, 1 in the main cabin and 1 in the bathroom. The bed is fairly hard and not particularly comfortable.
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Cabin 9208
Not impressed. rosiefraz
the handicapped room we had was very nice. Plenty of room for the scooter I rented.
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I think the cabins were pretty typical (I guessed on the balcony code). We had two adjoining balconies located midship. I think the adjoining rooms made the cabins feel bigger. We had a minor problem with leaving a balcony door open and the incoming humidity triggering a fire alarm.
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Cabin 9018
Cabin 9066
It was spacious and clean with a nice shower.
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Cabin 10060
Our cabin was looking worn and on the smaller side. The bed was a slab. The steward brought a foam pad and it really didn't help much. We both had backaches for most of the trip. I got a massage and it helped for a day - maybe that is the plan?
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Cabin 9518
Oh how I miss my sailing! 25344598844mpr
Our cabin was well taken care of. Our steward was ALWAYS pleasant and friendly! He delivered information to keep us posted of the day's event and answered all our questions. (I'm hoping he gets a raise from this review!)
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Cabin 9650
Maritime Memories Barry Keefer
Rene', our steward, was just a very friendly and outgoing man. Loved his towel sculptures. The cabin was perfectly clean at all times. Only negative was the exceptionally small toilet space. Anybody over 200 lbs. is going to be squeezed. Shower space is great . . . maybe too big for a cruise ship. Very comfortable bed. A clothes steamer would be nice in each stateroom. Don't need the bar.
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Cabin 9618
Spacious set up is nice, private toilet with sliding door, room with sink and shower room. enough space for clothes.t.v. in good spot. balcony big. area to blow dry hair and make up with extra sitting stool. extra chair to lay clothes on. hooks for purse or coats was a bonus. soft couch with table.
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Very Good because of Porter
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Cabin 9522
Room 9522 Balcony: typical Cruise Ship Room functional enough space for a Cruise and the Balcony was awsome on this 12 day cruise. I wish Cruise lines had more outlets but that is typical for a cruise ship. Coffee Maker, Hair Dryer, Safe, Flat screen TV and a comfortable bed. Laundry Line in the shower very useful some people might not know its there.
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Cabin 9068
Room was nice, a little outdated but over all was ok.
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Cabin 10058
Clean. Seemed a little small. The large mirror helped a little. Balcony just big enough for 2 chairs.
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Cabin 9188

Great room, spent a lot of time on the balcony... The storage is just about adequate for two people, would be cramped for more.


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Cabin 9066

forward starboard, great balcony, quiet location" "Great view, no noise,
9066 could not hear neighbors talking, no banging of doors, TV'S or toilet flushing etc.
Plenty of room in the closets, draws, and shelves. I always choose this location of the ship and for the added $60.00 highly recommend this location and a balcony.
I would never go on a cruise without having a balcony room and never when the kids are out of school.:)


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Cabin 9568
NCL Dawn Bermuda Real_Raven

Great Balcony, quiet, good storage.


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Disappointed tamster123
Drawers slid open alot. Slept with balcony door open one night at sea and woke to find black grainy soot on bed that stayed with us for the duration of cruise. Tendering was under our cabin, so room smelled of exhaust a couple of times at port. Dirty room.
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Cabin 9702
Three women, lots of luggage, and we made it work! When the three beds are out, not much space, but as long as you work in an assembly line, ie one showers, one does hair and makeup, and the other dresses, it works well! We brought the only chair out on the balcony, so we would have three there, to watch the beautiful sunsets!
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Cabin 9716
Balcony room for 3 is "cozy" but adequate. Wouldn't want to have 3 in there though. Nice swival flatscreen tv. Suitcases easily fit under bed. Plenty room for our clothes and a clothesline in shower for hanging wet stuff. Like the privacy doors between toilet, washbasin, and shower. Easy access to stairs/ elevators. Quiet during our cruise. With waves occasionally up to 7' could feel gentle slapping of water against stern of ship at times which resulted in very minor movement - less than provided by those quarters in a bed! Balcony shows some wear (rust streaks). Has two chairs, one which reclines some.
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Cabin 9062
NCL Dawn... TEE703
Very quiet location. Beautiful bathroom with sliding door in shower and sliding door separating toliet. Balcony small with chairs much too large for the space. Plenty of closet, shelf and drawer space. Extremely comfortable bed and bedding. Coffee maker in cabins...that was a bonus!!! Wish all cruise lines did that!
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Cabin 9058
Cabin 9058: We had a standard balcony on the 9th floor. The room was smaller than our prior NCL ship, the Sun, but OK. Tight fit to go around the bed and most of the shelving was in the closet so difficult to use. However, luggage fit easily under the bed. If you prefer more room, I suggest a mini-suite. We did like the bathroom -- largest shower we've had in a balcony, also good layout. Our room steward was very pleasant and efficient, she made some great towel animals. One rec -- bring bars of soap as they only have liquid soap dispensers.
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Cabin 9566
9566 was poorly laid out and if kept cleaner by the Porter would have been great. Great location.
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Cabin 9700
I found the cabin to be fine. I would have liked to have had some other things such as a pad of paper and a pen on the desk. Lotion and mouth wash in the bathroom. I found the closet to be ample and my husband and I over packed for the 7 days. the balcony was good but wished we couldhave opened the door between as we were traveling with a relative. Another outlet would have greeat as well
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Cabin 9566
Cabin: We had a balcony cabin on deck 9 forward port side (#9566). The bed was comfortable and had many pillows. The bathroom was functional. The shower was big enough and had a door instead of a curtain which kept the floor dry. The toilet was sectioned off in an area that could be made more private by closing the sliding frosted door. It was snug with the door closed but not impossible. One opportunity for improvement was the sofa sleeper. It looked a little worn out and should be replaced. The TV was a nice flat screen (last year it was an old school picture tube TV). We did not have a lounger on our balcony. It was 2 chairs and a table. Other balconies had 1 lounger and a chair (along with a table.) I imagine you can have a lounger if you ask the room steward. It was not a problem for us. The air conditioning worked great. Closet/drawer space was not an issue as there were only two of us and we pack lightly. As I mentioned earlier, we brought a cooler bag loaded with a case of Diet Coke and Coke Zero each. Every evening I left the room steward (Bago) a note requesting he fill it with ice every day (along with a couple of bucks for his extra effort). He exceeded our expectations throughout the cruise.
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Cabin 9216
Fantastic Norwegian Dawn kittycrusin08
Cabin 9216 provided ample space and was well arranged. The balcony was very private and roomy. Storage was adequate. The cabin was very quiet and we enjoyed the location.
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Cabin 9066
Amazing Honeymoon Cruise WeehawkenCruiser
Balcony cabin was very nice overall but there was not enough closet space for 2 people and the toilet area of the bathroom was tiny. Location and value for the $ was excellent.
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Cabin 9208
Lucked out...they put us in a handicap acces room which was extra large. Plenty of closet space, bathroom and balcony space.
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Cabin 9210
In 38 cruises, this was by far the smallest cabin I have been in. It supposedly slept three, but there was no room for two people and clothing let alone a third. The balcony was the smallest ever and filthy. There was left over food and gum all over. The glass on the balcony looked as though it had never been cleaned and I know the balcony itself wasn't. Although the cabin looked as though it was clean, it was dirty. I put my suitcase under the bed and there was food underneath it and the couch. Also, our toilet wasn't cleaned every day. And the bed -- I think my hips are still bruised from laying on what felt like concrete all week.
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Cabin 9028
9028 is toward the front on the starboard side of the ship. There is a tiny table next to the wall,then the queen bed then the love seat sized couch (which I guess can be a bed) There is a square table under the TV shelf and in front of the sliding door to the balcony. I think this table is meant to be available to use with the couch and the chair if dining in room or as a desk. The chair we used to hold our room service tray on the balcony sometimes. There are 2 adjustable back chairs and a tiny table on the balcony. The balcony was covered. It wasn't too windy to sit out there or anything. We enjoyed turning off the a/c in the cabin and leaving our door open when we were in the room. The cabin is not far from the front elevator/stairwell. I found it helpful being so far one end of the ship I could always turn to the front and find it. We had no hallway noise except the room stewards occasionally. There is a small fridge filled with a mini-bar. We brought a water bottle to keep refilling and kept in the fridge. There was a hair dryer and one plug (bring extension cord!) at one mirror/vanity table. The hair dryer was plenty strong for me. There is a small safe, our netbook fit in it along with our wallets etc. There is more than enough storage in the bathroom (use shelves below sink). The showers are nice size with sliding doors that keep water out of rest of bathroom. The toilet area is small with a sliding door we never used. I don't think there were any cabins across from us. Must have been storage. This deck is very convenient to everything around the ship. The bed was very hard. There were lots of pillows to choose from. It's nice having an a/c control right in our cabin. This cabin had a door to the next cabin if you were traveling with others.
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Cabin 9182
Cabin was very small/crowded. Balcony was in bad shape (paint chipped, carpet very worn, chairs not very comfortable). Need more television channels (major networks like CBS, NBC and/or ABC). Need electrical outlet in bathroom area.
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Cabin 9206
Exceeded our expectations & delighted to have balcony - fully wheelchair accessible
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Cabin 9066
We had a balcony cabin 9066 on the Dawn .The room was large enough for 3 adults. The balcony was small but had two chairs and a small table. We had no problem with smoke from another balcony, and it was very private. The closet was large enough for all three of us even with Mom taking enough clothes to last 3 weeks. The drawer space was small but there were 4 shelves on the side on the closet interior that was fine to put folded things on. The bathroom was OK in size and was in 3 sections with sliding glass doors to separate the toilet and sink and shower . The fridge was large enough to hold some late night snacks and some water after your Steward empties the other stuff from it. The TV is old and small, but who watches TV on a cruise.
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Cabin 9032
The cabin was clean and neat. The bathroom was fairly large for a cruise ship- especially the shower. We had a balcony cabin but it was sometimes difficult getting to the balcony without having to crawl over the beds or furniture to get there. Speaking of the beds, they were super comfortable.
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Cabin 9050
Freestylin' on the Dawn Bitbythecruisebug
GREAT closet space and storage under the bed for suitcases. Beds were extremely comfortable. Balcony was amazing! Nice access to elevators, yet it was not noisy outside of our room. Bathroom was more spacious than RC's!
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Cabin 9560
We felt that the cabin were a bit small, we like to have people come in for drinks and to use balcony but was to small to have more then 3 or 4 people in cabin.
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Cabin 9036
Great location. easy walk to elevators, & quiet.
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