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673 Norwegian Boston Cruise Reviews
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mkgbts
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
We sailed out of Boston, our hometown, with 2 other couples for a fun week of vacation - the first time cruising for 4 of us, all in our early 30's looking to have a good time. The ship venue is very nice (a remodel took place in 2016 ... Read more
JandBCarr
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
Have cruised many times on the Norwegian Dawn, departing from Boston. We live in Maine and it is so easy to get to the ship by Concord Bus line. The Dawn has done a complete renovation and is beautiful. All fresh carpeting, curtains, ... Read more
echosams
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
18 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This is my husband and kids 3rd cruise and my 4th (2nd on NCL). We got a great deal on the Deluxe Owner's Suite (#12000). Being a family of 5, we are either forced to get 2 cabins or a larger suite (you'd think suites, being larger, ... Read more
BetsyInVT
Member Since 2016
1 review
67 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I cruised on the NCL's Dawn to Bermuda during hurricane season and loved it! This was my first cruise and I cruised with 3 other couples. Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) updated us as they learned of the information of the impending ... Read more
MelOshawa
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
4 helpful votes
Great expectations ...... not realized. This was our 4th cruise with Norwegian and second on the Dawn. We were excited to hear about the refit of the Dawn but came away with the feeling that it was fresh lipstick on the same old pig. ... Read more
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gogiants
Member Since 2007
1 review
44 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because it was our home port and easy access without flying in the night before. Getting on the ship was not too bad. We were told to arrive between 10-10:30 which we did and waited until 11:30 to board. By 2 our ... Read more
hladygirl
Member Since 2010
1 review
1,286 forum post
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
I wanted to write this review while it was still fresh in my mind. Just got off ncl Dawn Boston to Bermuda 10/7/16-10/14/16 this am. The crew was incredible as usual. Very friendly, outgoing and eager to please you in every way. Our room ... Read more
Eclair
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed September 2016
I spent pre-cruise nights in Boston, and post-cruise nights in Quebec City, on this Canada/New England cruise. The independent stays really enhanced my cruise experience as i was able to explore the two cities in depth rather than spend ... Read more
rosepate
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2016
Was not impressed overall. The staff always seemed unimpressed at their choice of employment and even were as candid as stating since Oceania took over things have been on the decline. The bartenders were probably the least friendly staff ... Read more
vstanisz
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We wanted to visit Eastern Canada and New England in the fall. We chose this cruise to avoid a lot of driving between the Maritime Provinces and for the fact that it cruised from Boston which eliminated the need to fly. From the Midwest, ... Read more
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bonvoyagie
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
2,723 forum posts
I have cruised NCL in the past and enjoy the overall cruise experience they offer. This was our first 14 day cruise and we chose it because of the ports. We have not been to the east coast for vacation at all so it was all new to us. We ... Read more
colin_in_ottawa
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Dining options were poor... If you want good food you have to pay extra even in complementary dining rooms. No offerings of surf and turf or lobster on a new england cruise? free offerings were very limited, portions small and meat was ... 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
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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
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
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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
116 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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