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BW1234
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
Norwegian has a lot of work to do. Personally I do not like freestyle as it is really just a way to cut regular service and hope you pay more for the specialty dining. The lineups for dinner were horrendous unless you ate at very odd ... Read more
cyberjoys
Member Since 2010
1 review
318 forum posts
If I had to rate the ship experience only, this rating would be much lower. This was our third time on the Dawn and we were disappointed. The lines for the Venetian and the Aqua were long each night. Guests were forced to make dining ... Read more
janiecakelady
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed September 2015
this cruise was not up to the NCL usual standard. food was excellent and waiting staff also, as were the stewards, but found the rest of the staff lacking in customer service. Unfortunately we did have to put in a complaint about position ... Read more
lenale
Member Since 2015
1 review
This is our second cruise with NCL. The Norwegian Dawn is one of the not so huge cruise ship as it in fashion today, with about 2200 passengers and about 1300 crew members only. Embarkation was orderly and smooth, unlike the ... Read more
JackFriedman
Member Since 2015
1 review
Planned for the last Dawn visit to Canada in October 2015. Sadly the colors just weren't there - another week or two for peak color on the trees. Weather great for all but one of the days. We had an owners suite - outstanding crew, ... Read more

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Terri Abeloe
Member Since 2015
1 review
Just got back from a cruise from Boston to Quebec City. Not impressed at all with NCL and will not cruise with them again. This cruise was my 7th cruise, I am 54 year old. We have cruised this line before, aprox. 5 years ago and ONLY ... Read more
casofilia
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
2,319 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
We had arrived in Quebec City after over a fortnight "on the road", we flew from Auckland to Vancouver and had a fortnight there and elsewhere in BC (visiting daughter and family and other family members) before flying to ... Read more
Nancy marsh
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
Food was mediocre and service wasn't great. Waited over an hour for dinner to get to us and many meals we had to remind our waiter for our drinks. After hours, restaurants that were advertised as open 24 hours, had limited menus. Room was ... Read more
First time CT crusier
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed September 2015
For years we have talked about taking a cruise and when the 7 day Canadian New England trip aboard the NCL GEM came up we thought it would be the perfect "maiden voyage" for us. We were not disappointed! We had perfect weather, ... Read more
Mudbugman45
Member Since 2015
1 review
Great Weather.. State Room Great. Planing next Cruise. Good Entertainment. Food very good. Alcohol Package great. Need to work on the system for excursions; the "meet in the theatre" is an annoyance. SUGGESTION: Color code the ... Read more

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donut woman
Member Since 2015
1 review
We enjoyed our cruise to Halifax, Nova Scotia; St. John, Bay of Fundy; Bar Harbor, Maine; and Newport, Rhode Island. The ship is very nice, and the staff are excellent. However, the food was disappointing. The appetizers and entrees were ... Read more
Ppessin
Member Since 2015
1 review
We had a lovely time not the cruise. Entertainment - Some of the best singers and dancers I have seen on any cruise ship, that being said the shows were dated but the cast made up for that. Food - Main Dinning Room - Good food and ... Read more
WALLEEK
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
My sister, niece and I were traveling together. We cruised from Quebec City to Boston on the Dawn. It was a lovely cruise, the food was very good (loved the Venetian Inn where the service was excellent); the entertainment was great, ... Read more
heavyoiler
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
20 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This cruise is sold as a from/to from Quebec or a from/to from Boston or as a one way cruise from either city. You get to meet new people on the return trip, which we liked. This was not a cruise for young people. The ship was sold out but ... Read more
Hunt1530
Member Since 2012
7 reviews
2 helpful votes
We recently completed a 14 day cruise from Quebec City, QC to Boston, MA and back on the Norwegian Dawn. NCL considers each half of this as two separate cruises, but with different itineraries coming and going many people book them ... Read more

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Floridanamaw
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
280 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
Norwegian Dawn New England/Canada cruise review September 2015 First a little about us: Both of us are in our early 60's and just the two of us cruised. We've been on 3 Carnival cruises to the Caribbean and this was our second on NCL. ... Read more
ncldreaming
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed September 2015
Excellent cruise!! Great stops, good food, nothing to complain about. Of the 2 main dining rooms I would recommend Aqua. (both are the same food) Things seemd to flow more smoothly there. Food would arrive still hot. Cabin was perfect. ... Read more
Slce123
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed September 2015
Stayed in 14500 NCL Dawn Quebec to Boston. Unbelievable luxury. 3 bedrooms all with King beds. 3 Baths, 2 had whirlpool tubs. Huge living/dining room with baby grand piano and amazing floor to ceiling windows overlooking the pool. Our ... Read more
joegrady2010
Member Since 2015
1 review
Seeing other reviews on this site for this ship, we were a bit apprehensive about our cruise, although we had seen others that were positive. In particular, we saw complaints about maintenance, public rooms, etc. Our experience was ... Read more
Salongal2685
Member Since 2013
1 review
5 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
Wanted something different, this is acquisition I want to do again! Loved Canada we took ship excursions they did not disappoint went to Peggy's Cove and the the Titanic Cementary the tour guide was fabulous next stop pub crawl small ... Read more

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jme682
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
Norwegian Gem...New England Cruise. Sept. 2015 The beds were horrible! No box spring..just a metal bottom. mattress was very used. dipped in the middle. was topped with a foam pad. when we complained, we were given bed pads folded in ... Read more
bdflight74a
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
Sailed September 2015
NCL's staff are just great people. My wife and I have cruised so often with NCL that we continually meet staff who are so happy to see us again and we feel the same towards them. We are treated like a true cruise family. We have sailed ... Read more
Lclapper80
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
I was I total awe of everything this trip entailed. I was in awe of NYC. I have wanted to go to the big City all my life; I am now 80 and did just that this year! I felt a lot was packed into Saturday which was tiring. I was unable to ... Read more
carefree@sea
Member Since 2012
1 review
84 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
After reading all the reviews on food and service, we were a bit nervous about the Gem. Don't believe some of the negative. This was our 7th cruise, first time on NCL. I can't believe how critical some people are. We thought the food was ... Read more
Ro714
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed September 2015
Awesome food/dining options. Loved the Freestyle and dining options Awesome service always available anytime always willing to go over and beyond Awesome itinerary, loved Canada/New England Awesome entertainment, Cynthia McLeod ... Read more
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