• Newsletter
  • Write a Review
  • Boards
  • Deals
  • Find a Cruise
  • Reviews
  • News
  • Cruise Tips

Norwegian Dawn Review

4.0 / 5.0
Editor Rating
2912 reviews
1 Award

Mixed bag of nuts

Review for Norwegian Dawn to Bermuda
User Avatar
jimminie_crickets
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

Rating by category

Value for Money
Embarkation
Dining
Public Rooms
Entertainment
Fitness & Recreation
Service
Cabin

Additional details

Sail Date: Apr 2012
Cabin: Mid-Ship Balcony
Traveled with children

We just returned from a 6-day cruise to Bermuda. Before we left, we read a lot of the reviews on this site and were grateful for the advice and feedback we received.

The embarkation process is smoothly handled by NCL. They had everything organized in their computer system. We just needed to present out passports, credit card and "e-documents" (from pre-checkin on the NCL.com site). We were traveling with another couple - where one of their party happens to carry a Belgium passport - and his check-in wasn't as seamless. Nevertheless NCL handled our check-in quickly. One side note for those leaving from Black Falcon terminal in Boston: Massport (the state government authority) seems to run a chaotic process when you arrive at the terminal. The scene approaching the terminal from the street is one big ball of confusion with no clear organized staging for those arriving or for taxis dropping off. After we finished our embarkation process (around 40 minutes), we were on board at about 1pm for a 4pm departure.

We were informed that our cabin was ready, but we opted for a quick lunch at the Garden Cafe. There's a kid's seating section where we ate grilled vegetables and other hot dishes. Then we proceeded to our cabin. We began to settle in and enjoy the accommodations, when we were directed to a muster drill in the Aqua restaurant. They basically told us where to go, in case of an emergency.

Cabin Review

Mid-Ship Balcony

Cabin BA

The cabin was great. There was no connecting door to another cabin. And the noise between cabins was not noticeable. The location on deck 9 is in the middle of the corridor, halfway between middle and aft elevators - so there is not a lot of traffic. The port side balcony is nice when in port at Kings Wharf, with island facing views. The bathroom was extremely functional and efficiently arranged. The shower was awesome and well vented. The closet and storage cabinets are well organized. There is a light in the closet (though the switch is somewhat hidden) located in the top/back of the closet. There is only one 120v outlet - so we were glad that we brought a power strip with us (as recommended in the other reviews we read). We were traveling with a 21-month-old. The room attendant brought us a pack-n-play, but we preferred the fold-out sofa-bed for our toddler. The height of the fold-out is low enough that it still seemed safe for us - and when it folded out - it actually annexed to the main king-size bed.

previous reviewnext review

Find a Norwegian Dawn Cruise from $519

Any Month
Want to cruise smarter?
Get expert advice, insider tips and more.
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy and Cookies Statement and Terms of Use.
About UsCruise DestinationsFirst Time CruisersFind A Cruise

Share your feedback

International Sites

© 1995—2023, The Independent Traveler, Inc.

  • Privacy and Cookies Statement

  • Terms of Use

  • Site Map

  • Cookie Consent