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Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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2,976 Reviews

Probably last cruise with NCL

Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review by LEONARD.SHULTZ

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Sep 2016
  • Destination: Canada & New England
  • Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Oceanview Picture Window

Wanted to cruise to Quebec.It almost turned into the cruise from hell.For a ship that had been refurbished a year ago it looked like what they did was just add more extra cost restraunts. Then on the first day when flushing the toilet. It flushed but the incomeing water didn't stop stop running. Causing the toilet to over flow and flood the bathroom, hall of cabin,and under the door into that hall. We then had to deal with a wet floor for a couple of days. In addition to that while working on the toilet they somehow turned the water pressure up and every time it was flushed it sprayed up allover the seat and seat cover. Took another half day to get that fixed. If that wasn't bad enough every night at about 10:30 when the restruant above our cabin closed it sounded like they were renovating it until nearly midnight. dragging furniture across the floor and banging on on it.It took a week of complaining before I was finally able to talk to someone who promised to look into it. It didn't stop but was a little bit less noisy.

NCL is out to squeeze every dime out of their cruisers as they can.An example is charging $3.49 for a single 12 oz.can of pop.

Unless you are young or enjoy getting your eardrums damaged don't go to most of the entertainment in the showrooms. I guess they think the majority of the people on board are teenagers. It wasn't that good anyway. I certainly wouldn't have paid to see most of the shows.

Having been on 11 cruises before this one I was extremely disapointed in the food in both the main dining room and even less in the buffet . They even asked you to pay extra for the more premium dinners.


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Mid-Ship Oceanview Picture Window
Cabin OB 5096

Cabin not to bad except for all the problems listed above.


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