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Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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2,976 Reviews

Not impressed

Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review by rosepate

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

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 members of all which was a bit of a shock.

The food was usually tasty but you could tell they were trying to save money any high priced ingredients were used sparingly. A salmon ceviche only included 4-5 small cubes of salmon and 70% rice - not what I was expecting. The supplement options on the dinning room menu was also disappointing to see.

The room was incredibly small. My biggest complaint was that ALL the public restrooms smelt like diapers (there were less than 20 children on board and even less in diapers) to equate for the smell. As well many faucets wouldn't work and at the end of the 14 days saw at least 4 stalls in separate restrooms out of order.

Many things advertised on the daily planner never happened such as alcohol tastings and overall there was not much selection of activities to do.

Ports were good, got a good snapshot of the maritimes. Good sight seeing itinerary.

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Cabin Review

Mid-Ship Inside
Cabin IA 10603

Location of cabin was fantastic but it ended there. This was the tiniest cabin we have ever stayed in comparison to 3 other inside cabins on different lines. The bathroom was the largest part of the room. The shower was roomy but that was it. Really not large enough for 2 people let alone the 3 they advertise with a wall pull down! I could not even imagine.

Maintenance wise considering they just did a refurb we were surprised that we had some issues. 2 drawers were deafeningly squeeky, closet light was burnt out, they had to also come change the mini bar light. Our toilet as well stopped flushing twice -- once did not rectify itself and we had to get it looked at. They did however send us chocolate covered strawberries for this inconvience.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews


Nothing to do here but wander and take in how tiny the town is

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