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Norwegian Dawn Review

4.0 / 5.0
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What Electricity - Strange Layout, Great Amenities

Review for Norwegian Dawn to Bermuda
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10+ Cruises • Age 50s

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Public Rooms
Fitness & Recreation

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Sail Date: May 2017
Cabin: Family Balcony

Norwegian Dawn is a tale of two cities. On the one hand, the fitness center, spa, and many of the restaurant areas are very nice, very updated, and very usable. On the other hand, the ship is suffering from a major lack of cabin capabilities from it's last upgrade and the ship itself is one of the most confusing I've ever been on.

The ship is current ported in Boston and we sailed on it to Bermuda. The Boston Cruise port has gone through a major upgrade as well. On our day of departure things were a bit chaotic and there was about a 90 minute wait to get into the port and through security. Because of that bottleneck, however, the check-in process and embarkation were seamless and very fast. Overall, a little longer than average but nothing out of control.

We took the Dawn about 15 months after its most recent upgrade and I did find the ship to be very up to date and beautiful. They have added a Mexican restaurant which others who have been on the ship indicated was very good (It's our first day so we haven't tried it).

Cabin Review

Family Balcony

Cabin B3

See overall above. Cabins are smaller than other ships their size and the complete lack of accessible electricity is enough for me to avoid the ship in the future.

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