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Norwegian Dawn Review

4.0 / 5.0
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2976 reviews
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A lot of petty annoyances added up to a very "Meh" cruise

Review for Norwegian Dawn to Canada & New England
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2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Oct 2017
Cabin: Inside

We (adult couple, no kids) wanted a week-long fall color cruise that wasn't round-trip. We spent a few days in Boston prior to the cruise to see the sights and visit relatives. The embarkation process went smoothly...although I'm not sure how my requested check-in time figured into the process.

The ship and our cabin were nicely appointed and new-looking. Everything was kept clean and neat.

In general, the food was good. The desserts were highly disappointing. I ordered the "English Cherry Trifle with strawberries and cream" in the dining room one night and it turned out to be a couple slices of strawberry in cherry Jell-o topped with vanilla pudding. The hot desserts (bread pudding or cobbler with caramel sauce) were good but everything else seems to come from a box. The Indian food on the buffet was awesome! In general, the entree selections were good. We would have liked a "lobster night" in the dining room...we've really enjoyed those on other cruises.

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Portland (Maine)

Lovely promenade trail along the water!


Loved walking

Sydney (Nova Scotia)

Very small town

Charlottetown (Prince Edward Island)

Lovely walk along the water



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