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Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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First Solo Trip

Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review by lmd4941977

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jun 2019
  • Destination: Canada & New England
  • Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony

I really like Norwegian ships. I have only been on several, but plan many more. The ship was clean and the food was good. I booked the last minute as a solo traveler. I did not have any of the specials (food or beverage packages). The comp restaurants were great.

The Solo Hostess made the experience fun and interesting. She made sure there was a solo meet-up every day. Made sure we had reservations for dinner as a group. It really made a difference having an active hostess for our group. I made many friends and enjoyed tours and meals with other solo travelers.

I drove to NYC. Can't say that was easy. $280 to park is excessive. Otherwise, on and off the ship was easy. However, it was a long walk with luggage upon returning to NYC. We returned to a different pier.

Cabin was very nice. I had easy access to the atrium and glass elevators. It was nice to be able to dash down to the pub. I was happy with the location of the cabin. Especially since they assigned the cabin.

This was a busy cruise with 5 ports in 7 days. One of the main reasons I picked this itinerary. My favorite ports are in NE and Canada.

I did not have time to enjoy many of the entertainments but the aerial act was impressive.

Note: Most of the group were ladies. Some married, some single, some widowed. I t was fun meeting people from all over the country.

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Cabin Review

Mid-Ship Balcony
Cabin BA 9158

Clean and convenient location. Access to atrium directly across the hall. Bathroom was tight, the shower was larger than most.

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