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When I started traveling on cruise ship years ago, a travel agent told me : the most important factor for a cruise is the SHIP, destination and ports are are not important. In this case the Dawn should not be on top of your list. Lets start with the negative: Embarkation is long process, cannot blame NCL its a private company who does all the work Cabins: NOT confortable , small narrow no chair to sit bathroom has 3 section with 16 inches doors between each of them (take your measurements first) As mentioned by many previous members the ship is outdated .... Dining: hits and miss, no WOW .... too many "breaded meat or fish" the appetizers are practically the same every night, only the order changes and a few are replaced every night Cabin attendant : I guess we had a "new guy on the job" never knew would do the cabin if we took a nap at 11:00 he would knock on the door, sometimes after lunch .... no steady schedule. NCL gives returning customer a bottle of sparkling wine NO glasses, we asked twice ..... Nothing Now the good: Have to admit the personnel (except security staff who take their job too seriously) is very nice always smiling Dining room. Buffet, bars The shows are not too bad, its free - nothing to say. the ports were interesting we didn't take any excursion, because of all bad experience in the past. shore excursion always end up being bus ride

11 days Eastern Canada - New England

Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review by poipie

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: August 2019
  • Destination: Canada & New England
  • Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Oceanview Picture Window
When I started traveling on cruise ship years ago, a travel agent told me : the most important factor for a cruise is the SHIP, destination and ports are are not important. In this case the Dawn should not be on top of your list.

Lets start with the negative:

Embarkation is long process, cannot blame NCL its a private company who does all the work

Cabins: NOT confortable , small narrow no chair to sit bathroom has 3 section with 16 inches doors between each of them (take your measurements first)

As mentioned by many previous members the ship is outdated ....

Dining: hits and miss, no WOW .... too many "breaded meat or fish" the appetizers are practically the same every night, only the order changes and a few are replaced every night

Cabin attendant : I guess we had a "new guy on the job" never knew would do the cabin if we took a nap at 11:00 he would knock on the door, sometimes after lunch .... no steady schedule. NCL gives returning customer a bottle of sparkling wine NO glasses, we asked twice ..... Nothing

Now the good:

Have to admit the personnel (except security staff who take their job too seriously) is very nice always smiling Dining room. Buffet, bars

The shows are not too bad, its free - nothing to say.

the ports were interesting we didn't take any excursion, because of all bad experience in the past. shore excursion always end up being bus ride
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Cabin Review

Mid-Ship Oceanview Picture Window
Cabin OB 5566
the layout is narrow, no chair to sit little space between wall and the bed. The bathroom is narrow and badly designed
Deck 5 Inside Cabins, Outside Cabins

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