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Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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2,976 Reviews

NCL has gone downhill

Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review by children's inheritence

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Sep 2019
  • Destination: Canada & New England
  • Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Oceanview Picture Window

This was our 4th NCL cruise and will be our last. We are not big eaters, but enjoy a "snack" before going to bed. The buffet, under title "24/7", closed at 10:30. We came up from shows and could not eat in the buffet. We did not want food from a restaurant, just bread or a cookie. We ended up going up earlier, getting bread and leaving it in the room. We are not "foodies" so the food was fine.

Seems as though they were cutting corners.

Outside entertainment was very good to excellent and production "elements" was excellent.

The room was noisy because we were under a galley, but it seems that a lot of people had a noise problem. After complaining it got a little better and they did give us complimentary wine when we complained. Other then the noise, the ship was fine.

The staff was courteous and friendly so we had no complaint with them.

The ports were very good, unfortunately we had to tender in 4 of the 7 ports. We got credits for excursions so we used only NCL tours. The best tour was "Peggy Cove and the Titanic Cemetery" in Halifax. Excellent guide. You usually overpay for Cruise Line tours, but with the credit, it wasn't worth looking around.

Since we had only 1 bag each, we disembarkation was easy.

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Cabin Review

Mid-Ship Oceanview Picture Window
Cabin OB 5100

It was a little "tight", but we had plenty of room for clothing etc. Our last few cruises have been with a balcony so i sort of forgot how small the rooms are.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Charlottetown (Prince Edward Island)

We drove around PEI and learned a lot of the history. Did make a number of stops.

Quebec City

Wasn't worth the trip. All we did was stop the bus and look at the falls which we couldn't get close to because they were doing work.

Sydney (Nova Scotia)

Heart of the Island We saw the lakes and the Highland Village .

Peggy's Cove

Excellent tour with Lana. She had so much information and stories about the Cove as well as the Titanic Cemetery. It was a long, and really good tour. We also walked the City ourselves in the AM and saw quite a bit on our own. Favorite port.

View All 245 Peggy's Cove Reviews

Drove through Portland and then went to Kennebunkport. Pointed out sights and talked about how the the Bush's put it on the map. Was oK

View All 86 Kennebunkport Reviews

We did the Cliff Walk and the Breakers. It was interesting.

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