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I read some reviews before this trip, as it was our first NCL, (We are mostly HAL cruisers.) Many were relating dissatisfaction. Was pleasantly surprised to experience none of those bad reviews. Whole process of embark/disembark was smooth and trouble-free. Some highlights: Good food in dining rooms and buffet. Room clean and bright. Excellent entertainment. Times of 7 and 9 are better than 8 and 10. Much help provided for husband with mobility issues. They anticipated his needs every time he entered the GC. Some areas needing improvement: Elevators always overcrowded. There are only two banks -- mid and fore. Key cards had to be removed from lanyard each time because they did not use handheld scanners. Calls came in on cabin phones that were either sales or reminder about shows. Should be used only for messages of importance. I will be a NCL cruiser in the future. Was pleased with the Dawn.

Better than anticipated

Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review by Chirpy Bird

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: October 2019
  • Destination: Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Oceanview Picture Window
I read some reviews before this trip, as it was our first NCL, (We are mostly HAL cruisers.) Many were relating dissatisfaction. Was pleasantly surprised to experience none of those bad reviews.

Whole process of embark/disembark was smooth and trouble-free.

Some highlights: Good food in dining rooms and buffet. Room clean and bright. Excellent entertainment. Times of 7 and 9 are better than 8 and 10. Much help provided for husband with mobility issues. They anticipated his needs every time he entered the GC.

Some areas needing improvement: Elevators always overcrowded. There are only two banks -- mid and fore. Key cards had to be removed from lanyard each time because they did not use handheld scanners. Calls came in on cabin phones that were either sales or reminder about shows. Should be used only for messages of importance.

I will be a NCL cruiser in the future. Was pleased with the Dawn.
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Cabin Review

Mid-Ship Oceanview Picture Window
Cabin OB
Clean and bright. Steward excellent. Ample storage.
Deck 5 Inside Cabins, Outside Cabins