Even though we had been on the Dawn four times already, we chose this cruise for the itineraries and therefore went on the Dawn again. We did not have high expectations because it’s an older ship. Thankfully we were wrong. The ship was half empty. We were upgraded to a Haven cabin. Our butler was amazing. His name was Cipriano. He brought us food whenever we asked made sure we had enough towels and responded to anything we needed. The ship was beautiful. The cabin was huge and the balcony was able to fit two reclining chairs comfortably. The food was very good and the specialty restaurants were excellent. We ate at the Italian and the French specialty restaurants. There were very few specialty restaurants, but these two were very good. The dining room is also tasty, though the food was very similar to most other Norwegian cruises we have taken.The shows were OK. We would definitely take the ship again. It did not have a separate Haven dining room, but because the ship was empty we were able to get in everywhere. The casino is active every night. The bars were pretty quiet and much of the ship went to bed early, but there were still some bars open even late at night. The shows mostly consisted of one person acts.
The cabin was easily 3 to 4 times larger than the average balcony cabin. The balcony was larger and was able to hold two chairs a table and two lounge chairs. The bathroom was oversized and they were two very large closets. The bed was extremely comfortable and there was plenty of drawer space. There was a table for breakfast and snacks. It was the largest cabin I’ve ever seen on a cruise ship and it was bigger than most hotel rooms in the United States.