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Norwegian Dawn Review

4.0 / 5.0
2,987 reviews

An ok cruise

Review for the British Isles & Western Europe Cruise on Norwegian Dawn
2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

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Sail Date: May 2023
Cabin: Inside

I got a good price on this cruise, had time to fill and it looked like a good list of destinations. The only disappointments was a cancelled tender port due to bad weather (Stornoway, Isle of Lewis), and tendering for Dublin which has a perfectly fine cruise terminal, which just added stress and shortened the time available to visit Dublin.

I took this cruise 10 days after my other cruise on Norwegian Dawn so it was interesting to compare an 8/14 sea day cruise with a 2/10 sea day cruise. There had been a change of Captain and Cruise Director which had a big influence on the cruise. Far less entertainment on offer in the main theatre. It seemed the new CD was new in the job and was a poor replacement for the previous one. Both the new Captain and CD were very poor on the PA.

Impossible to hear them and the muting system in public rooms wasnt setup correctly which meant the background music didnt stop when they were making heir mumbling too quiet to hear announcements.

Cabin Review


Inside cabin on deck 11. I went for the cheapest cruise with an allocated cabin which was a gamble. In this case it was quite a noisy cabin situated underneath the garden cafe kitchen. The industrial dishwasher would run every 10 mins or so while the staff were working. There was a lot of noise when they cleaned the kitchens late at night and 5am in the morning. I slept with ear plugs.

For comparison my previous cruise cabin was perfectly quiet.

It was a convenient location just back from the middle of the ship.

Port Reviews


I visited on both cruises. A sunny day and a cloudy day. Had a great tour of the Titanic hotel with the original Harland & Wolff drawing offices. The cruise terminal bus at 5 pounds each way is expensive but local bus with limited schedule cheaper, or share an uber with other passengers.

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