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New York (Manhattan) Norwegian Dawn Cruise Reviews

4.0 / 5.0
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2885 reviews
At port in Cozumel
Three sisters from Kentucky and Randon Lauron, guitarist/vocalist from Phillipines.
Gatsby’s is best hangout, but super crowded since it’s the only good nightlife option.
Another view from the smaller Deck 8 balcony
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Lovely ship! Great Stewards and phenomenal culinary staff
"We are being given a future cruise credit of 1/2 of what we paid for this trip, but considering the behavior of the senior staff, Krystjof not withstanding, we should have had additional compensation for the gross error of the third party testing company and NCL not verifying that they had every customers data printed before distributing the paperwork.The next two ports we were denied entry or NCL wouldn't go into port with such a high case count of COVID-19...."Read More
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6-10 Cruises

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200+ passengers and 90+ crew members wound up with Covid

Review for Norwegian Dawn to Europe - All

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wareagleontheroad
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

I expected a GREAT cruise, especially to dock in Amsterdam, Bruges, and Paris (though of course not those exact cities). I was okay with Halifax, Reykjavik, Belfast, and Dublin, but little did I know. First, The crew were exceptional from the staff in the buffet, to the bartenders, to the stewards (male and female). Always smiling, always helpful, always friendly. The food in the dining room ...
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Sail Date: April 2022

Cabin Type: Balcony


Lovely ship! Great Stewards and phenomenal culinary staff

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hoove1970
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

The cruise started off normally and was fine to start off. From day one the food on board, including the pay restaurants, was nothing short of sensational! I cant compliment the culinary staff enough. I would like to state that our steward as well as most stewards went over and above on this cruise to make our long stay as pleasant as possible! The weather wasn't the best for most of the trip but ...
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Sail Date: April 2022

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Inside


The most unorganized, unprepared and uninformed cruise ever.

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WallyOC
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We were booked for three, back to back cruises. Cruise #1 departed N.Y.C. with less than 1000 guests aboard. Initially, the lack of crowding made for pleasant sailing. It soon became evident that there was a problem aboard. The staff were masked 100% of the time, and seemed a little "distant" in their interactions with guests. We docked in Halifax, no problems. We enjoyed 4 sea days and an ...
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Sail Date: April 2022

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony


Silver Latitudes Member Disappointed

Review for Norwegian Dawn to Panama Canal & Central America

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LIFESGR8!
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this 15-night Cruise because of the excellent itinerary and the convenience of leaving out of New York City for us. We have been on NCL many times, but not in a few years. We booked this trip about 100 days before departure, and we felt that the price was fair for three of us in an inside cabin. We paid in full at the time, and within two weeks the price dropped $200. Soon after the ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Oceanview Picture Window


Panama Canal Transit Cruise NOT to be missed!

Review for Norwegian Dawn to Panama Canal & Central America

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Marilynny
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

We’ve been looking for a Panama Canal Cruise and the Dawn’s itinerary were the best that we found. We were first-timers at all the ports visited. The cruising into Panama Canal was the best part! We stayed on the ship and experienced going through the east and west lanes. There was a speaker on the PA the whole time who explained what was going and was very helpful and informative. My husband ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Mini-Suite with Balcony


No NCL any more

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PrincipalNY
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

I am very experienced cruiser, more than 20 with different companies. Almost every step or category was poor enough to regret taking this cruise. Booking through Expedia was hard sale, showing absolutely no cooperation neither from Expedia, nor from NCL side. NCL representative was unprofessional, giving wrong information about type of cabin assigned (it was at the time when it could ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Family Balcony


The Norwegian Dawn

Review for Norwegian Dawn to Panama Canal & Central America

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heavydcleveland
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

I just took the “Norwegian Cruise Line Post Cruise Survey;” however, the survey is centerEd around positivity of the cruise in general. This was my first cruise experience with Norwegian and it was not bad; however, the Dawn needs TONS of improvements/enhancements. My girlfriend and I stayed in cabin # 9026. We used soooooooooo much toilet paper, because of the black sooty oily looking ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony


Panama Canal Cruise had great Ports of Call

Review for Norwegian Dawn to Panama Canal & Central America

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latvian67
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

I love repositioning cruises like this one. The staff was wonderful as always except for head doctor that just provided the most expensive treatment possible to make ship money. The SPA is magnificent and the food at the Speciality restaurants was great. The main theater entertainment was spectacular while the Bliss lounge was a real downer from 4 years ago on the same ship. This time basically ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Aft-Facing Balcony

Traveled with children


A little bit disappointed

Review for Norwegian Dawn to Panama Canal & Central America

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johnwramsay
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this cruise because of the itinerary being that it was going to the Panama Canal. We booked it in Feb of 2018 for what we considered a reasonable price, however the port fees were well above the normal probably due to the fees charged to go through the canal. This was our 7th NCL cruise and our 20th cruise and we have been cruising since 1995. The ship was very nice, however there was ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Inside


Honest review

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Skupie
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We just got off the Dawn today. We were in cabin 10706 balcony cabin. It was a great room. Comfortable close to the aft elevators and very quiet. A lot of people said the crew was very unfriendly. We found the opposite. The crew was awesome and very helpful. We did not find a ship in disrepair. It is clean and very nice. We loved Bamboo and the Pub Osheas. Go there for breakfast. It’s quieter and ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony


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