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New York (Manhattan) Norwegian Dawn Cruise Reviews

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Lovely destination, disappointing cruise
"The best thing about the ship is the atrium which features indoor glass elevators, and more open floors than the Gem, however there seemed to be a lot of space on the ship that was never utilized properly, including the teenagers and children's areas on the back of deck 13.Arriving at the Manhattan Cruise Terminal on Saturday November 2nd we were met with a slow and really disorderly boarding because the gangway had been damaged by high winds by another cruise ship...."Read More
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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


Honest review

Review for Norwegian Dawn to Panama Canal & Central America

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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


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 60s

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


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


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


No NCL any more

Review for Norwegian Dawn to Panama Canal & Central America

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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


Checked off another Check on the Bucket-list

Review for Norwegian Dawn to Bermuda

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Dolce1989
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

Went from NY to Bermuda and back aboard the Dawn. Embarkation they had many issues and we waited at the terminal for over 4hours. Disembarkation was a breeze. Was my 2nd time on the Dawn but, first time to Bermuda. I love the layout of the Dawn and the first time I went on the Dawn, January/February 2019 the staff were wonderful and, I had hoped to see some familiar faces however, it had been many ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Oceanview Picture Window


Lovely destination, disappointing cruise

Review for Norwegian Dawn to Bermuda

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TOrjg
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

We just arrived back from the 7 day cruise from NYC to Bermuda on the Norwegian Dawn. This was not our first trip on the Dawn, we had caught it out of Boston about five years ago, and the ship is sadly showing its age. Arriving at the Manhattan Cruise Terminal on Saturday November 2nd we were met with a slow and really disorderly boarding because the gangway had been damaged by high winds by ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Oceanview Porthole Window


Dawn Haven section

Review for Norwegian Dawn to Bermuda

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amikos
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

We sailed on 11/2/19, we decided to upgrade to the Haven. Big mistake. The up charge was not worth what we received. No priority embarkation, staff at the pier was rude and discourteous, no special service in the room or from the butler. Butler did bring our meals when requested. Room service would have done the same for a fee of $8 per delivery, which is much cheaper than the Haven up charge, ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Aft-Facing Penthouse with Large Balcony


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