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Bahamas Norwegian Dawn Bahamas Cruise Reviews

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Dawn
Bahamas
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

64

Very Good

19

Average

18

Poor

13

Terrible

7

Cruise type

124 Bahamas Norwegian Dawn Bahamas Cruise Reviews


Cat199 avatar

Cat199

1 Review Written

First Cruise Experience

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With this being my first cruise and nothing to compare it to, my review will be completely unbiased. We had a hull balcony room on deck 8, front of ship. You can feel alot here, book mid ship if you can. Our room ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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silcri

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Will not sail with them again

Just got back from a 5 day cruise. I have to say I will never go with this cruise line again. The food was absolutely horrible and service was beyond bad. We had a "penthouse" if you want to call it this that was ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Wereami881

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great Entertainment !

It was a last min cruise and I figured give Norwegian a try. I have cruised with another carrier many times and loved it. Had high hopes for this one. I was very disappointed. Most of the crew was unfriendly, kind ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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xiaolin07

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

The worst vacation ever. Avoid this cruise. Poor Service and Management.

Staffs are not well trained. They give you a poker face. Since the tips are prepared, I feel that they don't have any incentive to provide good service. The show is not bad, but that's the only entertainment on ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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astone32

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fantastic First Cruise

It was great that we departed from NYC, where we lived. The disembarking went smoothly and the view of the city from the ship was great. The crew gave us a great first time experience. We booked the meal package and ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Shasta2088

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Good for the price point, staff was friendly, all good but nothing outstanding

My wife and I chose the 8-day to the Bahamas with a stop at Port Canaveral to relax, and spend a short time visiting Disney's Epcot. This cruise included a lot of (relaxing) at-sea time and was relatively ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Skibicki

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Family

Convenient, reputable and reasonably priced. NCL for the most part delivered on our expectations with only a couple of exceptions. Pools were too small and the adult pool was 5.5 to 6.5 feet which made casual ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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pjc215

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Wonderful cruise - but a warning about the rooms -

My review - NCL Dawn This is my 10th NCL Cruise and my 1st on the Dawn. I've been on the Gem and the Breakaway and was very very happy. Also - the last 4 cruises I have been in the Haven. So I definitely have ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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shaferr1

3 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Great family trip, boat could use some refurbishing.

This was my 6th cruise... 4 on Norwegian, 1 on Royal Caribbean and 1 on Carnival. NCL remains my top choice and its not even close. The dining is tremendous, however you MUST have a specialty dining package. NCL ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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JohnnyAmsterdam

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Dawn Good Time

First time cruising since childhood, and just like in the early 90s, I was with my parents. We live in Manhattan so it was beyond easy to get to the Dawn. We boarded around 12:30 and since my parents were already ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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mkrickmi

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great first timer cruise

This cruise and this ship were, all-around, an excellent experience. Friendly and helpful crew, top notch entertainment, excellent food and food venues!! Smaller ship with many passengers so it was full of energy ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Karl0321

6 Reviews Written

35 Helpful Votes

Absolute Nightmare!

This was our 5th time on the same cruise, which we love because of the convenience of leaving from NYC and not having to fly to get to the departure port. Boarding was an absolute breeze and we were on board by ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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AMBULER09

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Do NOT book 8th floor aft if you don't plan to be out all night!

We've sailed on many cruises and we've had rooms all over a variety of different ships. Our room on this ship was 8661 that was directly over the Bliss Lounge, which is really the only place for nighttime ...
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Sail Date July 2019


Rhuls avatar

Rhuls

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great cruise and value - entertainment, kids club and food were excellent!

My family really enjoyed the cruise. The food was delicious, the entertainment was amazing and my kids loved the splash academy! Food comment: We are at the main dining room Venetian and Aqua everyday and ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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WeehawkenCruiser

5 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Wonderful for the entire family

We are seasoned NCL cruisers and have been on the Dawn before (most recently in 2013 before her renovation) and I can say that this was one of our favorite cruises ever. From the embarkation process (less than ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Deebaby420

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Living my best life

I chose this cruise because I always wanted to go to the Bahamas and it was a reasonable price with reasonable package prices as well. I’m so glad I decided to go. Everyone on the ship was very polite and a joy to ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Lisaerrico

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Disappointed Loyal Norwegian Customer

We have taken various Norwegian cruises over the last 7 years and have always enjoyed the boats as part of the vacation experience. Although it is not my first choice to go on a smaller boat such as the Gem compared ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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jlam123

1 Review Written

Noisy stateroom, staff advised to wear ear plugs

Our parents' room with our daughter was right next to the laundry room or some kind of equipment rooms. On the first evening after the evening show, they returned to a repetitive winding sound, which sounds ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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trex-de

2 Reviews Written

4th sailing on the Dawn

Maybe we are just too easy to please on a cruise vacation, but we had another great sailing on the Dawn! We have sailed on her twice before her 2016 dry dock and twice after. We booked this cruise around ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Foreverpink2019

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Beautiful Bahamas

Family of 5, we chose it for the destinations. The Kennedy center in Port Canaveral was very interesting and fun. Stirrup Cay was breathtaking. The buffet was great. Lots of choices. Market area pretty cool, lots of ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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sulala

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great Ship. Steward Not So Much

We enjoyed the spacious Family Suite although it wasn’t cleaned very well. When we boarded to dropoff our carryon before heading to lunch the room appeared to be finalizing cleaning so no big deal; however, after ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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vsetzer

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

If I could give this ship a 0 I would.

My husband won a cruise from the casino. My husband play the tables and is very good at it. Our family call it his part time job, however he calls it fun. We cruise every other year on Royal Caribbean and when we ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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toothy26

4 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Dandy Dawn

Our cruise on the NCL Dawn was unexpectedly awesome. We were hesitant after reading some questionable reviews. I should have learned by now (over 26 cruises) to take all reviews with a grain of salt and to make up ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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shawnyv

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Thank you for a great experience and memories!

My wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary with our first cruise on Norweigian Dawn from NYC. We both flew from Western Canada to join this cruise and we both were extremely impressed for the following ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Dagent145

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Good service, average everything else.

I usually start with the good on my reviews and I will again. The service on the Dawn was exemplary. Waiters (most of them, notably in the specialty restaurants), cabin steward, butler and concierge, even guest ...
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Sail Date May 2019


Norwegian Dawn Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.03.9
Dining4.03.7
Entertainment4.53.9
Public Rooms4.04.1
Fitness Recreation4.53.8
Family4.04.2
Enrichment2.03.4
Service4.04
Value For Money4.03.7
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