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Canada & New England Norwegian Dawn Canada & New England Cruise Reviews

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Dawn
Canada & New England
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

58

Very Good

67

Average

42

Poor

40

Terrible

15

Cruise type

224 Canada & New England Norwegian Dawn Canada & New England Cruise Reviews


DJ24153 avatar

DJ24153

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Do New England-Fall on Your Own!

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Let me start by disclosing that this is a fairly lengthy review, which I would loved to have had before we left. Bear with me please. There were some very nice things about the Norwegian Dawn, its crew and our ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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baybeach11

1 Review Written

NCL Dawn

Pros: Great itinerary but go in October if you want to see the peak color of Autumn leaves. Great staff and service. Surf and Turf dinner at Cagney's was by far the best meal of the entire cruise. There wasn't a ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Rafman

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Sub standard cruise line and cruise for too high of cost

Very disappointing cruise. Not the agenda but the overall vibe and feel of the experience. My expectations for the price paid was first class yet from cabin cleanliness , management team to the buffet food, I would ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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cummink01

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

My So So Cruise

Restaurants: special dinning was not worth the price. the food was not great quality and served warm. The servers were very good and tried their best to assist. The meat in Cagney's was extremely poor ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Cgalloway6

1 Review Written

Great itinerary

Chose this cruise for the itererary and timing - peak fall colors in Canada and New England. Food was average, service was slow, dining room service was very slow. Ports of call and disembarkation was smooth ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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martygo

3 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Poor Customer Service

I choose the cruise based on a lot of ports and few sea days. Found out that that was no shuttle from the train station to the ship. Had to walk a half mile with my cane leading the way. Our room was under the ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Krustycruier

1 Review Written

Food and Beverage service brought down the cruise

Selected a Fall time cruise in the North East with three other couples. Had a good time on the cruise because of the company. But the food and beverage service was the worst I have ever experienced on a cruise ( I ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Lgomez

1 Review Written

Our first cruise

While the ship and sailing company were chosen for us, as this originally started as big group/family trip, I wouldn't have chosen any other for our first cruise experience. The ship was fun, full of entertainment, ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Crewzingal

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

The Dawn is Done

We chose this cruise because we wanted to visit New England and Canada. I am a Norwegian gold member. Unfortunately the Dawn disappointed. Being on the Dawn felt like being in a Petri dish. My husband and I are in ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Cruise Time2

1 Review Written

Great Cruise

DINING/DRINKS/SERVICE: We paid for the Meal Specialty Dining Package, Adult Ultimate Beverage Package and the Prepaid Service Charge. It was money well spent and a great value. We were able to eat at four ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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GARY r kIRBY

1 Review Written

Canada & New England

wanted to see the Maritimes, hopefully with fall colors, but too early for that, up the St Lawrence was great, lots of little , villages. fantastic homes in Newport, must hv been nice to have money in those days ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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larryYoung

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Good food, shows, but NOT the Balcony rooms layout. 1/3 Inside cabins crowded

At Manhattan Terminal, the Embarkation staffs are rude and shouting to the senior guests, this is the worst Embarkation experience have ever experienced for 25 years Cruse vacation. Free Dining: (1) Bamboo ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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hogan2ke

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Disappointed in NCL

I choose this cruise because of the ports of calls visited and the cruise length was the shortest (9 days) of all cruise lines. This was the second cruise we’d taken with NCL, the last was about 20 years ago. ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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PrincessPam

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Canada is crazy cool! NCL not so much.

Wait staff, ship's officers and crew, security & maintenance, as usual, are all top notch. Management is just the opposite. From 6 hours on the phone over 5 weeks unsuccessfully trying to get a return call from a ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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children's inheritence

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

NCL has gone downhill

This was our 4th NCL cruise and will be our last. We are not big eaters, but enjoy a "snack" before going to bed. The buffet, under title "24/7", closed at 10:30. We came up from shows and could not eat in the ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Pendletonguy

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

First and Last Cruise on NCL

This was my 24th Cruise, which includes river cruises in Europe. It was our first time on NCL and will be our last! Their customer service stinks! NCL booked our flights and 6 hours before our departure, our ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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poipie

9 Reviews Written

34 Helpful Votes

11 days Eastern Canada - New England

When I started traveling on cruise ship years ago, a travel agent told me : the most important factor for a cruise is the SHIP, destination and ports are are not important. In this case the Dawn should not be on ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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bphman

6 Reviews Written

43 Helpful Votes

Not My Cruise Line

My wife and I decided to do a quick 1 week cruise out of New York and traveled with my daughter and 11 month old grandson in a separate cabin. We had sailed the S.S. Norway and had such a bad experience we stayed ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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gtdalmaso

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

The kind of Cruise Line that makes you a return customer

I had only been on one cruise prior to this voyage and I can honestly say it was an exceptional trip. The ship was exceptionally decorated, the public rooms and restaurants felt more upscale than advertised... ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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theoz

7 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

Great time, great service

We chose this cruise because our daughter and son-in-law were going along and the time frame fit their schedules. We have cruised on Norwegian many times but never on the Dawn. Prior to going, I read several ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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egtravel

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

NCL Dawn to Canada and NE...Now corkage fee for EVERY bottle of wine!

I used to carry on a bottle of wine to enjoy in my cabin, and there was no charge. They would only charge you a corkage fee if you took it to the dining room to open and enjoy. Now, they stop you immediately after ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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SmurfySmurfette

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

The Dawn was a horrible ship that is truly dated

I truly don’t know how to adequately express how disappointed we are in our first cruise with Norwegian and first cruise ever. I have always heard that this is the elite of the cruise lines and this is who we ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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AnchorMeister

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great destinations, poor communication and lack of transparency

Overview (C): We rated each category A-F based on our experience on the NCL Dawn. Overall the ship was okay... nothing exceptionally glamorous but not terrible either. Our main issue with the Dawn was terrible ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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lmd4941977

4 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

First Solo Trip

I really like Norwegian ships. I have only been on several, but plan many more. The ship was clean and the food was good. I booked the last minute as a solo traveler. I did not have any of the specials (food or ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Ingshot

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Plusses and Minuses

We choose this cruise because our adult children chose it. We would choose it again if they wanted to, but we would never choose it for ourselves. We prefer higher-end ships and cruise lines. All features of the ...
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Sail Date June 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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