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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

42 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


baybeach11 avatar

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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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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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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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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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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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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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


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ThelmLou

24 Reviews Written

78 Helpful Votes

Relaxing with no issues but nothing remarkable

We enjoy NCL's product and especially like the "Getaway" nature of the itinerary. We had not been on the Dawn and we were looking forward to the ship. We love this size ship and are especially fond of the Jade and ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Striperchaser

1 Review Written

Dawns early horn 18 May 2019

My wife and I got a email advertising a great rate 1 week before she sailed so we jumped on it, employers were kind of pissed but hey that's what vacation days are for in our book. Took a bus to NYC, got to the ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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mikearth

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Some positives, some negatives

This was our first time sailing with Norwegian. We are die hard Disney Cruise Line fans and found it very difficult not to compare. Disney Cruise ships are heads above in all categories although there were some ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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LyndaB55

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Menu needs to be revamped

Chose this cruise because we had never sailed with Norwegian and thought we would give them a try. Well, never again. The food is deplorable and needs to be revamped with more american choices. The buffet is a go to ...
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Sail Date October 2017


bugbear avatar

bugbear

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

A lot of petty annoyances added up to a very "Meh" cruise

We (adult couple, no kids) wanted a week-long fall color cruise that wasn't round-trip. We spent a few days in Boston prior to the cruise to see the sights and visit relatives. The embarkation process went ...
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Sail Date October 2017


JohnAG avatar

JohnAG

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

General Review including the Venetian Dining Room Artwork

All the artwork in the Venetian Dining Room was partially painted over with stripes and blocks to try and create a modernistic style (?) And many people found it to be a disappointing distraction. The NCL Dawn is ...
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Sail Date October 2017


Jan McD avatar

Jan McD

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Worst cabin...ever.

My Husband and I are pretty loyal customers of NCL. I was shocked and disappointed at the cabin we were assigned on this last trip. We decided to try an inner cabin for our 7th cruise and WOW were we surprised. ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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dertag

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Norwegian Dawn Sept 22-29, 2017 Canada New England Review

We were very disappointed with this cruise. First of all the weather was not what I wanted. Of course the weather is nobody's fault. There were no fall colors. Some places were actually hot and others cold, rain and ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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lodema@comcast.net

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Nice Cruise. Too many people -- too few venues.

We cruise twice a year and at least one of those cruises has been Norwegian over the past ten years. The Dawn has been recently renovated (2016) and I wanted to visit several of the ports included on the Canadian ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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CP10

2 Reviews Written

Really Good or Really Bad

There was no middle ground, things we're really good or really bad-bordering on deplorable. The really bad was the customer service. We had a reservation to board the ship in Quebec City at 10am. However they ...
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Sail Date September 2016


Eclair avatar

Eclair

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great Service and Stage Shows

I spent pre-cruise nights in Boston, and post-cruise nights in Quebec City, on this Canada/New England cruise. The independent stays really enhanced my cruise experience as i was able to explore the two cities in ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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darrmarr

4 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Not our usual NCL experience

We chose this cruise because of prior great experiences on NCL cruises and we wanted to experience the "fall colors cruise" of New England. The ship has been recently refurbished and is great (except the Venetian ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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Fourboysmom

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

More Customer Care Needed

We are a group of friends who travel together every year. We thought a cruise to see fall in Canada and New England would be fun. We chose between Norweigan and Cunard based on price. We should have chosen ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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gypsie-guy

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Nice Cruise

We were in Penthouse Suite 9236 which is an aft stateroom. The suite was nice and roomy but the bathroom was quite small with only one sink and a tub shower. The suite had good, two zone HVAC and a way to close off ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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jaredkira

7 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

I DIDN'T KNOW!!

We choose this 14 day cruise for the itinerary. Out of the 14 days we were at 12 ports only 2 sea days. Each one was different and wonderful. Many times there were items that were not told to us. We did not ...
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Sail Date September 2016


fundays avatar

fundays

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

A Wonderful Cruise to Beautiful, Friendly Quebec City Marred By Poor Embarkation

Cruise Notes: NCL Dawn – Boston to Quebec City 9 – 16 September 2016 The Not So Good 1. The experience during check in was far, far too crowded and much too slow. My wife and I, both aged 75 or better, ...
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Sail Date September 2016


Cated avatar

Cated

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Dawn not as good as it used to be

We had hope to see the fall colors of the north east and visit the communities in Maine and Canada. The stops and the ports and visiting the ports experience was excellent. We planned and did our own tours, which ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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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