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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

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


Rafman avatar

Rafman

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Sub standard cruise line and cruise for too high of cost

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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


martygo avatar

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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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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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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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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drhdhome1

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Nice Itinerary - Too Many Errors

We choose this cruise because of the itinerary, particularly Newport, Rhode Island and two stops in Canada. We were excited that after this cruise we would be 1 point away from becoming Platinum Plus (175 points). ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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vadersprincess12

4 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

FIRST AND PROBABLY LAST SAILING WITH NCL

We were offered a "Free" cruise from NCL through our local casino. First and foremost, it is not FREE. Having worked in the maritime business for almost 30 years including with cruise, we knew that we would be ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Papermoon4

11 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Not Dirty Dawn, But Extremely Disappointing Dawn

I booked a last minute porthole cabin on the deck 4. This cruise jammed five ports into seven days (Halifax, St. John, Portland, Bar Harbor, and Newport, which was canceled due to weather). The Dawn's ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Denaliman

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Anniversary Cruise

Took this cruise to celebrate our anniversary. Wanted to catch the eastern fall colours We have done several cruises (mainly with NCL) but we get the feeling that their shipboard experience has deteriorated ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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tomvlasic

2 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Does not compare to Princess or Royal Caribbean

My spouse and I previously cruised on Princess and Royal Caribbean before so I had high hopes for Norwegian Cruise Lines until AFTER I read their reviews AFTER I paid off our cruise and found this website. Needless ...
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Sail Date October 2018


LaraineNC avatar

LaraineNC

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Abysmal Service and Ship

We were looking forward to cruise as the last cruise we took was several years ago. We were looking forward to the freestyle dining and we bought the thermal suite package which was good value and lovely. The ...
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Sail Date October 2018


John polich avatar

John polich

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Very disappointing

Thought we could see some fall colors along the St Lawrence. That just does not happen, as you cruise too far from shore. Once we got to the Nova Scotia coast area, the trees were all still green, and the skies ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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hardyislander

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Big Disappointment - Won't Sail With Norwegian Again

We had sailed on the Norwegian Jewel three years ago and were very happy with the cruise. So, we chose Norwegian again. The quality of the cruise line seems to have gone way down. We heard many complaints from ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Safety Dude

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

An In-depth Review of our Experience on The Norwegian Dawn: Worth Reading!

Spoiler alert: This is quite long! But if you’re contemplating taking a cruise on the Norwegian Dawn, the few minutes that it takes to read this will help you make an informed choice as to whether or not this ...
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Sail Date October 2017


gandalf2 avatar

gandalf2

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Embarkation was a disaster.

Two and a half hours in line for boarding security!! They only had one scanner for 2,500 guests. I don't know why this is even required, the checked luggage could contain anything, and since we spent the first day ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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LEONARD.SHULTZ

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Probably last cruise with NCL

Wanted to cruise to Quebec.It almost turned into the cruise from hell.For a ship that had been refurbished a year ago it looked like what they did was just add more extra cost restraunts. Then on the first day when ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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rosepate

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Not impressed

Was not impressed overall. The staff always seemed unimpressed at their choice of employment and even were as candid as stating since Oceania took over things have been on the decline. The bartenders were probably ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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colin_in_ottawa

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Complimentary dining is not so complimentary...

Dining options were poor... If you want good food you have to pay extra even in complementary dining rooms. No offerings of surf and turf or lobster on a new england cruise? free offerings were very limited, ...
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Sail Date September 2016


Lauren14 avatar

Lauren14

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Beware - the Dawn is Not Ready for Primetime

We chose Norwegian again because of recent good experiences and this particular itinerary. From the first day, we were burdened with a room directly under the Garden Buffet, where they apparently spend all night ...
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Sail Date September 2016


TravelOwls avatar

TravelOwls

4 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

This Dawn Did Not Rise

We chose this cruise for the ports of call & mostly they did not disappoint. Many other things however, did. We have cruised on many different cruise lines, but this was our 1st time on NCL - it will probably be ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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blueskiessail

4 Reviews Written

The Dawn has turned to dusk!

I will start by saying that I have been on many cruises with many different lines. This cruise was choosen for the port stops with only 2 days at sea. This part of the trip was brillant, with great port stops and ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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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