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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

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


Pendletonguy avatar

Pendletonguy

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

First and Last Cruise on NCL

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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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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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Trailblazer52

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Worst cruise ever

Where to start, and apologies in advance for the length of this but when you are spending this amount of money knowing the line and ship is critical. First, we are experienced cruisers having been on Holland ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Indy Cruisin

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Rudest staff officer we have ever encountered ruined cruise!

We chose this cruise because we have always had a great time on NCL. We love being able to eat at many different places. When we arrived at the terminal to board, it was raining very hard( not the cruise lines ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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siegsharo

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Will never take a Norwegian cruise again

We were a party of 5 wome 60+. We paid for a 2 bedroom suite that was not suitable for us. The balcony held 2 chairs and the 2nd bedroom was no bigger than a closet. One of the group slept on a pull down bunk not ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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mikeybrown

1 Review Written

Sailed twice on the NCL this past two weeks; my FIRST and LAST times.

We cruise at least once a year. He have cruised Seaborne. Carnival. Holland. Princess We cruised twice on the NCL. Our first and last time. Staff was wonderful. The free food was bland at best. The food we ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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stemjr

1 Review Written

POOR SERVICE

This was our 14th cruise and the 4th with Norwegian. Food at the buffet was cold at all meals. Complained to the chef with no results. Trash overflowing in restrooms. No soap in the dispensers in the restrooms on ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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Poetrylover4u

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Up charges and disappointments!

Beware......Norwegian has up charges for room service $16 per couple each time you call even on what is complimentary! When you are in complimentary resturants there will be several better menu choices listed with ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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ruthweissart

1 Review Written

Totally disappointing

Trip Advisor & Cruise Critic In mid-September, we went on our first and definitely the last cruise on the Norwegian Cruise line from Boston to Quebec and back--14 very long days. In fact we are so soured on ...
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Sail Date September 2014


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bryanf

1 Review Written

The good, the bad, and the ugly. Our last cruise on NCL.

My wife and I just returned from two back to back Canada and New England cruises on the Norwegian Dawn. The first was a seven day cruise from Boston to Quebec City. The second was a seven day cruise back to Boston. ...
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Sail Date September 2013


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earljbarrett

1 Review Written

Last time on NCL

It has been a while since I was on an NCL Cruise and they are not the same line. The food was plentiful but oh so ordinary and poorly prepared. The dinners were at best 2 star and I sent three back because they ...
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Sail Date September 2012


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Shulboy

1 Review Written

The Sun Is Setting on the Dawn

Two weeks ago I completed my 4th, and what will be my last cruise with NCL. This was my second time aboard the Dawn, having sailed on this ship 5 years ago. Over the years I have noticed a serious decline in the NCL ...
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Sail Date September 2010


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RCG67

1 Review Written

Booked Bermuda ended up in Canada and Maine - and I'm from New England!

Involved no flights, was able to drive to Boston and the weather and pink sandy beaches in Bermuda! Received a text message while we were enroute to Boston that the itinerary had been changed to Canada and Maine due ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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shoelessdeb

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Worst Cruise Ever!

My friend and I were excited to be cruising on the Norwegian Dawn, that quickly changed. We’ve both have been on 12 cruises each, and this had to be the worst experience we’ve had on any ship. The food in the ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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DeeDaria

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Worst experience ever with canceled flight home

We should have a mixed review here. Maybe two or three out of five. The ports and onshore experiences were great. We sailed from NYC to Quebec City to see the fall colors. The room guy and many service people on the ...
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Sail Date September 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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