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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

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


GARY r kIRBY avatar

GARY r kIRBY

1 Review Written

Canada & New England

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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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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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RSMMarty

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Enjoyable music and good food

Overall, we enjoyed the Dawn. Food We ate in three specialty restaurants, both main rooms and Garden Cafe. The quality of the food was consistently good. Our biggest complaint was the lack of variety for ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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surfone

4 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

2nd Time on Dawn in 6 months. Thumbs up!

We sailed on Dawn in December 2018 out of San Juan, and had a chance to sail again to NE/Canada in May 2019. Booked an inside on deck 10 midship. Plenty of storage for two, the round table under the TV is in the ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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NUPDCOP

6 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Honest True Review

Honest review from a 40 year old guy who works in public service and says it like it is. The Dawn is a nice ship and looked perfectly fine in all areas. I did not notice anything that needed immediate attention or ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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ray32822

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise to Canada & New England

Loved the itinerary for this cruse and a chance to escape the Florida heat. Saw a lot of mixed reviews for this ship so we were a little concerned. First trip with Norwegian and overall we were very happy with our ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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dpadgett59

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

A nicely refurbished ship

I was travelling with a group of 13 ages 55-65, the ship is very nicely refurbished not the neon colors like some others. Dining options are good, there is the Venetian which is the main dining room, the Aqua, ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Sgoet

1 Review Written

My first cruise

We selected this cruise as an extension of our week stay in Boston, hoping to see some Fall color and planning to spend a week in Quebec after the cruise. Embarkation was crowded but went smoothly, we were having ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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JKHuddy

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Trip from Boston to Quebec City - wonderful one-way cruise

My wife and I always wanted to visit Quebec City, but the surprising lack of an non-stop airplane from BOS to YQC made a long weekend by air too much trouble. So, illogically, we took a cruise instead. We live near ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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JGRP4

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Very enjoyable itinerary and ship experience

My husband and I had never seen the fall foliage, so we picked this cruise to see that and also how Norwegian and their freestyle dining worked. We loved the freestyle dining and being able to eat when and where we ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Jerryboy1

1 Review Written

New England Canada Cruise

My wife and I always wanted to see New England and Quebec Canada and had the best time ever. The Dawn had been very nicely updated and we were not disappointed at all. Our Mini Suite with balcony was very ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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missjones

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fall colors cruise

This ship is medium size which we like. Our mini suite was great.Having a larger bathroom & balcony was very nice. Our room steward kept it neat & clean. Food on the ship, some good & some bad. Specialty dining in ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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4774Papa

23 Reviews Written

134 Helpful Votes

Very Good Family Cruise to New England and Eastern Canada on the Dawn

New England and Eastern Canada Our trip started in Boston, which is where my Daughter and her family live. Ginny and I flew up two days early to spend a couple of days with the family. We had a nice visit and ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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NCcruisers5

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Boston to Quebec City

This was our 4th cruise and our 1st on Norwegian. We cruised on Carnival in 1991 and 2010 and on Royal Caribbean in 2012. The Norwegian Dawn is an older ship but it was clean and had everything we needed. The ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Orygungirl

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Lovely fall cruise

We boarded in Quebec City. The ship was docked at #30 which was quite a ways from the city center. It didn't look that far on the map, so my husband and I walked over, intending to board, have lunch and then go back ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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Sakali

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Avoid “Specialty” Dining

My husband and I wanted to celebrate our 40th Anniversary with a Canada/New England cruise. We chose Norwegian for the itinerary and favorable past experiences on the Norwegian line. We bid on an upgrade and were ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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mousy56

9 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

New England 2017 NCL Dawn

My husband and I have done around 20 cruises we are in our 60's. Took our daughter 35. Choose this cruise for the itinerary. Started in Boston stayed at Haven Inn and Marina. Very nice location. Day one ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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warmweather guy

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

"Looking into my roots"

The main reason for the cruise was both grandparents were born in Canada, so I was interested in the Halifax and Quebec area. We also was hoping to the leaves changing in New England but we were to early. We have ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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GA-Girl

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Beautiful Canada

We chose Norwegian because our group prefers fewer days at sea and their itinerary best suited our needs. The ship was lovely and the crew couldn't have been friendlier or more hospitable. Richard, the Cruise ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Chatterbox Scot

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

The Maritimes and a lovely Canadian welcome

Embarkation was smooth in Boston. (It would have been nice to have had an option of a morning tour of the city. There was time. We had just arrived at nine the previous night from the UK. Unfamiliar surroundings and ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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ChwkHappyTravels

1 Review Written

60th Birthday

The embarkation was long and drawn out in Quebec City. Could have been arranged much better. But, once we were on the ship things went much better. We felt the problem was people on board wanting to disembark ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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Merryly

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great Cruise Ship; Terrible Website and Water Package Customer Service

I have two main complaints. Otherwise it was a great ship. The entertainment was TOP NOTCH, the best we have experienced. First complaint - When we went through security in the Boston Port, the ladies directing ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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Otsego

4 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Back to Back - Canada & Bermuda

We did BTB cruises, Canada, then Bermuda. We had sailed on the Dawn before she was refurbished, and she's definitely been spruced up! They've added a Mexican restaurant that opened July 1, and it's gaining in ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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vstanisz

3 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

New England and Canadian Maritimes from Boston

We wanted to visit Eastern Canada and New England in the fall. We chose this cruise to avoid a lot of driving between the Maritime Provinces and for the fact that it cruised from Boston which eliminated the need to ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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bonvoyagie

2 Reviews Written

NCL Dawn 14 day Canada and New England

I have cruised NCL in the past and enjoy the overall cruise experience they offer. This was our first 14 day cruise and we chose it because of the ports. We have not been to the east coast for vacation at all so it ...
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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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