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Norwegian Dawn Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to Canada & New England

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

Traveler rating

Excellent

11

Very Good

6

Average

6

Poor

5

Terrible

1

Cruise type

Senior Cruises

46

Family Cruises

30

Romantic Cruises

22

Entertainment Cruises

12

Cruises for the Disabled

6

30 Norwegian Dawn Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to Canada & New England


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


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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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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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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


theoz avatar

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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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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dbenadon

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Simply Outstanding

This was our second Norwegian cruise and our first "cold-water" cruise. It was also our first experience cruising in a suite. To start, as others have pointed out, the ship was wonderfully refurbished although ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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jagmiller

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

An Amazing Cruise

We have sailed with Norwegian seven times before this cruise to New England and Canada. We have done this cruise from New York but did not get to experience Prince Edward Island. Sadly we didn't get there this ...
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Sail Date October 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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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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sargemrs

4 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Enjoyed our cruise from Boston to Quebec City

Our group of 4 couples decided this cruise would interest us and we began the planning. We all chose the aft penthouses. 3 were on 9th deck and 1 was on 10th deck. The 10th deck stateroom was much larger, at ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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cmnutritionow@hotmail.com

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Adult vacation

This was my husbands first cruise and he enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere of the Norwegian cruise line. We enjoyed meals in many of the different dinning rooms and enjoyed them all.We attended many of the shows and ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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WALLEEK

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Happy travelers

My sister, niece and I were traveling together. We cruised from Quebec City to Boston on the Dawn. It was a lovely cruise, the food was very good (loved the Venetian Inn where the service was excellent); the ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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Cruisertoomuch

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Good Cruise; Too Early for This Year's Fall Colors

All was very good. Having said that I still have some suggestions for improvement. Internet "service" in the stateroom was a bad joke. Had to move the computer around to find access. The food overall was good ...
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Sail Date October 2015


lenale avatar

lenale

1 Review Written

Boston to Quebec City Sept. 2015

This is our second cruise with NCL. The Norwegian Dawn is one of the not so huge cruise ship as it in fashion today, with about 2200 passengers and about 1300 crew members only. Embarkation was orderly and smooth, ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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wel@spu.edu

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Service Charge and More

Ship's policy statement says a passenger may opt out of the automatic daily service charge by stopping by the customer service desk and asking for it. Not true in my case; I was told that I could not opt out ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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sylviamerkel

1 Review Written

Nice Ship

I was traveling with my adult son. We both enjoyed this older ship because we could walk the whole way around the outside on deck. Evening dinner in Cafe was disappointing. Also, food there & in the Blue ...
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Sail Date September 2015


gsully avatar

gsully

5 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Canada & New England

Let me start off by saying I was pleasantly surprised by the condition of the Norwegian Dawn. I hadn’t cruised on a ship as old as the Dawn and expected an older looking ship. In actuality, the Dawn was in great ...
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Sail Date September 2013


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plumber22

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Wonderful time!!!

We started off this cruise on the right foot. Then hurricane Sandy hit. We had to move to get away from her and had to stay away so missed ports and hit other ports to avoid her. We dealt with that ok, as we know ...
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Sail Date October 2012


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orlandolawyer

1 Review Written

No rating

Wonderful Cruise!

We took the Norweigian dawn on 9/26-10/3 for a 7 day Canada New England Cruise and the vacation far exceeded our expectations! my husband and I are 30 something professionals and this is our 3rd cruise with both ...
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Sail Date September 2010


Azure Moon avatar

Azure Moon

7 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Dawn of check marks by some of my Bucket List items.

There were three people in our party. One of us at times used a cane, walker, and wheelchair, depending on the situation and her level of mobility at the time. We flew from home on Delta and it was fast, ...
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Sail Date September 2009


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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