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Norwegian Dawn Cruise Reviews for First-Time Cruisers Cruises to Bermuda

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Dawn
Bermuda
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

34

Very Good

14

Average

7

Poor

4

Terrible

2

Cruise type

Family Cruises

319

Romantic Cruises

97

First-Time Cruisers

61

Senior Cruises

54

Entertainment Cruises

42

61 Norwegian Dawn Cruise Reviews for First-Time Cruisers Cruises to Bermuda


teacherslovesummer avatar

teacherslovesummer

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

1st Cruise was Outstanding

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This was our 1st cruise. We stayed in an oceanview stateroom. Our room was beautiful and clean! We always had new towels and ice! It was a constant party for 7 days! The bar staff and wait staff is exceptional! ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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Tbelt

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Nowegion Dawn Boston to Bermuda June 7-14 2013

I am a person who has never wanted to take a cruise. Being "stuck" on a boat just did not appeal to me. Another thing that I did not like was "what if I am doing something I really like and have to stop to get back ...
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Sail Date June 2013


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Kaygoesglobal

1 Review Written

WORST VACATION EVER!

We received the "free cruise" flyer in the mail from Resorts hotel in AC,NJ and decided to take advantage it. Little did we know free meant 2500 dollars in little charges. If you are the type of person who cannot ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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livbriggs

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Dawn to Bermuda

we took the dawn to Bermuda, this was our first cruise. we cruised with another couple & we shared a room, next time we will definitely get our own room for privacy but overall it was an amazing time. we live about ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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jsull826

8 Reviews Written

37 Helpful Votes

First time in Dawn - like the six and attitude

As an 8 time NCL customer - we were delighted with the one week cruse to Bermuda. From Boston - it was an smooth check-in and finding our cabin ready to be occupied was a plus at 1:30 in the afternoon. NCL likes ...
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Sail Date October 2015


Rich1953 avatar

Rich1953

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great Bermuda Cruise on Dawn

This was my first cruise and the second for my wife. The Dawn is a great ship, very well maintained and clean. The food in the Garden Cafe was very good with lots of variety. The fresh buns in the morning ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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princesswriterkc

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Vacation Fun

My vacation was a lot of fun since this was my first cruise. I did not know what to expect. I was just going "to go with it" and see what a cruise is like. Since I was on a freestyle cruise I did not get a sense ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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jjp6244

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

A Wonderful Ship to Enjoy Our First Cruise!

We had never gone on a cruise before, but my parents had gone 3 times on a Norwegian ship already. My parents stayed in the adjoining room and my family of 4 stayed in the next room. We had a great stay and will ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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kcbonks

1 Review Written

Norwegian Dawn

I just returned from a cruise from Boston to Bermuda on NCL. This was my first cruise but after cruising with NCL I am sure I will cruise with them again. The service we received was fantastic from the start. The ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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PSMARINE

1 Review Written

Great first cruise

I am an avid lover of the water and did work on the water professionally years ago and finally my wife and our two older boys ages 17 and 21 were finally taking a cruise. Let's just say I was looking forward to it ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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snowball.5

1 Review Written

Stuck Inside on a Cruise Ship, and Not By Choice

This was my first cruise and most likely my last. The cruise was filled to capacity to include 600 kids. At age 18 if a guardian signed off the 18 year old could drink and they hung out in groups with no ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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jimmy0999

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First timers - Had an awesome time!

We chose this cruise because it left from Boston, close to our home. After booking it, we learned that Norwegian has one of the best safety ratings of all the cruise lines. Check in was easy. The buffet lunches and ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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meni0n

1 Review Written

Great Cruise on the Dawn

First time cruiser here. Myself and my wife took a drive down from Ottawa to Boston. The drive was great with no problems and then we arrived at the port. We got directed by the police officer to the parking area ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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Emmaxtera

1 Review Written

Cruising with a Two Year Old

We just got back from the 7 day cruise from Boston to Bermuda. We traveled with my parents, my husband, our 7 and 2 year old and my brother/wife and his 3 year old. Overall, we had a fabulous time. I do ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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normdu

1 Review Written

Wife and I Experiance First Time

First time Cruise age 63 & 69. Wife Broke led in March which made us all most cancelled. Balcony 9 aftermath, room was nice kept well all time, Our porter was accommodating, pleasant left chocolate and animal ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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davidqhuang

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Outstanding Kids Program (preschool and elementary)

This was our first cruise for us and our kids ages 8 and 5. As a busy and tired parent of young kids, I was very pleased and satisfied with the quality and hours of the kids program, called "Splash Academy". ...
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Sail Date June 2015


Colie92 avatar

Colie92

1 Review Written

Boston to Bermuda

I enjoy the Norwegian Dawn cruise I had a great time in the cruise. There was a lot great things on the cruise like seeing shows, playing casinos, great restaurants for dinners, buffets for breakfast and lunch and ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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Frzninvt

3 Reviews Written

Great First Cruise for Daughter and Myself

Overall a very good time, took awhile for our luggage to get to the room. Promised at 2PM and arrived closer to 6PM. We stayed in the Owner's Suite room 12000 very nice and comfortable. Embarkation and ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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KDegra2440

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Zero accountability or empathy

Hello. I sailed on the cruise on the Dawn from Boston to Bermuda from 5/29-6/5. On the evening of 5/29, a passenger apparently was injured, which necessitated the ship turning around and going back to Boston. ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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lfitzkemmett

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

It Turns Out Paradise Has Been Overbuilt

This was our first cruise. We went with our two children and my mother. There was very little pre-cruise orientation and virtually none on the cruise. The staterooms were comfortably appointed and the butlers were ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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cruisemamom

1 Review Written

First Cruise - Somewhat Disappointed

This was my first experience cruising and several co-workers recommended I try Norwegian as the embarkation port is Boston which is very close to my home. This cruise was to celebrate my daughter's 21st Birthday ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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nycjeg

1 Review Written

Wonderful experience on the Dawn

First time cruiser. Had a wonderful time on the Dawn with 10 other people. THE SHIP OVERALL: Spotless and in good shape. She is one of the older ones so you will see maintenance crews frequently. I saw a 2 water ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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JustShipping

1 Review Written

One word - Outstanding!

We are sisters in our 60s who have travelled throughout Europe and the United States. This was our first cruise and it definitely will not be our last! We were on the Dawn’s May 22nd cruise from Boston to ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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cruisesurfing

1 Review Written

No COMMUNICATION TO PASSENGERS, LOST A DAY!!!

We had a medical emergency on board the first night and ended up having to turn around and go back to Boston Port (which is fine) but the Captain NEVER told us until 2pm the next day when rumors were going around ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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vidyamurthy89

1 Review Written

Exceeds Expectations

This being my first cruise experience, me and my husband celebrated our first wedding anniversary and the cruising was a pleasant experience. The ship "Norwegian Dawn" was well maintained and the crew is ...
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Sail Date May 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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