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

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

Traveler rating

Excellent

8

Very Good

15

Average

9

Poor

14

Cruise type

Senior Cruises

46

Family Cruises

30

Romantic Cruises

22

Entertainment Cruises

12

Cruises for the Disabled

6

46 Norwegian Dawn Cruise Reviews for Senior 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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Cgalloway6

1 Review Written

Great itinerary

Chose this cruise for the itererary and timing - peak fall colors in Canada and New England. Food was average, service was slow, dining room service was very slow. Ports of call and disembarkation was smooth ...
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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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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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Cruise Time2

1 Review Written

Great Cruise

DINING/DRINKS/SERVICE: We paid for the Meal Specialty Dining Package, Adult Ultimate Beverage Package and the Prepaid Service Charge. It was money well spent and a great value. We were able to eat at four ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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GARY r kIRBY

1 Review Written

Canada & New England

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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larryYoung

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Good food, shows, but NOT the Balcony rooms layout. 1/3 Inside cabins crowded

At Manhattan Terminal, the Embarkation staffs are rude and shouting to the senior guests, this is the worst Embarkation experience have ever experienced for 25 years Cruse vacation. Free Dining: (1) Bamboo ...
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Sail Date August 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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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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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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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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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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marion0602

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Another great cruise!

I have sailed on Norwegian several times and have never been disappointed. This one was on the Dawn from Quebec City to Boston. We arrived in Quebec City the Wednesday before the cruise and stayed at the Hotel ...
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Sail Date September 2018


mikearth avatar

mikearth

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Some positives, some negatives

This was our first time sailing with Norwegian. We are die hard Disney Cruise Line fans and found it very difficult not to compare. Disney Cruise ships are heads above in all categories although there were some ...
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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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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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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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waiheke10

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

CANADA AND NEW ENGLAND - VERY SATISFIED

We chose Norwegian Dawn because of the length of the cruise (just 7 days), the ports visited, and the departure date was convenient. Our previous cruises were with Holland America (Oosterdam and Zuiderdam), so as ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Dmurph70

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Cruising Canada and New England

Like the Norwegian Free Style of Cruising, Entertainment Was awesome one of the best packages we had Schedule Shows to the Lounges Singers and Dancers very professional. Duos, Bands and Specialty entertainers were ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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Polaris1.5

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Great trip!

Every time I cruise I keep thinking it can't continue to be as good as the last trip and I'm always wrong! The entertainment on this trip was phenomenal, often two completely different shows in the Stardust! I ...
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Sail Date October 2017


JohnAG avatar

JohnAG

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

General Review including the Venetian Dining Room Artwork

All the artwork in the Venetian Dining Room was partially painted over with stripes and blocks to try and create a modernistic style (?) And many people found it to be a disappointing distraction. The NCL Dawn is ...
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Sail Date October 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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darrmarr

4 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Not our usual NCL experience

We chose this cruise because of prior great experiences on NCL cruises and we wanted to experience the "fall colors cruise" of New England. The ship has been recently refurbished and is great (except the Venetian ...
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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


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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