Norwegian Dawn was the first ship in NCL's fleet to feature the hull distinctive graphics that has become synonymous with the brand, and ever since has been one of the fleet's favourite ships, offering fantastic itineraries from New York to Bermuda during the summer months, Canada and New England in the autumn and Miami to the Caribbean during the winter cruise season. With countless dining options, bars and lounges, a revitalising spand pools, Norwegian dawn is the epitome of freestyle cruising.
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The Norwegian Dawn offers superb dining options to choose from as part of the freestyle cruising ethos. With 14 dining options in total there is a fantastic array of choice for your cruise. Paying a small cover charge gives you the choice of restaurants like the Japanese Teppanyaki, Le Bistro French restaurant and the upmarket Cagney's Steakhouse.
The entertainment on the NCL Dawn is fantastic. There are 11 bars and lounges to enjoy the perfect drink, the Stardust Theatre for Broadway-style entertainment, and the onboard cinema to keep up to date with the latest and greatest films.
No matter how young the guests are onboard the ship, there is fun to be had for everyone. Little children can enjoy interactive games, films and creative activities at the Splash Academy, while teens can escape their parents for a little while at the Entourage Teen Club.
All the family can make memories splashing about in the pool and the specially designed T-Rex Kid’s Pool features slides and a paddling pool so that nobody has to miss out on cooling off in the water.
There’s no better way to burn off all that indulgent food you’ve been enjoying than having a go at one of the sports available onboard Norwegian Dawn. With basketball and volleyball courts, a running track and swimming pools, you’ll be able to try something new or show off your skills in a bit of friendly competition. If you prefer to do your workout in a gym, then Pulse Fitness Centre has a mix of machines and free weights, as well as exercise classes, ready to help you get that blood pumping.
However, Norwegian know that staying active isn’t everyone’s idea of a perfect holiday. For those looking to enjoy some relaxing downtime, the Mandara Spa and Salon offers a huge range of beauty treatments to make you feel rejuvenated and ready to take on the world. There are also several Jacuzzis and a Thermal Suite to optimise your levels of relaxation.
Great destinations, good food - particularly good and caring looking after Gluten Free. Did not go on excursions except for a HO-HO bus as we found they were a little too expensive. Crew were very good and entertainment very good, particularly the "Elements".
Great service, spacious cabin, well organised and some really interesting excursions.
Travelled from Boston to Quebec in September 2018. We had a mini state room with balcony. High standard of cleanliness and attention by most of the crew. One of the photography staff was quite rude. But this was the exception rather than the rule. The cafeteria was a bit hectic therefore we always ate in the venetian restaurant or in one of the pre-booked speciality restaurants. Some of the entrainment was quite good though on sea days there was not enough going on to interest us. whilst there were numerous bars on board, there was only a small library where one could escape the music and just sit in a lounge situation rather than a bar. One good thing is that compared to our last cruise 2 years ago on Norwegian they do tell you a little bit about the port of call for the independent traveller. Excursions were expensive and so we only went on one trip and then it was not value for money. Enjoyed our cruise and would be happy to return to Norwegian in the future.
My wife and I were disappointed of the Dawn's food. Serving a piece of chicken in a bowl of water doesn't meet our critia of a chicken dish. I thought the food was rather bland. Le Bistro was fine but Aqua was not. The Garden restaurant was delightful. The general condition of the stateroom was OK, but needs a lot of improvement. One sure sore spot was the lack of 110v outletsl given all of today's electronics. Also the shows in the Stardust Theater was very poor. Inl our week long cruise only two shows were worth looking at in our opinion. As platnum crisers we expected much better from NCL When in port and underway chipping paint outside our balcony was outrageous, we could not rest Alll things considered, we will not give up on NCL. Overall Ncl is still the best cruise line of them all.