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Norwegian Dawn

238 Reviews
Norwegian Cruise Line

Traveling to exotic ports in Asia, Africa, Bermuda, The Caribbean, and The Mediterranean, Norwegian Dawn will make all your cruise ship dreams a reality. It is newly redesigned, featuring a completely new line up of activities and restaurants that promise to entertain and inspire the mind, body, and soul. Measuring in at 965 feet in total length, this ship is spacious and features luxury amenities that appeal to anyone's discerning taste for elegance and glam. Complete with the state-of-the-art Stardust Theater, 5-star gourmet restaurants, and a day-spa that will leave you feeling like a whole new person, your vacation aboard this ship will be anything but ordinary.

As part of the boat cruise liner renovation project, all staterooms have been modernized to include spacious living quarters with brand new furnishing and plush linens that provide a restful and relaxing experience. Whether you choose to stay in a standard suite or a multi-room penthouse, you will be treated as an honored guest throughout your stay. Staterooms include 24-hour room service, breathtaking views of the ocean, and bathrooms with full-size tubs. Treat yourself to a worldly vacation experience aboard this amazing ship. 

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Onboard Experience


Inspired by the fine destinations you will travel to as part of the cruise package, your taste buds will be taken on a culinary journey to far and distant lands when you dine at one of the extraordinary complimentary or specialty restaurant options aboard the Norwegian Dawn. The Venetian and Aqua are the two main dining halls of the ship and both offer traditional American food in an upscale setting. Bimini Grill is a casual comfort food restaurant that stays open late for your comfort food cravings. For a more European dining experience, head over to O'Sheehan's Neighborhood Bar & Grill for some old-fashioned fish & chips and a cold beer. You can also treat your palette to some amazing south of the border food at Los Lobos Mexican restaurant or Moderno Churrascaria gourmet Brazilian restaurant.


Modeled after a fine European opera house, the Stardust Theater brings Broadway-worthy live performances directly to you while you sail aboard the Norwegian Dawn. The theater features a relaxing atmosphere complete with rich red decor, high-end seating, and state-of-the-art sound equipment so you can experience the best sound possible during all performances. During your cruise, enjoy live entertainment such as Showdown, a live singing competition where the audience gets to decide who moves on to the next round; Elements, a musical where professional singers and dancers perform routines themed around earth, air, fire, and water; or Soul Rockin' Nights, a music performance that pays tribute to songs of the 1980s. Along with complimentary shows, the theater offers special ticketed shows during select cruises.

Fitness & Recreation

Just because you are on vacation, does not mean your health and fitness goals need to go to the wayside. The Norwegian Dawn has plenty of physical fitness activities to keep your blood pumping while you are onboard. For an excellent morning or daytime workout, head over to Pulse Fitness Center where you can break a sweat while taking in beautiful views of the ocean. Inside Pulse Fitness Center, you will find strength training equipment, cardio machines, and a variety of free weights and mats. Trainer led physical fitness classes occur daily and you can sign up for as many as you like while at the fitness center. For those who wish to get some fresh air while working out, there is a jogging track on the upper deck as well as a sports recreation area where you can play volleyball or basketball. You are also welcome to swim laps in the ship's lap pool; it is the longest of any cruise ship lap pool at sea.


Loosen up stiff muscles and melt all your worries away with a trip to Norwegian Dawn's Mandara Spa & Salon. Indulge in a relaxing deep tissue massage and enjoy some quality ‘me time’ pampering yourself for a while. Mandara Spa & Salon offers an entire menu of beauty treatments as well as health and wellness services that are sure to leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Some of the services offered at Mandara Spa & Salon include couples’ massages, acupuncture, cellulite treatments, manicures and pedicures, Botox injections, lip enhancements, and hot stone massages. Spa Thermal Suite is another oasis for your mind, body, and soul. The Spa Thermal Suite offers a variety of relaxing activities like deep water hot tubs, a steam room, a sauna, and a tropical rainforest shower. 


While you will undoubtedly find some great shopping opportunities when you visit each of the ports of call on your itinerary, you can save a lot of money when doing your shopping aboard the Norwegian Dawn. The ship is home to some amazing retail stores, and the best part is, all shopping done aboard the ship is tax and duty-free! The Galleria Shops is your one-stop-shop for all of the luxury brand items and gifts you crave. It is an expansive store that is sectioned off into categories so you can find what you are looking for quickly. Merchandise at The Galleria Shops includes items like Channel handbags, Bulgari watches, designer purses, clothes, trinkets, and so much more. Colombian Emeralds International is where to go if you wish to purchase fine jewelry for up to 70% off. You will find every gemstone imaginable in this house of bling. Tradewinds is another popular shopping spot and it is geared towards small travel luxuries such as makeup, jewelry, and perfumes.


Aboard the Norwegian Dawn, your kids will have an extraordinary opportunity to learn and play thanks to the many enriching activities and social events aimed directly at them. Whether you are traveling with teens or toddlers, they will have plenty to see and do in between port stops. Entourage Teen Club is a fun social place that mimics the adult hangouts on the ship but is filled with fun activities that are age-appropriat\ for them. Entourage is a fun 1970s-themed disco club that features a dance floor, cafe seating, a jukebox, and plenty of arcade games to keep them entertained. Video Zone is a new-age twist on classic arcades from decades past and is home to a whole slew of digital video games and activities. Kids of all ages will enjoy the spacious swimming pools located at the top deck of the ship. Trex's Kids Pool has fun dinosaur-themed activities for the little ones while Oasis Swimming Pool is geared toward older kids and adults.


Tempt Lady Luck for a chance to win it big at the casino located aboard the Norwegian Dawn. This classy Vegas-style casino is part of the Casinos at Sea program offered on just about all Norwegian Cruise Line ships. Register for the Casino Rewards Program and take advantage of all the perks that come with being a loyal member. At the casino, try your hand at Black Jack, Roulette, Let it Ride, and Craps. You can even join in on a poker tournament or visit the exclusive high rollers room. The ship also offers a card room for those who would like a quieter gaming experience.



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Ship Reviews

4.2 Stars
238 Reviews
* All reviews are by verified customers that have traveled by booking through a travel agent in the Avoya Network
“So worth it ”
5 Stars
Cruise Date: 06/05/2024
Destination: Europe
Reviewed about 1 month ago by Myra
“European cruise”
5 Stars
Cruise Date: 06/05/2024
Destination: Europe
Reviewed about 1 month ago by Susan
3 Stars
Cruise Date: 02/01/2024
Destination: Africa
Reviewed 5 months ago by Peggy
“Norweigian was not great”
2 Stars
Cruise Date: 01/03/2024
Destination: Africa
Reviewed 6 months ago by Fern
“Very disappointed ”
1 Star
Cruise Date: 10/05/2023
Destination: Europe
Reviewed 9 months ago by Michael
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