Norwegian Dawn deck plans

Deck layouts, review of facilities, activities, amenities

Norwegian Dawn deck plan review at CruiseMapper provides newest cruise deck plans (floor layouts of the vessel) extracted from the officially issued by Norwegian Cruise Line deckplan pdf (printable version).

Each of the Norwegian Dawn cruise ship deck plans are conveniently combined with a legend (showing cabin codes) and detailed review of all the deck's venues and passenger-accessible indoor and outdoor areas. A separate link provides an extensive information on Norwegian Dawn staterooms (cabins and suites), including photos, cabin plans and amenities by room type and category.

Norwegian Dawn (built 2002, last refurbished in 2016) is of the Dawn-class Norwegian Cruise Lines ships – together with NCL Star.

Norwegian Dawn cruise ship deck plan has a total of 1170 staterooms for 2340 passengers (max capacity is 2808 guests), served by 1010 crew/staff members. NCL Dawn ship has a total of 15 onboard dining options, with 11 lounges and bars, 3 swimming pools and 7 jacuzzies, 12 elevators.

NCL Dawn deck plan changes 2016 refurbishment review

The list of deck plan changes after the 2011 refurbishment included:

  • (Deck 12 – conversions) the cinema to new meeting rooms
  • (Deck 8 – new additions) Moderno Churrascaria (Brazilian steakhouse restaurant), Blue Lagoon (buffet restaurant)
  • (Deck 7 – venues that were relocated and conversed into passenger rooms) Photo Gallery, Galleria Shops, Spinnaker observation lounge, the old card/conference rooms
  • (Deck 6 changes) the “Impressions” Italian restaurant was renovated and renamed “La Cucina”.

The list of deck plan changes after the 2016 drydock refurbishment (May 8 to June 3, done in Freeport Bahamas) includes:

  • Major renovations were made to the ship’s Dawn Club Casino and Stardust Theater (both on Deck 6), Atrium lobby and Photo Gallery (both on Promenade Deck 7), Library (Lido Deck 12), the entire pool deck (Lido Deck 12), Entourage (teens club and video arcade on Deck 13).
  • (Deck 6) the restaurants Le Bistro (French) and La Cucina (Italian) switched places. Both were updated with new carpeting, furniture, signage, new decorative lighting.
  • (Deck 6) the ship’s main dining rooms (named “The Venetian” and “Aqua”) were extensively refurbished with new carpeting, wood flooring, wall coverings, artwork, ceiling finishes, lighting, signage. Their furniture was reupholstered.
  • (Deck 6) Gatsby’s Champagne Bar received new flooring, furniture, artwork, decorative lighting, window treatments, new chandelier.
  • (Deck 6) Havana Club (cigar bar) received new furniture, humidor, tile flooring, draperies.
  • (Deck 7) Bamboo Asian Restaurant received new carpeting, wood flooring; lighting; furniture (tables, chairs, bar stools), updated artwork. The Teppanyaki Room’s size was doubled, more tables were added, its flooring and decor were changed. A divider was built between the Teppanyaki Room and the Bamboo restaurant.
  • (Deck 7) The Pearly Kings Pub (84 seats English pub) was replaced by The Cellars (wine bar, partnership with the Michael Mondavi Family).
  • (Deck 7) Spinnaker Lounge was renamed to Bliss Lounge, redesigned and refurbished with new carpeting and furniture.
  • (Deck 7) Tides (new boutique jewelry store was added in the atrium lobby. The Ports O’ Call shop was renamed to Tradewinds.
  • (Deck 8) The Blue Lagoon buffet restaurant was replaced by the O’Sheehan’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill. This is a big-sized lounge area with a 24-hour sports bar and pub with complimentary burgers, hotdogs, desserts.
  • (Deck 8) To make space for the new O’Sheehan’s, the Moderno Churrascaria (Brazilian steakhouse restaurant) was relocated to deck 13, replacing there the Star Bar (88-seat cocktail bar). Moderno received new furniture, decor, wall coverings, window treatments, themed artwork.
  • Mandara Spa (Deck 11) and Pulse Fitness Center (Deck 12) were both redesigned and updated. The Spa received new treatment rooms, barbershop, nail salon, Thermal Suite (with 8 heated loungers), spa pool.
  • (Deck 12) new a-la-carte priced Mexican restaurant was added – Los Lobos Cantina.
  • General renovation of all public areas was also done, including new carpeting, all elevators, all public restrooms.
  • (Deck 12) Garden Cafe (buffet restaurant) was redesigned and upgraded with new flooring, furniture, decorative lighting, artwork, wall finishes, signage.
  • (Deck 13) Cagney’s Steakhouse was redesigned to become more spacious, and received new furniture, artwork, decor, carpeting, lighting, wall finishes.
  • All cruise cabins were refurbished with new carpeting, bedding, furniture, flat TVs, draperies, artwork. The Haven Garden Villas (suites on deck 14) received new flooring, bedding, furniture, lighting, ceilings, decor, 42-inch flat TVs.
  • The ship’s hull was repainted as well.

NCL Dawn cruise ship Internet

By July 2016, Norwegian Cruise Line quadrupled its shipboard Wi-Fi bandwidth on all ships. The new high-speed internet service provides passengers with the pleasure to enjoy at sea almost the same high-speed Internet connections they are used to while on land. The new satellite technology allows shipwide Wi-Fi coverage and high-speed Internet access both in ports of call and at open sea. The increased download and upload speeds allow fast streaming of music and movies (incl YouTube, Netflix), uploading multiple (incl big-sized) pictures and videos, also video chatting (incl FaceTime, Skype, conference calls), as well as checking email, web surfing, stable and fast VPN connections. The bandwidth upgrade is part of a long term partnership between NCLH and EMC Corporation (aka EMC2).

  • The EMC’s enhanced version of the patented SpeedNet technology (browser plug-in) provides its users with the fastest satellite Internet browsing at sea. This new technology solves the Satellite Latency problem (delay of the signal) by storing the most popular websites content (latest versions) and distributing it “off line”. SpeedNet is compatible with all web browsers.
  • Along with the new hardware (satellite dishes, servers) and SpeedNet software, a new end-user web portal was also installed allowing enhanced entertainment options. Among those are pay-per-view events (like NFL games, on-demand movies) delivered to mobile devices. The shoreside connectivity was also increased.
  • Unlimited Internet packages were introduced after implementing the new EMC equipment. 

NCL Dawn Internet packages cost

Currently, Norwegian Dawn offers the following time plans (cruise ship Internet packages).

  • Plan TPS60 (90 min) costs USD 39.
  • Plan TP100 (100 min) costs USD 75.
  • Plan TP250 (250 min) costs USD 125.
  • Plan UCP (unlimited) costs USD 30 per day price (available on itineraries 1-12 days in length).
  • Plan UCP (unlimited) costs USD 25 per day price (available on itineraries 13-days or longer).

Deck layouts

  • Deck 04

    Norwegian Dawn Deck 04
  • Deck 05

    Norwegian Dawn Deck 05
  • Deck 06 - Dining

    Norwegian Dawn Deck 06 - Dining
  • Deck 07 - Lobby-Promenade

    Norwegian Dawn Deck 07 - Lobby-Promenade
  • Deck 08

    Norwegian Dawn Deck 08
  • Deck 09

    Norwegian Dawn Deck 09
  • Deck 10

    Norwegian Dawn Deck 10
  • Deck 11 - Bridge-Spa

    Norwegian Dawn Deck 11 - Bridge-Spa
  • Deck 12 - Lido-Pool

    Norwegian Dawn Deck 12 - Lido-Pool
  • Deck 13 - Kids-Teens-Sports

    Norwegian Dawn Deck 13 - Kids-Teens-Sports
  • Deck 14

    Norwegian Dawn Deck 14

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