Review of Norwegian Dawn deck 7 (Lobby-Promenade-Shops)
Promenade Deck’s best feature is the Waterfront Promenade. It offers a unique open-air deck experience by several seaside venues with outdoor seating. The list of the venues features shops, bars, restaurants.
Bamboo (capacity 98 seats) is the Asian restaurant (complimentary since 2015) for Chinese, Japanese, Thai cuisine, plus a la carte priced Sushi menu. The Asian food complex and all its bars are dinner-only venues (open between 5:30-10:30 pm), reservations are recommended.
Teppanyaki Room (18 seats) is the Japanese Hibachi specialty restaurant (reservations’-only, at surcharge US$25 pp, kids charged a full cover). The Teppanyaki restaurant (located inside the Bamboo restaurant) is open for Lunch (12-1:30 pm) and Dinner (5:30-10 pm). It features live cooking demonstrations and traditionally prepared (a la carte priced) specialties, including sushi, fruit sashimi, Yakitori grill, a sake menu.
Sushi Bar (17 seats Bamboo restaurant, surcharge a la carte)
Sake Bar (8 seats, inside Bamboo)
The Cellars is a new wine bar via a partnership with the Michael Mondavi Family. At the new bar are held wine tastings (with sommelier service) and educational events in the evenings. The Cellars wine bar debuted on the NCL Escape ship in 2015.
NCL Dawn’s Aloha Atrium (2-decks high midship area, live entertainment, seminars), hosts the Atrium Cafe (63 seats); this is the place where once per sailing is held the “Presumed Murdered Lunch” is held (11:15-11:45 am /$20 PP surcharge, capacity 86)
Photo Gallery & Shop (checking out cruise experience photos and photo purchases)
Galleria Shops (duty and tax-free boutique shops for jewellery, watches, souvenirs, clothes, toys, liquor, tobaccos, perfumes, general store).
Tides is a new boutique store (located in the atrium lobby area) selling jewellery. The former Ports O’ Call shop (perfumes and cosmetics boutique) is now named Tradewinds.
Bliss Ultra Lounge (457 seats aft Show Lounge and Nightclub, with a bar, dance floor)
NCL Dawn’s Reception (Reservations Desk), Dawn’s Shore Excursions Desk (booking, information)
Stardust Theatre (level 3 of 3).