Norwegian Dawn

Norwegian Dawn current position

Norwegian Dawn current location is at East Mediterranean (coordinates 37.06128 N / 15.28661 E) cruising en route to SYRACUSE. The AIS position was reported 1 hour ago.

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Specifications of Norwegian Dawn

Year built2002  /  Age: 18
Flag state Bahamas
BuilderMeyer Werft (Papenburg, Germany)
ClassDawn
Building costUSD 450 million
Owner(NCLH) Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd
Operator(NCL) Norwegian Cruise Line
Speed25 kn / 46 kph / 29 mph
Length (LOA)294 m / 965 ft
Beam (width)32 m / 105 ft
Gross Tonnage92250 gt
Passengers2340 - 2808
Crew1010
Passengers-to-space ratio33
Decks14
Cabins1170
Decks with cabins9
Last Refurbishment2016
Christened byKim Cattrall
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Norwegian Dawn Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2021 Apr 12 11 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Venice Civitavecchia $1099
2021 Apr 23 9 days, round-trip Italy And Greek Isles Venice $979
2021 May 02 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Venice $749
2021 May 09 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Venice $849
2021 May 16 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Venice $849
2021 May 23 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Venice $849
2021 May 30 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Venice $899
2021 Jun 06 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Venice $899
2021 Jun 13 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Venice $949
2021 Jun 20 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Venice $949
2021 Jun 27 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Venice $949
2021 Jul 25 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Venice $999
2021 Aug 01 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Venice $949
2021 Aug 08 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Venice $899
2021 Aug 15 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Venice $849
2021 Aug 22 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Venice $829
2021 Aug 29 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Venice $799
2021 Sep 05 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Venice $829
2021 Sep 12 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Venice $829
2021 Sep 19 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Venice $799
2021 Sep 26 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Venice $799
2021 Oct 03 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Venice $829
2021 Oct 10 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Venice $799
2021 Oct 17 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Venice $749
2021 Oct 24 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Venice $749
2021 Oct 31 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Venice $749
2021 Nov 07 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Venice $699
2021 Nov 14 7 days, one-way from Venice to Civitavecchia Venice $749
2021 Nov 21 17 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Tampa Civitavecchia $1049
2021 Dec 08 11 days, round-trip Caribbean Curacao, Aruba Dominican Republic Tampa $829
2021 Dec 19 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Harvest Caye, Cozumel Roatan Tampa $899
2022 Jan 02 11 days, round-trip Caribbean Dominican Republic San Juan Tampa $789
2022 Jan 13 5 days, round-trip Bahamas Great Stirrup Cay Key West Tampa $379
2022 Jan 18 11 days, round-trip Caribbean Round-Trip Tampa Tampa $789
2022 Jan 29 11 days, round-trip Caribbean Dominican Republic San Juan Tampa $789
2022 Feb 09 11 days, round-trip Caribbean Round-Trip Tampa Tampa $789
2022 Feb 20 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Harvest Caye, Cozumel Roatan Tampa $599
2022 Mar 13 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Harvest Caye, Cozumel Roatan Tampa $599
2022 Mar 20 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Harvest Caye, Cozumel Roatan Tampa $599
2022 Mar 27 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Harvest Caye, Cozumel Roatan Tampa $599
2022 Apr 03 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Harvest Caye, Cozumel Roatan Tampa $649
2022 Apr 10 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Harvest Caye, Cozumel Roatan Tampa $699
2022 Apr 17 11 days, one-way from Tampa to New York Tampa $889
2022 May 14 10 days, one-way from Southampton to Amsterdam Southampton $1109
2022 Jun 13 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Stockholm Amsterdam $849
2022 Aug 26 10 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Southampton Amsterdam $1009
2022 Sep 05 10 days, one-way from Southampton to Amsterdam Southampton $1059
2022 Sep 15 10 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Southampton Amsterdam $959
2022 Sep 25 10 days, one-way from Southampton to Amsterdam Southampton $959
2022 Oct 05 10 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Southampton Amsterdam $909
2022 Oct 25 11 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Barcelona Civitavecchia $1089
2022 Nov 05 15 days, one-way from Barcelona to Tampa Barcelona $1029
2022 Nov 20 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Harvest Caye, Cozumel Roatan Tampa $849
2022 Dec 11 11 days, round-trip Caribbean Curacao, Aruba Dominican Republic Tampa $999
2022 Dec 26 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Harvest Caye, Cozumel Roatan Tampa $949
2023 Jan 02 11 days, round-trip Caribbean Curacao, Aruba Dominican Republic Tampa $949
2023 Jan 13 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Great Stirrup Cay Key West Tampa $449
2023 Jan 17 11 days, round-trip Caribbean Curacao, Aruba Dominican Republic Tampa $999
2023 Jan 28 11 days, round-trip Caribbean Curacao, Aruba Dominican Republic Tampa $999
2023 Feb 08 11 days, round-trip Caribbean Curacao, Aruba Dominican Republic Tampa $999
2023 Feb 19 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Harvest Caye, Cozumel Roatan Tampa $849
2023 Mar 12 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Harvest Caye, Cozumel Roatan Tampa $849
2023 Mar 19 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Harvest Caye, Cozumel Roatan Tampa $849
2023 Mar 26 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Harvest Caye, Cozumel Roatan Tampa $849
2023 Apr 02 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Harvest Caye, Cozumel Roatan Tampa $899
2023 Apr 09 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Harvest Caye, Cozumel Roatan Tampa $949
2023 Dec 22 11 days, round-trip Caribbean Curacao, Aruba Dominican Republic Tampa $1649

Norwegian Dawn Review

Review of Norwegian Dawn

Launched in 2002, Norwegian Dawn is the second Dawn-class ship of Norwegian Cruise Line - together with Norwegian Star.

History - construction and ownership

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) is a subsidiary company of the shipping corporation Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd (NCLH). NCL was founded in 1966, headquartered in Miami (Florida USA) and publicly traded (NASDAQ) company listed on NYSE (NYC). NCLH's major shareholders are the corporations Apollo Global Management (American), Genting Group (Malaysian) and TPG Capital (American). In 2017, the brand NCL had a worldwide cruise market share 8,7% (passengers) and 8,4% (revenue). NCLH (shipowner) owns the brands NCL, Oceania and RSSC-Regent.

Norwegian Dawn

The 92,250-ton, 2,220-passenger cruise ship Norwegian Dawn is the 3rd vessel in the Norwegian fleet to accommodate the line's Freestyle Cruising idea. The "Freestyle" design is not limited to dining but turns around the concept that customers have to choose. The dress code allows guests to wear what they want. In the middle of 2011, the cruise ship was refurbished and 50 more cabins were added, along with a new restaurant, the Brazilian Steakhouse. Some public points were rearranged like the gift shops, the art gallery and the atrium area. The place of the famous Spinnaker Lounge was changed, some public places were renovated. After these changes, 100 more places were added to the ship's capacity.

Generally, Norwegian Dawn is a vessel with a nice and calm atmosphere, planned to give everything to the passengers, plus first-time cruisers, wary of the traditional vacation at sea.

Cruise itinerary program

Norwegian Dawn itinerary program is based on cruises from Tampa FL and Boston MA. Feature destinations include Bermuda, Western Caribbean and Canada/New England (alternated seasonally).

Cabins

Norwegian Dawn has a total of 1170 cabins (of which 364 Balcony, 354 Inside rooms) in 33 grades. Most Norwegian Dawn staterooms are 165-sq. foot Balcony rooms. The largest aboard Norwegian Dawn is The Haven Garden Villa (2285 ft2).

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

In addition to the two main dining rooms, Norwegian Dawn features 10 distinct restaurants to choose from. Themes range from steaks and classic French bistro fare to Benihana-style Teppanyaki. Overall, food is flavorful and even inventive. Service is excellent throughout, though it's not unusual to wait to receive your dessert during the busiest dinner hours (6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.). Meals are cooked to order, so the food passengers receive is hot and fresh. Reservations for Dawn's speciality restaurants can be made only 24 hours in advance, so if you want to try one of the more popular spots, such as Moderno Churrascaria (Brazilian-style steakhouse), Cagney's (American steakhouse), or Le Bistro (French), you should book as early as possible.

Follows the complete list of Norwegian Dawn restaurants and food bars. 

  • Venetian Restaurant (476-seat aft Dining Room; complimentary; Freestyle dining)
  • Aqua Restaurant (314-seat forward Dining Room, complimentary)
  • Le Bistro (86-seat French speciality dinner-only restaurant; reservations-only; US$20 cover charge)
  • La Cucina (186-seat Italian speciality restaurant; reservations-only, US$15 cover charge; with outdoor seating waterfront area)
  • Bamboo (98-seat Asian restaurant; complimentary)
  • Sushi Bar (17-seat Bamboo restaurant); Sake Bar (8-seat, inside Bamboo)
  • Teppanyaki (18-seat Japanese Hibachi speciality, reservations-only restaurant; US$25; open for Lunch and Dinner; features live cooking demonstrations)
  • Moderno Churrascaria (146-seat Brazilian steakhouse; reservations-only; US$20 per person cover charge; with outdoor seating waterfront area)
  • Los Lobos Cantina (Mexican)
  • Garden Cafe & Kid’s Cafe (426-seat indoor buffet restaurant, complimentary; with a special kids' dedicated area)
  • Topsiders Bar & Grill (capacity 248-seat)
  • O’Sheehan’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill (pub, sports bar)
  • Cagney’s Steakhouse (speciality dinner restaurant for prime steaks and gourmet seafood specialities; reservations-only, US$30 cover charge per person and free Kids Menu)
  • Bimini Bar & Grill (135-seat outdoor snack bar).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

While Norwegian Dawn provides the usual fare during days at sea, such as bingo, arts and crafts, art auctions, wellness seminars, the real highlights of entertainment are the nightly shows. The "main event" each evening is held in the Stardust Theater, which features everything - from Broadway-style song-and-dance acts to variety shows. The Stardust Theater spans Decks 5 through 7. It is designed in a European opera house style and is quite comfortable. The Dawn Club Casino is located along the corridor leading to the Stardust and offers the usual games and slot machines. The spa and sports facilities on Norwegian Dawn are open until 11 p.m. most nights, and there is an Internet cafe, as well. The ship has a total of 7 jacuzzis and 3 pools (kids' T-Rex Pool). Entertainment options also include the NCL's FIREWORKS show (on each voyage), "Rock of Ages", "Cirque Dreams", "Illusionarium" (magicians show).

Additional amenities include: Complimentary 24-hr Room-Service, Supervised Kids Program ("NCL Kids"), Internet/WiFi Access, Laundry. NCL Dawn tipping/gratuities are US$12 pp per day. Dawn cruise ship allows onboard weddings.

Norwegian Dawn entertainment

Follows the complete list of Norwegian Dawn lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • Stardust Theatre (1037-seat; features Broadway-style musical productions; two grand-shows per night)
  • Aloha Atrium (2-deck midship hub area, hosts the 63-seat Aloha Bar)
  • Gatsby’s Champagne Bar; Havana Club (smoking room); Wine Cellar; The Pearly Kings Pub (84-seat English pub); Java Cafe (57-seat coffee & tea bar); Internet Cafe; Star Bar
  • Dawn Club Casino
  • Spinnaker Lounge (457-seat aft Show Lounge & Nightclub); Bliss (observation)
  • The Galleria Shops (tax-duty free shops); Port o’ Call (perfumes & cosmetics boutique); Photo Gallery & Shop
  • Mandara Spa (beauty salon, treatment rooms); Lap Pool; Oasis Pool; T- Rex Kid’s Pool; El Dorado Fitness Centre; Jogging Track; Golf Nets; Combined sports court (basketball, volleyball, tennis)
  • T- Rex Kid’s Centre; Video Zone.

Norwegian Dawn - user reviews and comments

Norwegian Dawn ship related cruise news

Norwegian Dawn Wiki

NCL Dawn ship was intended to operate under the name "SuperStar Scorpio" with Star Cruises (GHK-owned Asian brand), but it was decided she would be delivered to NCL instead. Dawn is the first NCL ship to carry hull art. Dawn is the first Dawn-Class NCL ship, with only fleetmate-sistership Norwegian Star. The inaugural cruise was on December 7, 2002. The liner was christened in NYC. Vessel's godmother is Kim Cattrall (US actress).

Itineraries 2017-2018 changes

For the 2017-2018 season, NCL Dawn was repositioned from Port NOLA (New Orleans) to Tampa Florida. Next, the ship was homeported in San Juan Puerto Rico (Nov 12, 2017, through Jan 7, 2018) for 7-10-11-day Southern Caribbean roundtrips.

NCL Dawn refurbishment 2016 review

The list of deckplan changes after ship's drydock 2016 refurbishment (May 8 to June 3, 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, a 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 jewellery 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) the 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.
  • (Deck 13) added Sugarcane Mojito Bar
  • 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 HDTVs.
  • Ship’s hull was repainted.

Drydock 2016 was part of NCL's "Norwegian Edge" program for fleetwide upgrades (2-year project budgeted USD 400 million). Each drydock costs around USD 35-40 million.

NCL Dawn refurbishment 2011 review

The list of deckplan changes after the major drydock 2011 refit includes:

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

Norwegian Dawn User Reviews

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8 days, one-way from Lisbon, Portugal to Miami, Florida
Departure date: 07 Dec 2002
Cruise number 25 , Cruise industry launch event followed by inaugural atlantic crossing for Norwegian Lines - NCL Dawn Departure date : 7th December 2002 Cabin number : 9608.- midship , deck 9 balcony cabin Total pax : 2340, Crew : 1032 : Decks :15 Cruise - Inaugural Cruise to Miami - 7...

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