Norwegian Dawn

Norwegian Dawn Review and Specifications

Specifications of Norwegian Dawn

Year built2002  /  Age : 16
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

Current itinerary of Norwegian Dawn

Norwegian Dawn current cruise is 7 days, one-way from Boston to Quebec City. Prices start from USD 699 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 14 Sep, 2018 and ends on 21 Sep, 2018.

Date / TimePort
14 Sep      Departing from Boston, Massachusetts   
15 Sep 07:00 - 17:00     Bar Harbor, Maine   
16 Sep 09:00 - 19:00     Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada   
17 Sep 10:00 - 18:00     Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada   
18 Sep 08:00 - 17:00     Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, Canada   
20 Sep 11:00 - 19:00     Saguenay, Quebec, Canada   
21 Sep      Arriving in Quebec City, Canada   

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 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

Most Norwegian Dawn staterooms are 165-sq.foot Balcony rooms (364). There are a total of 1170 staterooms in 33 categories. The largest aboard Norwegian Dawn are the The Haven Garden Villas (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 specialty 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 specialty dinner-only restaurant; reservations-only; US$20 cover charge)
  • La Cucina (186-seat Italian specialty 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 specialty, 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)
  • Garden Cafe & Kid’s Cafe (426-seat indoor buffet restaurant, complimentary; with a special kids dedicated area)
  • Topsiders Bar & Grill (capacity 248-seat)
  • Cagney’s Steakhouse (specialty dinner restaurant for prime steaks and gourmet seafood specialties; 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 sport facilities on Norwegian Dawn are open until 11 p.m. most nights, and there is an Internet cafe, as well.

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)
  • The Galleria Shops (tax-duty free shops); Port o’ Call (perfumes & cosmetics boutique); Photo Gallery & Shop
  • El Dorado 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 wiki

  • Cabin grades number: 33
  • Total number of cabins: 1170 (of which 364 Balcony, 354 Inside rooms)
  • Dining Rooms: The Venetian, Aqua
  • Restaurants and food bars: "MODERNO CHURRASCARIA" (Brazilian steakhouse), "Los Lobos Cantina" (Mexican), "O’Sheehan’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill", "Garden Cafe" (buffet), "LA CUCINA" (Italian), "LE BISTRO" (French specialty restaurant), "LA CUCINA" (Italian), "BAMBOO" (Asian specialty), "TEPPANYAKI" (Japanese hibachi-style dining), "CAGNEY'S" (steakhouse), Sushi Bar, Garden Cafe & Kid’s Cafe (indoor buffet)
  • Lounges & Bars: GATSBY'S, DAWN CLUB, THE CELLAR (wine), SAKE, JAVA, ALOHA, MODERNO, TOPSIDERS, SPRINKLES, STAR, BIMINI (grill-pizza), BLISS (observation), Havana Club (cigar).
  • Amenities: Complimentary 24-hr Room-Service, Supervised Kids Program ("NCL Kids"), Internet/WiFi Access, Laundry. NCL Dawn tipping/gratuities are US$12 pp pd. Dawn cruise ship allows onboard weddings.
  • Entertainment - the NCL's FIREWORKS show (on each sailing), casino, EL DORADO sports complex, “BOLLYWOOD”, "CIRQUE" show, comedy shows (PRESUMED MURDERED, SOUTH BEACH RAVE, THE SECOND CITY, WHITE HOT PARTY), Mandara Spa, 7 jacuzzis, 3 pools (kids' T-Rex Pool).
  • NCL Dawn ship was intended to operate under the name "SuperStar Scorpio" with Star Cruises (Asia), but it was decided she would be delivered to NCL instead. Dawn is the first NCL ship to carry hull art.
  • Norwegian Dawn is the first of the Dawn-class Norwegian Cruise Line ships. Her only sister in the fleet is the NCL Star ship. The Maiden Voyage was on December 7, 2002. Dawn was christened in NYC. The vessel's godmother is Kim Cattrall (actress, major movies "Police Academy", "The Bonfire of the Vanities", "S** and the City" series).
  • NCL Dawn ship underwent a major refit in 2011, resulting in the following changes: the "Moderno" restaurant was added; "Blue Lagoon" (buffet), the photo gallery, Duty-Free shops, and the "Spinnaker" lounge were relocated; into suites and cabins were conversed the following facilities: "Spinnaker", and the old meeting and card rooms; into meeting rooms was conversed the cinema; "Impressions" was renamed "La Cucina".

Itineraries 2017-2018 changes

For 2017-2018 season, NCL Dawn will be repositioned from port NOLA (New Orleans) to Tampa Florida. Next the ship will be redeployed to San Juan Puerto Rico (Nov 12, 2017 through Jan 7, 2018) to operate on 7-10-11-day round-trip itineraries in the Southern Caribbean.

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Norwegian Dawn Itineraries

The below listed Norwegian Dawn cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Norwegian Cruise Line fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2018 Jun 22 7 days, round-trip Round-trip Boston Boston
2018 Jul 20 7 days, round-trip Round-trip Boston Boston
2018 Aug 10 7 days, round-trip Round-trip Boston Boston
2018 Aug 17 7 days, round-trip Round-trip Boston Boston
2018 Aug 24 7 days, round-trip Round-trip Boston Boston$599
2018 Aug 31 7 days, round-trip Round-trip Boston Boston$599
2018 Sep 07 7 days, round-trip Round-trip Boston Boston$629
2018 Sep 14 7 days, one-way from Boston to Quebec City Boston$699
2018 Sep 21 7 days, one-way from Quebec City to Boston Quebec City$449
2018 Sep 28 7 days, one-way from Boston to Quebec City Boston$449
2018 Oct 05 7 days, one-way from Quebec City to Boston Quebec City$449
2018 Oct 12 7 days, one-way from Boston to Quebec City Boston$449
2018 Oct 19 7 days, one-way from Quebec City to Boston Quebec City$399
2018 Oct 26 14 days, round-trip Caribbean from Boston Boston$699
2018 Nov 09 9 days, one-way from Boston to San Juan Boston$429
2018 Nov 18 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from San Juan San Juan$399
2018 Nov 25 11 days, round-trip Caribbean from San Juan (Holiday) San Juan$599
2018 Dec 06 10 days, round-trip Caribbean from San Juan San Juan$549
2018 Dec 16 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from San Juan B San Juan$499
2018 Dec 23 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from San Juan San Juan$599
2018 Dec 30 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from San Juan San Juan$799
2019 Jan 06 11 days, round-trip Caribbean from San Juan San Juan$649
2019 Jan 17 10 days, round-trip Caribbean from San Juan San Juan$599
2019 Jan 27 11 days, round-trip Caribbean from San Juan San Juan$699
2019 Feb 07 10 days, round-trip Caribbean from San Juan San Juan$649
2019 Feb 17 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from San Juan San Juan$629
2019 Feb 24 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from San Juan San Juan$579
2019 Mar 03 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from San Juan San Juan$649
2019 Mar 10 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from San Juan San Juan$679
2019 Mar 17 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from San Juan San Juan$649
2019 Mar 24 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from San Juan San Juan$679
2019 Apr 03 4 days, round-trip from Miami Miami$379
2019 Apr 07 5 days, round-trip Caribbean from Miami Miami$399
2019 Apr 12 5 days, round-trip Caribbean from Miami Miami$429
2019 Apr 17 4 days, round-trip Caribbean from Miami Miami$379
2019 Apr 21 5 days, round-trip Caribbean from Miami Miami$429
2019 Apr 26 5 days, round-trip Caribbean from Miami Miami$429
2019 May 01 4 days, round-trip from Miami Miami$349
2019 May 05 3 days, round-trip from Miami Miami$299
2019 May 11 7 days, round-trip & New England from New York New York$649
2019 May 18 7 days, round-trip & New England from New York New York$649
2019 May 25 7 days, round-trip & Florida from New York New York$849
2019 Jun 01 7 days, round-trip & New England from New York New York$849
2019 Jun 08 7 days, round-trip & New England from New York New York$899
2019 Jun 15 7 days, round-trip & Florida from New York New York$929
2019 Jun 22 7 days, round-trip & Florida from New York New York$1049
2019 Jun 29 7 days, round-trip & Florida from New York New York$1099
2019 Jul 06 7 days, round-trip & Florida from New York New York$1099
2019 Jul 13 7 days, round-trip & Florida from New York New York$1049
2019 Jul 20 7 days, round-trip & Florida from New York New York$1049
2019 Jul 27 7 days, round-trip & Florida from New York New York$1049
2019 Aug 03 7 days, round-trip & Florida from New York New York$999
2019 Aug 10 7 days, round-trip & Florida from New York New York$999
2019 Aug 17 7 days, round-trip & Florida from New York New York$1029
2019 Aug 24 7 days, round-trip & Florida from New York New York$899
2019 Oct 19 14 days, round-trip Caribbean from New York New York$1279
2019 Nov 02 7 days, round-trip Round-trip New York New York$749
2019 Nov 09 15 days, one-way from New York to Tampa New York$1249
2019 Nov 24 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from Tampa Tampa$699
2019 Dec 01 14 days, round-trip Canal Round-trip from Tampa Tampa$1319
2019 Dec 15 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from Tampa Tampa$679
2019 Dec 22 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from Tampa Tampa$949
2019 Dec 29 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from Tampa Tampa$949
2020 Jan 05 11 days, round-trip Caribbean from Tampa Tampa$999
2020 Jan 16 5 days, round-trip & Florida from Tampa Tampa$549
2020 Jan 21 12 days, round-trip Caribbean from Tampa Tampa$1099
2020 Feb 02 14 days, round-trip Caribbean from Tampa Tampa$1349
2020 Feb 16 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from Tampa Tampa$649
2020 Feb 23 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from Tampa Tampa$679
2020 Mar 01 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from Tampa Tampa$699
2020 Mar 08 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from Tampa Tampa$699
2020 Mar 15 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from Tampa Tampa$699
2020 Mar 22 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from Tampa Tampa$699