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 nights Lisbon / at sea / Ponta delgada / at sea for 3 days / Hamilton / Miami ( see map) Great experience and exploring the new product and concept of freestyle dining launched on this cruise for NCL. 2018 star grading - 3.5 * UPDATE: . Norwegian Dawn was the first NCL vessel to carry hull art. Planned as a way to promote the vessel, the concept was well received and hull art was incorporated on most other NCL vessels, with the exception of those vessels scheduled to transition out of the fleet within the next few years. Competed refurbishment in 2016. Sources within the company indicate that Norwegian Dawn will begin 7-day cruises from New York City to Bermuda in Summer 2019 after an extensive refurbishment. She will replace Norwegian Breakaway in that route from New York, as Norwegian Gem will replace Dawn in Boston.