Launched: 2002 Passengers: 2,224
Registry: Bahamas Tonnage: 91,740
Crew: 1,200 Decks: 11

Norwegian Dawn

In December 2002 NCL proudly introduced its newest ship purpose-built for Freestyle Cruising: the Norwegian Dawn. This spectacular floating world-class resort is filled with innovations from bow to stern, and will ply its trade in warmer waters year-round from New York City. Consider ten different restaurants, each with its own unique ambiance, over a dozen bars and lounges, a superior collection of amenities and a wide variety of accommodations. This dazzling ship offers the ideal way to escape to Caribbean with more dining options, more balconies, more ocean-view staterooms, new activities and more flexibility than ever before.

Enjoy Freestyle Cruising and the best of Freestyle Dining featuring 10 exclusive restaurants offering everything from Asian to French to Italian Cuisine, an opulent 5,750 square foot Garden Villa, ideal for the ultimate reunion for family and friends.  No other ship anywhere in the world can offer its guests a more significant collection of rarely seen original art. Imagine stepping out of the Stardust Theater after an evening of world-class entertainment, and discovering Romero Britto’s whimsical “Flowers for You” hanging right outside the door. Or, they may be surprised to find Andy Warhol’s complete “Flowers” or “Mao” displayed. At almost every turn, the great works of Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Pop-Art are to be discovered on this spectacular ship.

Recommended For

First-time cruisers, active travelers of all ages who want an all-around fun vacation. Joiners. Repeaters and middle-income travelers who like entertainment and recreational variety of a large ship - but not as large as a megaliner. Those whose special interest relate to sports and music, particularly jazz and country. Those who vacation with their children.


Allow yourself to run ramped while you're aboard Norwegian's Dawn. You and yours are invited to get carried away utilizing all of the activity possibilities that this beautiful ship has to offer. If you're well over due for a little relaxation by being pampered, you will have the opportunity to experience the perks of our Full Service Spa. For the wine lovers, you will definitely fall in love with the our Wine Cellar where you'll have the chance to do a little wine tasting and maybe find a new favorite.

* Variety of daily activities led by cruise staff
* Port & shopping lectures and shore excursions
* Atrium gift shop & 20,000 sq. ft department store for duty-free shopping, jewelry, souvenirs and logo items
* Wine Cellar offers wine tastings, displays and sales
* Photo Gallery and Photo Shop for cruise photos, film and developing
* 1 outdoor & 1 indoor swimming pool and whirlpools for total relaxation
* Kid's Water World pool area with space age theme
* Deck sports include volleyball, basketball, golf driving range, batting cage, shuffleboard, jogging track
* Full service Barong Spa includes extensive fitness center, indoor pool, aerobics, sauna & steam rooms and beauty parlor
* Conference Center has main boardroom and 4 meeting rooms
* Library for quiet reading
* Card Room for cards, games & puzzles
* Wedding Chapel for weddings or vow renewals


The Choice Is Yours

Aboard Norwegian Dawn you'll discover NCL has rolled out the red carpet for its guests. This is Freestyle Cruising at its finest. We've created a dining atmosphere that's as free-spirited as the islands and cities we visit. Our guests can not only select from 10 spectacular restaurants with cuisine choices from all around the world, they also have the freedom to dine whenever they want. They're welcome to come early and stay late because our evening hours extend from 5:30 'til midnight. For casual dining we have two cafes that offer savory choices around the clock and 24-hour room service. And guests are encouraged to dress according to their style, not ours. There are optional formal nights, and throughout the cruise, resort casual attire is always appropriate for dinner.

Norwegian Dawn's roster of 10 restaurants has a very international flavor. The fact is, no other cruise line has more Freestyle dining choices. From the French elegance of Le Bistro to the exotic Asian allure of Bamboo, the Dawn will treat its guests to a world of culinary options. Here's your inside pass to the newest, most tempting selection of Freestyle dining on the high seas.


After an long exciting day jammed packed with activities and scrumptious dining you're probably beyond tired, but I dare you to sleep. The fun has just begun and there are any limits to the abundance of entertainment contained on this ship. You are guaranteed to find either a Lounge or Bar with the ideal atmosphere that you've been looking for. If you're feeling a bit of a lucky spirit, you'll find exactly what you have in mind in the Dawn Club Casino.

* Stardust Theatre soars three decks with European opera house ambiance and full production shows
* Dazzles Lounge offers cabaret shows, dancing and also functions as a disco
* Gatsby's Champagne Bar offers fine champagnes by the glass
* Havana Club offers hand-rolled premium cigars, humidor, fine cognac served in warm glasses, malt whiskey and relaxed seating
* The Red Lion English Pub offers darts, pints, pool, and large screen TV for sports broadcasts
* Java Cafe offers majestic atrium views, offers specialty coffees and pastries
* Circus-themed Karaoke Bar include 6 private rooms
* Spinnakers Observation Lounge with live music and dance floor
* Dawn Club Casino - NCL lets the good times roll at their Casinos at Sea. Novices and veterans alike will enjoy Roulette, Blackjack, Craps, Let It RideĀ® and Caribbean Stud Poker.TM Our slots and video poker machines provide more exciting opportunities than ever.


Aboard Norwegian, gratuities and tipping are completely optional and at the discretion of the passenger. However, NCL does have a service charge of $12 per person per day that is charged to the onboard account. Note: Gratuity Policies are subject to change. Updated June 21, 2010


In accordance with the exciting “freestyle” cruising experience that NCL is famous for, passengers can ultimately wear whatever they want, whenever they please. This “resort casual” mentality is standard. Note: Dress Codes are subject to change. Updated June 21, 2010

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