Norwegian Dawn – Norwegian Cruise Line

In Service – 2002 to Present
Norwegian Dawn
Type: Cruise Ship GRT: 91740 Length: 965 ft Beam: 106 ft
Speed: 25 knots
Registry: Panama Passengers: 2244 Crew: 1100
Shipyard: Meyer Werft


About Norwegian Cruise Line

Travelling with Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) is synonymous to informality and liberty. NCL names their concept “Freestyle Cruising”. There are no classic “first and second seatings” for dinner – just feel free to dine whenever and where you like. Choose from a variety of à la card or buffet restaurants and enjoy the casual atmosphere throughout the ship. No wish for “black tie evenings”? Then NCL just suits you fine. Here is no constraint. The guests on Norwegian Cruise Line’s ships are an interesting international mix and English is the main onboard language – though usually not the only one.

The Ship

The Norwegian Dawn entered service in December 2002 and was heavily refurbished in 2011. With a length of 294m and a maximum of 2,340 passengers she is a mid-sized vessel with lots of bars, restaurants and entertainment options. The eight-deck high atrium is the heart of the ship.

Atmosphere on board

Like on all of NCL’s ships the atmosphere is very casual. For example the only dress-code for the main restaurants is “no shorts and no swim-wear”. Nevertheless, if you love to wear a festive attire, just feel free to do it – or even attend one of the festive evenings offered in selected restaurants. NCL offers holidays that are perfectly suited for the younger (or young in mind) as well as families. Though you will find lots of sportive and fun activities and will surely have a chance to party at night you can also find quiet and calm places to relax and unwind.


All staterooms are tastefully decorated and provide enough space. While interior cabins offer approximately 13m² of space exterior cabins provide about 15m² and cabins with balcony 19m². Beds in interior and exterior cabins stand seperately while the extra beds in cabins for triple and quadruple occupancy are usually foldaway upper beds. There are several options for suites as well, but the “Garden Villas” are truely outstanding and with much more than 600m² probably the largest and most luxurious accomodations on any cruise liner.

Food and Beverages

As dining options the Norwegian Dawn offers 13 different restaurants, bistros and cafés as well as pizza delievery service. For some of the specialty restaurants an additional fee is charged; these include the steakhouse, a French restaurant, a Tex-Mex restaurant and several more. No less than 6 of the dining options are complimentary. Across the ship guests enjoy 10 different bars and lounges.

Entertainment, Sports and Relaxation

One of the main attractions in the evening is the large theater with a capacity of more than 1,000 visitors where spectacular shows are entertaining the guets every night. Thanks to the many choices everyone will quickly find his or her favorite bar and lounge or may even go dancing at the night club.Minors have their own clubs and space for themselves, supervised and tailor-made for their respective age.


You enjoy sports? Enjoy the large and modern fitness area, go running on the jogging-track, play Basketball or Volleyball, improve your golf on the driving range play table-tennis or go swimming in one of 2 swimming-pools. Besides: there is a separate pool for kids as well as six whirlpools. If you prefer to relax, indulge in the numerous spa treatments or feel young after a visit to the beauty parlour. Whatever you are looking for – the Norwegian Dawn will most likely have it.