Norwegian Dawn

Norwegian Dawn offers the ultimate Freestyle Cruising experience; take a Bermuda cruise departing from Boston in the summer, Canada & New England in the fall and from New Orleans to the best spots in the Caribbean during winter. Norwegian Dawn was built with freedom in mind, offering a choice of 17 delicious dining options, 12 fun bars and lounges, the fitness center and spa, casino, pools and more. Plus, she offers a range of spacious accommodations to suit every size family and budget.

  • Ship
    92,250 Gross Register
  • Guest
    2,340 Guest
    double occupancy
  • Length
    965ft Overall
  • Width
    125ft Max
  • Year
    2002 Year
  • Crew
    1,032 Ship
  • 2015 Best Luxury Cruise Line
    2015 Best Luxury Cruise Line
  • Best Bermuda Itineraries (2012-2014)
    Best Bermuda Itineraries (2012-2014)
  • The Caribbean's Leading Cruise Line
    The Caribbean's Leading Cruise Line
  • Best Short-Duration Cruise (2012-2013)
    Best Short-Duration Cruise (2012-2013)
  • Best Fitness Facilities (2012)
    Best Fitness Facilities (2012)
  • Top 10 Spas on a Cruise Ship (2008-2010)
    Top 10 Spas on a Cruise Ship (2008-2010)
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  • 1. FREE Unlimited Beverages
  • 2. FREE Specialty Dining
  • 3. FREE WiFi
  • 4. FREE Shore Excursions

Norwegian Dawn

Award Winning Casino

Award Winning Casino

Feeling lucky? Our Casinos at Sea® pay out more winnings than any other cruise line. Play blackjack, craps, roulette, slots, Texas hold ‘em – all your favorite games on Norwegian Dawn.

17 Extraordinary Dining Options

17 Extraordinary Dining Options

Norwegian Dawn features 17 dining options with a wide range of complimentary and specialty restaurants using only the freshest and finest ingredients. Bring a hearty appetite to Moderno Churrascaria because the skewers of slow-roasted meats keep coming tableside. So unfold your napkin and enjoy experiences of gastronomic proportions.

Largest Suites at Sea

Largest Suites at Sea

Come stay in the Garden Villa, our exclusive enclave offering the most well-appointed and spacious suites at sea. Spanning up to 6,693 square feet, these rooms include king- or queen-size beds, separate living and dining areas, luxury baths and private balconies. All Garden Villas come with a certified butler and concierge services.


Discover Her Unique


Bermuda Cruises

From British-style high tea to teeing it up on the greens, experience your island escape.


Canada & New England Cruises

Feast on lobster rolls. Explore the craggy shores of Nova Scotia. Or count lighthouses.


Caribbean Cruises

The turquoise water and white sands shimmer. Experience the sublime colorful architecture.


Weekend Cruises

Leave your worries behind and slip away. Enjoy dinner, dance and take in a show.


See Dawn


The ultimate cruise experience. Ideal for two…or the whole family. Enjoy the finest touches throughout. Indulge in all-day luxury. Watch moonlight dance on waves from your private balcony.

Wake up to brilliant views from sliding glass doors, plus enjoy the extra room in your sitting area. Mini-Suites also feature luxury bath and shower, room for up to four and more.

Experience it all. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors open to your own private balcony. Or unwind inside in well-appointed and stylish accommodations.

Stylish and comfortable oceanview staterooms feature excellent appointments. All accented by stylish touches and a large picture window with clear views of the sea.

Step inside. And cruise where comfort meets value. You’ll find everything you’ll need at sea. Thoughtful and stylish appointments include a TV, sitting area, and more.



Serving a wide variety of culinary delights to please every palate, our complimentary dining options include two main dining rooms, a help-yourself buffet and a variety of casual cafés, grills and on-the-go choices. Plus, our Main Dining Rooms offer a menu that changes daily, Chef's Signature Dishes and carefully selected wine recommendations, guaranteeing a different culinary adventure with every visit.

Enjoy a night of gastronomic proportions at one of our many specialty restaurants. Sip your favorite cocktail as you select from choice cuts of Certified Angus Beef® at Cagney’s Steakhouse. Enjoy delicious pasta made with the freshest ingredients inside our rustic and chic Italian eatery, La Cucina. Or savor French cuisine at Le Bistro. No matter what you choose, our specialty dining options feature the tastes you’ll crave.

It’s always a great time to treat yourself. When your sweet tooth demands to be satisfied, swing by the Atrium Café & Bar for goodies from Carlo’s Bake Shop by Buddy Valastro, TV’s beloved master baker and star of TLC’s Cake Boss. Or satisfy a late-night craving with our 24-hour pizza delivery service. Go ahead and indulge.

With so many bars and lounges to discover, finding your favorite may take a few days. Pop some bubbly and toast to the good life inside Gatsby’s Champagne Bar. Kick back with a cocktail then dance it out at Spinnaker Lounge. Or work on perfecting your tan as you relax poolside at Topsiders Bar. Whether you’re looking to meet up with friends or make new ones, there’s always an opportunity to mix it up.

From top to bottom and from bow to stern, Norwegian Dawn has enough onboard activities to fill every minute of your cruise. Indulge in a refreshing swim, cocktail or ice cream treat at The Oasis Pool. Wanna get lucky? Bet it all at our award-winning Casinos at Sea®. And when all is said and done, enjoy a pamper session at Mandara Spa. With so much to do, we’ll always have you coming back for more.

When it comes to the entertainment on Norwegian Dawn, there’s never a dull moment. Tickle your funny bone with the hilarious musings of The Second City, Chicago's legendary improv comedy group. Find out whodunit during our Presumed Murder Luncheon. Or enjoy an evening of knee-slapping laughter alongside stand up comics and unicycle-riding jugglers inside Stardust Theatre. It’s showtime. All the time.

Learn From our Guests

Norwegian Dawn
The food, entertainment, staff were all above and beyond my expectations. I LOVED IT!!!!
-Susan L.

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Largest Suites at Sea

Our 6,694-square-foot 3-Bedroom Garden Villa with private outdoor patio, dining area and hot tub, are the most spacious at sea.

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Award-Winning Spa Experience

Melt your cares away with a hot-stone massage at Norwegian Dawn’s Mandara Spa.

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Spectacular Entertainment

Come and experience one of Norwegian Cruise Line's favorite production show - ELEMENTS!

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Adventures Ahoy

Unleash your inner adrenaline junkie with our top five shore excursion recommendations.

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