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Norwegian Cruise Line

Information about Norwegian Dawn
Year Built
Space Ratio

General Information

The Norwegian Dawn started sailing in 2002. Former names: none. The Norwegian Dawn is registered in Nassau, Bahamas. The Norwegian Dawn has 1170 cabins.

You can expect between 2340 to 2808 passengers on a typical sailing. This means that at the higher number (usually peak and holiday sailings) Norwegian Dawn has a space ratio of 32.9. (A space ratio less than 33 means that you may find the ship crowded in areas. A space ratio greater than 39 means that there should be plenty of space for each passenger.) When this ship isn't sailing at capacity the space ratio can be as good as 39.4.

The Norwegian Dawn has 1010 crew members on board. There are 3 passengers for every crew member on board. There are no self serve laundromats on this cruise ship.

Sister Ships

The following ships share the same class as this ship. This means the basic design and layout of the ship is the same. For the most part the cabins will be identical among these ships, but may be decorated differently.
2001- Norwegian Star
2002- Norwegian Dawn


There are 26 special needs cabins on this ship. These cabins have been modified for accessibility purposes.

14 Decks

There are 14 on this ship. The highest deck number is 14. The number of decks with passenger cabins is 9.

45% Balconies

This is the percent of the staterooms on board have balconies.

Other Information

Built in 2002. Sister ship is Norwegian Star. During 2011 major drydock new Suites and Inside cabins were added to deck 12 forward. Moderno was added to deck 8. LaCucina was added to deck 6.

The ship went under a major drydock in Jun 2016. During that drydock OSheehans was added to Deck 8 midship in place of Blue Lagoon. Moderno was moved to deck 13 and replaced Star Bar. LeBistro and LaCucina switched places. Spinnaker lounge became Bliss Ultra Lounge. Los Lobos Cantina, a Mexican themed restaurant, was added to part of the Garden Cafe. Public areas and staterooms received new carpeting and fixtures.

The 3rd ship in the fleet to introduce the freestyle cruising concept. Guests can choose dining, and what they wear, among other things. There are 1170 staterooms on board, with the largest being the 2-Bedroom Garden Villa.

Dining options on board include:

-Venetian Restaurant (476-seat aft Dining Room; complimentary; Freestyle dining)
-Aqua Restaurant (314-seat forward Dining Room, complimentary)
-Le Bistro (86-seat French speciality dinner-only restaurant; reservations-only; US$20 cover charge)
-La Cucina (186-seat Italian speciality 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 speciality, 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)
-Los Lobos Cantina (Mexican)
-Garden Cafe & Kid’s Cafe (426-seat indoor buffet restaurant, complimentary; with a special kids dedicated area)
-Topsiders Bar & Grill (capacity 248-seat)
-O’Sheehan’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill (pub, sports bar)
-Cagney’s Steakhouse (speciality dinner restaurant for prime steaks and gourmet seafood specialities; reservations-only, US$30 cover charge per person and free Kids Menu)
-Bimini Bar & Grill (135-seat outdoor snack bar).

Nightly entertainment can be found at the Stardust Theater, which offers broadway-style productions with 2 shows per night. There is also the Spinnaker Lounge, Dawn Club Casino, Aloha Atrium, Havan Club, and Gatsbys Champagne Bar.

Children of all ages can enjoy the T-Rex Kids Center and Video Zone and the sports court and pools. For adults there is a Mandara Spa that has a fitness center, beauty salon, and treatment rooms.

Norwegian Dawn Ship Stats

Item Detail
Year Built 2002
Years Old 22
Tons 92,250
Speed 25.0 knots
Length 965 feet
Beam 105 feet
Total Cabins 1,170
Crew 1,010
Expected Passengers 2,290 to 2,808
Expected Space Ratio 33
Total decks 14
Decks with cabins 9

Norwegian Dawn Features


  • 2 Outdoor Pools swimming
  • 6 Whirlpools (hot tubs)
  • No Rock Climbing Wall
  • No Flow Rider
  • No Ice Rink
  • No Bowling
  • No Zipline
  • No Waterslide
  • No Water Park
  • No Ropes Course
  • No Mini Golf
  • Sports Court
  • Jogging Track


  • Casino casino
  • Cigar Lounge
  • No Chapel
  • Video Arcade
  • Show Lounge
  • Hair Salon
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center
  • Library library
  • Bridge Viewing Area
  • No Outdoor Movie Screen
  • Teen Lounge
  • Passenger Promenade Deck
  • No Upper Deck Sea Viewing Lounge
  • No Adult Only Outside Lounge Area
  • Spa Lap Pool and Jacuzzi (Fees may apply)

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Smoking Policy

  • Smoking cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, cigars, and pipes is strictly prohibited in all staterooms and on balconies, in or near venues serving food, the jogging track, outdoor sporting venues, The Haven outdoor areas, and children's pool areas
  • Smoking cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, cigars, and pipes is permitted only in designated indoor and outdoor public spaces to include designated smoking lounges and cigar bars, and in the casino for players only.
  • On ships with "The Waterfront", smoking is permitted on the starboard side excluding any food service areas.

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