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Very much appreciate the advice already provided on the Dawn.   Are there any cabins you would avoid (noise, etc).   Considering a balcony on the 10th floor.  Assuming the cabins are similar to the Pearl and Gem?  Hesitant to consider a mini suite due to the pool deck above on 12.  

Thanks again. 

 

 

 

 

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If one of the only 4 BA balconies on deck 11 are available I would grab it. We stayed in one for 14 nights last fall. No issues with noise. The balcony is deeper and you have an overhang from deck 12 which gives you some protection from the rain and sun. Great location right next to mid stairs and elevator. Easy to get anywhere. Do not book an ocean view deck eight forward. The waves hitting the hull is deafening. That was the first time we did not sleep for three nights during rough seas. Sounded like a sledgehammer hitting metal every few minutes.

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11 hours ago, McFins said:

Very much appreciate the advice already provided on the Dawn.   Are there any cabins you would avoid (noise, etc).   Considering a balcony on the 10th floor.  Assuming the cabins are similar to the Pearl and Gem?  Hesitant to consider a mini suite due to the pool deck above on 12.  

Thanks again. 

 

 

 

 

 

McFins, 

 

Just off of the Dawn ( cruised 2/7/19-2/17/19). We had friends who had a mini suite on deck 11 forward. The pool is located mid-ship on deck 12,  so there would be no issues with noise if you selected any forward cabin type on decks 10,11 or 12. 

 

The mini-suite our friends had was on the starboard (right) side and was (in my opinion) roomy and had a decent sized balcony, considering the age of the Dawn. 

 

As the Dawn is not a huge vessel, you might also want to consider an aft balcony if that is something you may like. During our 10 day cruise, the Dawn backed in to 4 or 5 of the ports we docked in, so having an aft balcony would provide you with excellent views while coming into a port and also when sailing away. 

 

We liked the Dawn. She is in good shape, the public spaces were well maintained. We found the food in the complimentary restaurants to be good, especially Bamboo - If you like Asian food. Make sure to make a reservation as Bamboo was crowded most nights. We also ate in Aqua the secondary main dining room and the selections were good and we enjoyed the food there as well. 

 

The entertainment was decent, especially the final production show, "Elements". 

 

Enjoy your cruise ! 

 

Regards, 

 

Vinegarjoe 

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1 hour ago, Vinegarjoe10 said:

 

McFins, 

 

Just off of the Dawn ( cruised 2/7/19-2/17/19). We had friends who had a mini suite on deck 11 forward. The pool is located mid-ship on deck 12,  so there would be no issues with noise if you selected any forward cabin type on decks 10,11 or 12. 

 

The mini-suite our friends had was on the starboard (right) side and was (in my opinion) roomy and had a decent sized balcony, considering the age of the Dawn. 

 

As the Dawn is not a huge vessel, you might also want to consider an aft balcony if that is something you may like. During our 10 day cruise, the Dawn backed in to 4 or 5 of the ports we docked in, so having an aft balcony would provide you with excellent views while coming into a port and also when sailing away. 

 

We liked the Dawn. She is in good shape, the public spaces were well maintained. We found the food in the complimentary restaurants to be good, especially Bamboo - If you like Asian food. Make sure to make a reservation as Bamboo was crowded most nights. We also ate in Aqua the secondary main dining room and the selections were good and we enjoyed the food there as well. 

 

The entertainment was decent, especially the final production show, "Elements". 

 

Enjoy your cruise ! 

 

Regards, 

 

Vinegarjoe 

That "ELEMENTS" show is not to be missed - portions can not be photographed or video but the closing ceremony

by the a large portion of the crew can be and is awesome. Show plays several times.

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Primary cabins to avoid are those on deck 8 aft over the Bliss lounge Boom-da-Boom-da-biddy-Boom

and OVER-amplification reverberations late into the dark of night.

Deck 11 between center and forward elevators - zone under the pool deck 12 possible maintenance

and furniture movement.

Suites deck 12 adjacent to the Library - running jogging track tunnel on deck 13 although closed from 8pm

to 8am still during the day pounding of feet of can be heard through the cabin ceiling.

Obstructed view cabins deck 8 - the lowering and raising of Life Boats from their davits for tendering but

on the plus side no more obstructed view while boats are away.

Also on deck 8 enjoy the fun house tour of turns every few feet to wind around these obstructed view cabins.

Decks 4 & 5 cabins within range of the portal doors for tendering operation - noise temperature extremes

traffic.

There are some inside cabins adjacent to crew elevators which may be bothersome - the deck plans do not

show these - a CC member report complaint is helpful to locate these.

Decks 4-5-6 Cabins forward during rough weather waves hitting the sides of the ship while underway.  

 

On the PLUS side - cabins near the stairs and elevators have prime location to get someone somewhere on the ship.

Location location location - the elevators and stairs are not really all the noisy.

 

For the OP - cabins on deck 10 all OK except the insides adjacent to hidden crew elevators.

Deck 9 cabins OK and again except the insides next to hidden elevators - possible noise when deploying Life Boats.

Deck 11 Mini-suites near forward elevators - A-OK - aft of this under the pool deck ??? questionable.

Deck 11 aft of the deck 12 pool deck (under the Garden Buffet) OK with possible noise of cleaning maintenance

table chair movement during the late hours.

 

Use this deck plan LINK for further review:

Note the location of the stairways and elevators for reference

 

https://www.cruisedeckplans.com/DP/deckplans/Norwegian-Dawn

 

Unless you are really really really finicky about noise you will love the DAWN - a 2 drink nightcap will quiet all ! LOL !

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On any cruise, I always try to book a cabin on a deck sandwiched between two other decks with cabins.

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Wow, thanks so much all for the excellent advice---so much appreciated.  

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We stayed in a mid ship mini suite on 11 under the pool deck three times.  Yes, in the morning you can hear some chair scrapes as they work up there.  It didn’t bother us.  It ended quickly as they got that work done.  The cabin is roomy and nice and the balcony is fun and those little details do not bother us.   On white hot party night we could hear the beat of the music, but that ended early.  Enjoy your cruise!

 

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Does anyone have a link to a cross section view, to get an idea of what is on each deck at a glance? Like the map by the elevators.

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8 minutes ago, Monica887 said:

Does anyone have a link to a cross section view, to get an idea of what is on each deck at a glance? Like the map by the elevators.

LINK:

https://www.cruisedeckplans.com/DP/deckplans/Norwegian-Dawn

 

Click on each deck to view use the elevators and/or stairs to orientate ***

*** If you are member of Cruisedeckplans you can "DRAG DECKS" stacking one deck on top or underneath another

to get a better idea of the best location for cabin selection.

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HI.  Sailed Dawn November 2018, first time cruise.  Had cabin 9128, mid-ship balcony.  We were half way to everything, close to mid elevators/stairs but no noise from them. There is a nice lounge on 9 above the atrium. Deck 10 is cabins so no noise from above, and we heard nothing from 8 below.  No inside cabins/traffic opposite you.  There is staff access opposite you, but we never heard anything, even when all the luggage was being delivered.  I would book this cabin again.

 

and...DO NOT MISS ELEMENTS

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We booked an inside sail away guarantee and were just assigned Room 8091. It appears there are staterooms above and it looks like on the deck below there is white space and/ or open stairway  near Bamboo restaurant and the Japanese restaurant. Does anyone have any idea if this means it will be noisy due to what is below us?

 

Are we allowed to call now and ask for a different room in the same category for no additional charge if we think this will be noisy?

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5 minutes ago, jackie101 said:

anyone know if Dawn balcony rooms have coffee pots?

Most staterooms have a single double cup coffee maker of sorts - NO Pots.

You can order Room Service coffee in a pot serving maybe 4 small cups.

Room Service charge free Continental Breakfast before 10 am !

Need more coffee take the pot to the Buffet and refill or have it refilled.

Like more coffee during the day night ask your cabin attendant if you

can keep the pot filling refilling from the buffet.

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4 minutes ago, don't-use-real-name said:

Most staterooms have a single double cup coffee maker of sorts - NO Pots.

You can order Room Service coffee in a pot serving maybe 4 small cups.

Room Service charge free Continental Breakfast before 10 am !

Need more coffee take the pot to the Buffet and refill or have it refilled.

Like more coffee during the day night ask your cabin attendant if you

can keep the pot filling refilling from the buffet.

thank you 

 

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On ‎3‎/‎9‎/‎2019 at 7:15 AM, erber said:

We booked an inside sail away guarantee and were just assigned Room 8091. It appears there are staterooms above and it looks like on the deck below there is white space and/ or open stairway  near Bamboo restaurant and the Japanese restaurant. Does anyone have any idea if this means it will be noisy due to what is below us?

 

Are we allowed to call now and ask for a different room in the same category for no additional charge if we think this will be noisy?

That stairway takes one from the Bamboo restaurant (deck 7) down to Gatsby's Bar and the entrance to Le Bistro (deck 6)

Should not be of any concern although during the afternoon and early evening piano entertainment maybe be playing at

Gatsby's but not into the late evening hours. A good location.

 

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Thank you for your response about our room location! We leave a week from tomorrow! I am very excited. And, now I am relieved that our room is in a good location and we don't have to worry about nighttime noise.

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Balcony cabin 10058----here is the skinny...…..nice room, small, clean, quiet.....bed decent size but a crack in the middle. The room smelled like "spoiled milk"-permeated our clothes.  The bathroom---very small.  The toilet was horrible.  It kept blocking throughout the cruise due to someone flushing "unmentionables"....looked like it was going to fall off the wall.....if you lower your head-you hit the wall!  The shower--ugh! If you like a cold shower, this is the place! Had a lukewarm shower on last day...adjustments to temperature were fruitless!! The sink area again tiny.....the coffee pot !! Worked when it wanted to---old fashioned pod type , good luck again!!!  Really not a decent cup of coffee on the whole ship.   If you want espresso , great! No starbucks, no dunkin, and I started to miss convienient store coffee!Many people I met had issues in cabins---no a/c, sewage smelling, 

 

 

 

  

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The crack in the beds is there because they can be separated into twins. As for the cabin smell - I would have spoken first to my room steward, then to the housekeeping manager, and if no results the hotel manager. BTW if you attend the CC M&G you will get the names of each of the officers and they will encourage you to contact them if you have a problem.

 

As for ship's toilet systems - they are indeed different and take some getting used to esp when it appears that people can't read or follow directions/instructions. We were on the Dawn in 2016 right after her big makeover. We had some issues with hot water - and low water pressure- mentioned it to the cabin steward as we left for a day in port - when we returned it was fixed and the steward made a point to come back and make sure it got fixed.

 

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