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Norwegian Dawn

Capacity
2,340
Crew
1,033
Tonnage
92 250
Length
292 m (958 ft)
First voyage
2002
Decks
14

Norwegian Dawn is a cruise ship that entered service in 2002 and is in operation with Norwegian Cruise Line.

History

The ship was completed on December 4, 2002 at the Meyer Werft Shipyard in Papenburg, Germany and sailed her maiden voyage in Europe on December 7, 2002. She was intended to operate with Star Cruises under the name SuperStar Scorpio, but it was decided that she would be delivered to Star's subsidiary, Norwegian Cruise Line as Norwegian Dawn. Norwegian Dawn was christened December 16, 2002,... Read more

Norwegian Dawn

Capacity: 
2,340
Crew: 
1,033
Tonnage: 
92 250
Length: 
292 m (958 ft)
Beam: 
32.2 m (106 ft) (moulded)38.1 m (125 ft) (max)
First voyage: 
2002
Decks: 
14

Norwegian Dawn is a cruise ship that entered service in 2002 and is in operation with Norwegian Cruise Line.

History

The ship was completed on December 4, 2002 at the Meyer Werft Shipyard in Papenburg, Germany and sailed her maiden voyage in Europe on December 7, 2002. She was intended to operate with Star Cruises under the name SuperStar Scorpio, but it was decided that she would be delivered to Star's subsidiary, Norwegian Cruise Line as Norwegian Dawn. Norwegian Dawn was christened December 16, 2002, in an elaborate ceremony in Manhattan by actress Kim Cattrall.

Norwegian Dawn was the first NCL vessel to carry hull art. Planned as a way to promote the vessel, the concept was well received and hull art was incorporated on most other NCL vessels, with the exception of those vessels scheduled to transition out of the fleet within the next few years.

 

Vessel class

Norwegian Dawn was the second in a line of two ships with this design, constructed at Meyer Werft Shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. Her sister ship is Norwegian Star, which entered service in November 2001. At the time of their order with Meyer Werft, these two ships were designated as Libra-class (Dawn-class in NCL publicity, as the Libra-class designation was because of its original assignment by Star Cruises until they were assigned to NCL operations). NCL continued using the same class designation for these ships. Her original designated name was Superstar Scorpio, when destined for Star Cruises.

Amenities

As with her sister vessel, Norwegian Dawn has restaurants, bars, entertainment and activity areas, and an eight-deck high atrium. One of her more distinctive features are twin Garden Villa staterooms.

2016 refurbishment

In May 2016 the ship underwent an extensive multimillion-dollar renovation focused on enhancing the guest experience. The Freestyle Cruising ship received enhancements to its public areas, suites and restaurants.

New enchanted Dining and Bars include:

  • Los Lobos Cantina - a brand-new concept for Norwegian, Los Lobos promises cruisers a taste of Mexico with "a modern take on traditional favorites."
  • O'Sheehan's Bar & Grill - Pub fare and draft beer will now be available on Dawn
  • Bamboo Asian Restaurant - Renovations to Bamboo include carpet and hardwood flooring; new furniture like tables, barstools and chairs; updated artwork; new lighting; window treatments; and wall finishes.
  • Teppanyaki - The size of Teppanyaki has doubled with two more tables, new flooring and decor, and the addition of a divider between the hibachi venue and Bamboo.
  • Moderno Churrascaria - Dawn's Brazilian steakhouse has moved to Deck 13. New decor, furniture, window treatments, wall coverings and Brazil-themed artwork, have been added to the space.
  • Cagney's Steakhouse - Norwegian's signature steakhouse will feature a modified layout, opening the space up with new decor, furniture, artwork, carpeting, wall finishes and lighting.
  • Le Bistro/La Cucina - Norwegian's French and Italian restaurants have switched places on Dawn; both received updated carpet, furniture, decorative lighting and signage.
  • The Venetian and Aqua - Dawn's two main dining rooms have been refurbished with new wall coverings, carpet and hardwood flooring, artwork, ceiling finishes, reupholstered furniture, lighting, window treatments and signage.
  • Garden Cafe - The onboard buffet has been redesigned to feature a new layout along with upgraded flooring, artwork, decorative lighting, wall finishes, signage, and furniture.
  • The Cellars, a Michael Mondavi Family Wine Bar - Tastings and educational events will be held at Dawn's new wine bar, formerly the Pearly King Pub.
  • Sugarcane Mojito Bar - Varieties of the Cuban cocktail will be served on Deck 13, adjacent to the new space for Moderno.
  • Bliss Lounge - Formerly Spinnaker Lounge, this space has been redesigned for more room and refreshed with new furniture, carpeting, and bar fronts.
  • Gatsby's Champagne Bar - This '20s-style space now has new furniture, flooring, decorative lighting, artwork, window treatments and an art deco-inspired chandelier.
  • Cigar Bar - The onboard space for cigar connoisseurs received new tile flooring, draperies, furniture, and an enhanced new humidor.

Public Areas and Staterooms Include:

  • The atrium (as well as all elevators and restrooms in public spaces)
  • The Dawn Club Casino
  • Stardust Theater
  • Entourage teen space and video arcade
  • Photo Gallery
  • Library
  • Pool Deck
  • Tides - A new store that sells jewelry in a small shop in the atrium.
  • Tradewinds - The onboard shop formerly known as Ports O' Call.
  • Mandara Spa and Pulse Fitness Center - The new look and layout of the onboard spa and gym has been updated with new decor and treatment rooms to a new barbershop, nail salon, spa pool and eight heated loungers in the thermal suite.
  • Garden Villas - The ship's two Garden Villa suites received a modern retouch including new flooring, ceilings, lighting, bedding, furniture, decor and 42" flat-screen TVs.
  • All cabins onboard Dawn received new carpet, bedding, draperies, artwork, furniture and flat-screen TVs.​
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Attractions on Norwegian Dawn


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Gift Shop

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Gifts and souvenirs to any taste
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Gatsby's Champagne Bar

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There are moments when only champagne will do. Head to Gatsby's Champagne Bar for a big choice of bubbly served in classic Art Deco-inspired surroundings.
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The Pearly Kings Pub

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Going down to the pub takes on new meaning at the Pearly Kings, a traditional English-style pub featuring pool, large screen TV's and proper beer on tap.

Bimini Bar & Grill

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This colourful, Key West-style beach bar brings you the feel of the islands and the laid-back atmosphere that is just like being on Bimini Beach with a margarita in your hand.
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La Cucina Italian Restaurant

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Traditional, tempting and molto Italiano! Enjoy pasta with a choice of seven fabulous sauces in a casual atmosphere. There are also crisp fresh salads, pizzas, authentic Italian desserts, a fine wi...
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Spinnaker Lounge

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A lounge featuring a full bar and dance floor.
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Star Bar

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Looking for a great spot to sit, enjoy cocktails and take in the view while a piano player provides the perfect backdrop? This is the place. The Star Bar looks out over the Oasis Pool and out to sea.
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Le Bistro French Restaurant

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You may think you're in La Colombe d'Or, the charming French hotel filled with the art of its famous patrons, Monet, Van Gogh, Matisse and Renoir. Le Bistro is a feast for the senses – the walls ar...
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Blue Lagoon Restaurant

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In honour of the midnight snack, we bring you the Blue Lagoon 24 Hour Food Court. Whether you're hankering for a burger or a fast-wok dish, you can enjoy it all in a family friendly atmosphere day ...
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Сagney's Steakhouse

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Like the gangster himself, our first class, traditional steak house is right out of the 1930's.

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