New Dawn: Norwegian Ship Back After Bow-To-Stern Reno

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Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Dawn sailed into her seasonal homeport of Boston last week, following a month-long dry dock where she received enhancements to every part of the onboard experience.

Changes include 2 new restaurants and 3 new bars and lounges, updated design and décor in all public spaces and a refurbishment of all staterooms. The ship’s Garden Villas, some of the largest suites at sea, received a complete makeover.

“As with each of the ship refurbishments in the Norwegian Edge program (a $400 million fleet renewal investment) this was not your average dry dock,” said Norwegian President & CEO Andy Stuart.

Norwegian Dawn was brought down to the steel in many spaces and rebuilt to evoke the look and feel of the newest Norwegian ships, allowing guests sailing on her to enjoy all of the freedom and flexibility that only Norwegian offers, along with a more premium experience from bow to stern,” Stuart added.

Among the major changes/additions to Norwegian Dawn:

  • Every stateroom received new carpets, bedding, drapery, artwork, flat screen TVs and furniture.
  • Norwegian Dawn’s public spaces, elevators and restrooms were refreshed from top to bottom with a new contemporary design, as well as new lighting, flooring and wall coverings.
  • The ship’s pool deck was completely refurbished. Additionally, the main pool deck received new exterior showers and  upgraded pool loungers..
  • A new concept for the Norwegian fleet, Los Lobos Cantina is an upscale Mexican restaurant offering a modern take on traditional favourites.
  • Popular on other NCL ships, sports bar/pub O’Sheehan’s Bar & Grill is making its debut on Norwegian Dawn.
  • Wine lovers are invited to The Cellars, a Michael Mondavi Family Wine Bar, in the space that was formerly the Pearly King Pub.
  • The new Sugarcane Mojito Bar is serving up more than 15 varieties of mojitos in a modern lounge area on Deck 13 adjacent to the new location for Moderno Churrascaria.
  • Spinnaker Lounge was transformed into the Bliss Lounge, offering a larger space for guests to relax with a cocktail.

Norwegian Dawn will sail from Boston to Bermuda each week through October, spending three nights in port, and from New Orleans to the Western Caribbean during the winter season beginning in November.

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