Asia Africa and Middle East: Port Elizabeth, Durban and Luderitz Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line

Come aboard the beautifully refurbished Norwegian Dawn for a vacation of a lifetime. You'll begin in the vibrant city of Cape Town, which in of itself is an incredible destination. Nature lover? Catch some sun or some waves at Aklantstrand Beach in stunning Richard's Bay. While in Durban, go on a safari to see exotic animals like nowhere on earth. And be sure to explore the highest sand dune in Namibia (1,256 feet) near Swakopmund and Walvis Bay in Namibia.

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Sailing Itinerary

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Day 1 Port of Call Cape Town Departure 5:00pm

Overview

The cityscape of Cape Town reflects a history rich in contrasts: governors and slaves, reformers and missionaries, empire builders and ordinary people who became extraordinary role models for a new democratic nation. Beside soaring modern blocks of glass and steel in the city centre, historic buildings - preserved and restored to their former glory - bear testimony to this past. The oldest existing building in South Africa, the Castle was built in 1666 to protect the new settlement at the Cape. Still operational as a military base, today its five imposing stone walls also house a museum with artifacts dating back to the 17th century and troops dressed in historic uniform parade on its cobbled grounds. Nearby, across the Grand Parade, stand the Drill Hall and Cape Town's Italian Renaissance-style City Hall, completed in 1905. The Slave Lodge, the second oldest building in Cape Town, has served many purposes in its nearly three centuries. Originally built as accommodation for the slaves of the Dutch East India Company, it was also Cape Town's first post office, a library and the Supreme Court. Today it is home to the SA Cultural History Museum and its displays of ceramics, toys, silver and textiles from Cape Town's past, as well as artifacts from ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome. The historic Company Gardens, established by Jan van Riebeeck in 1652 as a vegetable garden from which to supply fresh produce to passing ships, today offers city dwellers and office workers a peaceful refuge from the bustle of the city's commercial centre. A cobbled avenue, lined with oak trees, leads to the South African Museum, the South African National Gallery, the Bertram House Museum and the Jewish Museum, which is housed in the oldest synagogue in South Africa. Just beyond, South Africa's Parliament buildings stand in imposing array around the cobbles of Stal Plein ("plein" meaning "square"). Numerous other buildings of historic interest, such as Koopman de Wet House in Strand Street, Heritage Square in Bree Street, and many along the upper reaches of Long Street, are dotted throughout the city centre. Situated on the lower slopes of Signal Hill, the Bo-Kaap (literally "upper Cape") is home to many descendants of the Malay slaves brought to the Cape during the 17th century. Most of the families which inhabit its colourful rows of houses are devout Muslims, and the call to prayer can be heard in the narrow, cobbled streets throughout the day. The Bo-Kaap Museum portrays aspects of Cape Muslim culture. Robben Island is, after Alcatraz, possibly the best known prison island in the world. Having served over the centuries as a penal settlement, leper colony and lunatic asylum, its notoriety has, more recently, centred around the fact that President Nelson Mandela and many of his colleagues were imprisoned here during the apartheid era. Regular trips are made to the island, a world heritage site, by a ferry which departs from the V&A Waterfront. National monuments such as Onze Molen, along with Mostert's Mill in Mowbray one of the few original windmills still extant in the Cape Town area, and numerous old churches in Durbanville and Parow, reflect the origins of some of the early settlers in the Tygerberg area. Set in landscaped gardens, Rust-en-Vrede Cultural Centre in Durbanville - an old Cape Dutch complex dating back to 1850 - originally served as a prison, Drostdy (magistrates court), school and, ultimately, a private residence. Inside, creations by prominent South Africans are on exhibition in the Durbanville Clay Museum. A few kilometres away in Khayelitsha, the Mayibuye Centre Museum reflects the political turbulence and memorabilia of the apartheid era. Somerset West, in the Helderberg region, boasts many buildings and artifacts from South Africa's diverse cultural past. These include Vergelegen, built in 1700 by Governor Willem Adriaan van der Stel, the Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk built in 1820 (where "Onze Jan" Hofmeyer and other prominent South Africans are buried), the old bridge over the Lourens River built in 1845, the coachman's cottage and the Ou Pastorie and, at the Macassar Kramat, the last resting place of Sheikh Yusuf, who was brought to South Africa as a slave and introduced Islam, today one of the Cape's major religions - to the area. The historic farms in the Oostenberg countryside, dating back to the 18th century, serve as a reminder of the area's agricultural heritage. Many of these fine examples of early Cape Dutch architecture, such as Zevenwacht, Hazendal and Mooiplaas Wine Estates, are still operating wine farms, producing outstanding vintages for South Africa's thriving wine industry. Other, less imposing though no less important souvenirs of the area's rich history include the historic milestone in Van Riebeeck Road, Kuilsriver (now on display in the entrance hall to the Municipal Building), which once marked the distance on the road from Cape Town to what, in the late 17th century, was a cattle-post near the convergence of the Kuils and Bottleray Rivers Just beyond the row of stately palms that marks the entrance to Milnerton stands an old wooden bridge (1901) that, while no longer in use, still links Woodbridge Island to the mainland. A cast of the original Postal Stone can be seen at the library in Table View, and Ons Huisie Restaurant, a restored fisherman's cottage in Bloubergstrand, typifies the vernacular architectural style of this region. Further up the coast are the historic Moravian Mission Stations of Pella and Mamre with a church dating back to 1808, an old watermill, cook house, long house, shop and school. Built in 1685 for Simon van der Stel, then governor of the Cape, Groot Constantia is the oldest homestead in the Cape. Reflecting the gracious lifestyle of the late 18th century, the manor house incorporates priceless collections of exquisite Cape furniture from the mid-1800s as well as rare Chinese and Japanese porcelains and Delft ceramics. Situated along the False Bay Coast in the South Peninsula, the suburbs of Kalk Bay, St James and Muizenberg were fashionable seaside resorts during the early part of this century. Many of the beautiful residences in St James are, in fact, National Monuments, while Muizenberg is reputed to have been one of Rudyard Kipling's favourite places, and is where Cecil John Rhodes retired after the events leading up to the Anglo-Boer War. Period furniture and some of this extraordinary man's personal possessions may be viewed at Rhodes Cottage. Once a whaling station, Kalk Bay is now a working fishing harbour that reflects its cosmopolitan past in architecture, cuisine, arts and crafts.

Day 2 Port of Call Cape Town Departure 4:00pm

Overview

The cityscape of Cape Town reflects a history rich in contrasts: governors and slaves, reformers and missionaries, empire builders and ordinary people who became extraordinary role models for a new democratic nation. Beside soaring modern blocks of glass and steel in the city centre, historic buildings - preserved and restored to their former glory - bear testimony to this past. The oldest existing building in South Africa, the Castle was built in 1666 to protect the new settlement at the Cape. Still operational as a military base, today its five imposing stone walls also house a museum with artifacts dating back to the 17th century and troops dressed in historic uniform parade on its cobbled grounds. Nearby, across the Grand Parade, stand the Drill Hall and Cape Town's Italian Renaissance-style City Hall, completed in 1905. The Slave Lodge, the second oldest building in Cape Town, has served many purposes in its nearly three centuries. Originally built as accommodation for the slaves of the Dutch East India Company, it was also Cape Town's first post office, a library and the Supreme Court. Today it is home to the SA Cultural History Museum and its displays of ceramics, toys, silver and textiles from Cape Town's past, as well as artifacts from ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome. The historic Company Gardens, established by Jan van Riebeeck in 1652 as a vegetable garden from which to supply fresh produce to passing ships, today offers city dwellers and office workers a peaceful refuge from the bustle of the city's commercial centre. A cobbled avenue, lined with oak trees, leads to the South African Museum, the South African National Gallery, the Bertram House Museum and the Jewish Museum, which is housed in the oldest synagogue in South Africa. Just beyond, South Africa's Parliament buildings stand in imposing array around the cobbles of Stal Plein ("plein" meaning "square"). Numerous other buildings of historic interest, such as Koopman de Wet House in Strand Street, Heritage Square in Bree Street, and many along the upper reaches of Long Street, are dotted throughout the city centre. Situated on the lower slopes of Signal Hill, the Bo-Kaap (literally "upper Cape") is home to many descendants of the Malay slaves brought to the Cape during the 17th century. Most of the families which inhabit its colourful rows of houses are devout Muslims, and the call to prayer can be heard in the narrow, cobbled streets throughout the day. The Bo-Kaap Museum portrays aspects of Cape Muslim culture. Robben Island is, after Alcatraz, possibly the best known prison island in the world. Having served over the centuries as a penal settlement, leper colony and lunatic asylum, its notoriety has, more recently, centred around the fact that President Nelson Mandela and many of his colleagues were imprisoned here during the apartheid era. Regular trips are made to the island, a world heritage site, by a ferry which departs from the V&A Waterfront. National monuments such as Onze Molen, along with Mostert's Mill in Mowbray one of the few original windmills still extant in the Cape Town area, and numerous old churches in Durbanville and Parow, reflect the origins of some of the early settlers in the Tygerberg area. Set in landscaped gardens, Rust-en-Vrede Cultural Centre in Durbanville - an old Cape Dutch complex dating back to 1850 - originally served as a prison, Drostdy (magistrates court), school and, ultimately, a private residence. Inside, creations by prominent South Africans are on exhibition in the Durbanville Clay Museum. A few kilometres away in Khayelitsha, the Mayibuye Centre Museum reflects the political turbulence and memorabilia of the apartheid era. Somerset West, in the Helderberg region, boasts many buildings and artifacts from South Africa's diverse cultural past. These include Vergelegen, built in 1700 by Governor Willem Adriaan van der Stel, the Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk built in 1820 (where "Onze Jan" Hofmeyer and other prominent South Africans are buried), the old bridge over the Lourens River built in 1845, the coachman's cottage and the Ou Pastorie and, at the Macassar Kramat, the last resting place of Sheikh Yusuf, who was brought to South Africa as a slave and introduced Islam, today one of the Cape's major religions - to the area. The historic farms in the Oostenberg countryside, dating back to the 18th century, serve as a reminder of the area's agricultural heritage. Many of these fine examples of early Cape Dutch architecture, such as Zevenwacht, Hazendal and Mooiplaas Wine Estates, are still operating wine farms, producing outstanding vintages for South Africa's thriving wine industry. Other, less imposing though no less important souvenirs of the area's rich history include the historic milestone in Van Riebeeck Road, Kuilsriver (now on display in the entrance hall to the Municipal Building), which once marked the distance on the road from Cape Town to what, in the late 17th century, was a cattle-post near the convergence of the Kuils and Bottleray Rivers Just beyond the row of stately palms that marks the entrance to Milnerton stands an old wooden bridge (1901) that, while no longer in use, still links Woodbridge Island to the mainland. A cast of the original Postal Stone can be seen at the library in Table View, and Ons Huisie Restaurant, a restored fisherman's cottage in Bloubergstrand, typifies the vernacular architectural style of this region. Further up the coast are the historic Moravian Mission Stations of Pella and Mamre with a church dating back to 1808, an old watermill, cook house, long house, shop and school. Built in 1685 for Simon van der Stel, then governor of the Cape, Groot Constantia is the oldest homestead in the Cape. Reflecting the gracious lifestyle of the late 18th century, the manor house incorporates priceless collections of exquisite Cape furniture from the mid-1800s as well as rare Chinese and Japanese porcelains and Delft ceramics. Situated along the False Bay Coast in the South Peninsula, the suburbs of Kalk Bay, St James and Muizenberg were fashionable seaside resorts during the early part of this century. Many of the beautiful residences in St James are, in fact, National Monuments, while Muizenberg is reputed to have been one of Rudyard Kipling's favourite places, and is where Cecil John Rhodes retired after the events leading up to the Anglo-Boer War. Period furniture and some of this extraordinary man's personal possessions may be viewed at Rhodes Cottage. Once a whaling station, Kalk Bay is now a working fishing harbour that reflects its cosmopolitan past in architecture, cuisine, arts and crafts.

Day 3 Port of Call Mossel Bay Arrival 8:00am Departure 4:00pm

Overview

Mossel Bay is a harbour town of about 60,000 people on the Southern Cape of South Africa. It is an important tourism and farming region of the Western Cape Province.

Day 4 Port of Call Port Elizabeth/South Africa Arrival 6:00am Departure 5:00pm

Overview

Port Elizabeth is a city on Algoa Bay in South Africa's Eastern Cape Province. A major port, it's also known for its numerous beaches. The Donkin Heritage Trail takes in the Old Hill neighbourhood's Victorian landmarks. Coastal boat tours spot whales and rare seabirds, while wildlife reserves outside the metropolitan area are home to elephants, rhinos and other big game.

Day 5 Port of Call Richards Bay Arrival 6:00pm

Overview

Richards Bay is a town in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It is situated on a 30 square kilometre lagoon of the Mhlatuze River, which gives it one of the country's largest harbours.

Day 6 Port of Call Richards Bay Departure 9:00pm

Overview

Richards Bay is a town in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It is situated on a 30 square kilometre lagoon of the Mhlatuze River, which gives it one of the country's largest harbours.

Day 7 Port of Call Durban Arrival 6:00am Departure 3:00pm

Overview

Durban is the perfect convention destination. Since being sighted by Vasco da Gama in 1497, its natural harbour has given birth to a vibrant, go-ahead and ever changing city. Apart from having the busiest harbour in Africa, Durban is served by its own international airport only 15 minutes from its Central Business District. The attractive Yacht basin near the hub continues to provide anchorage and a safe haven for sailors from around the globe. Durban is an ideal base from which to explore the beauty and splendors of Southern Africa. Within two hours you could be on a safari at one of the countries renowned game reserves - home to some of the world's rarest and most exotic species - or you could be in the fairest Cape. Ninety minutes by road and you could be hiking or trout fishing in the magnificent Drakensberg mountains. Other options - a day or two away could put you in the midst of a miraculous flower transformation in the Namaqualand Desert, or at the origins of man in the Sterkfontein Caves. You could be etching into memory the glorious sunsets and camp fires of the Kruger National Park, or the majesty of the Victoria Falls. There are many faces to Durban - city of great beauty and cultural diversity where you can witness the Dance of the Virgins, a Zulu war dance and attend a performance of the ballet or Opera all in the same day. The only constant is the famous South African weather - and Durban can serve up the best of it, with an average of 320 sunny days a year. A surfer's paradise and international holiday mecca. Mile upon mile of unspoiled, sun-soaked beaches, bronzed life guards and bikini beauties. Seagulls, pelicans and exotic birds. Colourful rickshas, beautiful parks, sidewalk cafes and restaurants. Here architecture encapsulates the diverse histories and cultures of the people. Graceful Victorian buildings, exotic temples and dignified mosques all stand side by side. Accommodation is plentiful in the Sunshine City, over 7200 ranging from luxury, tourist and budget hotels, to all well-appointed serviced apartments, many of which are on the beachfront overlooking the Indian Ocean. Centrally situated and within walking distance of all this, is the International Convention Centre - Durban.

Day 8 Cruising
Day 9 Cruising
Day 10 Port of Call Luderitz Arrival 8:00am Departure 5:00pm

Overview

Luderitz is a harbour town in the Karas Region of southern Namibia, lying on one of the least hospitable coasts in Africa. It is a port developed around Robert Harbour and Shark Island. The town is known for its colonial architecture, including some Art Nouveau work, and for wildlife including seals, penguins, flamingos and ostriches. It is also home to a museum, and lies at the end of a currently decommissioned railway line to Keetmanshoop.

Day 11 Port of Call Walvis Bay Arrival 7:00am Departure 5:00pm

Overview

Walvis Bay is a city in Namibia and the name of the bay on which it lies. The town covers a total area of 29 square kilometres of land.The bay is a safe haven for sea vessels because of its natural deepwater harbour, protected by the Pelican Point sand spit, being the only natural harbour of any size along the country's coast. Being rich in plankton and marine life, these waters also drew large numbers of southern right whales,attracting whalers and fishing vessels.

Day 12 Cruising
Day 13 Port of Call Cape Town Arrival 7:00am

Overview

The cityscape of Cape Town reflects a history rich in contrasts: governors and slaves, reformers and missionaries, empire builders and ordinary people who became extraordinary role models for a new democratic nation. Beside soaring modern blocks of glass and steel in the city centre, historic buildings - preserved and restored to their former glory - bear testimony to this past. The oldest existing building in South Africa, the Castle was built in 1666 to protect the new settlement at the Cape. Still operational as a military base, today its five imposing stone walls also house a museum with artifacts dating back to the 17th century and troops dressed in historic uniform parade on its cobbled grounds. Nearby, across the Grand Parade, stand the Drill Hall and Cape Town's Italian Renaissance-style City Hall, completed in 1905. The Slave Lodge, the second oldest building in Cape Town, has served many purposes in its nearly three centuries. Originally built as accommodation for the slaves of the Dutch East India Company, it was also Cape Town's first post office, a library and the Supreme Court. Today it is home to the SA Cultural History Museum and its displays of ceramics, toys, silver and textiles from Cape Town's past, as well as artifacts from ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome. The historic Company Gardens, established by Jan van Riebeeck in 1652 as a vegetable garden from which to supply fresh produce to passing ships, today offers city dwellers and office workers a peaceful refuge from the bustle of the city's commercial centre. A cobbled avenue, lined with oak trees, leads to the South African Museum, the South African National Gallery, the Bertram House Museum and the Jewish Museum, which is housed in the oldest synagogue in South Africa. Just beyond, South Africa's Parliament buildings stand in imposing array around the cobbles of Stal Plein ("plein" meaning "square"). Numerous other buildings of historic interest, such as Koopman de Wet House in Strand Street, Heritage Square in Bree Street, and many along the upper reaches of Long Street, are dotted throughout the city centre. Situated on the lower slopes of Signal Hill, the Bo-Kaap (literally "upper Cape") is home to many descendants of the Malay slaves brought to the Cape during the 17th century. Most of the families which inhabit its colourful rows of houses are devout Muslims, and the call to prayer can be heard in the narrow, cobbled streets throughout the day. The Bo-Kaap Museum portrays aspects of Cape Muslim culture. Robben Island is, after Alcatraz, possibly the best known prison island in the world. Having served over the centuries as a penal settlement, leper colony and lunatic asylum, its notoriety has, more recently, centred around the fact that President Nelson Mandela and many of his colleagues were imprisoned here during the apartheid era. Regular trips are made to the island, a world heritage site, by a ferry which departs from the V&A Waterfront. National monuments such as Onze Molen, along with Mostert's Mill in Mowbray one of the few original windmills still extant in the Cape Town area, and numerous old churches in Durbanville and Parow, reflect the origins of some of the early settlers in the Tygerberg area. Set in landscaped gardens, Rust-en-Vrede Cultural Centre in Durbanville - an old Cape Dutch complex dating back to 1850 - originally served as a prison, Drostdy (magistrates court), school and, ultimately, a private residence. Inside, creations by prominent South Africans are on exhibition in the Durbanville Clay Museum. A few kilometres away in Khayelitsha, the Mayibuye Centre Museum reflects the political turbulence and memorabilia of the apartheid era. Somerset West, in the Helderberg region, boasts many buildings and artifacts from South Africa's diverse cultural past. These include Vergelegen, built in 1700 by Governor Willem Adriaan van der Stel, the Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk built in 1820 (where "Onze Jan" Hofmeyer and other prominent South Africans are buried), the old bridge over the Lourens River built in 1845, the coachman's cottage and the Ou Pastorie and, at the Macassar Kramat, the last resting place of Sheikh Yusuf, who was brought to South Africa as a slave and introduced Islam, today one of the Cape's major religions - to the area. The historic farms in the Oostenberg countryside, dating back to the 18th century, serve as a reminder of the area's agricultural heritage. Many of these fine examples of early Cape Dutch architecture, such as Zevenwacht, Hazendal and Mooiplaas Wine Estates, are still operating wine farms, producing outstanding vintages for South Africa's thriving wine industry. Other, less imposing though no less important souvenirs of the area's rich history include the historic milestone in Van Riebeeck Road, Kuilsriver (now on display in the entrance hall to the Municipal Building), which once marked the distance on the road from Cape Town to what, in the late 17th century, was a cattle-post near the convergence of the Kuils and Bottleray Rivers Just beyond the row of stately palms that marks the entrance to Milnerton stands an old wooden bridge (1901) that, while no longer in use, still links Woodbridge Island to the mainland. A cast of the original Postal Stone can be seen at the library in Table View, and Ons Huisie Restaurant, a restored fisherman's cottage in Bloubergstrand, typifies the vernacular architectural style of this region. Further up the coast are the historic Moravian Mission Stations of Pella and Mamre with a church dating back to 1808, an old watermill, cook house, long house, shop and school. Built in 1685 for Simon van der Stel, then governor of the Cape, Groot Constantia is the oldest homestead in the Cape. Reflecting the gracious lifestyle of the late 18th century, the manor house incorporates priceless collections of exquisite Cape furniture from the mid-1800s as well as rare Chinese and Japanese porcelains and Delft ceramics. Situated along the False Bay Coast in the South Peninsula, the suburbs of Kalk Bay, St James and Muizenberg were fashionable seaside resorts during the early part of this century. Many of the beautiful residences in St James are, in fact, National Monuments, while Muizenberg is reputed to have been one of Rudyard Kipling's favourite places, and is where Cecil John Rhodes retired after the events leading up to the Anglo-Boer War. Period furniture and some of this extraordinary man's personal possessions may be viewed at Rhodes Cottage. Once a whaling station, Kalk Bay is now a working fishing harbour that reflects its cosmopolitan past in architecture, cuisine, arts and crafts.

Onboard the Norwegian Dawn

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Ship Rating

3.5/5

Norwegian Dawn is built for Freestyle Cruising with 14 dining options, nine bars and lounges, fitness center and spa, Broadway Theater, casino, three pools and more - making sure you never run out of things to see and do on your trip.

Onboard Activities

Activities & Services (included in cruise)

Theater

  • Card Room
  • Casino
  • Disco/Nightclub
  • Game Arcade
  • Movies
  • Theater/Show Lounge
  • Fitness Center
  • Pool - Children's
  • Pool - Outdoor
  • Pool - Indoor
  • Sports Facilities
  • Walking/Jogging Track
  • Golf Driving Net
  • Hot Tub
  • Bars/Lounges
  • Internet Center
  • Library
  • Children's Indoor Play Area
  • Organized Age Specific Activities
  • Teen Center or Disco
  • Teen Programs
  • Business Center
  • Elevators

Activities & Services (available for an extra fee)

Spa

  • Beauty Salon
  • Fitness Classes
  • Full-Service Spa
  • Spa Services/Massage
  • Sauna/Steam Room
  • Babysitting
  • Dry Cleaning/ Laundry Service
  • Duty-Free Shops/Boutiques
  • Infirmary/Medical Center
  • Safe Deposit Boxes
  • Self-Service Laundromat

Costco Travel makes every effort to verify the accuracy of all information provided. Additional fees for amenities or services may be charged by the cruise line. Amenities or services may be discontinued or revised by the cruise line without notice. Staterooms designated as wheelchair-accessible do not necessarily meet ADA requirements. Costco Travel is not responsible for inaccuracies or provider modifications.

Dining

Aqua

Main Dining

Aqua: Sit back, relax and embark on a culinary adventure inside this complimentary Main Dining Room. From more options on the daily changing menus to a Chocoholic Night available once per sailing featuring specialty chocolate-based desserts, Aqua has something for the foodie in everyone.

Venetian: Offering beautifully crafted contemporary dishes and carefully selected Chef's Signature Dishes, this Main Dining Room has everything you're looking for in a dining experience, and then some. Plus, with a grand Italian Palazzo complete with crystal chandeliers and a sweeping staircase, the atmosphere inside Venetian is just as impressive as the culinary delights found on the menu.

Cagney's Steakhouse

Specialty Dining

Cagney's Steakhouse: Steak is the standard at Norwegian's American-style steakhouse. Sip your favorite cocktail as you select from choice cuts of Certified Angus Beef® perfectly prepared. And don’t forget to order Cagney's famous truffle fries. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

La Cucina: Buonasera! Enjoy the finest ingredients at Norwegian's Breakaway vibrant Italian ristorante. Dine on classics like pasta carbonara or lobster fettuccine. Then indulge in the affogato. Your good evening just got better. Seating options include inside, atrium al fresco or ocean-side. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Le Bistro: 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 are adorned with paintings and the menu is filled with modern classical and contemporary French gourmet fare. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Moderno Churrascaria: If you’re looking for a unique experience, Norwegian's authentic Brazilian steakhouse Moderno Churrascaria is a must. Start with an impressive salad bar of imported cheeses, olives, cured meats, ceviche and specialty salads. Be sure to save room for the delicious skewers of slow-roasted meats including beef, pork, lamb and chicken – all carved tableside by Norwegian's Pasadores. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Teppanyaki: Flying shrimp. Onion volcanoes. Twirling knives. The sizzles and surprises never cease at Teppanyaki, Norwegian's authentic Japanese hibachi restaurant. Sit around a lively shared table as a skillful chef slices, chops and grills steak, seafood and chicken on a large steel grill right before your eyes. Norwegian's chilled, sake-infused wasabi cocktail will have you flipping too. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Los Lobos: An authentic Mexican cantina celebrating traditional flavors with a modern twist. From handcrafted margaritas to carne asada marinated in guajillo chiles and tequila to Ibarra chocolate ice cream topped with dulce de leche sauce, the chefs at Los Lobos focus on the details and unique flavor combinations. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Sushi: Enjoy the very best sushi and sashimi expertly prepared as you watch. The menu is priced a la carte. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

The Bake Shop: Indulge your sweet tooth with decadent treats available à la carte, such as French macaroons, chocolate pralines, and cupcakes. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

O' Sheehan's

Casual Dining

Bamboo: Enjoy a complimentary Asian Fusion dining venue featuring freshly prepared noodles, delicious wok fried dishes, authentic soups, and more.

Bimini Grill: Located poolside at the Oasis Pool is Bimini Bar & Grill. Enjoy a burger, pizza and more delicious grilled items.

O' Sheehan's Bar & Grill: Dine on American classics in a relaxed Irish pub atmosphere. With popular dishes like Chicken Pot Pie and Fish n’ Chips to daily dinner specials ranging from Prime Rib to Chicken & Waffles, O'Sheehan’s has comfort food and beer on tap 24 hours a day.

Garden Café / Kid’s Café: The Garden Café offers a family-friendly menu of omelets, pasta, soups, salads, and ethnic specialties. There's even a special kid-sized section for little eaters.

Room Service: If you can't come to the restaurant, Norwegian will bring the restaurant to you. Norwegian offers a menu of items that can be delivered to your stateroom. Room service is available 24-hours a day (a convenience charge applies to each order placed).


Times, costs and other specifics are outside the control of Costco Travel. All information is at the sole discretion of the cruise line and is subject to change without notice. Dining time and table size preferences are submitted to the cruise line on a first-come, first-served request basis and are confirmed aboard ship. Questions, concerns and/or special needs regarding dining arrangements must be addressed with the maitre d' hotel aboard ship. Every effort is made to accommodate travelers' preferences; however, Costco Travel cannot guarantee dining arrangements. In specialty restaurants, space is limited and reservations are recommended. A cover charge and dress code may apply.

Staterooms

Staterooms feature modern design and can accommodate up to four guests.

Inside (Category: IA)

Category: IA
Accommodates: 2-4, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 142-276

These Inside Staterooms are the most affordable way for you to cruise. With room for up to four, you'll have two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and some with additional bedding to accommodate up to two more guests.

Inside (Category: IB)

Category: IB
Accommodates: 2-4, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 142-276

These Inside Staterooms are the most affordable way for you to cruise. With room for up to four, you'll have two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and some with additional bedding to accommodate up to two more guests.

Inside (Category: IF)

Category: IF
Accommodates: 2-4, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 142-276

These Inside Staterooms are the most affordable way for you to cruise. With room for up to four, you'll have two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and some with additional bedding to accommodate up to two more guests.

Sailaway Inside (Category: IX)

Category: IX
Accommodates: 2-4, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 142

A Sail Away Inside stateroom guarantees an Inside stateroom or better! Your stateroom may be on any deck and assigned between time of booking up to one day prior to embarkation.

Family Inside (Category: I4)

Category: I4
Accommodates: 4, Total Approx. Size (in sq. ft): 142-276

These Inside Staterooms are the most affordable way for the whole family to cruise. With room for up to four, you'll have two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate up to two more guests. Plus you'll have access to all kinds of amenities, like room service and so much more.

Staterooms feature either a picture window or porthole.

Oceanview with Picture Window (Category: OA)

Category: OA
Accommodates: 4, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 159

With room for up to four guests, these staterooms come with two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate two more guests, as well as a big picture window offering a great view. Plus some can connect for even more space.

Oceanview (Category: OF)

Category: OF
Accommodates: 3-4, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 159

With room for up to four guests, these staterooms come with two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate two more guests, as well as a big picture window offering a great view. Plus some can connect for even more space.

Obstructed Oceanview (Category: OK)

Category: OK
Accommodates: 4, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 159-196

These Oceanview Staterooms have a picture window or porthole with an obstructed view and can accommodate up to four guests and include two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed, one pullman and one pullout. Located mid-ship, they are close to all the action.

Sailaway Oceanview (Category: OX)

Category: OX
Accommodates: 4, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 159

These Oceanview Staterooms have room for up to four guests, with two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate up to two more guests. You'll also have a porthole to enjoy an awesome view, and some can connect for added convenience.

Family Oceanview (Category: O4)

Category: O4
Accommodates: 4, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 159

These Oceanview Staterooms are perfect for the family. They have room for up to four guests, with two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate two more. You'll also have a big picture window to enjoy the amazing view. Some can connect for added convenience.

Spacious staterooms feature a private balcony with floor-to-ceiling sliding-glass doors and a sitting area.

Aft-Facing Balcony (Category: B1)

Category: B1
Accommodates: 3, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 203-302, balcony size (in sq. ft): 37-136

With room for up to three guests, these staterooms have two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and a single sofa bed to accommodate one more. Along with a sitting area, floor-to-ceiling glass doors and an aft-facing private balcony with a spectacular view.

Balcony (Category: BA)

Category: BA
Accommodates: 2-3, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 203-301, balcony size (in sq. ft): 37-54

With room for up to three guests, Norwegian Dawn Balcony Staterooms have two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and some feature additional bedding to accommodate one more. Along with a sitting area, floor-to-ceiling glass doors and a private balcony with an amazing view. Some can connect for added convenience.

Sailaway Balcony (Category: BX)

Category: BX
Accommodates: 3, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 203, balcony size (in sq. ft): 37

A Sailaway Balcony stateroom guarantees a Balcony stateroom or better! Please note that the view from your balcony may be fully obstructed or partially obstructed. Your stateroom may be on any deck and assigned up to one day prior to embarkation.

Balcony (Category: BF)

Category: BF
Accommodates: 2-3, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 203-301, balcony size (in sq. ft): 37-54

With room for up to three guests, Norwegian Dawn Balcony Staterooms have two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and some feature additional bedding to accommodate one more. Along with a sitting area, floor-to-ceiling glass doors and a private balcony with an amazing view. Some can connect for added convenience.

Spacious suites and mini-suites feature private balcony and bath with shower. Suites feature butler and concierge service.

Club Balcony Suite (Category: MA)

Category: MA
Accommodates: 4, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 283-301, balcony size (in sq. ft): 54

Norwegian Dawn Club Balcony Suites sleep up to four guests and feature two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed plus additional bedding to sleep two more guests, as well as a sitting area, luxury bath with shower and amazing views from the private balcony.

Club Balcony Suite (Category: MB)

Category: MB
Accommodates: 4, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 283-301, balcony size (in sq. ft): 54

Norwegian Dawn Club Balcony Suites sleep up to four guests and feature two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed plus additional bedding to sleep two more guests, as well as a sitting area, luxury bath with shower and amazing views from the private balcony.

Sailaway Club Balcony Suite (Category: MX)

Category: MX
Accommodates: 4, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 283, balcony size (in sq. ft): 54

A Sail Away Club Balcony Suite stateroom guarantees a Club Balcony Suite stateroom or better! Your stateroom may be on any deck and assigned up to one day prior to embarkation.

Family Suite (Category: SP)

Category: SP
Accommodates 4-6, total approximate size 409 - 452 sq. ft

Bring the whole gang because this Suite sleeps up to six guests. It features a king-size bed separated for added privacy, double sofabed, and some also have a double murphy bed to accommodate two more. Everyone can hang out in the sitting area, and there is a luxury bath with shower. Butler and concierge included. Please note: This stateroom has floor to ceiling windows, no balcony.

Aft-Facing Penthouse with Balcony (Category: SN)

Category: SN
Accommodates 3, total approximate size 361 - 368 sq. ft, balcony size 70 - 78 sq. ft

These stylish Penthouses include a bedroom with a queen-size bed, single sofa bed, luxury bath with a shower and bathtub, living and dining area, and unparalleled views from the aft-facing balcony. Plus you'll be spoiled with butler and concierge service.

Deluxe Owner's Suite (Category: S6)

Category: S6
Accommodates: 4-6, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 667 - 732

Enjoy the magnificent views from the expansive wall of windows of these Suites that include a king-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate up to a total of six guests, luxury bath with Jacuzzi, sitting and dining areas and the indulgence of butler and concierge service.

2-Bedroom Deluxe Family Suite with Balcony (Category: S4)

Category: S4
Accommodates: 6, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 587, balcony size (in sq. ft): 54

With enough room for up to six people, these Suites are perfect if you want to bring the whole family. Includes a living area, dining area, separate bedroom with queen-size bed as well as a separate children's bedroom and a large private balcony so you can all enjoy the amazing view. Plus, these Suites can connect to a Mini-Suite with Balcony. Includes butler and concierge service.

Owner's Suite with Two Balconies (Category: S3)

Category: S3
Accommodates: 4, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 721, balcony size (in sq. ft): 150

The Owner's Suites with Two Balconies are great for up to four guests. They include a living room, dining room and separate bedroom with king-size bed. Along with a mini-bar, luxury bath with whirlpool tub and an amazing double balcony. Includes butler and concierge service, plus these Suites can connect to a Balcony and Penthouse with Large Balcony for even more added luxury and convenience.

Deluxe Owner's Suite with Two Balconies (Category: S2)

Category: S2
Accommodates: 4, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 847-900, balcony size (in sq. ft): 150

What's better than taking in the stunning views from one balcony? Enjoying them from two! These Deluxe Owner's Suites accommodate four guests and include a separate bedroom with king-size bed, luxury bath with whirlpool, guest bath, and a living and dining area. Plus you'll be pampered by butler and concierge service. These suites can connect to a Balcony and a Penthouse with Large Balcony so you can spread out in ultimate comfort.

3-Bedroom Garden Villa (Category: S1)

Category: S1
Accommodates 7, total approximate size 6,694 sq. ft, balcony size 4,455 sq. ft

Norwegian Dawn Garden Villas accommodate up to seven guests. With three bedrooms, each with a king- or queen-size bed and luxury bath and shower, you have plenty of space to revel in. Also includes a living room, dining room, as well as a private garden with hot tub, outdoor dining area, and terrace to enjoy the beautiful view from. Includes butler and concierge service. Plus Garden Villas can connect so your group can experience the best together.

Family Suite with Balcony (Category: SB)

Category: SB
Accommodates: 4-6, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 486-553, balcony size (in sq. ft): 58-110

There's plenty of space for the entire family to spread out, relax and enjoy the magnificent views. Includes a queen-size bed plus additional bedding to accommodate up to four more guests, a luxury bath with bathtub and a balcony to breathe in the fresh sea air as you take in the ever-changing seascape. Butler and concierge service rounds out a perfect family vacation.

Forward-Facing Penthouse with Large Balcony (Category: SF)

Category: SF
Accommodates 3, total approximate size 448 - 568 sq. ft, balcony size 134 - 254 sq. ft

Step out onto your large, forward-facing balcony and enjoy the fresh air and magnificent views. Back inside, these Penthouses feature a queen-size bed, luxury bath with shower and bathtub, and a living and dining area. Plus concierge and butler service to fulfill your wishes. Some can connect to a Deluxe Owner's Suite or Owner's Suite. Sleeps up to three.

Forward-Facing Deluxe Penthouse with Large Balcony (Category: SD)

Category: SD
Accommodates: 4, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 513, balcony size (in sq. ft): 135

Be the first to take in the spectacular views from the large, forward-facing balcony of these stylish Penthouses. Accommodates up to four guests and includes a queen-size bed, luxury bath with shower and bathtub, plus a comfortable living and dining area to relax in or enjoy a meal arranged by your butler.

Aft-Facing Penthouse with Large Balcony (Category: SM)

Category: SM
Accommodates: 3, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 381-413, balcony size (in sq. ft): 93-123

You will have the perfect romantic getaway in these Penthouses that sleep up to three guests. Includes a bedroom with queen-size bed and luxury bath with shower and bathtub, in addition to the living area and dining area. Because these are aft-facing, they offer an amazing view from the large balcony. Includes butler and concierge service.

Deck Plan

Cruise Ship
Deck 14
Key to Symbols
SymbolDescription
Stateroom with facilities for the disabledStateroom with facilities for the disabled
Connecting stateroomsConnecting staterooms
Third person occupancy availableThird person occupancy available
Third and/or fourth person occupancy availableThird and/or fourth person occupancy available
Third, fourth and/or fifth person occupancy availableThird, fourth and/or fifth person occupancy available
Up to sixth person occupancy availableUp to sixth person occupancy available
ElevatorElevator
RestroomRestroom
PrivaSea (partially enclosed balcony)PrivaSea (partially enclosed balcony)

Ship Facts

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  • Ship Name: Norwegian Dawn
  • Year Built: 2002
  • Year Refurbished: 2021
  • Year Entered Present Fleet: 2002
  • Ship Class: Dawn
  • Maximum Capacity: 2,340
  • Number of Passenger Decks: 11
  • Number of Crew: 1,032
  • Officers' Nationality: International
  • Ocean-View without Balcony: 250
  • Ocean-View with Balcony: 364
  • Total Inside Staterooms: 353
  • Tonnage (GRT): 92,250
  • Capacity Based on Double Occupancy: 2,340
  • Country of Registry: The Bahamas
  • Total Staterooms: 1,112
  • Suites with Balcony: 145
  • Crew/Hotel Staff Nationality: International
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Ship's registry: The Bahamas

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