Norwegian Dawn


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The Norwegian Dawn was built in 2002 and is among Norwegian’s 18 ships in its fleet. The Dawn is included in the cruise line’s Dawn Class. In the cruise ship stats below, you’ll find the Norwegian Dawn vs all of the other Norwegian ships.

Norwegian Dawn Size

How big is the Norwegian Dawn? Below, you’ll find all of the relevant cruise ship stats, specs and dimensions for the Norwegian Dawn. Included in these statistics are passenger capacity, length, year built, year renovated, cost to build, gross tonnage, engine info, number of rooms, deck counts and more!

Norwegian Dawn Infographic

Norwegian Dawn Capacity

Passenger Capacity refers to the total number of people that the Norwegian Dawn can accommodate. Of course, there are also crew members on board. Below, find the total onboard capacity, including staff and cruise guests.



Norwegian Avg: 3,024 guests

Norwegian Dawn Passenger Capacity: The passenger capacity for the Norwegian Dawn is 2,340 guests. The average capacity for the 18 active ships in Norwegian’s fleet is 3,024 passengers. The passenger capacity range for all Norwegian ships has a minimum of 1,936 guests and a maximum of 4,266 passengers.



Norwegian Avg: 1,298 staff

Norwegian Dawn Crew Members: Staff on the Norwegian Dawn include 1,032 crew members. That’s a guest to staff ratio of 4.4:1. The average Norwegian ship includes 1,298 employees and has a passenger to staff ratio of 4.3:1.

Norwegian Dawn Passenger Capacity and Crew

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Norwegian Dawn Length

How long is the Dawn? From end to end, the Norwegian Dawn length equals 965 feet (295 meters). Compare that to the average ship length of all 18 active vessels in Norwegian’s fleet, measuring 989 feet (302 meters).


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Norwegian Avg: 989 feet

The smallest Norwegian ship (in terms of length) measures 832 feet (254 meters) from end to end. The longest vessel spans 1094 feet (334 meters).

Our chart below shows the length of the Norwegian Dawn vs all other active Norwegian ships.

Norwegian Dawn Ship Length

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Norwegian Dawn Built Date

When was the Norwegian Dawn Built? The Norwegian Dawn was built in 2002 and joined the cruise line’s Dawn Class.

Norwegian includes 18 active ships. The oldest in the fleet was built in 1998. The average Norwegian ship is 12 years old and the median build date for all active ships is 2010


built date

Norwegian Avg: 2007

When was the last Norwegian Dawn Dry Dock? The Norwegian Dawn experienced dry dock improvements in 2016.


renovation date

Renovations included the following: The Norwegian Dawn experienced a refurbishment in May 2016. The dry dock was completed in Freeport, Bahamas and included the following additons or upgrades: Blue Lagoon; Moderno Churrascaria; Sugarcane Mojito Bar, and other common area renovations. The hull of the Norwegian Dawn was also painted during this drydock effort.

Norwegian Dawn Info

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Norwegian Dawn ship class?

The ship belongs to the Norwegian class of ships known as the Dawn class.

What is the Norwegian Dawn capacity?

We're often asked how many passengers are on the Norwegian Dawn. The ship's capacity is 2,340. When comparing the occupancy to the average Norwegian passenger capacity, you'll find that the average ship in the fleet holds 3,024 guests. Feel free to look at our graph above to see where this ship falls in line with all other live Norwegian ships.

Is the Norwegian Dawn a good ship?

Each of Norwegian's ships offers a unique layout with features and activities catered to all. Whether the Norwegian Dawn is right for you will depend on your individual preferences. Do you prefer a larger or smaller ship with many or fewer guests? Are you hoping for many family activities or entertainment options for an older clientele. Our deck maps layout and activities list provide a helpful guide to what you'll find on board. Feel free to explore the see if this ship is suited towards your preferences.

How long is the Norwegian Dawn?

From end to end, the Spectrum of the Seas length equals 965 feet (295 meters). Compare that to the average ship length of all , active vessels in Norwegian fleet, measuring 989 feet (302 meters). Please see our size comparison chart above to see how this ship falls in line with all other active ships in the fleet.

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