help with room info on the dawn!!
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We got an upgrade when we went in DEC it was about 3.5 weeks prior. I have read on the boards the best time is no sooner then 4 weeks prior, I would definitely contact NCL direct (the will ultimately have to upgrade through your TA) and ask them about 3-4 weeks out.
I just checked your cabin location and it is near the rear of the ship. Not trying to unnerve you (!) but if it gets rocky you may feel it more back there. I've never been on Dawn but have cruised before, and very carefully select where my cabin is. In terms of location, I agree, deck 8 is a great deck to be on because you are centrally located (if you have not seen deck plans, go to www.travelocity.com and check in the cruise section for deck plans for Dawn). I would suggest this: have your travel agent keep checking to see if an inside cabin on deck 8 more centered opens up for some reason and move there if possible. I have 8595 booked--dead center. Also, the middeck cabins on Deck 8 (and only deck 8) have a slightly different configuration because of their placement and although they are the same 147 sq. ft., I understand because of the way it is laid out the space is more useable (look at the deck plans, they're sideways). Might be slightly better with 4 in the cabin.
Enjoy your cruise and check in when you return--let us know how it was!
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8661 and 8161 both inside aft on deck 8. There was a little bit of motion on a day with 12 foot swells, but it was not a problem for us. Brought bonine just in case but never had to use it.
This past June DH and I splurged for a balcony GTY and ended up on deck 9 aft
three cabins from the very aft of the ship portside in the same section of the ship. I don't remember the cabin number, but again, we were not bothered by motion even though the ship was rocking an rolling one night.
You will have a fine time on the Dawn. I don't think that there is a truly horrible cabin on this beautiful ship at all.
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