The 2,224 passenger-ship Norwegian Dawn underwent extensive multi-million dollar refurbishments in dry-dock last month.

The ship was completed on May 27 2011, showcasing the impressive scope of improvements.

These include the addition of 58 suites and staterooms, the installment of flat-screen televisions in all guest and crew staterooms, the introduction of popular Brazilian steakhouse Moderno Churrascaria, the renovation of the gift shop, art gallery, photo gallery and conference centre, and the relocation of the Spinnaker Lounge and Blue Lagoon restaurant.

Norwegian Dawn cruises welcome children on board with the complete renovation of the Kid’s Crew and Teen Club, presenting a more versatile layout that caters to a large range of children’s ages and interests.

There will also be a room dedicated to the Under 2 Zoo where parents can accompany their children aged under two and enjoy age appropriate activities.

Technical modifications include the replacement of one engine, preventative maintenance, removal and replacing of both bearings on the port and starboard azipods, application of a new hull coating and an upgrade to the hot temperature regulation which will reduce energy consumption.

Norwegian Dawn will sail a series of seven-day Bermuda itineraries departing from Boston every Friday with three days in Bermuda until October 21, 2011, followed by a two-night cruise on October 28, 2011. The ship will then reposition to Miami and begin sailing 10 and 11-day Southern Caribbean itineraries until April 8, 2012.

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