We just returned from NCL Dawn out of N.Y. on Oct 10th to the 17th. I wanted to try this at least once. Like they said no air and we did bring the kids this time, so I wanted it to be a bit cheaper for us that way. But all the Sept. sailings and the ones before us and after ours was really bad choppy weather. Ours was not to bad, but still a little rough, not to many complaints. My husband said never again. The only complaing I have to say about it is, I love the warm weather, and we always sail from Florida. I am laying in the sun from the minute we board till we get off. So from N. Y. it was cold and very windy, more then normal. The 2nd day out it got a little better and the same on the wasy home. When we left on the 10th it was not that cold at all while docked, but once we sailed it got cold and wimdy and then when we returned home it was so cold and we were not really prepared for the cold, we all got Broncitis for 2 weeks after we returned, I think it was because we were waiting for our ride at the port out side and very cold and only sweaters on not jackets, the wind was really bad just standing there. So if I were you it would depend on what time of year I would go out of N. Y. My parents went in April and it was still alittle choppy, so if you get sea sick, reconsider. I will pick Florida anytime. If I ever did it again I would maybe do a Canada cruise to see the leaves change and be more prepared for the cold. I do at least one cruise a year 7 night and another 10 or 11 nights. I love the longer cruises, I never want to go home. 4 days would just tick me off bad, lol.
Princess Dawn 2/8/05