The Dawn is absolutely amazing. I have been on one other NCL boat and it was okay but it was an older ship. On the Dawn they were always cleaning or doing something to do with up keep of the ship. I never had a problem and had loads of fun. For me I never really felt the movement of the ocean. Albeit we had calm sees but when I went on the Spirit, even in calm seas you felt significantly more movement. You made a good choice with the Dawn, she wont disappoint you!