Norwegian Dawn Pool, Water Slide and Sunbathing
The Norwegian Dawn has 3 pools and 6 whirlpools. The pools are filled with saltwater and there are fresh water showers provided so you can rinse off. Reportedly, the maximum pool depth is 8' in the main pool, which is great for swimming and sunbathing around the deck.
The main pool, the Oasis Pool, is located in the middle of the ship on Deck 12. The main pool features two oversized whirlpool spas. At Deck 12 Aft are two more oversized hot tubs that are usually not as crowded. There is usually some activity going on around the Oasis Pool -- anything from a Caribbean band to a member of the ship's staff leading an activity or game. Typically, the Oasis Pool hours are from 6 AM to 8 PM, and the whirlpools are open from 6 AM to 11 PM.
On Deck 14, there are two Villa hot tubs which are wonderful if you are looking for a place a little less crowded. They can be accessed by the Aft elevators.
The Lap Pool is located inside of the Spa area on Deck 11. This pool is enclosed and is accompanied by another whirlpool and a hydro-pool. The Lap Pool in the Eldorado Spa area opens at 8 AM and closes at 8 PM.
The kids have their own pool known as the T-Rex Pool! This is a paddling pool that comes equipped with slides. There is also a whirlpool in the same area. The kid's pool is located on Deck 12. Typically, the kid's pool is open from 8 AM to 7 PM.
Norwegian Dawn Pool, Waterslide and Sunbathing Tips:
When arriving in the pool area, you will need to sign-out a towel. There will be a $22 charge per towel to your onboard account for each towel you fail to return. These are sturdy towels and if you want to purchase one, you can from the order form in your room.
Babies & Infants in Pools: Norwegian's official policy is no swim diapers, children must be potty trained. T-Rex stresses this point to all the families that bring their kids. We have not heard reports on whether or not the policy is strictly enforced.
While Norwegian does its best to discourage this, sunbathers do show-up at 8 AM and try to hog the lounge chairs for the day.