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Refurbished in 2015, the 77,000-tonne 1,970-passenger Dawn Princess is the second ship in Princess Cruises' Sun class (which also includes Sea Princess and Sun Princess). The ship offers Australia, New ...
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364 Princess Dawn Princess Cruise Reviews

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Rgm1953
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Choosing the Dawn Princess was a mistake. The ship had pipes leaking into staterooms and public areas and the smell was not pleasant. The staff did not act quickly enough and we were inconvenienced and sleeping in a dank cabin for four ... Read more
Faircomment
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Having sailed on the Sapphire and Emerald we dis not think we would be in for such a disappointment . MANY people had their rooms flooded, toilets not flushing, lack of hot water and the list goes on. Many mornings , early hours, there ... Read more
Maysie04
Member Since 2016
1 review
Cruise was Freemantle to Indonesia. Would never recommend. Our first cruise. On Aloha deck 11. Cabin was fine and kept very clean by stewards. Food plenty of it. Prefer dining in restaurants. Horizons Buffet. - What a nightmare. ... Read more
Ned May
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We chose this cruise on Dawn Princess because we had previously sailed on Sun Princess which was an amazing cruise, however we did not have the same experience on this cruise. We have never met so many rude obnoxious people before, the ... Read more
Eucalypt
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
8 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
This was our first cruise with Princess, previously we have cruised with Azamara, Oceania and Celebrity Cruises. We were a little apprehensive, as to if we would enjoy the experience or not.The beauty of this cruise was that it was ... Read more

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Sue O
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Freo-Indonesia-Freo- 15 nts, Aug 2016 – Dawn Princess Review – no complaints at all, just observations. Cruise was scheduled to leave freo Sunday night but due to bad weather conditions we stayed in port till 8am Monday. ... Read more
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tsutt35
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
45 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Yes she is an older ship and there were some leaks and maintenance going on. This didn't stop the fabulous service we received or the delicious food. Embarkation in Fremantle was easy and well organised, as was disembarkation. Our ... Read more
Tinkagain@bigpond.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Ship generally tired. 2015 refurbishment ? Seating in princess theatre worn also in bay window seating in crooners lounge. Tenders a disgrace,cushions thin and worn,auxilary seating retained by string or worn cord. Skippers ... Read more
Karen G
Member Since 2016
1 review
This was our first cruise and we travelled as a family with our two daughters, during the July school holidays. The Dawn Princess is a terrific ship to travel on for our first experience. The staff on this cruise ship are what make her ... Read more
Summer4
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We did a 12 night cruise on the Dawn Princess from Fremantle to Singapore, and loved every minute! Beautiful ship, great entertainment, fantastic food - definitely no complaints whatsoever. We travelled with our two children (booked ... Read more

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grumpee-58
Member Since 2013
1 review
119 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2016
Another great cruise with Princess the Dawn Princess has been sold to P&O but was in excellent condition, about the only grip we had was if you are a smoker you are cramped in an area with little ventilation and would not pass ... Read more
Splasheyfun
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
8 helpful votes
This is a difficult one to give an overall rating for : the cruise ship, staff, service, food entertainment were fantastic,but the ports that we stopped not very good! FIrstly the dawn princess, yes she may be a bit tired but she has a lot ... Read more
shandari
Member Since 2014
1 review
12 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
We chose this cruise because it was for my 70th birthday. One of my wishes on my" bucket list' was fulfilled. I wanted to be on a big ship in rough seas - having spent many days on yachts, cruise vessels etc in calm waters really ... Read more
suzywong2
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
We have travelled on this ship before some years ago,only we visited Lombok instead of Alotaou in PNG. I was very hesitant about this cruise after reading posts on this forum, but we were very pleasantly surprised as the ship had been ... Read more
Venezia9
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Just returned from a short two night cruise on the Dawn Princess. We were pleasantly surprised as we had previously sailed on the Sea Princess which is looking rather old and tired. Dawn Princess, even though of the same vintage, seemed to ... Read more

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pat1958
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
10 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2016
Embarkation was very smooth. I think the secret for this was the fact that they let people into the terminal only at their allocated time to board. There was not the usual 1000 people in the terminal all clambering to get aboard. 20 ... Read more
Zavier6421
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We booked this cruise in January 2015 mainly to experience a new culture in PNG. When we booked ( 6 in our group) the cruise started in Sydney and ended in Brisbane so we all booked flights from Brisbane to Sydney. About a month before ... Read more
pauletto
Member Since 2011
1 review
3 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We recently returned from a 14 night cruise on the Dawn Princess to the South Pacific and Fiji. The cruise left Sydney on a perfect afternoon and we were able to enjoy the sight of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge in close proximity in ... Read more
jeck
Member Since 2009
7 reviews
65 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Our cruise began in Sydney. Embarkation was a breeze, the preferred check in process for platinum members and above worked very well and the check in staff were very friendly. We were on board less than 40 minutes after arrival. The ... Read more
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dahlie
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
3 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Nice to see really unusal ports of call in our near neighbour PNG. The food was a standout on this cruise, all outlets were efficient , well presented and friendly staff willing to keep the location spotless, helping those with disability. ... Read more

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windsor26
Member Since 2008
5 reviews
6,115 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This cruise was good and the ship was lovely The staff were amazing BUT the lectures were appalling an d not correct for the cruise that we were sailing WWI battle of the coral sea anniversary over Anzac day and no lectures of this ... Read more
philpara
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Choose Princess cruises to try a more upmarket experience then we have had previously so decided on a two night Sydney to Brisbane cruise to get a sample so to speak. No problems with embarkation except told to embark at 2.30pm and by time ... Read more
Lily George
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We are a group of 4 friends and we decided to tour Australia we picked Scenic Tours to do this and decided while we were making this long journey we would do New Zealand as well, we knew we would of had enough of living out of a suitcase ... Read more
Lana28
Member Since 2015
1 review
76 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Chose this cruise as we had been to New Zealand before on Sun Princess but didn't get into Milford Sound, Dunedin and Napier. This time we did. The ship was full but we didn't seem to have the same jostling for tables in the Horizon. ... Read more
Travel4food
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
19 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I chose this cruise from Perth to Sydney because I have not been that part of Australia. I have been to Sydney, Melbourne, Cairns and the Outback but not WA. We have a pre-cruise in Perth which was wonderful. What a nice city - good ... Read more

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