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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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351 Princess Dawn Princess Cruise Reviews

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Splasheyfun
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
5 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
suzywong2
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 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
0 forum posts
10 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
pat1958
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
10 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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

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pauletto
Member Since 2011
1 review
1 forum post
2 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
58 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
windsor26
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
5,960 forum posts
3 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
0 forum posts
10 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

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Lily George
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
5 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
67 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
4 forum posts
2 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
Forster_Cruiser
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
I had been in to the forums and had read mixed reviews, so I decided to just approach the cruise with an open mind. Less than a week before we sailed we were offered a downgrade from our oceanview stateroom to an interior with a refund as ... Read more
JudyMK
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We are fortunate enough to have been on many cruises. This was our first time with Princess Cruises. We wanted to see as much of Australia as possible - to circumnavigate seemed wonderful. The ship was full - about 2000 passengers. It ... Read more

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alwall23
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
My wife and I used this cruise on our first trip to Australia to get the flavour of what is on offer in this large country. The cruise certainly did this and on the whole we enjoyed our experience of Australia once ashore. The actual ... Read more
signals
Member Since 2008
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
This was our longest, most expensive, and most disappointing Princess cruise. We are experienced cruisers with 25 cruises behind us plus are Platinum members of the Princess Loyalty program. We selected this cruise to enable us to ... Read more
Peetee
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
141 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This is our 7th Princess cruise, but if this had been our first, we might not have had another. We are Platnium and getting close to elite, because we take long cruises. The Dawn is being sold to P&O in 2017 and the amount of ... Read more
Evie64
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
20 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We sailed with high expectations from Princess from Sydney. We have travelled with Princess before. Until they get their act together, never again. The Dawn is a rust bucket. I awoke one morning put my feet down into a puddle of water. ... Read more
Rodney Mee
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
We would probably have never taken a cruise but when otherwise visiting Australia we were were invited by friends to join them on the Dawn Princess. Our ratings are, therefore, given without any comparison to previous similar experience. ... Read more

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shad2038
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
8 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Embarkation was fairly smooth, although we were supposed to get priority (Platinum) - it didn't happen. (If you don't like being herded like sheep, then don't cruise!) Cabins were ready, which seldom happens on other lines. Great mix of ... Read more
Life starts here
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
It is our fourth cruise on the Dawn Princess and probably our last as it is due to be refitted and rebadged to a P&O vessel in Singapore in May 2017 . We had an outside mini suite again which accommodated 3 adults comfortably ... Read more
Chris86
Member Since 2013
1 review
74 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Thoughly enjoyed my 12 days onboard. Numerous reviews like to point out the age of Dawn Princess. Yes she is 20 years old but terribly well maintained. She is a beautiful old girl with a full teak wrap around promenade which is sadly ... Read more
Astro Boy
Member Since 2012
17 reviews
12 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Good to be back on Princess. As most people say the ship is old and is retiring to P&O next year ( good luck P&O ). Rooms are smaller than most ships, but are clean and sufficient with fridge, safe, TV etc. Overall it was ... Read more
claudiadaniel
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
My Partner booked this cruise as a surprise for Christmas and when he first told me i was so excited until i read some reviews OMG i was so upset as most of them were terrible! so i decided to not have any high expectations ... i have now ... Read more

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