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CeeDees
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed September 2016
The ship was plagued by what the ships doctors termed viral bronchitis. Lots of people and I mean lots of people were ill with chest , throat , and eye infections. Some were very ill from all accounts and had this affliction for most of ... Read more
Bee man
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
We have sailed with Princess on 5 other occasions. This cruise was the Northern Australia Explorer from Fremantle to Sydney. As with our past Princess cruises this cruise was excellent. Embarkation and disembarkation was run smoothly ... Read more
friend703
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We chose this cruise around the top end because it visited the places, particularly in WA, which we had always wanted to see. Others had told us how great the cruise was. The ship itself is tired - it is being sold next May, so it ... Read more
jagsea
Member Since 2015
1 review
9 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I Had a great time on the cruise. The only disappointing thing was that ports are a long way from most of the cities which is out of Princess control. Sadly I think many people who write reviews expect 5 star facilities for a three star ... Read more
iswhiz
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
My wife and I had high expectations for this cruise. We had booked a cabin midship, and 2 weeks before sailing Princess call to ask if we would like to upgrade to the suite at the back of the ship for $1100 per person. We were excited. ... Read more
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just4girls
Member Since 2013
1 review
9 forum posts
Sailed August 2016
Chose to cruise back from Singapore and stop in Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia and Bali.Have sailed on this ship approx. 3 yrs ago and it was wonderful. Couldn't fault anything. Very disappointed this time. They have withdrawn a LOT of ... Read more
madamdiver
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
45 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We did a back to back cruise from Fremantle to Singapore & then Singapore to Freemantle, This was our 38th cruise and many have been done on princess before. We have been on the dawn 3 times so it was interesting to see the changes. ... Read more
Rgm1953
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
2 forum posts
6 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
6 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
2 helpful votes
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
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Ned May
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 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
17 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
Sue O
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
6 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
7 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
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Karen G
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
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
5 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
grumpee-58
Member Since 2013
1 review
119 forum posts
3 helpful votes
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
6 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
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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
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
5 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
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