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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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337 Princess Dawn Princess Cruise Reviews

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philpara
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
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
0 forum posts
0 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
51 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
Forster_Cruiser
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 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
alwall23
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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

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signals
Member Since 2008
1 review
0 forum posts
2 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
133 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
14 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
11 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
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

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Life starts here
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 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
40 forum posts
6 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
0 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
Over from NZ
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
1 forum post
7 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
After reading some of the reviews on here - I almost didn't book this cruise. Luckily we did though. Was very good value for money. Food (both quality and quantity) was superb. A step up from Carnival and P&O who we've sailed with ... Read more

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Cambridge23
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
To start with the ship is old in years but in no way shows lack of up keep in any of the passenger areas. Having said that, we got of to a slow start, leaving the berth at 5.30pm instead of advertised 4pm . Then, after transiting Sydney ... Read more
waggawagga
Member Since 2009
1 review
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Embarkation went smoothly. Our cabin was ready upon boarding the ship - we had a balcony cabin for the first time and that was nice to be able to sit out on. We had a fabulous stateroom steward, Tony (Antonino) who was so helpful. The ... Read more
murrde
Member Since 2013
1 review
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
We had cruised with Princess four times before and this was our 4th Christmas cruise and the second time we had cruised on the Dawn Princess. We had forgotten how small the cabins are on the smaller ships, but we had a balcony and ... Read more
greaticeman58
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
37 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
This was probably the worst cruise I have done on Princess for a number of reasons. Now out of Australia gratuities are included in the price but don't know what you are paying and who gets it. The dinning room first sitting was 70 ... Read more
peteraussie
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
I was so please to be back on a Princess Ship after my last cruise was with P&O Australia. I will start with the ship, she is old, there are problems and in May 2017 she is ready to go to P&O to there fleet. Embarking was fine, ... Read more

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Douglas cruising
Member Since 2015
1 review
9 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
We stayed in Obstructed Ocean View Room Dolphin Deck close to Casino and Italian Restaurant. Only disadvantage was early morning tenders being released at some ports. However its very cost effective. This is our second cruise with ... Read more
lephant
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
We have sailed on Princess before in Feb 2015 on Sun Princess and had the best time ever and expecting the same on this ship but was I disappointed. Except for the last day of the cruise the entertainment was not very good. I felt we ... Read more
ittlebeme
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
This was our first cruise which we chose because we wanted to relax. All in all, it didn't disappoint. We certainly spent a lot of time reading, partly due to the fact that the daytime activities didn't appeal to us - fruit and vegetable ... Read more
Hard rock
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2015
Leaking ceilings, buckets around the Atrium to collect water, the stairs in the Atrium blocked off ( possibly so no one slipped) one end of the ship blocked off outside on our last 2 days at sea when we could be outside. Shore excursions ... Read more
mitsyate
Member Since 2012
7 reviews
48 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
This was my second cruise with Princess having sailed on Diamond Princess last year from Singapore. Boarding was a breeze as we had preferred boarding so missed all the queues.The ship was looking good for her age until we got to our ... Read more

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