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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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360 Princess Dawn Princess Cruise Reviews

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musettizoo
Member Since 2007
1 review
7 forum posts
Sailed June 2007
Our fourth cruise aboard the Dawn Princess June 10th -20th was funfilled and exciting. For my husband's 50th birthday we decided to cruise to Alaska for the beautiful things we heard about Alaska and the convenience of leaving from San ... Read more
vjpers
Member Since 2007
5 reviews
Sailed June 2007
There were nine of us on this cruise, and except for my Mother-in-Law, we were all first time cruisers. I thought the Dawn Princess was beautiful and very well kept. The service was outstanding throughout the ship. We had an inside cabin ... Read more
Steve Goodman
3 reviews
We flew into San Francisco airport a day early for a 10 day roundtrip cruise to the inside passage and Victoria. Embarkation was the best we've ever experienced. We arrived at the cruise terminal approximately 11am as we usually do. It was ... Read more
hankmack
1 review
This was our first cruise in 25 years, My wife & I are in our 70s. We had a balcony and anytime dining. We arrived at Pier 35 about 12:15 and was on board ship in about 1/2 hour. Very fast and efficient. In our opinion the ship is ... Read more
CruisinCadie
Member Since 2006
6 reviews
1,028 forum post
About Us: We are both 60, from northeast Ohio. DH is retired and I work part-time as a children's librarian. This is our 2nd cruise, 2nd time on Princess. Why we chose this cruise: DD is a graduate student at UC Berkeley, so when we ... Read more

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califgary
Member Since 2003
5 reviews
1,601 forum post
My first Princess cruise (most others have been on Royal/Celebrity) - Departed SF on April 23 to the Mexican Riviera (last one of this season and last one out of San Francisco for who knows when!) EMBARKATION: Although the 'terminal' at ... Read more
petaluma-traveler
Member Since 2007
1 review
This was my first cruise with princess and my wife's second. We have been on the Disney Magic and I've been on several Royal Caribbean cruises. We were traveling with our 8-year-old daughter. First, leaving San Francisco was a breeze. ... Read more
WILLIAM
2 reviews
Ship is older, beautiful actual ship. Not glitzy resort that float. Restaurants/Food: FANCY: Traditional early/late "assigned" seating one and the other is the same size room but you show up anytime you want and sit where you want. Menu ... Read more
jloehr
1 review
Unfortunately, this has been one of the most boring vacations that I have ever had in my lifetime. The entertainment and activities on the ship were geared primarily towards the over-65 age group, and there was almost nothing in the way of ... Read more
Tahoestarr
Member Since 2004
2 reviews
785 forum posts
We started our trip on 2/15 driving from Carson City, Nevada to San Francisco. We booked a room at the Hyatt Fisherman's Wharf, and had a great view of the Cable Car Round table. We had dinner at the Rainforest Cafe, and took a ride on the ... Read more

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debandkc
Member Since 2007
1 review
87 forum posts
.Dawn Princess Jan. 25 - Feb. 5 We arrived at the pier around noon. The line wasn't long and moved quickly, considering the time. After a short wait we were aboard the ship. We enjoyed meeting the other CC'ers at the sail away get ... Read more
shepp
Member Since 2005
7 reviews
3,594 forum posts
This was only my second cruise (the first was last year on the Westerdam) and my partner's very first, so I was somewhat concerned before sailing that an 11-night cruise was too long. I needn't have worried. As I live in San Francisco ... Read more
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cruzinchris
Member Since 2004
8 reviews
3,767 forum posts
Dawn Princess 11-night Mexican Riviera from San Francisco 1/25/07 - 2/5/07 Ports of Call: Mazatlan, Acapulco, Zihuantanejo/Ixtapa, Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas Captain: Tony Draper; Cruise Director: Stuart McGunigall; Maitre d ... Read more
tmb122
Member Since 2006
1 review
14 forum posts
We have sailed three times with Princess. This was however the first time on the Dawn Princess and will be absolutely the last time on this ship. The embarkation in San Francisco was horrible. To which I blame both Princess and the city ... Read more
Carol C
Member Since 2000
1 review
326 forum posts
A few comments, we had a pleasant relaxing cruise, we loved the few rocking days we had at sea, we love the motion. We thought that embarkation was horrible and I was very glad my husband is Canadian and we got to go to the short line, ... Read more

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ccrain
Member Since 2004
13 reviews
3,171 forum posts
Dawn Princess 11-Day Mexican Riviera B604  Balcony  Queen Bed Personal Choice Seating 12-1-06 to 12-12-06 Mazatlan, Acapulco, Ixtapa, Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas Charles and Judy Crain  49 and 51, engineer and homemaker, ... Read more
redvic
2 reviews
Background Information This was my first cruise. Therefore, my review is based on having no prior experience with cruises or other cruise companies. I traveled with a group of eight friends, sharing a balcony stateroom with one of them. We ... Read more
fairsky1984
Member Since 2006
1 review
217 forum posts
DAWN PRINCESS, Oct 20-Nov 9, 2006, San Francisco round-trip to Mexico We've sailed Dawn several times, including this itinerary and this cabin, too! EMBARKATION was very quick and easy. We're Elite category, so our line was short. But ... Read more
denisern2
6 reviews
We did three days in SF at the Embassy suites and really enjoyed ourselves. Embarkation was a breeze, dropped off luggage, returned the rental car. Walked three blocks and on the ship all in less then 1 hour.....WoW! This was my fourth ... Read more
lorekauf
3 reviews
I just returned from a cruise on the Dawn Princess to the Mexican Riviera leaving Oct.7/06. I have been on approximately 14 cruises. They have been mostly on Holland America, but also have gone Celebrity and Carnival. Embarkation - Went ... Read more

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vickie_bernie
Member Since 2001
6 reviews
10,810 forum posts
My husband and myself chose this itinerary rather last minute. We booked beginning of September and sailed Oct. 7th from San Francisco on an 11 night Mexican Riviera. I am 41 and my husband is 50. We have sailed 4 times with Princess and 4 ... Read more
Sonomaphil
1 review
My very first cruise experience! And over all a great experience! My wife and I were on the Dawn Princess two day repo cruise from Vancouver to San Francisco September 24 to 26. Its long, so pack a lunch! Background: My wife and I ... Read more
kimberella
Member Since 2005
3 reviews
84 forum posts
Sailed September 2006
We began the trip by flying into Seattle the day of the cruise - something we don't normally do but we got a great deal on the airfare and we took a chance. We got on the boat just fine, but it was a close call. When they say that check-in ... Read more
MilliesMom
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
8,464 forum posts
Sailed September 2006
We just got back from the Dawn Princess. We did a rountrip from Seattle stopping at Juneau, Skagway, Tracy Arm, Ketchikan, and Victoria. Had a fantastic time and the ship was really nice. Thought I would share some of my thoughts on the ... Read more
btkktrout
Member Since 2004
1 review
490 forum posts
Sailed July 2006
My neighbor and I left our husbands at home for a week long cruise to the Alaska Inside Passage &.. We live just south of Seattle, so getting to the ship was very easy. We were quite surprised to see the LONG lines at the check-in at ... Read more

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