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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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Sonomaphil
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 helpful votes
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
0 helpful votes
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
0 helpful votes
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
Geralyn
Member Since 2006
1 review
7 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2006
Alaskan Cruise 7/22/06 - 7/29/06 We started our vacation in Seattle and stayed at the most wonderful hotel, the Alexis a Kimpton Property the Friday night before the cruise. I can only say this was a wonderful property, we had a ... Read more

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pd2054
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2006
My girlfriend and I sailed on the Dawn Princess, round-trip from Seattle on an Alaskan cruise on May 13, 2006. We have cruised on other ships before and decided to give Princess a try for our Alaskan cruise. We were not impressed. The ... Read more
Tucker in Texas
Member Since 2005
7 reviews
4,913 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2006
NOTE; Since this is very long, you will have to scroll down on each panel. Background This cruise was a family affair with husbands two sisters and brother and spouses ranging in age in the 50s and 60s. Originally I booked the Vision ... Read more
catsdinner
Member Since 2004
2 reviews
1,548 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2006
Cruise Review  Dawn Princess  24 June -1 Jul 06 Round Trip Seattle This was our fourth cruise, third with Princess all on Sun Class Ships. We were a group of 8 adults all in our 50s with 4 adjoining BB cabins on Baja Deck. They were ... Read more
mlmagic
Member Since 2006
1 review
701 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Just a quick review on The Dawn Princess...She is truly a lovely vessel. The crew, captain and staff are all friendly, warm and professional. It was our first cruise and we were indeed impressed. We loved the food, the shows, ... Read more
Babyblue
Member Since 2001
2 reviews
4,678 forum posts
0 helpful votes
After a year long wait we finally set off for our first Alaska and our first Mini-suite cruise. We flew into Seattle a day early to see some sights and to not have to worry about missing the boat due to unforeseen flight problems. We ... Read more

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Suron
10 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We joined Dawn Princess in Seattle on 27th May having taken a pre-cruise Rockies Land Tour (review of this can be found in the Canada boards). We boarded a midday and it was a easy process with no long queues. Our Cabin - C319 on Caribe ... Read more
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thecoop
Member Since 2005
1 review
470 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We arrived to Seattle at about 10:30 am. We immediately got lost trying to find a taxi. You actually have to get your luggage and then go back upstairs to find them. They are not down where the luggage is. This was kind of odd but we lived ... Read more
Canadiankaratemom
Member Since 2005
6 reviews
235 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2006
We are a family of 4 - 17 year old son and 14 year old girl. This was our 4th cruise. First cruise was 3 yrs ago on board Celebrity Mercury - from Vancouver to Alaska, then we did 1 day on Sapphire Princess from Seattle to Vancouver in ... Read more
2-Thompson
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Just returned from a 7 night Alaska cruise on the Dawn Princess. Embarkation was a cinch as we arrived around 11, an hour before we were allowed to board and they were already checking people in. The lines move very quickly and we were ... Read more
sdflyer
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our second cruise in 6 months and we chose this short Princess cruise for our honeymoon since we were recently married in Vancouver. Having previously cruised on RC and Carnival, it seemed we were prone to comparing this cruise to ... Read more

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Sallyern
4 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Let me start this by saying that my dh and I booked this very late. This was an unplanned vacation that came up because my good friend found this deal, and I mean deal, for us to take a 3 night cruise out of SF. We live just south of SF, ... Read more
cruisingisforme
Member Since 2005
5 reviews
322 forum posts
0 helpful votes
A little about us, We are 61 and 53, from the Toronto area and have sailed many times since the early '80s, NCL, RCl, Carnival, Princess, Sundream and Holland America. This was our 2nd time on the Dawn. Our Mexican Riviera cruise sailed ... Read more
Steve Manset
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We have sailed many times with the Princess line and are "Platinum Card Holders. This was however the first time on the Dawn Princess and will be absolutely the last time on this ship and perhaps Princess Cruise Line. The embarkation ... Read more
kbabcock
Member Since 2006
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Cruiseline: Princess Cruises Ship: Dawn Princess Embarkation: San Francisco Itinerary: Mexican Riviera Date: April 9, 2006 Length: 10 nights Background Info: Family of four with two children, 5th cruise. Travel to Port: Took the Amtrak ... Read more
edzachary
Member Since 2006
1 review
43 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We just completed our voyage on the Dawn Princess, which sailed the Mexican Riviera from San Francisco on April 19th through April 29th, 2006. While this was our first-ever cruise we are not strangers to extensive resort travel. Overall ... Read more

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irel
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Love sailing with Princess and although I am now a "senior", I do find an older crowd on this our second sailing on the Dawn. This ship met all of our requirements but it is aging and should be retired. We found our balcony cabin small ... Read more
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Mike Welker
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This will be the first review I have written. I have enjoyed reading others reviews for several years and figured that it was about time that I helped someone else like those before me have helped me. This was our fifth cruise and the ... Read more
puddytat
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
159 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Let me first state that I am a tough critic and don't usually give 5 if I see room for improvement. This is my first cruise with Princess and it was an overall satisfying experience. Cruised once previously on Carnival and didn't think the ... Read more
Tigger B
Member Since 2005
3 reviews
1,073 forum post
0 helpful votes
Dawn Princess  Review Mexican Riviera 1/9  1/19-2006 Hi everyone& Well, here is my review of our first cruise. This may be a bit long but I hope you enjoy it&Might even be closer to a Travel Journal to some. First of all, I ... Read more
TorontoTL
Member Since 2004
4 reviews
4,202 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I just returned from a wonderful 10 day cruise to the Mexican Riviera on the beautiful Dawn Princess. I have posted a Live From the Dawn Princess thread on the Princess boards that has my daily thoughts about the cruise there. Here Id ... Read more

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