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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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352 Princess Dawn Princess Cruise Reviews

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WILLIAM
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 helpful votes
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
debandkc
Member Since 2007
1 review
87 forum posts
0 helpful votes
.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
0 helpful votes
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
0 helpful votes
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
0 helpful votes
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
0 helpful votes
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
ccrain
Member Since 2004
13 reviews
3,168 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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

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fairsky1984
Member Since 2006
1 review
217 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
vickie_bernie
Member Since 2001
6 reviews
10,786 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
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

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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
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

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Tucker in Texas
Member Since 2005
7 reviews
4,922 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
1,552 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
4,690 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
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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