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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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ccrain
Member Since 2004
13 reviews
3,085 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
fairsky1984
Member Since 2006
1 review
216 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

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vickie_bernie
Member Since 2001
6 reviews
10,732 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
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

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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
Tucker in Texas
Member Since 2005
7 reviews
4,917 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

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Babyblue
Member Since 2001
2 reviews
4,689 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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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

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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
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

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