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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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Peetee
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
142 forum posts
5 helpful votes
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
23 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
13 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
Life starts here
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 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

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Chris86
Member Since 2013
1 review
82 forum posts
8 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
6 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
4 forum posts
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
Cambridge23
Member Since 2015
1 review
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

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waggawagga
Member Since 2009
1 review
4 forum posts
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
38 forum posts
13 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
Douglas cruising
Member Since 2015
1 review
9 forum posts
2 helpful votes
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

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lephant
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
3 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
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
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
8 reviews
48 forum posts
3 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
mitsyate
Member Since 2012
8 reviews
48 forum posts
2 helpful votes
My wife and I have sailed on the Diamond Princess last year so we're looking forward to boarding the Dawn Princess...wow what a let down. We had a balcony stateroom which must be the smallest we have encountered on our 16 cruises. The ... Read more

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creatorabc
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Rooms were very well taken care of but all the rest of the services were inconsistent or just plain bad. The leader of bad service was the Customer Service. With English as their second language, it became clear from the start that the ... Read more
Georgiane
Member Since 2007
13 reviews
694 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Background: My DH and I love cruising and have been on over 30 cruises together. No cruise is to short and no cruise is to long. We try to see different countries on each trip or cruise, so this time we decided to give New Zealand a ... Read more
Poolladyno1
Member Since 2014
1 review
15 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
I just got back from thirteen days on this Old ship. It was the oldest roughest cruise I have ever been on. I have cruised on all kinds of ships over forty years. The ship needs to be junked. There was plenty of food, but it was neither ... Read more
wildlifewarrier
Member Since 2016
4 reviews
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Took my best friend on this cruise for her birthday. I had een to Tasmania before but love the place, and my friend hadnt been for many years. We were to see Port Arthur, Bernie, and Hobart. We had a tour booked at Burnie ro Cradle Mtn ... Read more
RobynC
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was our third cruise but first with the Princess Line and Dawn Princess. This cruise was chosen as it fitted in with our dates and the itinerary included ports we wanted to visit. With some upgrading and hard saving for 18 months we ... Read more

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