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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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348 Princess Dawn Princess Cruise Reviews

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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
12 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
lephant
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
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

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ittlebeme
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
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
2 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
creatorabc
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
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

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Georgiane
Member Since 2007
13 reviews
680 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
3 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
1 helpful vote
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
Aussie Cruiselings
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We have only travelled with Holland America Line (5) times before and were quite reticent to go Princess, but as we did not want to fly overseas, and saw this cruise from Fremantle Australia ( even though it was a 4 hour flight from our ... Read more

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BrownBear47
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
My husband and I took this 26 day cruise mainly because the idea of travelling Fremantle to Fremantle( no plane flights) was very appealing. We had also travelled on Dawn Princess in 2014 to New Zealand. The ship had undergone a bit of a ... Read more
u2scubagirl
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
Papua New Guinea I loved everything about the country and my visit. I traveled as a single woman and had zero problems or fears of the country. I would recommend doing tours only because it is easier, but if you are with a group, I do ... Read more
Bigdog1963
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
3 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
Sailed through Sydney harbour at sunset, beautiful as always. Spent a day in Brisbane, we are locals so just hung around the port and had relatives and friends come to visit for the day. Next stop Alotau, tropical, steamy, hazy, ... Read more
greynomadatsea
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
After reading all the reviews on Dawn Princess we went on board with a see how it goes attitude, because we had read some terrible reviews and some good ones. But I can say most of the bad things we read about I never came across. The ... Read more
Margeritta
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Crew at the reception was friendly and helpful, waiters did their best, meals were tasty although spicy food (Indian or Asian) was just not possible to get. Surprisingly, as Dawn Princess cruises around Asia a lot. We were told, that ... Read more

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Aussie_Cruiser13
Member Since 2013
1 review
33 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Flight from Sydney to Perth very good. Stayed at a B&B in Fremantle before boarding the Dawn Princess for 9 Nights to Darwin. Boarding was very easy and efficiently done. The meals on the ship were very good, much more pleasurable in ... Read more
Dave Murray
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Was pleasantly surprised at the size of the cabin and the quality of the food, but looking round at my fellow passengers was quite an eye-opener. Have never seen so many sick, elderly people in all my life - surprised they were even ... Read more
lahore
Member Since 2001
2 reviews
1,609 forum post
3 helpful votes
The following is a review of our twelve night Singapore to Perth cruise on Dawn Princess in May 2015. In brief, we have cruised numerous times with NCL, RCCL, Oceania (many times) and Seabourne. If this was the first cruise we had ever ... Read more
koolchooken
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
For my family and myself it was our very first cruising experience, all except my mother. My partner and I, both in our twenties, were the oldest young people on board, but it suited us just fine. There were quite a few children, but you ... Read more
crownest
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We are an active couple in our mid-60s and, from previous reviews, expected a plus-75 demographic on board a tired ship requiring a full refit. After a smooth and uneventful embarkation at Fremantle we were surprised to see many ... Read more

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