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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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351 Princess Dawn Princess Cruise Reviews

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lahore
Member Since 2001
2 reviews
1,628 forum post
4 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
2 helpful votes
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
1 helpful vote
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
Kettocruiser
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Hi all, as we have cruised a few times and never shared our trips I thought I would post some info. We recently took our 6th cruise, this one was from Fremantle Western Australia to Asia. Ports included Bali, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, ... Read more
Farcanal
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2015
We sailed on dawn princess from Fremantle to Singapore via Malaysia and Thailand . This was our second cruise the first being royal Caribbean. Embarkation at Fremantle was excellent ,quick and efficient , was very surprised since Fremantle ... Read more

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Excidium
Member Since 2013
1 review
24 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2015
This was the first time I was travelling alone. Embarkation was a breeze. I found out that even though I was given an embarkation time, most people I spoke to ignored the times they were given and just went earlier. I didn't participate ... Read more
Shazza68
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This is my first long cruise as I had only been on a 3 nighter before. 6 of us cruised aged around 50. The good: Great staff willing to go the extra mile and remember your name (and what you drink) from day one. Cabin very clean and ... Read more
HarrisdaleGumby
Member Since 2011
1 review
26 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
This was a (long) weekend cruise from Fremantle, which is 30 minutes from home for us. We enjoyed the cruise overall but felt the Dawn Princess is looking a little tired and dated. Embarkation was a bit slow but not too bad. We ... Read more
deb0910
Member Since 2013
1 review
11 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We did not like this ship. It is old and tired and the crew though not old, were certainly showing plenty of signs of service fatigue. The configuration was terrible with no central lifts or stairs meaning that you had to walk (in our ... Read more
annalouise
Member Since 2012
1 review
32 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Exhilarating because of the bracing weather and southerly force 7 wind. Old-style because Dawn Princess lacks the specialty entertainment and dining options of newer, larger ships. Pre cruise I was booked on a balcony guarantee. 2 ... Read more

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Shepparton Cruiser
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2015
Travelled from Melbourne on Feb 11th 2015 with my daughter. The cruise was a gift for her 18th birthday/completing high school. My parents, who have sailed on this ship multiple times, decided to tag along so we had adjoining balcony ... Read more
Hodor
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The Dawn Princess was late into Auckland after a torrid crossing of the Tasman out of Melbourne. We were still able to board her at 130pm and have a look around. As we were joining an already established cruise, it was a bit odd to work ... Read more
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Jewelscruising
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We embarked from the White Bay Terminal in Sydney. Embarkation was swift and painless. Our bags were already at our balcony room when we first arrived. We were on Aloha Deck (11), balcony room 342. It was ideally situated near elevators ... Read more
annclacker@hotmail.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2015
HI, have just arrived home from our first Cruise experience, left and returned to Melbourne after a round trip to New Zealand, and if any one else on that cruise had any complaints, I don't think you would enjoy yourself any where in life. ... Read more
JDE07
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2014
My wife and I sailed on the Dawn Princess departing Melbourne for a 13 night cruise around New Zealand. Embarkation generally was well organised. Our only regret here was we wished we hadn't booked the airport to ship shuttle through ... Read more
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johndon
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
697 forum posts
0 helpful votes
EMBARKATION Embarkation was at Princess Pier, Melbourne after flying in fom Adelaide that Morning  And bussing to pier from airport Booking in took about 45 mins and we were on board in no time After dropping our hand luggage to ... Read more
luckydog429
Member Since 2013
1 review
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2014
We sailed on the Dawn Princess Christmas New Zealand Cruise December 2014. Overall we had a great time, she is a neat ship with a great crew and a great destination. Embarkation Princess sent a great many slightly contradictory messages ... Read more
Dollycat
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2014
This was our 5th cruise and our first (and our last) with Princess. We have cruised with Holland America, Royal Caribbean and Celebrity so we do have something to compare Princess with. We feel that we have been trapped for 13 nights on a ... Read more
kiwizuzu
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I was on the Dawn Princess for Christmas and New Year. One of the 207 people that got on the ship in Auckland. What an amazing experience. As only 207 people were getting on Embarkation was pretty quick. Although the wheelchair ... Read more
random_australian
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
20 forum posts
2 helpful votes
After my last cruise I had planned to go on a different ship (I thought my son and I had done it all). But the Dawn Princess had a good price for a sailing from my home port so we went on it again. The kids clubs were great. There was a ... Read more

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Wendy47
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2014
We missed the Port of Wellington due to "bad weather". Media reporting said that it was due to a problem with a faulty winch on one of the new tugs. We also missed Milford Sound due to the weather. Photos: At every opportunity there were ... Read more
tudorrose
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2014
My husband treated us to our first ever cruise to celebrate my 60th birthday. From the time we boarded in Melbourne at lunchtime on 20/10/2014 until we disembarked on November 2nd, I thought I was in another world. Walking into the Atrium, ... Read more
Skysurferau
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was my first cruise, over the years many people had told me how wonderful Cruising is and following some reading and advise from our travel agent we chose Princess Cruises. Having just returned from this cruise the lingering memory is ... Read more
smudge452
Member Since 2012
1 review
6 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2014
Let me start by advising that this was our second cruise with Princess Lines and our cruises now number 10 with Norwegian and others. We boarded at Port Melbourne on the 20th October without much fuss and bother. There were queues because ... Read more
nztraveller
Member Since 2011
6 reviews
98 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2014
Boarding at Melbourne was a long long process .Worse we have experienced any where. May have been in poart due to 5 passangers being taken off with food poisoning (the crew never told us about this).However we found the food very good. ... Read more

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