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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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Aussie Cruiselings
Member Since 2015
1 review
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
BrownBear47
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
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
6 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
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

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Margeritta
Member Since 2015
1 review
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
Aussie_Cruiser13
Member Since 2013
1 review
33 forum posts
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
2 helpful votes
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
1,645 forum post
5 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
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

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crownest
Member Since 2015
1 review
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
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
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
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

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HarrisdaleGumby
Member Since 2011
1 review
26 forum posts
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
Shepparton Cruiser
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
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
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
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
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
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

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