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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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337 Princess Dawn Princess Cruise Reviews

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Gaudin
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
When you complete a Princess Cruise you are asked to fill in a survey. They ask you if you'd like a member of the Princess Cruise Company to contact you to discuss the survey. After a month we are still waiting to be contacted. My wife ... Read more
TB and TP
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2014
13th Cruise (7th with Princess) Age early 50's EMBARKATION Very quick at Melbourne port for Platinum Level. CABIN Mini suite in centre of ship B429 (MA) Good cabin with double balcony. Bathroom single sink area has no place to put ... Read more
Mieke65
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2014
My husband and I have just returned from a wonderful cruise on board the Dawn Princess. From the moment we were escorted to our suite we were treated to first class service. Our cabin steward spoilt us by doing everything he possibly could ... Read more
mjt57
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
7 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My wife and I have sailed with Princess Cruises 3 times before organising this cruise on Dawn Princess. Previously it was 2 Melbourne-Sydney, Sydney-Melbourne repositioning 2 nighters on the D.P. And a 2 week cruise on Crown Princess and ... Read more
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Claire Fraser
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
22 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2014
My husband and I had been on the Dawn Princess twice before, for repositioning cruises (those were our first cruises. We've done others since). This time, we went so that we could bring other family members along. Embarkation was swift. ... Read more

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dizzy1948
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
1,515 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2013
We stayed two nights in Melbourne prior to the cruise - so jumped a taxi at 10.30 to go to the terminal. Embarkation was a dream - cases "disappeared" into a trailer as we approached the cruise terminal - had already completed green cards ... Read more
Ned Buntline
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2013
We were first time cruisers and after years of wondering if cruising was for us decided to try. We booked through Flight Centre including all transfers and a trip to Rotorua. All were organised exceptionally well and there were no ... Read more
ParisMatch2014
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2013
We travelled from Melbourne to New Zealand on the Dawn Princess (December 2013-January 2014). We are first time travellers on the Princess Line. Embarking at Port Melbourne was excellent, quick and easy we were in our suite in 15 minutes ... Read more
Aussie chris
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2013
This was our first cruise there were some enjoyable things but overall it was disappointing. The boat itself is dated and therefore the rooms and facilities are a bit tired. Clearly the maintenance crew worked continuously to maintain the ... Read more
Abbott28
Member Since 2011
7 reviews
176 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2013
First Cruise on Princess as a test for Alaskan cruise 2014. Embarkation White bay Sydney which was so much better than our previous Sydney departure with Royal Caribbean which was from Cruise Terminal at Circular Key. Boarding much quicker ... Read more

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Mollimoo
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2013
Prior to this trip, my cruise experience consisted of a night on board the Spirit of Tasmania almost 30 years ago, and watching every episode of The Love Boat, so I really have nothing to compare this trip with, so I can really only base ... Read more
kiwifarer
Member Since 2012
1 review
21 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Generally a very enjoyable cruise aboard the Dawn Princess. We are Princess Cruise Platinum members and this was our second voyage on this ship. Our previous voyage was to Alaska but this was the longest single cruise that we have done. ... Read more
socram13
Member Since 2010
6 reviews
614 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Having done a "Trip of A Lifetime" on the Dawn in 2011, we found ourselves hooked/addicted and this was our third long cruise on this ship. We all know it isn't the most modern ship in the fleet, nor the largest or smallest and therein ... Read more
Badini 71
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
6 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2013
Diane and I have just returned from, dare I say, a perfect cruise aboard Dawn Princess which left and returned to Fremantle, Australia. I am in a wheelchair so I was unable to apprise myself of some of the wonders onshore that Diane saw ... Read more
philph7
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
In interest of feedback to future travellers Cruise ship was pretty good -food, entertainment, services -have not however been on a ship yet that was not .Best part of trip was fellow travellers --very friendly ( most over 65) --and number ... Read more

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Astro Boy
Member Since 2012
17 reviews
12 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sydney to Sydney anticlockwise around Australia. Seas were kind to us, only one bad day and that meant we missed Adelaide. Also missed Bunburry due to silt build up in harbour, but we had extra time in Fremantle and Melbourne. I am ... Read more
Comquot
Member Since 2008
1 review
573 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Not rated Sailed March 2013
Review of the Australian cruise. We sailed on the Dawn Princess from March 31 until April 28/2013. The cruise was a circumnavigation of the continent of Australia. I loved the ship, the Dawn is beautiful. She is in need of an overhaul ... Read more
hillsterz
Member Since 2008
1 review
6 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was my first time cruising with the Princess Line and I can honestly say I was pleasantly surprised. I have cruised with Cunard, 3 times before and many years ago P&O migrating to Oz on the Oriana. Embarkation in Melbourne was a ... Read more
Kevinsuzette
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We will definitely consider cruising again after this experience. The Princess staff, from our room attendant to our table waiter and drinks waiters and bar staff (got to know these people very well!), we were treated like royalty. ... Read more
sandyoftheseas
Member Since 2002
6 reviews
414 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Background: We are a professional couple...him early 40's, her early 50's. This was our 14th cruise together, 10th on Princess. We've previously sailed on the Sun Princess, Dawn Princess, Grand Princess, Crown Princess, Ruby Princess, ... Read more

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mycher
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2012
I jumped on this cruise at the last moment to join some friends, who didnt end up sailing on this cruise due to illness. My cabin was inside, clean and perfect for one person. Just a shame it was over the anchor, but only had two ... Read more
By The Bay
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
778 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We booked this cruise on our last trip on the Dawn Princess in March. We had decided that another cruise on the Dawn and the fact that this cruise would include a viewing the Total Eclipse "sealed the deal". We travelled down from Port ... Read more
misslinnie
Member Since 2012
1 review
18 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2012
I suppose every new experience has its good and bad and our first cruise was no exception. I'll start with the good: great food, excellent stateroom steward, made many new friends, ship was spotless throughout and the trip was very ... Read more
wintrev
Member Since 2012
1 review
37 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our first Australian cruise and will be our last. Whilst we found the crew on Princess to be very friendly and cooperative many things need to be changed to avoid customers becoming dissatisfied with the company. Having ... Read more
grandmaR
Member Since 2007
14 reviews
730 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2012
Background Information: This was my fourth cruise with a grandchild age 12 or 13. And my first cruise with Princess. When was 12 I crossed the Atlantic twice on a cruise with my parents, and I have also been on several cruises with my ... Read more

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