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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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343 Princess Dawn Princess Cruise Reviews

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Kazzabear
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2014
I have been on a number of cruises and I was interested to try Princess Cruises so my mother and I and four friends took a 13 day Dawn Princess cruise from Melbourne on 29 March 2014. It called at number of New Zealand ports (plus a day in ... Read more
Karen D Murphy
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Excited about our family cruise with our 2 sons aged 12 and 13 we arrived at Station Pier to see the ship for the first time. WOW is looked beautiful, we were so excited and looking forward to our trip to New Zealand. Staff were very ... Read more
Jill the cruiser
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2014
A friend and I both went on the Dawn Princes for a 13 night cruise to NZ. It was our first cruise and we weren't sure what to expect as we embarked on our journey in Melbourne. The check in all went smoothly and by the time we got to our ... Read more
gxh
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2014
As a long time independent traveller, I was interested to try the cruising experience, so we took a 13 day Dawn Princess cruise from Melbourne in March 2014. It called at number of New Zealand ports (plus a day in Fiordland) and returned ... Read more
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skaren@skymesh.com.au
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2014
I was very disappointed with my 13 night cruise to N.Z 5th.Feb to 18th FEb 2014. Not enough to do on board that didn't cost money. The entertainment staff seemed to be running around but not doing anything, The daily itinerary (Princess ... Read more

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minion almighty
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My maiden voyage cruise began in melbourne. Out into port philip bay passing the lighthouses and out into the rough bass straight. Next day arrived in burnie. Took the shuttle bus and walk around a bit and headed back to enjoy the cruise ... Read more
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
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

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Abbott28
Member Since 2011
7 reviews
180 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
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
640 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

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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
Astro Boy
Member Since 2012
17 reviews
12 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
577 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

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