We chose this cruise to celebrate our golden wedding anniversary and our 70th birthdays in the comfort of a mini-suite. Visiting new ports Tonga.Hilo,Kauui,Kona in the Hawaiian Islands, and Raiatea in Tahiti, Pago Pago and Suva. Previously visited ports Maui and Honolulu. Papeete, Moorea and Bora Bora. Company organised port tours are more expensive than privately organised an example the visit to Taha's Island in Raiatea was the highlight were our host Bruno Fabra (www.tahaa,net) with a French family spent the whole day visiting pearl & vanilla farms and the beautiful coral gardens.The ship although becoming aged is a fine and comfortable vessel. It was in dry dock in Brisbane 4 years ago to fit the big screen again this month Princess Cruises has the Dawn out of the water in Brisbane.to have her bottom scraped and her top panted.
The crew were nothing short of marvelous some showed fatigue working 11 hours a day every day with only a few hours off a shore at some ports.
Entertainment,the Cruise Director and his crew were excellent on the go all day every day. Entertainers, some were good some not so good, can't please all the people all the time. The ships dancers were excellent the orchestra as well though we all new who their leader was the drummer.
Pleased we joined in our home state we were not restricted by with our bags though we took more than we used. In all we enjoyed the whole cruise.