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Dawn Princess Cruise Review by philph7

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Dawn Princess
Dawn Princess
Member Name: philph7
Cruise Date: May 2013
Embarkation: Singapore
Destination: Australia & New Zealand
Cabin Category: BC
Cabin Number:
Booking Method: Cruise Line
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Member Rating   4.0 out of 5+
Dining 4.0
Public Rooms 4.0
Cabins 4.0
Entertainment 4.0
Spa & Fitness 5.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 2.0
Embarkation 4.0
Service 4.0
Value-for-Money 4.0
Rates 4.0
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Treasure of Asia -Dawn princess -May 2103 -Singapore to Perth

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 of days at sea --relax out and enjoy ship's facilities.
Be careful in selecting ships excursions --both Ho chi minh city and Bangkok are 2.5hours drive away--and leaves little time to see when there --very tiring for elderly. We thought we would see some countryside from port to saigon--but just continuous unnnatractive road shops.
Not really too much to see in saigon- wanted to visit reunification palace -but only saw it through railings .To my suprise lacquir factory and water puppet show very good.
Did not attempt same 2.5hr trip to banglok -went to cultural show/elephant show --which was good except dreaded captured shopping to expensive jewellry shop at end--do not understand why cruise ships permit this
Koi Samui and Cambodia both good --but important to pick excursions which focus more on culture and living style of locals .
Lombok --not much cop --so all in all --stop offs not best , need carefull selection --and certainly could be better organised to reflect "Treasures of Asia"

Publication Date: 06/13/13
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