Great destinations but probably last cruise: Dawn Princess Cruise Review by house-elf
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Great destinations but probably last cruise
Destination: Australia & New Zealand
I was somewhat surprised to note that the vast majority of people on this cruise were from Australia and elderly and some did not even bother to get off the ship whilst it was in port which again surprised me. By and large our fellow travellers seemed pleasant enough, although if I am honest there were quite a number of middle aged people on the cruise whose behaviour and demeanour would not have been out of place in a tacky holiday resort. I noticed a couple of ladies who had got so drunk that they had fallen over, were covered in bruises and, one in particular, had a very bad cut on her leg from falling down drunk and refused initially to get help and proceeded to bleed all over the floor of the casino. This was not something that I expected to see on a cruise of this nature.
A point to note with this particular cruise is that bar one port of call they are all tender ports and the organisation for this needs to be sorted out. The time spent trying to get on to a tender eats into the amount of time you actually have in port, so be there early to get off early.
Despite the above we did enjoy our cruise but this was more down to the destinations that we went to and the activities that we independently undertook ourselves as opposed to the ship itself. We have taken the decision that this will probably be our last cruise, certainly for a long time. Less
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