The demographics of this cruise was 70% Aussies, 10% each of Kiwis, Americans, and UK, and a scattering of others. The onboard currency was Australian $.
Cabin B523 on 10th deck Baja. Very small at 179 sq. ft. Balcony adequate. closet space OK. Main problem was really no room for 2 people to sit down and watch TV. There was a small desk with one chair. Most cabins of this class on newer ships have a small sofa in addition to a desk. Cabin down the hall from the laundramat. But this is a whole other story! Only 2 washers and dryers per floor for a 28 day cruise. Sending laundry out for the ship to do is very expensive. We did it early in the cruise and it cost over $100. People lined up waiting to use laundry room, and fights broke out due to frustration. Had to time your washing on port days or in the evening.
The Dawn Princess lacks some of the amenities of newer ships, such as multiple specialy dining venues, breadth of shopping, and space for special events. The afternoon bridge players used either the dining room or the casino.
This cruise is expensive by Princess standards. Our cramped balcony cabin cost $250 pp per day. Gratuities were $10 pp per day, wine list expensive and very limited. You can buy wine on land and bring one bottle per person back on board, but then they charge you a $20 corking fee in the dining room. Cocktails are in the $10 range, many shore excursions in the 150-200 range, and so on.
Nontheless, we very much enjoyed the cruise as well as the pre-cruise trip to Ayers Rock.