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Marty74
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed October 2014
We were so looking forward to this cruise. We had to cancel the last one on the same ship because of illness. We booked a mini-suite, which was fine, except when we turned down the bed the sheets were old and gray and the bottom sheet had ... Read more
mbardsley
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
193 forum posts
Sailed May 2008
Cruise Review Dawn Princess 4/27/08 First off, I just have to say that this is our first cruise on a Princess Line Ship. We have completed many RCCL, NCL, and Carnival cruises. We stayed at the Days Inn, about 5 blocks from the Port. ... Read more
garymdavis
1 review
Sailed April 2008
Trip Report April 20 to 27 Dawn Princess We drove in from central Arizona the day before and stayed in a Motel 6 in El Cajone, a half hour from the ship. I was to find out the motel stay would prepare me for the beds in our cabin, they ... Read more
darkenstormy
Member Since 2007
10 reviews
1,344 forum post
I have a nice tan thanks to our cruise to the Mexican Riviera on the Dawn Princess from April 20-27, 2008. My wife and our daughter accompanied me. The smaller ship meant familiar faces and new acquaintances, the itinerary was enjoyable ... Read more
Georgiane
Member Since 2007
13 reviews
702 forum posts
A Cruise with the Ladies This is our 18th cruise, we usually do one cruise a year with the "Ladies", my mom (82) and my aunt (78). This year we chose the Mexican Riviera since it is close to home and my mom is having a hard time ... Read more

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marzvolta
1 review
We're local San Diegans who took advantage of the low fares - less than $500/person for inside berth, including insurance and mandatory tipping -- on the Dawn Princess during Spring Break week, April 6-13, to travel to the Mexican Riviera ... Read more
Promal
4 reviews
We arrived at the San Diego pier at approximately 12:30 PM on March 30, 2008 for our Dawn Princess cruise. We were on line outside the terminal for about 10 minutes before our luggage was taken by a porter. Porters were extremely courteous ... Read more
jsmac3
Member Since 2006
10 reviews
790 forum posts
We sailed on the Dawn Princess from San Diego to the Mexican Riviera during the week of March 16-23. For the previous three years, we had taken this cruise on the Carnival Pride out of Long Beach. We selected this cruise, hoping that the ... Read more
wldcats98
Member Since 2008
1 review
17 forum posts
Sailed March 2008
This is my first time sailing on Princess, all other cruises have been on NCL. So I was interested to see how the two compared to each other... Embarkment: We made our own airline plans and then took a taxi for 8 bucks to the cruise ship ... Read more
GeorgetteCruz
Member Since 2006
1 review
167 forum posts
Hubby and I sailed on the Dawn on Feb 10, booking through our travel agent friend, who got us an awesome flash deal on a Deluxe Oceanview. We are late 30's/early 40's, no kids. We flew into San Diego. You can see the ships as you come in ... Read more

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jbudde
1 review
Sailed February 2008
Our cruise started 2/10/08, departing from San Diego. This was the sixth cruise for my husband and I and our second on Princess. We chose this Mexican Riviera cruise because we had not yet explored the western side of Mexico and because it ... Read more
Reverend Rickie
Member Since 2008
1 review
My wife and I thought we would take a cruise to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary but thought that the price would completely dissuade us. As an internet aficionado, I found a site with last minute bargains that fit my budget, and ... Read more
walnut8646
Member Since 2008
1 review
Sailed January 2008
This cruise was my 7th cruise with Princess and the first out of San Diego. My wife and I are in our late 50s and travelled with another couple and no children. We had previously been on the Dawn Princess on a transit of the Panama Canal ... Read more
Linda
Member Since 2000
21 reviews
308 forum posts
This is a long one, but I tried to cover the trip in some detail! The worst part of going on a cruise is the air travel! The first plane was like having an MRI! Let me out! The next plane was better. By that time I had relaxed a little. ... Read more
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CRUZE610
1 review
Background Information My wife and I are early 30's with no kids. This was my 7th Cruise with Princess so its obvious that I like what they have to offer. It was my second time on this ship. Hotel Info Pre Cruise hotel was the Double ... Read more

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rebecca menchaca
1 review
This was our very first cruise for my husband,me and our six year old son, so we were all very excited. We really didn't know what to expect but I had been doing all the reading that I could from Cruise Critic and you all gave me a lot of ... Read more
lilysdads
2 reviews
This was our first Princess Cruise, having sailed with Star Clipper, Crystal and Celebrity most recently. We choose this cruise based on the schedule and price. Embarkation smooth but we were asked to fill out a card stating we had not ... Read more
ThorpeB
1 review
My husband and I spent 8 days on the Dawn. Overall we had a fantastic time. We stayed on the Ship over Christmas and this was by far the most relaxing Christmas we ever had. Here a few facts and tips: Embarking: Easy. Arrived at 11.30am ... Read more
harry brock
1 review
Sailed December 2007
This was our 3rd cruise with Princess, and 1st on the Dawn Princess. We are scheduled on the Dawn next year to Alaska out of San Francisco, so we took this opportunity to check out the Dawn Princess, and have a quick getaway prior to the ... Read more
familyoutdoors
Member Since 2005
1 review
973 forum posts
This was our first cruise that we actually got to go on. There were 7 in our party. My husband and myself, our four boys (ages 9, 13,15,16) and my oldest son's best friend, also 16. We had 3 inside cabins all on the Caribe Deck aft. C716, ... Read more

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freqtraveler
1 review
CABIN The location of our room was mid ship on the port side. The room was definitely small, but not all that bad, we managed. We had a balcony, which was nice. Our room steward, Brando, was great. He came and introduced himself almost ... Read more
russterus
2 reviews
Introduction The long awaited Dawn Princess Cruise is complete! It proved an interesting, fun, but also sometimes disappointing seven days. For my wife and I, it was our fourth cruise, second on Princess. We are in our mid 40's and have ... Read more
happiness62521
Member Since 2007
1 review
I took my first cruise in 2004 on Royal Caribbean's "Enchantment of the Seas" and had a blast! With that cruise experience, I felt pretty good about this next one with Princess. I also used this site beforehand to check out some of the ... Read more
Kent Smith
2 reviews
Sailed November 2007
We recently took a one week cruise on the Dawn Princess to the Mexican Riviera, it is a cruise we have taken many times with a variety of cruise lines including Celebrity and Holland America. This time we went with Princess, a line which ... Read more
CaliforniaMama
Member Since 2007
1 review
164 forum posts
We are first time cruisers in our late 30s. We selected the Dawn Princess primarily for the long port stay in Cabo, over the Golden Princess which has a shorter day. We were on an anniversary trip and traveling without our children. We ... Read more

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