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Cruise Line
Dawn Princess
Destination
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

146

Very Good

105

Average

55

Poor

26

Terrible

22

Cruise type

355


Kiwi Sherma avatar

Kiwi Sherma

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Extremely Disappointing Princess

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We have cruised on the Dawn before and had a great experience. Not so this time. She's an old ship and we expect some issues so put up with foul smells of wet rotting carpet and air conditioning that didn't work ...
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Sail Date May 2017


phantomrose101 avatar

phantomrose101

3 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

TERRIBLE PRINCESS CRUISE

The Princess Line Cruises were recommended to us and thought we would book following my husband's ill health and also the ease of catching the cruise in Fremantle. We didn't know that this was the Dawn's final ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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vacation baby

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Dawn Princess: One cruise before going out of the fleet!

The Dawn Princess is 20 years old. It had lots of charm and was on its second to last cruise before going out of the fleet. Of the 1900 passengers, all were either Aussies or Kiwis. There were only 70 Americans. ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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engineman00

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Floating Convalescent Home

The Cruise took in the Cherry Blossoms in Japan, I was very excited as I wanted to travel on the Bullet Train and visit Mount Fuji. To my surprise Princess Tours DID NOT Offer these two very important travel ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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whiteknight094

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Left all of my worries on the gangway.

This Cruise was on my Bucket List, and although i had been to New Zealand before- 10 yrs ago via a Coach Tour. I wanted to do it via a Cruise. It went to all of the places that i wanted to see,as well as passing ...
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Sail Date March 2017


Wren 58 avatar

Wren 58

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Not what we expected!

We booked this cruise in June 2016 and looked forward to it very much. Things changed after about day 2. The majority of passengers were 75 years old up to around 87 years old. I have nothing against the ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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wangfam

5 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

New Zealand and Three Hours in Australia

We wanted to visit friends in New Zealand and see a bit of the country. We boarded in Aukland at the end of a Sydney-to-Sydney run. It would be better to embark and disembark at the true beginning and end of this ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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Mom and dad2

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Children's clubs

We were with our family on this Cruise and almost everything was almost good. Food was great and lots of activities. But we could not leave our children to the childrens club because staff look liked that they ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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RosieCanberra

19 Reviews Written

132 Helpful Votes

Fun two nighter

This was a last minute bargain, two night cruise from Sydney to Brisbane. The ship was going on for another forty nights through Asia so about 700 were only on until Brisbane. I expected to find a ship in need ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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snowy21

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

toilet troubles

This was our first cruise with Princess ,sorry to say it may be our last we had numerous problems with our cabin toilet, on one occasion it flooded our Ocean view cabin and we had to move out and were put in a ...
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Sail Date February 2017


Leah97 avatar

Leah97

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Lovely itinerary, ship- not so much

Seeing Australia and New Zealand has always been a dream. We found interesting things to do and the scenery was always beautiful. The ship is due to retire and be sold soon, and it definitely showed. The ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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Dollydawn

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Dawn Princess NZ/Australia highlights

We wanted to see more of our own beautiful country from a different perspective and to enjoying exciting Sydney. Loved the itinerary, my favourite places were The Bay of Islands,Sydney and the spectacular Milford ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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carnar1

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Good cruise on a good ship

We have just returned from a Sydney round trip cruise to New Zealand on the Dawn, we had an excellent trip with Princess and although previous reviews have not been to kind to the Dawn, we had a great time and the ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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Kurt Alfred

3 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

still a very nice Ship

To see 3 Ports in Tasmania ,then Melbourne and Sydney ,followed up by 4 Days Bay of Island & Auckland . We were pleasantly Surprised with all Aspects of the Ship ,especially staff and Food Services . Some ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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bluerinselady

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

It was a seven night cruise from Sydney to Tasmania return.

We usually like to travel with princess cruises. In the past have enjoyed the Line very much. We don't know if this is a new method with all the princess cruises. We were not keen on their account methods. e.g. We ...
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Sail Date January 2017


ryck avatar

ryck

2 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Ship is tired and is 'retiring' from Princess end of May.

My husband and I had an interior cabin with our adult children next door. Cabins were old and small but very clean and well serviced. We had gone on the trip with parents for their 50th wedding anniversary and we ...
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Sail Date January 2017


clark avatar

clark

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Aussie Playground

This ship leaves the Princess fleet soon,but I have some comments that may speak to Princess generally...First, all hands tried to please...lots of smiles....boarding and departure was smooth and well ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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medhead

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Greedy Carnival Company ripping-off unsuspecting customers

Please do not book a cruise on this ship at the moment. It is plagued by systemic problems and needs a complete overhaul before being in a fit shape for passengers. Where to begin??? Firstly let me assure that ...
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Sail Date January 2017


Broddles avatar

Broddles

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Great Fun

This was my first time on Princess cruises, and I must say i was not disappointed. On the first night at dinner I was sat at a table of other solo travellers all aged between 64 and 86. I have no complaints ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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Niftyloo

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Expectations to the highest

We chose this cruise as we had been to Hawaii before but never did the Islands & so the opportunity was there for us to see the islands, visit Tahiti, We have never had such a fast embarkation, we put our bags ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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Over from NZ

6 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

Mixed Bag. Generally good.

Have cruised Princess before (same ship), so knew what we were in for. Have cruised this particular area (South Pacific Vanuatu and New Caledonia) 4 times. It would be very hard not to have a good time on a cruise. ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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Larrylocus1

1 Review Written

Great Two Week Cruise

The seven ports of New Caledonia, Vanatu and Fiji were the reason we choose this two week cruise from Sydney. The trip was great the interior room was well laid out and comfortable, the first sitting in the Venetian ...
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Sail Date November 2016


sparky25 avatar

sparky25

2 Reviews Written

So Different from Australia

Getting on board the Dawn Princess from the White Bay terminal was a nightmare. There was NO organisation. We were in a mini suite, & should have been in early boarding. But despite the boarding times given for ...
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Sail Date November 2015


MFJB avatar

MFJB

1 Review Written

Lotus Spa Disaster

The Lotus Spa is a luxury to most of us, pity this cruise the staff were not up to standard. I had a gratuity automatically placed $22.50 for acupuncture, I wasn't asked, what poor form is this. They state on the ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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motherduck01

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great time

We embarked in Brisbane having booked our cruise 12 month ahead and I am glad we did as I talked to a few people from Brisbane, Harvey Bay and other places in Queensland who had to fly to Sydney to get on the ship ...
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Sail Date September 2016


Dawn Princess Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins3.03.8
Dining4.04.1
Entertainment4.03.6
Public Rooms4.04.1
Fitness Recreation3.03.7
Family3.04.7
Enrichment4.03.3
Service3.04.3
Value For Money4.03.7
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