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399 Dawn Princess Cruise Reviews
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Kiwi Sherma
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
8 helpful votes
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 properly, but this was Dawn ... Read more
phantomrose101
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
9 forum posts
8 helpful votes
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 cruise. 2 days into the ... Read more
PrincessCruises3, Social Team, Princess Cruises, responded to this review
Hi phantomrose, we deeply regret that you had a ... Read more
vacation baby
Member Since 2015
1 review
34 forum posts
3 helpful votes
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. At least we all spoke ... Read more
Wren 58
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
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 elderly and it is great to ... Read more
RosieCanberra
Member Since 2010
16 reviews
796 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
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 of some TLC as it is to ... Read more
PrincessCruises3, Social Team, Princess Cruises, responded to this review
Hi RosieCanberra, thank you for the great ... Read more
Dollydawn
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 forum posts
4 helpful votes
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 Sounds. We didn't ... Read more
carnar1
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
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 ship was in great ... Read more
ryck
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
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 had just completed a ... Read more
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clark
Member Since 2001
2 reviews
1 forum post
6 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
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 organized....our balcony room seemed ... Read more
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wangfam
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
4 forum posts
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 kind lf cruise. The folks ... Read more
Broddles
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
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 regarding the Dawn Princess, ... Read more
Over from NZ
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
4 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
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. Great service is a ... Read more
Larrylocus1
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed November 2016
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 dining room was ... Read more
CeeDees
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
The ship was plagued by what the ships doctors termed viral bronchitis. Lots of people and I mean lots of people were ill with chest , throat , and eye infections. Some were very ill from all accounts and had this affliction for most of ... Read more
motherduck01
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
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 as not enough people ... Read more
Bee man
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
We have sailed with Princess on 5 other occasions. This cruise was the Northern Australia Explorer from Fremantle to Sydney. As with our past Princess cruises this cruise was excellent. Embarkation and disembarkation was run smoothly ... Read more
friend703
Member Since 2016
1 review
16 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We chose this cruise around the top end because it visited the places, particularly in WA, which we had always wanted to see. Others had told us how great the cruise was. The ship itself is tired - it is being sold next May, so it ... Read more
jagsea
Member Since 2015
1 review
13 forum posts
5 helpful votes
I Had a great time on the cruise. The only disappointing thing was that ports are a long way from most of the cities which is out of Princess control. Sadly I think many people who write reviews expect 5 star facilities for a three star ... Read more
iswhiz
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
My wife and I had high expectations for this cruise. We had booked a cabin midship, and 2 weeks before sailing Princess call to ask if we would like to upgrade to the suite at the back of the ship for $1100 per person. We were excited. ... Read more
just4girls
Member Since 2013
1 review
9 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2016
Chose to cruise back from Singapore and stop in Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia and Bali.Have sailed on this ship approx. 3 yrs ago and it was wonderful. Couldn't fault anything. Very disappointed this time. They have withdrawn a LOT of ... Read more
madamdiver
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
45 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We did a back to back cruise from Fremantle to Singapore & then Singapore to Freemantle, This was our 38th cruise and many have been done on princess before. We have been on the dawn 3 times so it was interesting to see the changes. ... Read more
Rgm1953
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
6 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Choosing the Dawn Princess was a mistake. The ship had pipes leaking into staterooms and public areas and the smell was not pleasant. The staff did not act quickly enough and we were inconvenienced and sleeping in a dank cabin for four ... Read more
Faircomment
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Having sailed on the Sapphire and Emerald we dis not think we would be in for such a disappointment . MANY people had their rooms flooded, toilets not flushing, lack of hot water and the list goes on. Many mornings , early hours, there ... Read more
Maysie04
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Cruise was Freemantle to Indonesia. Would never recommend. Our first cruise. On Aloha deck 11. Cabin was fine and kept very clean by stewards. Food plenty of it. Prefer dining in restaurants. Horizons Buffet. - What a nightmare. ... Read more
Ned May
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We chose this cruise on Dawn Princess because we had previously sailed on Sun Princess which was an amazing cruise, however we did not have the same experience on this cruise. We have never met so many rude obnoxious people before, the ... Read more

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