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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
We are a over 60 couple and this was our 15th cruise, 5 with Carnival , 1 with Premier, and 8 with RCCL. This was our first with Princess line. We drove to the port of San Diego and the couple we were meeting flew in. As there is no ... Read more
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gobo
Member Since 2008
1 review
49 forum posts
We are a couple in our early 60s, this is our third cruise, the other two were in the Caribbean. We traveled with a group of friends, 10 in all. We travelled from Maine and stayed at the Day's Inn Seaworld/Airport for one night. The hotel ... Read more
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doyleb
Member Since 2003
1 review
255 forum posts
First a little about us. We drove to San Diego from our home in Phoenix, researching parking options before leaving. We attend our son's graduation from Marine Recruit training the Friday before hand, so arrival at the cruise terminal and ... Read more
Cruisin on BABS
Member Since 2007
1 review
16 forum posts
My group consisted of 10 people - ages 62-42 - some experienced cruisers, some new to cruising. We all had a fantastic time on the Dawn Princess. A cruise is what you make of it. If you do your research you will know that this ship is ... Read more
captpeachy
Member Since 2007
1 review
164 forum posts
Embarkation in San Diego is a breeze. Less then forty-five minutes from cab to being onboard. This will be short, as we did not try a lot of the onboard ammonites. The ports of call where Cabo,Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta. We had to tender ... Read more
a_big_lance
Member Since 2005
1 review
2 forum posts
Day 1 Embarking went smooth and easy got right on and was in our room in about 1 hr or so. Got to the room and was very disappointed, room was dirty and way smaller then the other of ships we have been on before. Day 2 at Sea We have been ... Read more
SENIOR CHICK
Member Since 2007
1 review
1 forum post
My traveling friend and I flew on our own to San Diego the day before the cruise. We had booked a room for that night at the Holiday Inn on the Bay, which to our delight was just across the street from the cruise ships. Getting to the ... Read more
anneinca
Member Since 2007
1 review
56 forum posts
Sailed September 2007
I can't believe that I have been back home for almost a month. I have been meaning to write this review since we returned. I wanted to thank all of the CruiseCritic.com members who helped me make decisions for my trip by sharing their ... Read more
Kirk
Member Since 2000
3 reviews
Sailed September 2007
We sailed on the Dawn Princess out of San Francisco to Alaska, and then back to San Francisco; the cruise started on Sept 18, 2007 and ended on the 29th. This was our 2nd time on the Dawn, and our fourth cruise with Princess. Embarkation ... Read more
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cmey
Member Since 2007
1 review
2 forum posts
Sailed August 2007
We just got back from a ten day Alaskan cruise. My wife and I are both 38 and we have three boys, ages 7, 5, and 2 and a half. We also traveled with my wife=s parents and my wife=s sister, husband, and 10 year old son. This was our second ... Read more
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zaharasmom
Member Since 2007
1 review
Sailed August 2007
I took this cruise twice, with two separate sets of friends and loved every minute of it! I was on board from 8/19 until 9/8/07 and had different cabins for each leg. Initial embarkation was fast and easy (though this has not always been ... Read more
Vern Pall
2 reviews
Sailed August 2007
This was our 8th cruise with Princess and it was the best. All of the others, with the exception of number 7 (Far East), were very good. Captain Marco Fortezze understands the Princess ambiance and his leadership was seen throughout the ... Read more
Bookbetty
Member Since 2007
1 review
Sailed August 2007
My 7 year old son and I traveled with neighbors on the Dawn Princess for a 10 day Alaska cruise round-trip out of San Francisco. Since we live in San Francisco we took a cab to the pier. We arrived shortly after 12:00 and embarkation was ... Read more
jenphan
Member Since 2008
1 review
152 forum posts
Sailed July 2007
10 Days on Dawn Princess Alaskan Cruise 7/30/07 - 8/9/07 We boarded in San Francisco, my beautiful hometown. Sitka, Alaska: Be patient at this port. Cruise ships cannot actually dock at this port because it is too small. Therefore, ... Read more
karatemom2
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
4,528 forum posts
Sailed July 2007
This was our family's sixth cruise and our first on Princess. Traveling were myself, husband, 13 year old son and 7 year old daughter. We liked the idea of departing from San Francisco as it is within driving distance for us which saved on ... Read more
Sailed July 2007
There's a simple reason that we took this cruise during the peak (i.e. most expensive) season: my wife hates the cold. That makes an Alaska cruise somewhat problematic, unless you are willing to pay extra for July. This was our second ... Read more
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jsiegel
Member Since 2003
7 reviews
1,188 forum post
Sailed July 2007
Dawn Princess July 20-30, 2007 SF to Alaska About me: this was my fifth Princess cruise, my third cruise to Alaska, and my eleventh cruise overall. I was traveling with my sister and my parents. We booked our cruise through a local ... Read more
Sailfish
Member Since 2002
12 reviews
6,511 forum posts
Sailed July 2007
Dawn Princess Cruise Review July 10-20, 2007 Cruise Overview My husband and I cruised to Alaska aboard the Dawn Princess on July 10, 2007 - our second cruise to Alaska. Our ten-day voyage departed round trip from San Francisco and ... Read more
Beyondhelp
1 review
Sailed July 2007
We traveled with a large group(30 in all), which we organized from among our friends. We are a married couple in our 50's with 2 kids at 17 and 18. We live in the San Francisco Bay Area and having a cruise leave from San Francisco makes ... Read more
llachance
Member Since 2002
6 reviews
968 forum posts
Sailed June 2007
Living in San Jose we chose this cruise because we could drive to the port. Prior to the cruise we had a fairly active roll call group. It was great to meet them once we got aboard and throughout the week it was fun to have somebody to ... Read more
cruzcfi
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
25 forum posts
Sailed June 2007
Group demographic 5 adults 2 children 9 and 13. 80 y/o and 2 kids were first time cruisers. Two of the adults were on their second AK cruise. The first time on Princess for everybody. EMBARKATION, could not have been smoother. We arrived ... Read more
IamAlyce
Member Since 2007
8 reviews
3,445 forum posts
Sailed June 2007
This was our first Princess cruise and we chose the Dawn Princess out of San Francisco as we were already planning to be in town for a Conference. This was the 10 day Alaska roundtrip. We arrived at the terminal around 11:30 and although ... Read more

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