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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 nights before it started to get better and only after my husband got annoyed. This ship is going to P&O next year and it seemed like the crew, including the captain, were in wind-down mode. The entertainment was poor and most we had seen on a cruise in January this year. It was a back to back cruise and they repeated the menu from the first leg on the second. Not even the chef could create a different menu for the second part of the voyage. Service was average at best. The Asian ports of call all seemed the same after the first and the shore excursions on Princess were so expensive and no value for the money paid. Would not cruise on the Dawn again but it has made us question cruising on Princess again as well.

The Dawn is a Disgrace to Princess

Dawn Princess Cruise Review by Rgm1953

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: August 2016
  • Destination: Asia
  • Cabin Type: Oceanview
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 nights before it started to get better and only after my husband got annoyed. This ship is going to P&O next year and it seemed like the crew, including the captain, were in wind-down mode. The entertainment was poor and most we had seen on a cruise in January this year. It was a back to back cruise and they repeated the menu from the first leg on the second. Not even the chef could create a different menu for the second part of the voyage. Service was average at best. The Asian ports of call all seemed the same after the first and the shore excursions on Princess were so expensive and no value for the money paid. Would not cruise on the Dawn again but it has made us question cruising on Princess again as well.
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