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Dawn Princess Cruise Review
3.5 / 5.0
Cruise Critic Editor Rating
399 Reviews

Left all of my worries on the gangway.

Dawn Princess Cruise Review by whiteknight094

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Mar 2017
  • Destination: Australia & New Zealand
  • Cabin Type: Interior

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 the countryside from the ship.We cruised into towns that i wanted to see. Going to FIORDLANDS was fantastic,even though it was misty and showery.It did not stop us from seeing the sights. we went into 5 different bays- or sounds.

But at every port that we visited i did land coach tours from the ship on every occassion. It gave us a close up look at the different towns and cities.

There was nothing that we could do about the weather, but it didnt stop us from having a great time. The Captain and Crew were just fantastic so help was nearby if needed.

Certainly i would recommend a PRINCESS CRUISE to anyone.

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Cabin Review

Cabin IC C-317.

My Cabin Steward- RODOLFO met me as i arrived and he kept my cabin in a very clean and well presented condition. All of the time.Although i am a very tall guy, yes , i did fit into the shower and i showered twice a day. as i like to change into better clothing to go out each night- to dine and enjoy all of the entertainment. etc.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

The coaches met the ship on arrival and we were well taken care of for us to enjoy the sights of the towns we visited.

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Botanical Garden

Coach tour covered all parts of DUNEDIN and give us a great view of the city.

View All 8 Botanical Garden Reviews
City Tour

the coach toured all around the city for us.

View All 45 City Tour Reviews
Dunedin Train Station

others from the cruise did this tour.

View All 21 Dunedin Train Station Reviews
Olveston House

i looked briefly at this place,as it didnt really interest me.

View All 13 Olveston House Reviews
City Tour

it was a non stop coach tour- all viewed from the windows of the coach. It was wet and raining.

View All 9 City Tour Reviews
Napier Art Deco Tour

The Coach tour gave us a continual driving tour around the town from and return back to the ship.

View All 16 Napier Art Deco Tour Reviews
Sea Life Aquarium

Seeing the Penquins was the high light for me,as i had been there before.

View All 13 Sea Life Aquarium Reviews
Sky Tower

Although raining, we could still see the water and the surrounding scenery.

View All 14 Sky Tower Reviews

Loved returning to ROTORUA. loved seeing it all from the coach. We visited the AGRODOME first and loved that as well.

View All 63 Rotorua Reviews
Cable car

tour driver took us to the top of the cable car, as the bottom loading area was too crowded.

View All 31 Cable car Reviews
City Tour

The coach tour pointed out all of the places as we drove around the city.

View All 33 City Tour Reviews
Te Papa Museum

this was the highlight for my return visit to Wellington, as i had been to Wellington- but did not visit before.

View All 28 Te Papa Museum Reviews
Christchurch City Tour

sheep station and city tour of Christchurch. very nice to see- again.

View All 44 Christchurch City Tour Reviews

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