Here is the short version of my review. My longer detailed version is below.
If you are a first time cruiser with no expectations and you are looking for an average cruise on an average ship with an average crew the pacific dawn is perfect for you.
However, if you are an experienced cruiser with expectations for anything above the bare minimum I would absolutely avoid this ship and this cruise.
There was rust in our cabin bathroom
Brisbane is a great city with lots to see and do
We were not able to get off due to bad weather :(