Dawn Princess to be Transferred to P&O Australia

P&O still continuing to get the older Princess ships.  Dawn Princess to be the next to transfer.  One thing that comes to mind is when Princess gets rid of Dawn it will be replaced by the next 143,000 ton Royal class ship.  I suspect the Sun and Sea Princess will go someday and be replaced by future Royal class ships.  A mistake in my opinion.  Keep some of the smaller ships to attract those that enjoy them.

 

https://www.cruiseindustrynews.com/cruise-news/13131-dawn-princess-to-be-transferred-to-pao-australia.html

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I too hope they keep some of the smaller trips but I am astounded at the number of Australians I met on a cruise that are clamoring for more!  Typically, I meet a lot of Canadians and of course US citizens, a few from England etc.  I bet I met at least 10 couples from Australia on my Caribbean cruise in March....

I met Australians on my Island Princess cruise.  They were going to do a Caribbean cruise right after.  Sounds like a fast growing market.  

Australia and the Asian countries are the next huge market for the cruise industry. You might even see less Alaska and Eastern Seaboard in favour of the Caribbean and southern Atlantic. Cost are very high for cruise lines in Canada and the area. We will see what happens

 

Thanks for posting that. most interesting. We are hard core Princess cruisers as well as balcony type bookers, anymore. We have never been on the Sea, Sun or Dawn Princess ships before though. It wasn't until recently that I learned what their balconies were like on these three vessels. No thanks.                 

Yikes!  Not even worth booking that type of balcony in my opinion.

I was on the Dawn in Alaska when she was only a year old and considered a "Large" ship for the day.   Nice ship with good size cabins for the year she was built.  It was my first and last Princess Cruise.  I went back to RCI.

Hope that Princess could come out with a new design for 'smaller' ships. Never been on the Sun Class (Sun, Dawn, and Sea Princess(es), but have been on other 'smaller' cruise ships in my earlier life. They are quaint, and comfortable.

In contrast to the balconies on the Dawn class ships, following is a couple of shots of balconies on Deck 8 on the smallest ship in the Princess fleet. The Pacific Princess. This ship is one of nine, oringinally "R-3", with the exception of Deck 8 on "R-9" all the balconies look pretty much like this on the other 7 vessels now spread through-out multiple cruise lines' systems. These are not full suite balconies either but mini-suites.          

Thanks for the tease. Now I may have to start looking for Pacific Princess cruises. Aloha!

I have only sailed on one Princess cruise & it was fun.  The wave of the future is bigger and bigger ships.  Even HAL is going this route although  its loyal passengers don't want that. Perhap they are trying to appeal to a more diverse clientele.   As for me, I like the larger whips.  There are more choices for dining, better entertainment and more amenities. 

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