Dawn Princess

3.7 out of 5

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Dawn Princess is a medium ship, carrying 1990 passengers and 924 crew, and sails from Sydney, Australia and Brisbane, Australia.

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3 out of 5

Down Under by Cruiser124

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The Dawn Princess was the smallest Princess Cruise fleet we have been on.  We did miss some of the amenities like a specialty dining facility (Sterling Steak House is shared with Horizon Court Buffet), larger casino with video poker options, international cafe.

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5 out of 5

excellant cruise by krconty

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

I would take this cruise again just to see more of Australia. The trips Princess offered were varied and helped show different aspects of this country.  I thoroughly enjoyed ll the interaction with the animals.Big Smile

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3 out of 5

A solar experience. by MelindaG.

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group
This was our seventh Princess cruise, and the Dawn Princess turned out to be our least favorite ship. It was not the smallest ship we've been on, but their accommodation to being small just didn't work. For instance having the Sterling Steakhouse on the Balcony Grill at night was an awful experience. It was windy, noisy, chilly, the food was cold, the whole thing seemed rushed - which you didn't mind much because you weren't really relaxing and enjoying the experience. The movies under the stars playing near by loudly so you couldn't converse easily... just plain horrible. We took first time cruisers with us this trip who came away saying that they didn't know if they'd cruise again because they were bored. We've never been bored on a Princess ship before. Lectures were ok, but not of a huge variety and not very often. Fast food places not always available all day - would feel like a hamburger, but find the balcony grill closed for a buffet, or feel like a slice of pizza - oops, wrong time of day. Just not as comfortable and serving as other ships in the Princess fleet.

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4 out of 5

Great cruise! by ShirleyS3

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The ship was very clean and the crew works hard to keep it that way. The service was mostly very good. The ship's size was perfect,never felt too crowded and got to do the things I wanted most to do for the most part.

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  • Price: $$

  • Size: M

  • Total Passengers: 1990

  • Total Crew: 924

  • Crew to Passenger Ratio: 2.15

  • Built: May 1997

  • Refurbished: 8 yrs ago

  • Number of Decks: 11

  • Total Cabins: 999

  • Cabin Categories: 51

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aussiecouple says ...
Aug 25, 2015

The spa areas were very popular by day, and almost a queue to get into them. But after dark you could soak as long as you like, and even watch movies under the stars if you got the right seat.

CruisinsForMe says ...
Mar 21, 2013

We were on a higher floor with an inside room when we got on the ship. Realizing we would like to have a room with a window we requested at the main desk that if any came available we would like to change rooms. On the third day our wish came true and we were then on the lower deck where the dining room, desk, excursion office was and we loved it. We did not have to wait for lifts like those on the higher decks. But of course it is all in what a person likes. We had a window and was just a few doors down from the laundry area which was very convenient on a long cruise.

phantomrose101 says ...
Jun 06, 2017

This cruise was very poor. I believe that Princess cruises are usually very good. I do feel though that Princess let down their loyal customers. They were more interested in handing over to P&O than considering the quality of this cruise that they sold at normal costs. Very disappointed.

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