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This month's most popular Pacific Dawn cruises


1. 10 night PNG Discovery Cruise W540 ex Brisbane on 7 Oct 2015, from $1,699
2. 7 night Barrier Reef Discovery Cruise W537 ex Brisbane on 19 Sep 2015, from $1,349
3. 7 night Pacific Island Hopper Cruise W536 ex Brisbane on 12 Sep 2015, from $1,359
4. 7 night Melbourne Cup Cruise W543 ex Brisbane on 31 Oct 2015, from $3,399
5. 4 night Short Break Cruise W545 ex Brisbane on 17 Nov 2015, from $759

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Where she sails
P&O Cruises Australia operates the Pacific Dawn out of Brisbane, Australia. Most of her cruises are 7-night sailings to the South Pacific (New Caledonia and Vanuatu), and the Great Barrier Reef (Whitsundays, Airlie Beach, Cairns, Port Douglas and Willis Island in the Coral Sea). Venture further to the South Pacific over 9 or 12 nights. Already been there? Take one of the new PNG cruises over 10 or 14 nights. These are new itineraries, and introduce you to remnants of WWII history and the present-day culture of PNG’s islands. If you’re unsure how you will handle sea life, try a 3- or 4-night ‘Lifestyle Cruise’ to Airlie Beach or the Hunter Valley. A 7-night Melbourne Cup cruise beckons 31 October 2015, with 2 full days and an overnight stay. Pacific Dawn was most recently refurbished in 2012, and sports a new pool deck area. At 70,285 GT the ship carries 2000 passengers.

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Pacific Dawn Cruises

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Date Route Cruise Ports From $/Day
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Pacific Island Hopper Cruise
362 Up to $100 OBC

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324 Up to $50 OBC

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Ret: Brisbane

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11

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381 Up to $200 OBC

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210 Up to $100 OBC

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Ret: Brisbane

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7

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313 Up to $100 OBC

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Ret: Brisbane

$949

$136

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3

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Up to $50 OBC

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Ret: Brisbane

$629

$210

8

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Pacific Dawn cruises

4

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158 Up to $50 OBC

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Ret: Brisbane

$819

$205

12

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246 Up to $100 OBC

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Ret: Brisbane

$1,359

$194

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7

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179 Up to $100 OBC

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Ret: Brisbane

$1,349

$193

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229 Up to $100 OBC

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Ret: Brisbane

$1,199

$171

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101 Up to $50 OBC

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Ret: Brisbane

$799

$200

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OCT

Pacific Dawn cruises

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91 Up to $100 OBC

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Ret: Brisbane

$1,699

$170

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84 Up to $100 OBC

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$1,399

$200

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137 Up to $100 OBC

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$1,269

$181

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38 Up to $100 OBC

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$3,399

$486

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64 Up to $100 OBC

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$1,649

$165

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76 Up to $50 OBC

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$759

$190

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$1,349

$193

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99 Up to $100 OBC

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$1,099

$157

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Pacific Dawn cruises

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72 Up to $100 OBC

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$1,099

$157

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66 Up to $100 OBC

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$1,099

$157

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$1,799

$200

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$1,849

$205

2016 CRUISES

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49 Up to $50 OBC

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$749

$250

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44 Up to $100 OBC

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$1,249

$178

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$1,149

$164

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$749

$187

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$549

$183

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$979

$140

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Pacific Dawn cruises

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$899

$128

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55 Up to $100 OBC

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$1,199

$171

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32 Up to $100 OBC

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$899

$128

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$649

$162

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$649

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$136

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$999

$143

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$1,199

$171

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$1,299

$186

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$1,049

$150

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$999

$143

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$649

$216

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$216

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$1,699

$154

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$1,299

$186

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$1,299

$186

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JUL

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$1,199

$171

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$1,199

$171

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$899

$128

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7 Up to $100 OBC

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$899

$128

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$899

$128

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Pacific Dawn cruises

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$699

$233

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11

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$1,699

$154

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Pacific Dawn cruises

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$999

$143

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Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

6 Up to $100 OBC

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Ret: Brisbane

$1,299

$186

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Pacific Dawn cruises

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$699

$233

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$749

$187

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Pacific Dawn cruises

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$1,299

$186

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Pacific Dawn cruises

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$1,299

$186

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OCT

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

Up to $100 OBC

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Ret: Brisbane

$1,499

$214

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Pacific Dawn cruises

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$899

$225

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NIGHTS

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$1,699

$170

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Pacific Dawn cruises

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NIGHTS

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$1,399

$200

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$1,699

$243

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Pacific Dawn cruises

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NIGHTS

Up to $100 OBC

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$1,399

$200

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Pacific Dawn cruises

7

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$1,399

$200

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3

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4

NIGHTS

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7

NIGHTS

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Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

Up to $100 OBC

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$1,299

$186

10

DEC

Pacific Dawn cruises

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NIGHTS

1 Up to $100 OBC

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Ret: Brisbane

$1,399

$200

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DEC

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NIGHTS

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Dep: Brisbane


Ret: Brisbane

$699

$233

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DEC

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7

NIGHTS

Up to $100 OBC

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$1,599

$228

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11

NIGHTS

3 Up to $200 OBC

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$2,399

$218

2017 CRUISES

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JAN

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

Up to $100 OBC

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$1,399

$200

14

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Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

Up to $100 OBC

Dep: Brisbane


Ret: Brisbane

$1,299

$186

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Pacific Dawn cruises

4

NIGHTS

Up to $50 OBC

Dep: Brisbane


Ret: Brisbane

$999

$250

25

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Pacific Dawn cruises

3

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5 Up to $50 OBC

Dep: Brisbane


Ret: Brisbane

$799

$266

28

JAN

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

Up to $100 OBC

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$1,199

$171

4

FEB

Pacific Dawn cruises

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$1,199

$171

11

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Pacific Dawn cruises

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$1,299

$186

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1 Up to $100 OBC

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$1,199

$171

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Up to $100 OBC

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$1,199

$171

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$699

$233

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$799

$200

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Pacific Dawn cruises

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$1,399

$200

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$799

$266

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$999

$250

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$1,299

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$1,299

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$1,299

$186

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$1,199

$171

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$699

$233

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$200

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$171

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$1,299

$186

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$699

$233

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$1,799

$164

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$1,399

$200

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$799

$266

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Ret: Brisbane

$999

$250

Pacific Dawn — Ship Review Rating: 4.2 out of 5 based on 114 ratings.

Life aboard Pacific Dawn
P&O cruises offer relaxation with a touch of luxury, good food and entertainment on the high seas, aimed at middle Australia. Many cabins now have interconnecting rooms to benefit families. Relax on your deckchair or hammock day and night, and take in karaoke performances and latest release movies on the giant LED entertainment screen overlooking the pool. Children have their own facilities and areas, and there is an evening child-minding service. La Luna Pan-Asia Restaurant has a more intimate look, and the Mix Cocktail Bar and Charlie’s Café have been transformed. Only a few years earlier multi-million dollar additions included the Salt Grill by Luke Mangan and a new child-free Oasis retreat. The crew, service, food and entertainment receive strong reviews from guests. Gratuities are included in the fare. The ship also handles conferences and weddings, and caters for wheelchair accessibility.

Accommodation
Staterooms come in five categories – Suite with balcony, Mini-Suite with balcony, Balcony, Oceanview and Inside – and 24 price levels (higher decks costing more). Many cabins have a third or even a fourth bed available. All cabins are spacious, with wardrobes, ensuites, and twin beds mostly convertible to queen size. Facilities include flat screen TV, fridge, personal safe, bathrobes and toiletries, and an interactive video system. The décor is neat and attractive. Outside cabins having a large window (or porthole in the case of a few). Twenty interconnecting cabins for families and groups allow quad-quad, twin-quad, triple-triple, and twin-twin bedding.

On the upper decks 14 Suites, 36 Mini Suites, and 134 Outside staterooms come with balconies. The Suites for up to four guests have a generous ensuite with bathtub and shower, walk-in wardrobe, an entertainment area, extended balcony, Nespresso machine, iPod and priority embarking and disembarking. The Mini-Suites come with upgraded bathrooms and a range of extras, and can accommodate three. (Check out whether the deck 11 Suites allow for night-time quietness.) Note that room-service meals come at extra charge. Nine cabins are wheelchair accessible. Cots are available for children under three years.

Food and Dining
Dining-wise, there are four eateries onboard Pacific Dawn. Dining is where and when you like: “Your Choice Dining” at the main The Waterfront Restaurant or the buffet Plantation Restaurant. Expect big ship banquet catering. The décor is bright and very colourful. Dress up for the formal dinner/s. There are three alternative (pay extra) options. The line has recruited celebrity chef Luke Mangan who has added his touches to the menu in the Salt Grill restaurant, a steak and seafood venue. La Luna is a casual restaurant serving Asian cuisine. For an exceptional evening make a reservation at Chef’s Table, for a tour of the galley and commentary by the Executive Chef.

Four other dining options start with the al fresco Grill next to the pool, for breakfast, lunch and through the evening. Also on the pool deck is The Café, for coffee and muffins and the like. Socialise in the atrium at Charlie’s Bar, along with coffee, cakes and other treats. In addition are daily wine tastings, master classes, and vintage seminars. Families are well catered for: Children have their own menu changed daily in the Waterfront restaurant, and they can dine early at the Plantation. The crew have a name for friendliness and the food selection is plentiful and varied.

Entertainment
The main attractions are the destinations: the South Pacific, Great Barrier Reef, PNG, NZ or SE Asia. During sea days there’s plenty of activity day and night to keep you entertained. The two-deck Marquee Theatre is the main venue for production shows and major cabaret acts. View all the action and latest movies on the Big Screen day and night on the pool deck, reclining on a deck chair or hammock. Other entertainment includes Laser Light shows and acrobat performances in the Atrium, game shows, and adults-only Sit Down Comedy Club. Forward on the top deck is The Dome with dance floor. There are five bars and a casino, much live music and karaoke. By day guests can join in a variety of organised activities such as Bingo. The shopping arcade offers fine jewellery, crystal, perfumes and fashion apparel.

P&O Edge is Australia’s largest adventure park at sea, for children and adults. Its 20 activities include high rope swings, Walk the Plank, laser tag, slack lines, Segway obstacle courses, flying fox lines, funnel climbs and many more designed around the ship’s existing architecture. Two aft decks offer an adults-only Oasis spa area, complete with wicker beds, lounges, ottomans and a new whirlpool. There is a small Aqua Health, Spa and Fitness centre. The Children’s Centres that cater for ages 3 to 10 years is situated at the rear of the top deck. HQ and HQ+ are hangouts for 11 to 17 year olds. Leisure spaces include jogging track, whirlpool spas, library, gym and health spa.





































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Pacific Dawn deckplans

Pacific Dawn deckplan

Cabins on Deck 11 (Aloha Deck)

AA
Suite with balcony
AB
Mini-suite with balcony
BB
Outside with balcony
CC
Outside
J
Inside
  • Sofa bed
  • Two pullman beds
  • Handicapped facilities
  • Four pullman beds
  • One pullman bed
  • Connecting staterooms
  • Sofa and pullman bed

Cabins

Staterooms come in five categories – Suite with balcony, Mini-Suite with balcony, Balcony, Oceanview and Inside – and 24 price levels (higher decks costing more). Many cabins have a third or even a fourth bed available. All cabins are spacious, with wardrobes, ensuites, and twin beds mostly convertible to queen size. Facilities include flat screen TV, fridge, personal safe, bathrobes and toiletries, and an interactive video system. The décor is neat and attractive. Outside cabins having a large window (or porthole in the case of a few). Twenty interconnecting cabins for families and groups allow quad-quad, twin-quad, triple-triple, and twin-twin bedding.

On the upper decks 14 Suites, 36 Mini Suites, and 134 Outside staterooms come with balconies. The Suites for up to four guests have a generous ensuite with bathtub and shower, walk-in wardrobe, an entertainment area, extended balcony, Nespresso machine, iPod and priority embarking and disembarking. The Mini-Suites come with upgraded bathrooms and a range of extras, and can accommodate three. (Check out whether the deck 11 Suites allow for night-time quietness.) Note that room-service meals come at extra charge. Nine cabins are wheelchair accessible. Cots are available for children under three years.

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Ship facts

Star rating: Pacific Dawn star rating
Maiden voyage: 1991
Number of decks: 11
Tonnage: 70285
Cabins: 798
Passenger capacity: 2000
Number of crew: 660

What's onboard? ▼

  • Atrium social centre
  • Shops duty-free
  • Shore Tours
  • No tipping, AUD on board
  • DINING
  • Main Dining rooms (2)
  • Salt Grill by Luke Mangan
  • Chef’s Table
  • Luna (pay)
  • The Grill
  • Flexible dining, kids menus
  • Room service menu (pay)
  • Cafes
  • Lounges, bars, clubs
  • Ice cream bar (pay)
  • ENTERTAINMENT
  • Production shows
  • Poolside Screen (movies, sports)
  • Circus performances
  • Live music, nightclub, comedy
  • Theme & Cocktail nights
  • Casino, game shows
  • Laser Light shows
  • ACTIVITIES
  • Swim pools (2)
  • Hot tubs (4)
  • The Oasis adult retreat
  • Health Spa Sauna Salon Fitness (small)
  • Fitness, Wellness classes, bootcamp
  • P&O Edge activities (climbing, zipline, Plank)
  • Deck, board games
  • Jogging track
  • Classes for dance, art & craft, drinks, cooking, wine tasting (some pay)
  • Art auctions
  • Bingo
  • Race car simulators (pay)
  • Ceremonies, weddings, group events organised
  • Photo, video gallery
  • Library
  • UNDER 18
  • Group centres for 3-6, 7-10, 11-14, 15-17 y
  • Group child minding (late night, 3-13 y, pay)
  • OTHER
  • Internet, Wi-Fi areas (pay)
  • Mobile (Int’l roaming; pay provider)
  • ATM on board
  • Laundrette, laundry service (pay)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Elevators
  • Medical centre
  • Smoking outdoor areas
  • Power 3-pin 220/240V
  • Daily newsletter
  • Advise dietary, medical, mobility needs at booking

What's included? ▼

  • Accommodation as booked
  • Gratuities - tipping is neither expected nor required
  • All main meals on-board
  • Coffee, tea, milk & hot snacks
  • Open/anytime seating & multi-venue dining
  • Open/anytime or traditional/set time & multi-venue dining
  • Use of ship facilities - indoor & outdoor
  • Entertainment - live music and/or shows, movies
  • Activities - organised & individual
  • Bridge director on select cruises
  • Kids clubs & teen programs (3-17 yrs)
  • Cruise Director & all English speaking staff
  • Valet, laundry & concierge services (Suites, Mini-suites)
  • Weddings, ceremonies, group events options
  • Port maps and/or guide books
  • Ship-shore-ship transfers

What's excluded? ▼

  • Airfares, accommodation & transfers not specified
  • Shore & land excursions and meals not specified
  • Alternate specialty dining venues
  • Room service menu items
  • Workshops, classes & programs
  • Casino gaming, bar expenses
  • Passport & visa fees
  • Insurances of all kinds
  • Increases in third party charges or taxes
  • Customary land tour gratuities are welcome
  • Items & services of a personal nature
  • Medical services, vaccination costs
  • Laundry and/or valet charges
  • Wi-Fi, Internet, satellite/mobile phone & fax charges
  • Childcare night services (3-12 yrs, 10pm-1am)

Recent testimonials

"Thanks again for your great service and attention to detail, and all the information given to us prior to the cruise. I will certainly choose to use you again for any future holiday plans. "
Connie B from Melbourne


"I wanted to send a quick email thanking you once again for your help with the cruise. We had an amazing time and I've heard everyone else did as well."
Emily from WA


"Terri remembered every member of our party from last year's Diamond Princess. She goes out of her way to say hello & is always ready with helpful advice."
Margaret from NSW