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This week's most popular Pacific Dawn cruises


1. 11 night Pacific Explorer Cruise W420 ex Brisbane on 13 May 2014, from $1,179
2. 9 night Melanesian Discovery Cruise W427 ex Brisbane on 5 Jul 2014, from $1,329
3. 3 night Lifestyle Cruise W419 ex Brisbane on 10 May 2014, from $399

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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 (Airlie Beach, Cairns, Port Douglas and Willis Island in the Coral Sea). Venture further to Fiji over 12 nights. Already been there? Take one of the new PNG cruises over 10 nights in late 2014, or over 14 nights in early 2015. 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.’ Pacific Dawn was most recently refurbished in April 2012, and at 70,310 GT carries 2020 passengers. She delivers an ever-improving product.

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Pacific Dawn Cruises

Sold out Available OBC = Onboard credit
Date Route Cruise Ports From $/Day
2014 CRUISES

19

APR

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

Pacific Island Hopper Cruise
317

Dep: Brisbane


Ret: Brisbane

Currently sailing

N/A

26

APR

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

169

Dep: Brisbane


Ret: Brisbane

Sold out

N/A

3

MAY

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

152

Dep: Brisbane


Ret: Brisbane

$799

$114

10

MAY

Pacific Dawn cruises

3

NIGHTS

160

Dep: Brisbane


Ret: Brisbane

$399

$133

13

MAY

Pacific Dawn cruises

11

NIGHTS

244 Up to $100 OBC

Dep: Brisbane


Ret: Brisbane

$1,179

$107

24

MAY

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

135

Dep: Brisbane


Ret: Brisbane

$1,199

$171

31

MAY

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

139 Up to $50 OBC

Dep: Brisbane


Ret: Brisbane

$849

$121

7

JUN

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

83

Dep: Brisbane


Ret: Brisbane

$849

$121

14

JUN

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

113

Dep: Brisbane


Ret: Brisbane

$699

$100

21

JUN

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

83 Up to $50 OBC

Dep: Brisbane


Ret: Brisbane

$1,049

$150

28

JUN

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

94 Up to $50 OBC

Dep: Brisbane


Ret: Brisbane

$979

$140

5

JUL

Pacific Dawn cruises

9

NIGHTS

162 Up to $100 OBC

Dep: Brisbane


Ret: Brisbane

$1,329

$148

14

JUL

Pacific Dawn cruises

12

NIGHTS

217 Up to $100 OBC

Dep: Brisbane


Ret: Brisbane

$1,779

$148

26

JUL

Pacific Dawn cruises

3

NIGHTS

123

Dep: Brisbane


Ret: Brisbane

$619

$206

29

JUL

Pacific Dawn cruises

4

NIGHTS

Dep: Brisbane


Ret: Brisbane

$649

$162

2

AUG

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

Dep: Brisbane


Ret: Brisbane

$929

$133

9

AUG

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

89 Up to $50 OBC

Dep: Brisbane


Ret: Brisbane

$929

$133

16

AUG

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

66

Dep: Brisbane


Ret: Brisbane

$979

$140

23

AUG

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

97 Up to $50 OBC

Dep: Brisbane


Ret: Brisbane

$1,019

$146

30

AUG

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

109

Dep: Brisbane


Ret: Brisbane

$1,029

$147

6

SEP

Pacific Dawn cruises

4

NIGHTS

Dep: Brisbane


Ret: Brisbane

$749

$187

10

SEP

Pacific Dawn cruises

10

NIGHTS

123 Up to $100 OBC

Dep: Brisbane


Ret: Brisbane

$1,849

$185

20

SEP

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

77

Dep: Brisbane


Ret: Brisbane

$1,299

$186

27

SEP

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

96 Up to $50 OBC

Dep: Brisbane


Ret: Brisbane

$1,299

$186

4

OCT

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

51 Up to $50 OBC

Dep: Brisbane


Ret: Brisbane

$1,199

$171

11

OCT

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

39

Dep: Brisbane


Ret: Brisbane

$1,029

$147

18

OCT

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

63

Dep: Brisbane


Ret: Brisbane

$979

$140

25

OCT

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

81

Dep: Brisbane


Ret: Brisbane

$979

$140

1

NOV

Pacific Dawn cruises

4

NIGHTS

46

Dep: Brisbane


Ret: Brisbane

$849

$212

5

NOV

Pacific Dawn cruises

10

NIGHTS

45 Up to $100 OBC

Dep: Brisbane


Ret: Brisbane

$1,699

$170

15

NOV

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

52

Dep: Brisbane


Ret: Brisbane

$1,079

$154

6

DEC

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

61

Dep: Brisbane


Ret: Brisbane

$1,079

$154

13

DEC

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

110

Dep: Brisbane


Ret: Brisbane

$1,049

$150

20

DEC

Pacific Dawn cruises

9

NIGHTS

72

Dep: Brisbane


Ret: Brisbane

$1,979

$220

29

DEC

Pacific Dawn cruises

12

NIGHTS

76 Up to $100 OBC

Dep: Brisbane


Ret: Brisbane

$2,349

$196

2015 CRUISES

10

JAN

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

47 Up to $50 OBC

Dep: Brisbane


Ret: Brisbane

$1,329

$190

17

JAN

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

28

Dep: Brisbane


Ret: Brisbane

$1,249

$178

24

JAN

Pacific Dawn cruises

4

NIGHTS

87

Dep: Brisbane


Ret: Brisbane

$1,199

$300

28

JAN

Pacific Dawn cruises

3

NIGHTS

4

Dep: Brisbane


Ret: Brisbane

$649

$216

31

JAN

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

24

Dep: Brisbane


Ret: Brisbane

$849

$121

7

FEB

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

15

Dep: Brisbane


Ret: Brisbane

$879

$126

14

FEB

Pacific Dawn cruises

14

NIGHTS

42 Up to $100 OBC

Dep: Brisbane


Ret: Brisbane

$2,199

$157

28

FEB

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

7

Dep: Brisbane


Ret: Brisbane

$879

$126

14

MAR

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

Up to $50 OBC

Dep: Brisbane


Ret: Brisbane

$929

$133

21

MAR

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

18

Dep: Brisbane


Ret: Brisbane

$929

$133

28

MAR

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

8

Dep: Brisbane


Ret: Brisbane

$1,149

$164

4

APR

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

25 Up to $50 OBC

Dep: Brisbane


Ret: Brisbane

$1,299

$186

11

APR

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

13

Dep: Brisbane


Ret: Brisbane

$1,299

$186

18

APR

Pacific Dawn cruises

12

NIGHTS

32

Dep: Brisbane


Ret: Brisbane

$1,899

$158

30

APR

Pacific Dawn cruises

9

NIGHTS

13

Dep: Brisbane


Ret: Brisbane

$1,549

$172

9

MAY

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

9

Dep: Brisbane


Ret: Brisbane

$1,199

$171

16

MAY

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

3

Dep: Brisbane


Ret: Brisbane

$1,301

$186

23

MAY

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

5 Up to $50 OBC

Dep: Brisbane


Ret: Brisbane

$999

$143

6

JUN

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

6

Dep: Brisbane


Ret: Brisbane

$999

$143

13

JUN

Pacific Dawn cruises

3

NIGHTS

3

Dep: Brisbane


Ret: Brisbane

$549

$183

16

JUN

Pacific Dawn cruises

11

NIGHTS

34

Dep: Brisbane


Ret: Brisbane

$1,699

$154

27

JUN

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

13 Up to $50 OBC

Dep: Brisbane


Ret: Brisbane

$1,301

$186

4

JUL

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

1 Up to $50 OBC

Dep: Brisbane


Ret: Brisbane

$1,299

$186

11

JUL

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

3

Dep: Brisbane


Ret: Brisbane

$1,099

$157

18

JUL

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

Dep: Brisbane


Ret: Brisbane

$999

$143

25

JUL

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

16

Dep: Brisbane


Ret: Brisbane

$1,001

$143

1

AUG

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

11

Dep: Brisbane


Ret: Brisbane

$1,099

$157

8

AUG

Pacific Dawn cruises

3

NIGHTS

11

Dep: Brisbane


Ret: Brisbane

$599

$200

11

AUG

Pacific Dawn cruises

11

NIGHTS

14 Up to $100 OBC

Dep: Brisbane


Ret: Brisbane

$1,699

$154

22

AUG

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

18

Dep: Brisbane


Ret: Brisbane

$1,301

$186

29

AUG

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

1

Dep: Brisbane


Ret: Brisbane

$1,199

$171

12

SEP

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

21

Dep: Brisbane


Ret: Brisbane

$1,199

$171

19

SEP

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

6 Up to $50 OBC

Dep: Brisbane


Ret: Brisbane

$1,401

$200

26

SEP

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

20

Dep: Brisbane


Ret: Brisbane

$1,299

$186

Pacific Dawn — Ship Review Rating: 4.1 out of 5 based on 80 ratings.

Life aboard Pacific Dawn
Many standard cabins now have interconnecting rooms to benefit families. The 50 suites and mini-suites have been upgraded with new furnishings, carpets and artwork. Relax on your deckchair day and night, and take in karaoke performances and latest release movies on the giant new 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. So now Pacific Dawn boasts many features that have become hits on other P&O Cruises’ ships. The crew, service, food and entertainment receive strong reviews from guests. Gratuities are included in the fare. The ship also handles conferences and weddings.

Accommodation
Staterooms come in five categories – Suite with balcony, Mini-Suite with balcony, Outside with balcony, Outside and Inside – and 27 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). 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, walk-in wardrobe, an entertainment area, extended balcony, Nespresso machine, 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. Six 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 two alternative (pay extra) restaurants. The line has recruited its first ever 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-style cuisine. The crew have a name for friendliness and the food selection is plentiful and varied.

Pacific Dawn’s 2012 refurbishment added a Natural Ice-cream Parlour, for everyone’s liking (and licking). The Lido Café and Juice Bar serve casual meals and grills, and at night less formal dining with pasta, steaks, salads and desserts – though you might dress up for the Salt Grill. There is a good pizzeria for informal meals, and a Grill by the pool. Themed bars and lounges are aplenty. This ship has its own chocolate café on board, so enjoy your goodies while you surf the Internet. At the top end of the market book a dinner at The Chef’s Table, attended by the Executive Chef.

Entertainment
The main attraction is, of course, sailing to the South Pacific or the tropics of the Great Barrier Reef! You will have two to five sea days, and there’s plenty of activity day and night to keep you entertained. The Marquee Theatre, two decks high, 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. P&OEdge arrives sometime in 2014, a floating adventure playground for children to adults. It will offer 20 activities, including high rope swings, laser tag, slack lines, Segway obstacle courses, flying fox lines, funnel climbs and many more designed around the ship’s existing architecture. Other entertainment includes laser light shows in the Atrium, circus and acrobat performances, game shows, adults-only Sit Down Comedy Club, and 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. 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. 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, medical centre, gym and health spa. The shopping arcade offers fine jewellery, crystal, perfumes and fashion apparel.





































Explore the decks

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, Outside with balcony, Outside and Inside – and 27 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). 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, walk-in wardrobe, an entertainment area, extended balcony, Nespresso machine, 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. Six cabins are wheelchair accessible. Cots are available for children under three years.

Decks
Pacific Dawn cruises

P&O Cruises

Ship facts

Star rating: Pacific Dawn star rating
Maiden voyage: 1991
Number of decks: 11
Tonnage: 70285
Cabins: 798
Passenger capacity: 1596
Number of crew: 725

What's onboard? ▼

  • Stateroom, 24-h room service
  • Shore Tours desk
  • Atrium social centre
  • Shops duty-free
  • Connecting cabins
  • Self-serve Shore Tours, view accounts
  • DINING
  • Main dining rooms (2)
  • Dine anytime, or Reservations
  • Specialty restaurants (2)
  • Charlie’s Cafe
  • The Café
  • The Grill by the pool
  • Lounges, bars, clubs (9)
  • Ice cream bar
  • ENTERTAINMENT
  • Main Theatre shows
  • Late night venues
  • Theme, Cocktail nights
  • Casino
  • Pacific Cirque
  • Laser Light Shows
  • Game shows
  • Shore Tour lectures
  • Big Screen poolside (NRL AFL movies)
  • Voyage to the Stars
  • ACTIVITIES
  • Swimming pools (2)
  • P&OEdge: largest adventure park at sea
  • Whirlpools Spas (2)
  • Health Spa Fitness Sauna (small)
  • Deck & board games
  • On-shore Beach Sports
  • Fitness Centre, jogging track
  • The Oasis adult retreat
  • Fitness, dance, circus classes
  • Classes for art, cooking
  • ‘Ceremonies at Sea’ weddings etc
  • ‘Events at Sea’ organised
  • Photo shop, Art auctions
  • Library
  • UNDER 18
  • Children’s Centre facilities(1-3y)
  • Group child minding (late night, 3-13 y, pay)
  • Turtle Cove (3-6 y)
  • Shark Shack (7-10 y)
  • HQ (11-14 y)
  • HQ+ (15-17 y)
  • OTHER
  • Internet, Wi-Fi access (pay)
  • Mobile (International roaming; pay service provider)
  • Laundrette
  • Wheelchair accessibility
  • Elevators (12)
  • Medical emergency centre
  • Smoking in selected outdoor areas

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)

Best Value Cruises

Pacific Island Hopper Cruise W424
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7 nights from
$699
($100 per day)
Pacific Explorer Cruise W420
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$1,179
($107 per day)
Lifestyle Cruise W419
Pacific Dawn - Lifestyle Cruise W419
3 nights from
$399
($133 per day)

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