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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 to 12 nights. If you’re unsure how you will handle sea life, try a 3-night comedy, music, or food & wine cruise. Whitsunday cruises of 4 nights take you to the delightful town of Airlie Beach, with a sea day each way. A 7-night Melbourne Cup cruise beckons 4 November 2017, with 2 full days and an overnight stay. Pacific Dawn’s most recent refurbished is March 2017, and sports a new pool deck area. At 70,285 GT the ship carries 2000 passengers.

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Pacific Dawn Cruise Calendar

Sold out Available OBC = On Board Credit
Date Route Cruise From $/Day
2017 CRUISES

2

MAR

Pacific Dawn cruises

14

NIGHTS

Asia Cruise W709N
Departs: Singapore | Arrives: Brisbane

$949

$68

16

MAR

Pacific Dawn cruises

9

NIGHTS

Pacific Islands Cruise W710N
Departs: Brisbane

$1,099

$122

25

MAR

Pacific Dawn cruises

3

NIGHTS

Comedy Cruise W711N
Departs: Brisbane

$499

$166

28

MAR

Pacific Dawn cruises

4

NIGHTS

Whitsundays Cruise W714
Departs: Brisbane

$698

$175

1

APR

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

Pacific Islands Cruise W715
Departs: Brisbane
Up to AUD$50 OBC

$999

$143

11

APR

Pacific Dawn cruises

4

NIGHTS

Whitsundays Cruise W717
Departs: Brisbane

$598

$150

22

APR

Pacific Dawn cruises

3

NIGHTS

Comedy Cruise W719
Departs: Brisbane

$450

$150

25

APR

Pacific Dawn cruises

4

NIGHTS

Whitsundays Cruise W720
Departs: Brisbane

$548

$137

29

APR

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

Pacific Islands Cruise W721
Departs: Brisbane

$879

$126

6

MAY

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

Queensland Cruise W722
Departs: Brisbane
Up to AUD$50 OBC

$1,098

$157

13

MAY

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

Pacific Islands Cruise W723
Departs: Brisbane

$879

$126

20

MAY

Pacific Dawn cruises

3

NIGHTS

Comedy Cruise W724
Departs: Brisbane

$450

$150

23

MAY

Pacific Dawn cruises

4

NIGHTS

Whitsundays Cruise W725
Departs: Brisbane

$551

$138

27

MAY

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

Pacific Islands Cruise W726
Departs: Brisbane
Up to AUD$50 OBC

$810

$116

10

JUN

Pacific Dawn cruises

3

NIGHTS

Food & Wine Cruise W728
Departs: Brisbane

$450

$150

13

JUN

Pacific Dawn cruises

11

NIGHTS

Pacific Islands Cruise W729
Departs: Brisbane
Up to AUD$100 OBC

$1,297

$118

24

JUN

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

Pacific Islands Cruise W730
Departs: Brisbane
Up to AUD$50 OBC

$1,099

$157

1

JUL

Pacific Dawn cruises

3

NIGHTS

Christmas in July Cruise W731
Departs: Brisbane

$599

$200

4

JUL

Pacific Dawn cruises

4

NIGHTS

Whitsundays Cruise W732
Departs: Brisbane

$704

$176

8

JUL

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

Pacific Islands Cruise W733
Departs: Brisbane
Up to AUD$50 OBC

$915

$131

15

JUL

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

Queensland Cruise W734
Departs: Brisbane

$1,098

$157

22

JUL

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

Pacific Islands Cruise W735
Departs: Brisbane

$903

$129

5

AUG

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

Pacific Islands Cruise W738
Departs: Brisbane
Up to AUD$50 OBC

$899

$128

12

AUG

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

Pacific Islands Cruise W739
Departs: Brisbane
Up to AUD$50 OBC

$899

$128

19

AUG

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

Pacific Islands Cruise W740
Departs: Brisbane

$931

$133

26

AUG

Pacific Dawn cruises

3

NIGHTS

Comedy Cruise W741
Departs: Brisbane

$458

$153

29

AUG

Pacific Dawn cruises

3

NIGHTS

Whitsundays Cruise W742
Departs: Brisbane

$551

$184

2

SEP

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

Pacific Islands Cruise W743
Departs: Brisbane

$799

$114

9

SEP

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

Queensland Cruise W744
Departs: Brisbane

$1,080

$154

16

SEP

Pacific Dawn cruises

3

NIGHTS

Music - Rock Cruise W745
Departs: Brisbane

$450

$150

19

SEP

Pacific Dawn cruises

3

NIGHTS

Whitsundays Cruise W746
Departs: Brisbane

$798

$266

23

SEP

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

Pacific Islands Cruise W747
Departs: Brisbane
Up to AUD$50 OBC

$1,149

$164

30

SEP

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

Pacific Islands Cruise W748
Departs: Brisbane
Up to AUD$50 OBC

$999

$143

14

OCT

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

Queensland Cruise W751
Departs: Brisbane
Up to AUD$50 OBC

$1,198

$171

21

OCT

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

Pacific Islands Cruise W752
Departs: Brisbane
Up to AUD$50 OBC

$1,099

$157

28

OCT

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

Pacific Islands Cruise W753
Departs: Brisbane

$903

$129

4

NOV

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

Melbourne Cup Cruise W754
Departs: Brisbane
Up to AUD$50 OBC

$3,519

$503

11

NOV

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

Pacific Islands Cruise W755
Departs: Brisbane

$999

$143

18

NOV

Pacific Dawn cruises

3

NIGHTS

Music - Rock Cruise W756
Departs: Brisbane

$599

$200

25

NOV

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

Queensland Cruise W758
Departs: Brisbane
Up to AUD$50 OBC

$1,198

$171

2

DEC

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

Pacific Islands Cruise W759
Departs: Brisbane

$1,049

$150

16

DEC

Pacific Dawn cruises

12

NIGHTS

Christmas Cruise W762
Departs: Brisbane
Up to AUD$100 OBC

$2,649

$221

28

DEC

Pacific Dawn cruises

9

NIGHTS

New Year Cruise W801
Departs: Brisbane

$1,849

$205

2018 CRUISES

9

JAN

Pacific Dawn cruises

4

NIGHTS

Whitsundays Cruise W803
Departs: Brisbane

$899

$225

13

JAN

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

Pacific Islands Cruise W804
Departs: Brisbane
Up to AUD$50 OBC

$1,199

$171

20

JAN

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,099

$157

27

JAN

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

Pacific Islands Cruise W807
Departs: Brisbane
Up to AUD$50 OBC

$1,099

$157

3

FEB

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

Pacific Islands Cruise W808
Departs: Brisbane

$999

$143

13

FEB

Pacific Dawn cruises

4

NIGHTS

Whitsundays Cruise W810
Departs: Brisbane

$848

$212

17

FEB

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

Queensland Cruise W811
Departs: Brisbane
Up to AUD$50 OBC

$1,448

$207

24

FEB

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

Pacific Islands Cruise W812
Departs: Brisbane
Up to AUD$50 OBC

$999

$143

3

MAR

Pacific Dawn cruises

3

NIGHTS

Comedy Cruise W813
Departs: Brisbane

$749

$250

6

MAR

Pacific Dawn cruises

4

NIGHTS

Whitsundays Cruise W814
Departs: Brisbane

$848

$212

10

MAR

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

Pacific Islands Cruise W815
Departs: Brisbane

$1,049

$150

17

MAR

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

Queensland Cruise W816
Departs: Brisbane
Up to AUD$50 OBC

$1,498

$214

24

MAR

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

Pacific Islands Cruise W817
Departs: Brisbane

$1,049

$150

31

MAR

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

Pacific Islands Cruise W818
Departs: Brisbane
Up to AUD$50 OBC

$1,399

$200

7

APR

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

Up to AUD$50 OBC

$1,299

$186

14

APR

Pacific Dawn cruises

3

NIGHTS

Music Rock Cruise W820
Departs: Brisbane

$749

$250

17

APR

Pacific Dawn cruises

4

NIGHTS

$848

$212

28

APR

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,199

$171

5

MAY

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

Up to AUD$50 OBC

$1,260

$180

12

MAY

Pacific Dawn cruises

3

NIGHTS

Music Rock Cruise W825
Departs: Brisbane

$749

$250

15

MAY

Pacific Dawn cruises

4

NIGHTS

$928

$232

19

MAY

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

Up to AUD$50 OBC

$1,260

$180

26

MAY

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,260

$180

2

JUN

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,260

$180

9

JUN

Pacific Dawn cruises

3

NIGHTS

Food & Wine Cruise W830
Departs: Brisbane

$749

$250

12

JUN

Pacific Dawn cruises

4

NIGHTS

$928

$232

23

JUN

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

Up to AUD$50 OBC

$1,260

$180

30

JUN

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

Up to AUD$50 OBC

$1,410

$201

7

JUL

Pacific Dawn cruises

3

NIGHTS

Music Rock Cruise W835
Departs: Brisbane

$849

$283

10

JUL

Pacific Dawn cruises

4

NIGHTS

$1,088

$272

14

JUL

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

Up to AUD$50 OBC

$1,310

$187

21

JUL

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,310

$187

31

JUL

Pacific Dawn cruises

4

NIGHTS

$938

$235

4

AUG

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,310

$187

11

AUG

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

Up to AUD$50 OBC

$1,360

$194

18

AUG

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

Up to AUD$50 OBC

$1,360

$194

25

AUG

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,310

$187

1

SEP

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,410

$201

8

SEP

Pacific Dawn cruises

3

NIGHTS

Music Rock Cruise W846
Departs: Brisbane

$799

$266

11

SEP

Pacific Dawn cruises

4

NIGHTS

$938

$235

15

SEP

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

Up to AUD$50 OBC

$1,410

$201

22

SEP

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

Up to AUD$50 OBC

$1,410

$201

2

OCT

Pacific Dawn cruises

4

NIGHTS

$1,038

$260

Pacific Dawn — Ship Review Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 381 ratings.

Life aboard Pacific Dawn
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 to 12 nights. If you’re unsure how you will handle sea life, try a 3-night comedy, music, or food & wine cruise. Whitsunday cruises of 4 nights take you to the delightful town of Airlie Beach, with a sea day each way. A 7-night Melbourne Cup cruise beckons 4 November 2017, with 2 full days and an overnight stay. Pacific Dawn’s most recent refurbished is March 2017, and sports a new pool deck area. At 70,285 GT the ship carries 2000 passengers.

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. 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.





































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, 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. Note that room-service meals come at extra charge. Nine cabins are wheelchair accessible. Cots are available for children under three years.

Decks
Pacific Dawn

P&O Cruises

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
  • COMPLIMENTARY DINING
  • Main Dining rooms (2)
  • Waterfront Restaurant (and with kid’s menus)
  • Plantation Restaurant
  • COVER CHARGE DINING
  • Salt Grill by Luke Mangan
  • Chef’s Table
  • Luna
  • Shell & Bones (seafood)
  • Room service menu
  • Bar snacks, drinks
  • OTHER DINING
  • Cafes
  • The Grill
  • Lounges, bars, clubs
  • Ice cream bar (pay)
  • ENTERTAINMENT
  • Production shows
  • Comedy Club (adults)
  • Poolside Screen (movies, sports)
  • Live music, nightclub, parties
  • Theme & Cocktail nights
  • Casino, trivia & game shows
  • Library
  • Laser Light shows
  • ACTIVITIES
  • Swim pools (2)
  • Hot tubs (4)
  • The Oasis adult retreat
  • Paddling pool
  • Health Spa Sauna Salon Fitness (small)
  • Wellness classes, bootcamp
  • P&O Edge activities (pay) (climbing, zipline, Plank)
  • Deck, board games, bocce
  • Jogging track
  • Classes for dance, art & craft, drinks, cooking, wine tasting (some pay)
  • Art auctions
  • Bingo, karaoke
  • Laser tag, Rock climbing
  • 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? ▼

  • Gratuities & Service charges for Australia-based ships
  • All main meals on-board
  • Coffee, tea, milk & hot snacks
  • Open/anytime seating & multi-venue dining
  • Use of ship facilities - indoor & outdoor
  • Entertainment - live music and/or shows, movies
  • Most activities onboard, gym, some fitness classes
  • Kids clubs & teen programs (2-17 y)
  • Cruise Director & all English speaking staff
  • Weddings, ceremonies, group events options
  • Ship-shore-ship transfers
  • Pre-arranged dietary requests (60 days)

What's excluded? ▼

  • Airfares, accommodation & transfers not specified
  • Shore & land excursions and meals not specified
  • Specialty restaurants & The Grill
  • Room service menu items
  • Some activities and entertainment: P&O Edge, arcade games
  • Casino, bar expenses
  • Items & services of a personal nature
  • Medical services, vaccination costs
  • Laundry services
  • Wi-Fi, Internet, satellite/mobile phone & fax charges
  • Childcare night services (3-12 y 10.30pm-1am)
  • Passport, travel documentations, vaccination & visas``
  • Insurances of all kinds
  • Increases in taxes, fees, port expenses
  • Itineraries may change due to unforeseen circumstances
  • Cabins may change for operational reasons
  • Credit card 1.5% service fee
  • REMINDERS
  • Check stateroom ‘responsible adult’ requirements when booking
  • Confirm with bank and ship ahead of cruise your credit/debit card intentions

Happy Customers

The Clean Cruising champagne and canapes afternoon that introduced clients to CC representatives was very well received, especially as all were dressed formally for the evening!"

Reviewer: David R, QLD
Date: 15 March 2016
Rating: 10

Rating: 9.8/10 from 4511 reviews
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