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Pacific Dawn cruises for 2017-2018-2019


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)...read more

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Pacific Dawn Cruise Calendar

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

18

NOV

Pacific Dawn cruises

3

NIGHTS

Comedy Cruise
15

Currently sailing

N/A

21

NOV

Pacific Dawn cruises

4

NIGHTS

Whitsundays Cruise W757
Departs: Brisbane
36

Sold out

N/A

25

NOV

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

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

$984

$141

2

DEC

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

Pacific Islands Cruise W759
Departs: Brisbane

$1,054

$151

9

DEC

Pacific Dawn cruises

3

NIGHTS

Food & Wine Cruise W760
Departs: Brisbane

$374

$125

12

DEC

Pacific Dawn cruises

4

NIGHTS

Whitsundays Cruise W761
Departs: Brisbane
9

$499

$125

16

DEC

Pacific Dawn cruises

12

NIGHTS

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

$1,909

$159

28

DEC

Pacific Dawn cruises

9

NIGHTS

New Year Cruise W801
Departs: Brisbane
42

$2,394

$266

2018 CRUISES

6

JAN

Pacific Dawn cruises

3

NIGHTS

Comedy Cruise W802
Departs: Brisbane

$474

$158

9

JAN

Pacific Dawn cruises

4

NIGHTS

Whitsundays Cruise W803
Departs: Brisbane
15

$574

$144

13

JAN

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

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

$1,364

$195

20

JAN

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,484

$212

27

JAN

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

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

$1,384

$198

3

FEB

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

Pacific Islands Cruise W808
Departs: Brisbane

$1,534

$219

10

FEB

Pacific Dawn cruises

3

NIGHTS

Food & Wine Cruise W809
Departs: Brisbane

$499

$166

13

FEB

Pacific Dawn cruises

4

NIGHTS

Whitsundays Cruise W810
Departs: Brisbane

$824

$206

17

FEB

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

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

$1,474

$211

24

FEB

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

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

$1,284

$183

3

MAR

Pacific Dawn cruises

3

NIGHTS

Comedy Cruise W813
Departs: Brisbane

$674

$225

6

MAR

Pacific Dawn cruises

4

NIGHTS

Whitsundays Cruise W814
Departs: Brisbane

$1,074

$269

10

MAR

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

Pacific Islands Cruise W815
Departs: Brisbane

$1,399

$200

17

MAR

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

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

$1,324

$189

24

MAR

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

Pacific Islands Cruise W817
Departs: Brisbane

$1,414

$202

31

MAR

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

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

$1,524

$218

7

APR

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

Up to AUD$50 OBC

$1,514

$216

14

APR

Pacific Dawn cruises

3

NIGHTS

Comedy Cruise W820
Departs: Brisbane

$629

$210

17

APR

Pacific Dawn cruises

4

NIGHTS

$624

$156

21

APR

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

7

$1,584

$226

28

APR

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,434

$205

5

MAY

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

Up to AUD$50 OBC

$1,384

$198

12

MAY

Pacific Dawn cruises

3

NIGHTS

Comedy Cruise W825
Departs: Brisbane

$459

$153

15

MAY

Pacific Dawn cruises

4

NIGHTS

$549

$137

19

MAY

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

Up to AUD$50 OBC

$1,204

$172

26

MAY

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,084

$155

2

JUN

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,384

$198

9

JUN

Pacific Dawn cruises

3

NIGHTS

Food & Wine Cruise W830
Departs: Brisbane

$449

$150

12

JUN

Pacific Dawn cruises

4

NIGHTS

$549

$137

16

JUN

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,184

$169

23

JUN

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

Up to AUD$50 OBC

$1,399

$200

30

JUN

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

Up to AUD$50 OBC

$1,614

$231

7

JUL

Pacific Dawn cruises

3

NIGHTS

Comedy Cruise W835
Departs: Brisbane

$449

$150

10

JUL

Pacific Dawn cruises

4

NIGHTS

$549

$137

14

JUL

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

Up to AUD$50 OBC

$1,534

$219

21

JUL

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,384

$198

28

JUL

Pacific Dawn cruises

3

NIGHTS

Comedy Cruise W839
Departs: Brisbane

$449

$150

31

JUL

Pacific Dawn cruises

4

NIGHTS

$549

$137

4

AUG

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,144

$163

11

AUG

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

1 Up to AUD$50 OBC

$1,434

$205

18

AUG

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

Up to AUD$50 OBC

$1,299

$186

25

AUG

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,384

$198

1

SEP

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,448

$207

8

SEP

Pacific Dawn cruises

3

NIGHTS

Comedy Cruise W846
Departs: Brisbane

$599

$200

11

SEP

Pacific Dawn cruises

4

NIGHTS

$549

$137

15

SEP

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

Up to AUD$50 OBC

$1,384

$198

22

SEP

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

Up to AUD$50 OBC

$1,584

$226

29

SEP

Pacific Dawn cruises

3

NIGHTS

Comedy Cruise W850
Departs: Brisbane

$649

$216

2

OCT

Pacific Dawn cruises

4

NIGHTS

$749

$187

6

OCT

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,584

$226

13

OCT

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,384

$198

20

OCT

Pacific Dawn cruises

3

NIGHTS

Comedy Cruise W854
Departs: Brisbane

$699

$233

23

OCT

Pacific Dawn cruises

4

NIGHTS

Queensland Coastal Cruise W855
Departs: Brisbane

$749

$187

27

OCT

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,484

$212

3

NOV

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

Melbourne Cup Cruise W857
Departs: Brisbane

$1,999

$286

10

NOV

Pacific Dawn cruises

3

NIGHTS

Comedy Cruise W858
Departs: Brisbane

$699

$233

13

NOV

Pacific Dawn cruises

4

NIGHTS

Queensland Coastal Cruise W859
Departs: Brisbane

$749

$187

17

NOV

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,484

$212

24

NOV

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,484

$212

1

DEC

Pacific Dawn cruises

3

NIGHTS

Comedy Cruise W862
Departs: Brisbane

$699

$233

4

DEC

Pacific Dawn cruises

4

NIGHTS

Queensland Coastal Cruise W863
Departs: Brisbane

$749

$187

8

DEC

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,584

$226

15

DEC

Pacific Dawn cruises

3

NIGHTS

Comedy Cruise W865
Departs: Brisbane

$749

$250

18

DEC

Pacific Dawn cruises

9

NIGHTS

$2,644

$294

27

DEC

Pacific Dawn cruises

3

NIGHTS

Comedy Cruise W867
Departs: Brisbane

$779

$260

30

DEC

Pacific Dawn cruises

9

NIGHTS

$2,744

$305

2019 CRUISES

8

JAN

Pacific Dawn cruises

4

NIGHTS

Queensland Coastal Cruise W902
Departs: Brisbane

$749

$187

12

JAN

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,684

$241

19

JAN

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,834

$262

26

JAN

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,534

$219

2

FEB

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,534

$219

9

FEB

Pacific Dawn cruises

3

NIGHTS

Comedy Cruise W907
Departs: Brisbane

$699

$233

12

FEB

Pacific Dawn cruises

4

NIGHTS

Queensland Coastal Cruise W908
Departs: Brisbane

$749

$187

16

FEB

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,534

$219

23

FEB

Pacific Dawn cruises

3

NIGHTS

Comedy Cruise W910
Departs: Brisbane

$699

$233

26

FEB

Pacific Dawn cruises

4

NIGHTS

Queensland Coastal Cruise W911
Departs: Brisbane

$749

$187

2

MAR

Pacific Dawn cruises

10

NIGHTS

$2,449

$245

12

MAR

Pacific Dawn cruises

4

NIGHTS

Queensland Coastal Cruise W913
Departs: Brisbane

$749

$187

16

MAR

Pacific Dawn cruises

3

NIGHTS

Comedy Cruise W914
Departs: Brisbane

$699

$233

19

MAR

Pacific Dawn cruises

4

NIGHTS

Queensland Coastal Cruise W915
Departs: Brisbane

$749

$187

23

MAR

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,734

$248

30

MAR

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,734

$248

6

APR

Pacific Dawn cruises

3

NIGHTS

Comedy Cruise W918
Departs: Brisbane

$749

$250

9

APR

Pacific Dawn cruises

4

NIGHTS

Queensland Coastal Cruise W919
Departs: Brisbane

$749

$187

13

APR

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,884

$269

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. Annually there’s a 7-night Melbourne Cup cruise, with 2 full days and an overnight stay (with tickets and transfers included in the fare). Pacific Dawn’s most recent refurbished was March 2017, and she sports a new pool deck area and two 80m waterslides. At 70,285 GT the ship carries 1546 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. Luna Pan-Asia restaurant has a more intimate look, and the Mix Cocktail Bar and Charlie’s Bar 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. Luna is a casual restaurant serving Japanese-Thai 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 can include 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 (pay extra) is Australia’s largest adventure park at sea, for children and adults. Its 19 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: 1596
Number of crew: 725

What's onboard? ▼

  • Atrium social centre
  • Shops duty-free
  • Shore Tours
  • No tipping, AUD on board
  • ANZ Defence Force onboard credit
  • COMPLIMENTARY DINING
  • Waterfront Restaurant (with kid’s menus)
  • Plantation Restaurant
  • The Pantry (7 options)
  • COVER CHARGE DINING
  • Salt Grill by Luke Mangan
  • Chef’s Table
  • Shell & Bones
  • Room service menu
  • Bar snacks, drinks
  • OTHER DINING
  • Cafes
  • The Grill (pay)
  • Lounges, bars, clubs
  • Ice cream bar (pay)
  • Some dietary needs pre-booked
  • ENTERTAINMENT
  • The Marquee 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)
  • Waterslides (2)
  • Hot tubs (4)
  • The Oasis adult retreat
  • Health Spa Sauna Salon Fitness (small)
  • Fitness, Wellness classes, bootcamp
  • P&O Edge 19 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
  • Race car simulators (pay)
  • 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
  • Virtual reality video
  • Group child minding (late night, 3-13 y, pay)
  • OTHER
  • Internet, Wi-Fi areas (pay)
  • Mobile (Int’l roaming; pay provider)
  • ATM on board
  • Laundry (self-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
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Our large group always book through Clean Cruising and we always use Ciaran.He is always very helpful and gets back to us fast with any query which we may have. A great staff member to have in your team."

Reviewer: Sandra R, NSW
Date: 29 April 2016
Rating: 10

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