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Pacific Dawn cruises for 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

Pacific Dawn Cruise Calendar

Sold out Available OBC = On Board Credit
Date Route Cruise From $/Day
2018 CRUISES

17

APR

Pacific Dawn cruises

4

NIGHTS

Whitsundays (Airlie Beach) Cruise

Currently sailing

N/A

21

APR

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

7

Sold out

N/A

28

APR

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

$661

$94

5

MAY

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

Up to AUD$50 OBC

$791

$113

12

MAY

Pacific Dawn cruises

3

NIGHTS

Comedy Cruise W825
Departs: Brisbane

$404

$135

15

MAY

Pacific Dawn cruises

4

NIGHTS

$708

$177

19

MAY

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

Up to AUD$50 OBC

$791

$113

26

MAY

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

10

$1,011

$144

2

JUN

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,091

$156

9

JUN

Pacific Dawn cruises

3

NIGHTS

Food & Wine Cruise W830
Departs: Brisbane

$434

$145

12

JUN

Pacific Dawn cruises

4

NIGHTS

$638

$160

16

JUN

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,061

$152

23

JUN

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

Up to AUD$50 OBC

$935

$134

30

JUN

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

Up to AUD$50 OBC

$1,111

$159

7

JUL

Pacific Dawn cruises

3

NIGHTS

Comedy Cruise W835
Departs: Brisbane

$497

$166

10

JUL

Pacific Dawn cruises

4

NIGHTS

$588

$147

14

JUL

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

Up to AUD$50 OBC

$1,311

$187

21

JUL

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,011

$144

28

JUL

Pacific Dawn cruises

2

NIGHTS

Comedy Cruise W839
Departs: Brisbane | Arrives: Sydney

$504

$252

31

JUL

Pacific Dawn cruises

4

NIGHTS

$658

$165

4

AUG

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

17

$1,024

$146

11

AUG

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

1 Up to AUD$50 OBC

$899

$128

18

AUG

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

Up to AUD$50 OBC

$1,161

$166

25

AUG

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

14

$1,075

$154

1

SEP

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

$849

$121

8

SEP

Pacific Dawn cruises

3

NIGHTS

Comedy Cruise W846
Departs: Brisbane

$454

$151

11

SEP

Pacific Dawn cruises

4

NIGHTS

$658

$165

15

SEP

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

2 Up to AUD$50 OBC

$1,161

$166

22

SEP

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

13 Up to AUD$50 OBC

$1,511

$216

29

SEP

Pacific Dawn cruises

2

NIGHTS

Comedy Cruise W850
Departs: Brisbane | Arrives: Sydney

$452

$226

2

OCT

Pacific Dawn cruises

4

NIGHTS

$569

$142

6

OCT

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,261

$180

13

OCT

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,061

$152

20

OCT

Pacific Dawn cruises

2

NIGHTS

Comedy Cruise W854
Departs: Brisbane | Arrives: Sydney

$442

$221

23

OCT

Pacific Dawn cruises

4

NIGHTS

$819

$205

27

OCT

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

$861

$123

3

NOV

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

Melbourne Cup Cruise W857
Departs: Brisbane

$1,811

$259

10

NOV

Pacific Dawn cruises

2

NIGHTS

Comedy Cruise W858
Departs: Brisbane | Arrives: Sydney

$442

$221

13

NOV

Pacific Dawn cruises

4

NIGHTS

$549

$137

17

NOV

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,161

$166

24

NOV

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,111

$159

1

DEC

Pacific Dawn cruises

2

NIGHTS

Comedy Cruise W862
Departs: Brisbane | Arrives: Sydney

$654

$327

4

DEC

Pacific Dawn cruises

4

NIGHTS

$708

$177

8

DEC

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,161

$166

15

DEC

Pacific Dawn cruises

2

NIGHTS

Comedy Cruise W865
Departs: Brisbane | Arrives: Sydney

$754

$377

18

DEC

Pacific Dawn cruises

9

NIGHTS

Christmas Cruise W866
Departs: Brisbane

$2,084

$232

27

DEC

Pacific Dawn cruises

2

NIGHTS

Comedy Cruise W867
Departs: Brisbane | Arrives: Sydney

$492

$246

30

DEC

Pacific Dawn cruises

9

NIGHTS

New Years Cruise W901
Departs: Brisbane

$1,868

$208

2019 CRUISES

8

JAN

Pacific Dawn cruises

4

NIGHTS

$908

$227

12

JAN

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,261

$180

19

JAN

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,211

$173

26

JAN

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,111

$159

2

FEB

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,111

$159

9

FEB

Pacific Dawn cruises

2

NIGHTS

Comedy Cruise W907
Departs: Brisbane | Arrives: Sydney

$654

$327

12

FEB

Pacific Dawn cruises

4

NIGHTS

$738

$185

16

FEB

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,211

$173

23

FEB

Pacific Dawn cruises

2

NIGHTS

Comedy Cruise W910
Departs: Brisbane | Arrives: Sydney

$654

$327

26

FEB

Pacific Dawn cruises

4

NIGHTS

$708

$177

2

MAR

Pacific Dawn cruises

10

NIGHTS

$1,622

$162

12

MAR

Pacific Dawn cruises

4

NIGHTS

$783

$196

16

MAR

Pacific Dawn cruises

2

NIGHTS

Comedy Cruise W914
Departs: Brisbane | Arrives: Sydney

$729

$365

19

MAR

Pacific Dawn cruises

4

NIGHTS

$783

$196

23

MAR

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,261

$180

30

MAR

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,311

$187

6

APR

Pacific Dawn cruises

2

NIGHTS

Comedy Cruise W918
Departs: Brisbane | Arrives: Sydney

$779

$390

9

APR

Pacific Dawn cruises

4

NIGHTS

$808

$202

13

APR

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,451

$207

20

APR

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,411

$202

20

APR

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,411

$202

27

APR

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,161

$166

27

APR

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,161

$166

4

MAY

Pacific Dawn cruises

3

NIGHTS

Comedy Cruise W923
Departs: Brisbane

$754

$251

7

MAY

Pacific Dawn cruises

4

NIGHTS

$858

$215

11

MAY

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,211

$173

11

MAY

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,211

$173

18

MAY

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,411

$202

18

MAY

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,411

$202

25

MAY

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,361

$194

25

MAY

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,361

$194

1

JUN

Pacific Dawn cruises

3

NIGHTS

Food & Wine Cruise W928
Departs: Brisbane

$754

$251

4

JUN

Pacific Dawn cruises

4

NIGHTS

$858

$215

8

JUN

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,361

$194

8

JUN

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,361

$194

15

JUN

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,411

$202

15

JUN

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,411

$202

22

JUN

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,361

$194

22

JUN

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,361

$194

29

JUN

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,511

$216

29

JUN

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,511

$216

6

JUL

Pacific Dawn cruises

3

NIGHTS

Comedy Cruise W934
Departs: Brisbane

$804

$268

13

JUL

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,461

$209

13

JUL

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,461

$209

20

JUL

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,411

$202

20

JUL

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,411

$202

27

JUL

Pacific Dawn cruises

3

NIGHTS

Comedy Cruise W938
Departs: Brisbane

$754

$251

30

JUL

Pacific Dawn cruises

4

NIGHTS

Sold out

N/A

3

AUG

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

Sold out

N/A

3

AUG

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

Sold out

N/A

10

AUG

Pacific Dawn cruises

2

NIGHTS

Comedy Cruise W941
Departs: Brisbane | Arrives: Sydney

Sold out

N/A

10

AUG

Pacific Dawn cruises

2

NIGHTS

Comedy Cruise W941
Departs: Brisbane | Arrives: Sydney

Sold out

N/A

24

AUG

Pacific Dawn cruises

3

NIGHTS

Food & Wine Cruise W943
Departs: Brisbane

Sold out

N/A

27

AUG

Pacific Dawn cruises

4

NIGHTS

Sold out

N/A

31

AUG

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

Sold out

N/A

31

AUG

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

Sold out

N/A

7

SEP

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,561

$223

7

SEP

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,561

$223

14

SEP

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,411

$202

14

SEP

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,411

$202

21

SEP

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,491

$213

21

SEP

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,491

$213

28

SEP

Pacific Dawn cruises

3

NIGHTS

Comedy Cruise W949
Departs: Brisbane

$804

$268

1

OCT

Pacific Dawn cruises

4

NIGHTS

$908

$227

2

NOV

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

Melbourne Cruise W956
Departs: Brisbane

$2,111

$302

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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Benice Parkinson is our cruise consultant and always provides exceptional service and we always feel confident when "she is in charge" of arranging our cruises."

Reviewer: Graham & marion R, SA
Date: 10 April 2017
Rating: 10

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