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This month's most popular Dawn Princess cruises


1. 35 night Hawaii and Tahiti D620 ex Sydney on 27 Sep 2016, from $5,899
2. 17 night Northern Australia Explorer Cruise D509N ex Sydney on 24 Mar 2015, from $2,300
3. 13 night New Zealand Cruise D504 ex Melbourne on 29 Jan 2015, from $1,500
4. 13 night New Zealand Cruise D502 ex Melbourne on 11 Jan 2015, from $4,560
5. 13 night New Zealand Cruise D501 ex Melbourne on 29 Dec 2014, from $6,607

Dawn Princess cruises for 2014-2015-2016

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Where she sails
Dawn Princess is based in Australia, mostly cruising out of Melbourne to New Zealand over 13 nights. Until March 2015 Dawn Princess has two bases, Melbourne and Auckland, and makes a circuit to include Melbourne and New Zealand’s islands. 2015 highlights include: Fremantle to six countries of SE Asia, depart 25 July, 26 nights; Sydney to PNG, depart 23 June, 15 nights; Sydney to Pacific islands including French Polynesia and Hawaii, depart 18 September, 35 nights. After September 2015 Dawn Princess is based in Sydney. Princess Cruises organises on-shore tours which can be booked before sailing or during the cruise. For some voyages pre- and post-cruises tours are available to extend your stay in major ports.

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Dawn Princess Cruises

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

15

NOV

Dawn Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

New Zealand Cruise

Dep: Melbourne


Ret: Melbourne

Currently sailing

N/A

19

NOV

Dawn Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

New Zealand Cruise

Dep: Auckland


Ret: Auckland

Currently sailing

N/A

28

NOV

Dawn Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

Dep: Melbourne


Ret: Melbourne

$4,500

$346

2

DEC

Dawn Princess cruises

18

NIGHTS

Dep: Auckland


Ret: Auckland

Sold out

N/A

11

DEC

Dawn Princess cruises

5

NIGHTS

5

Dep: Melbourne


Ret: Melbourne

Sold out

N/A

16

DEC

Dawn Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

Dep: Melbourne


Ret: Melbourne

$7,907

$608

20

DEC

Dawn Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

Dep: Auckland


Ret: Auckland

$5,740

$442

29

DEC

Dawn Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

Dep: Melbourne


Ret: Melbourne

$6,607

$508

2015 CRUISES

2

JAN

Dawn Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

Dep: Auckland


Ret: Auckland

$3,514

$270

11

JAN

Dawn Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

3 Popular Cruise!

Dep: Melbourne


Ret: Melbourne

$4,560

$351

15

JAN

Dawn Princess cruises

18

NIGHTS

Dep: Auckland


Ret: Auckland

$7,746

$430

24

JAN

Dawn Princess cruises

5

NIGHTS

13

Dep: Melbourne


Ret: Melbourne

$4,553

$911

29

JAN

Dawn Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

4 Popular Cruise!

Dep: Melbourne


Ret: Melbourne

$1,500

$115

2

FEB

Dawn Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

Dep: Auckland


Ret: Auckland

$2,609

$201

11

FEB

Dawn Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

4

Dep: Melbourne


Ret: Melbourne

$1,520

$117

15

FEB

Dawn Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

Dep: Auckland


Ret: Auckland

Sold out

N/A

24

FEB

Dawn Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

Dep: Melbourne


Ret: Melbourne

$1,510

$116

28

FEB

Dawn Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

Dep: Auckland


Ret: Auckland

Sold out

N/A

9

MAR

Dawn Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

4

Dep: Melbourne


Ret: Melbourne

$1,810

$139

13

MAR

Dawn Princess cruises

9

NIGHTS

Dep: Auckland


Ret: Melbourne

Sold out

N/A

22

MAR

Dawn Princess cruises

2

NIGHTS

Dep: Melbourne


Ret: Sydney

$393

$197

22

MAR

Dawn Princess cruises

19

NIGHTS

3

Dep: Melbourne


Ret: Fremantle

$11,924

$628

24

MAR

Dawn Princess cruises

17

NIGHTS

Popular Cruise!

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Fremantle

$2,300

$135

10

APR

Dawn Princess cruises

4

NIGHTS

Dep: Fremantle


Ret: Fremantle

$1,248

$312

14

APR

Dawn Princess cruises

15

NIGHTS

Dep: Fremantle


Ret: Fremantle

$1,800

$120

29

APR

Dawn Princess cruises

12

NIGHTS

Dep: Fremantle


Ret: Singapore

$1,399

$117

25

MAY

Dawn Princess cruises

12

NIGHTS

Dep: Singapore


Ret: Fremantle

$1,399

$117

6

JUN

Dawn Princess cruises

17

NIGHTS

Dep: Fremantle


Ret: Sydney

$2,499

$147

23

JUN

Dawn Princess cruises

15

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$2,499

$167

8

JUL

Dawn Princess cruises

17

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Fremantle

$2,499

$147

25

JUL

Dawn Princess cruises

12

NIGHTS

Dep: Fremantle


Ret: Singapore

$1,799

$150

25

JUL

Dawn Princess cruises

26

NIGHTS

Dep: Fremantle


Ret: Fremantle

$3,699

$142

6

AUG

Dawn Princess cruises

14

NIGHTS

Dep: Singapore


Ret: Fremantle

$1,999

$143

20

AUG

Dawn Princess cruises

17

NIGHTS

Dep: Fremantle


Ret: Sydney

$2,499

$147

6

SEP

Dawn Princess cruises

12

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$1,400

$117

18

SEP

Dawn Princess cruises

35

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$4,799

$137

23

OCT

Dawn Princess cruises

2

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Melbourne

Sold out

N/A

23

OCT

Dawn Princess cruises

6

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$1,089

$182

29

OCT

Dawn Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$1,919

$148

11

NOV

Dawn Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$1,919

$148

24

NOV

Dawn Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$1,919

$148

7

DEC

Dawn Princess cruises

14

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$1,799

$129

21

DEC

Dawn Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$2,399

$185

2016 CRUISES

3

JAN

Dawn Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$2,119

$163

16

JAN

Dawn Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$2,019

$155

29

JAN

Dawn Princess cruises

12

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$1,799

$150

10

FEB

Dawn Princess cruises

14

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$2,219

$159

24

FEB

Dawn Princess cruises

14

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$2,219

$159

9

MAR

Dawn Princess cruises

17

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Fremantle

$2,889

$170

9

MAR

Dawn Princess cruises

29

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$4,849

$167

26

MAR

Dawn Princess cruises

12

NIGHTS

Dep: Fremantle


Ret: Sydney

$2,059

$172

7

APR

Dawn Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$2,099

$161

20

APR

Dawn Princess cruises

15

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$2,599

$173

22

APR

Dawn Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

Dep: Brisbane


Ret: Sydney

$2,249

$173

5

MAY

Dawn Princess cruises

14

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$2,199

$157

19

MAY

Dawn Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Brisbane

$2,249

$173

20

JUN

Dawn Princess cruises

15

NIGHTS

Dep: Fremantle


Ret: Fremantle

$2,499

$167

5

JUL

Dawn Princess cruises

26

NIGHTS

Dep: Fremantle


Ret: Fremantle

$4,349

$167

17

JUL

Dawn Princess cruises

14

NIGHTS

Dep: Singapore


Ret: Fremantle

$2,399

$171

31

JUL

Dawn Princess cruises

15

NIGHTS

Dep: Fremantle


Ret: Fremantle

$2,499

$167

27

AUG

Dawn Princess cruises

14

NIGHTS

Dep: Singapore


Ret: Fremantle

$2,399

$171

10

SEP

Dawn Princess cruises

17

NIGHTS

Dep: Fremantle


Ret: Sydney

$2,899

$171

25

SEP

Dawn Princess cruises

37

NIGHTS

Dep: Brisbane


Ret: Sydney

$6,299

$170

27

SEP

Dawn Princess cruises

35

NIGHTS

Popular Cruise!

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$5,899

$169

Dawn Princess — Ship Review Rating: 4.3 out of 5 based on 84 ratings.

Life aboard Dawn Princess
Dawn Princess was refurbished in 2009 with additions that included a Movies Under the Stars screen in the main pool area and an adults-only private sunbathing area, the Sanctuary, at the front of the ship. This large resort ship gives the feel of uncrowded luxury, with access to a wide range of public rooms. The interiors are attractive and warm, and the glassed-in upper decks provide plenty of light and connections with the outside world. Dawn Princess attracts mostly Australians and some New Zealanders, including a high proportion of seniors, especially in the off season and for longer cruises. Passengers enjoy mingling in a sophisticated setting, with good food and entertainment in an affordable package. The two show lounges feature Australian entertainers, TV, movies and sports games. Dawn Princess does not offer flexible dining in the main dining room, instead, early and late sittings. Gratuities are included in your fare.

Accommodation
There are six main categories of staterooms - Suites with balcony, Mini-Suites with balcony, Balcony, Premium Oceanview, Oceanview, and Interior – and 28 grades, which give a broad choice according to guests’ needs of space and price. All cabins have pleasing décor and reasonable storage space, satellite TV, refrigerator, and 24-hour room service. Fresh fruit (by request), evening bed turn-down, bathroom lotions, and bathrobes (by request) come with every stateroom. Standard cabins are well-designed and functional. Some cabins accommodate a third and even a fourth person. Generally twin beds can be made up into a queen-size bed. Bedding is top quality. There are no interconnecting or single cabins. There are 19 wheelchair-accessible cabins, and guests with disabilities are well catered for. A complimentary in-cabin dining menu is available 24-hours.

Suites and Mini-Suites come with sitting area and desk, convertible sofa bed, full bathtub alongside the shower, Jacuzzi tub, two TVs, a larger balcony, and specialty Ultimate Balcony Dining (extra cost). Full Suites have a larger floor area with dining table in the sitting area, more space for entertaining, wider deck, and more special touches such as DVD/CD player with free library access, one-time complimentary mini-bar, valet and laundry services, Web access at the Internet café, and Disembarkation Lounge. Smoking is only permitted in designated smoking areas, and excludes staterooms and balconies.

Food and Dining
There are two main dining rooms (no Anytime Dining), and dinner is served in two set seatings in each dining room with the same waitstaff and assigned tables and tablemates. Dress code is smart casual, and on cruises longer than three days dress for a formal night for every week of sailing. Breakfast and lunch are provided in an open seating arrangement. (Of course a continental breakfast can be delivered to your stateroom, and there is a complimentary stateroom menu.) The alternative eating venue is Stirling Steakhouse (extra charge, by reservation) for really good steak and barbecued chicken. Passengers booked in cabins with balconies can order several special, romantic meals to be served restaurant-style on the verandah - Ultimate Balcony Dining.

Casual dining is available at Horizon Court buffet all day and informal sit-down waiter service at night. The pizzeria gives an excellent choice, and will also provide room delivery for a small charge. There is a burger and hotdog grill, and take-away food is available at the pool side. For lighter snacks try the ice-cream sundae bar, or the patisserie for coffees and pastries. Chocolate Journeys is new to the fleet. Afternoon tea is served daily. There are seven bars and lounges. Coffee, iced tea and milk are available 24 hours a day. Submit any special dietary requests well before sailing. Chocolate Journeys is new.

Entertainment
In the evening having two show lounges (both theatre and cabaret style) is a great way to give passengers more entertainment choices. During her 2009 refurbishment additions included a Movies Under the Stars screen in the main pool area for new movie releases, sporting events and concert videos. Adults have their own private sunbathing area, the Sanctuary, at the front of the ship. Add seven bars and lounges, nightclub and dance floors, and the casino, to the list of evening options. Alternatively, just stroll around and shop duty-free, or for a quiet time retire to the Library/Card Room or Internet Café.

Princess arranges on-shore tours at ports of call that may be booked before or during the cruise. Daytime entertainment offerings include all the cruise ship standards from ship tours to table tennis, plus a wide range of ScholarShip@Sea enrichment activities (computers, ceramics, dance etc., with charge) for every taste. The gym is well equipped, the sports deck offers many activities, and the health spa complex is there for your pampering. Under 18s, and down to 3 years, have their own areas and age-group activities that are supervised by professionals.





































Explore the decks

Dawn Princess deckplans

Dawn Princess 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

There are six main categories of staterooms - Suites with balcony, Mini-Suites with balcony, Balcony, Premium Oceanview, Oceanview, and Interior – and 28 grades, which give a broad choice according to guests’ needs of space and price. All cabins have pleasing décor and reasonable storage space, satellite TV, refrigerator, and 24-hour room service. Fresh fruit (by request), evening bed turn-down, bathroom lotions, and bathrobes (by request) come with every stateroom. Standard cabins are well-designed and functional. Some cabins accommodate a third and even a fourth person. Generally twin beds can be made up into a queen-size bed. Bedding is top quality. There are no interconnecting or single cabins. There are 19 wheelchair-accessible cabins, and guests with disabilities are well catered for. A complimentary in-cabin dining menu is available 24-hours.

Suites and Mini-Suites come with sitting area and desk, convertible sofa bed, full bathtub alongside the shower, Jacuzzi tub, two TVs, a larger balcony, and specialty Ultimate Balcony Dining (extra cost). Full Suites have a larger floor area with dining table in the sitting area, more space for entertaining, wider deck, and more special touches such as DVD/CD player with free library access, one-time complimentary mini-bar, valet and laundry services, Web access at the Internet café, and Disembarkation Lounge. Smoking is only permitted in designated smoking areas, and excludes staterooms and balconies.

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Ship facts

Star rating: Dawn Princess star rating
Maiden voyage: 1997
Number of decks: 11
Tonnage: 77441
Cabins: 999
Passenger capacity: 1998
Number of crew: 924

What's onboard? ▼

  • Defence Force (active and ex-serving) onboard credit program (ADF & NZDF)
  • AUD in/out Australia
  • REST & RELAXATION
  • Piazza-style Atrium
  • Shops duty free
  • DINING
  • Main dining rooms (2)
  • Traditional Dining
  • Anytime Dining outside Australia
  • 24-h Room Service, Menu complimentary
  • Special diet requests (order ahead)
  • Formal dining (1/week)
  • Ultimate Balcony Dining (pay)
  • Stirling Steakhouse (pay)
  • Chocolate Journeys (new)
  • The Piazza: Café
  • Horizon Court buffet top deck
  • Internet café
  • Patisserie, Wine bar
  • Soda, coffee packages
  • Afternoon tea service
  • ENTERTAINMENT
  • Show lounges (2)
  • Lounges, bars, nightclub, disco, dance floors
  • Movies Under the Stars
  • Onboard games, parties, tours
  • Casino
  • ScholarShip@Sea enrichment courses
  • Library, writing room
  • Art, photo, video gallery
  • Celebration packages
  • Weddings (enquire)
  • ACTIVITIES
  • Pools (3)
  • Whirlpools Spas (6)
  • The Sanctuary adult oasis (pay)
  • Fitness Centre, jogging track
  • Lotus Spa & Fitness
  • Sports court & table games
  • Shuffleboard
  • UNDER 18
  • Princess Pelicans (3-7 y centre)
  • Shockwaves (8-12 y centre)
  • Remix (13-17 y centre)
  • Group kidsitting (3-12 y, pay)
  • Children with special needs
  • OTHER
  • Medical centre (pay private rate, no Medicare)
  • No tipping, bar charges ex Australia
  • ATM on board (costly)
  • Internet, Wi-Fi (pay)
  • Mobile phone at sea (pay provider)
  • Laundromats self-serve
  • 220, 110 V cabin powerWheelchair cabins, service animals
  • No wheelchair access to The Sanctuary
  • Daily newsletter

What's included? ▼

  • Accommodation as booked
  • Australia: Gratuities for Sun and Dawn Princess departures, and Sea Princess departing and returning to Australia.
  • All main meals on-board
  • Coffee, tea & milk 24 hrs
  • Oplen/anytime dining (not in Australia)
  • Traditional/set time & multi-venue dining
  • Cocktail or champagne reception
  • In-cabin dining at no charge
  • Complimentary mini-bar setup (Suites)
  • Use of ship facilities - indoor & outdoor
  • Entertainment - live music and/or shows, movies
  • Activities - organised & individual
  • Specialty lectures, workshops, classes & programs
  • Bridge director on select cruises
  • Kids clubs & teen programs (3-17 yrs most ships)
  • Cruise Director & all English speaking staff
  • Onboard newsletter
  • Port maps and/or guide books
  • Destination seminars and/or lectures
  • 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 (unless specified)
  • Casino gaming, bar expenses
  • Passport & visa fees
  • Insurances of all kinds
  • Increases in third party charges or taxes
  • Outside Australia: Service charge USD 11.50 (suites USD 12) pp/night all ages. Adjust or remove on board.
  • Customary land tour gratuities are welcome
  • Outside Australia Service charge: bar and wine 15%
  • Items & services of a personal nature
  • Medical services, vaccination costs
  • Laundry and/or valet charges
  • Laundry services (Complimentary for Suites & Elite Capltain's Circle
  • Wi-Fi, Internet, satellite/mobile phone & fax charges
  • Childcare night services (3-12 yrs, 10pm-1am)

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