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This month's most popular Dawn Princess cruises


1. 26 night Australia & Asia Cruise D518A ex Fremantle on 25 Jul 2015, from $5,899
2. 17 night North Australia Explorer Cruise D515 ex Fremantle on 6 Jun 2015, from $2,299
3. 12 night Fiji & South Pacific Cruise D521 ex Sydney on 6 Sep 2015, from $1,619
4. 35 night Hawaii and Tahiti D620 ex Sydney on 27 Sep 2016, from $4,400
5. 17 night North Australia Explorer Cruise D520 ex Fremantle on 20 Aug 2015, from $2,200

Dawn Princess cruises for 2015-2016

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Where she sails
Dawn Princess is based in Australia, and offers a variety of very interesting destinations. Until August she sails from Fremantle to SE Asia, then around Australia to Sydney and PNG. From September to February 2016 she is based in Sydney, from where she sails to the South Pacific and New Zealand. On 9 March 2016 depart Sydney to circumnavigate Australia (with a call to Bali and some duty-free shopping). In April 2016 why not head for PNG over two weeks, a very popular destination. From June to August 2016 some very imaginative cruises will take you to lesser-visited ports of Indonesia and SE Asia, sailing from Fremantle. After September 2016 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

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Date Route Cruise Ports From $/Day
2015 CRUISES

25

MAY

Dawn Princess cruises

12

NIGHTS

Treasures of Asia Cruise

Dep: Singapore


Ret: Fremantle

Currently sailing

N/A

6

JUN

Dawn Princess cruises

17

NIGHTS

Dep: Fremantle


Ret: Sydney

$2,299

$135

23

JUN

Dawn Princess cruises

15

NIGHTS

Popular Cruise!

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

Sold out

N/A

8

JUL

Dawn Princess cruises

17

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Fremantle

$2,939

$173

25

JUL

Dawn Princess cruises

12

NIGHTS

Dep: Fremantle


Ret: Singapore

$2,333

$194

25

JUL

Dawn Princess cruises

26

NIGHTS

Popular Cruise!

Dep: Fremantle


Ret: Fremantle

$5,899

$227

6

AUG

Dawn Princess cruises

14

NIGHTS

Dep: Singapore


Ret: Fremantle

$3,000

$214

20

AUG

Dawn Princess cruises

17

NIGHTS

Dep: Fremantle


Ret: Sydney

$2,200

$129

6

SEP

Dawn Princess cruises

12

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$1,619

$135

18

SEP

Dawn Princess cruises

35

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$5,024

$144

23

OCT

Dawn Princess cruises

6

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$799

$133

29

OCT

Dawn Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$1,599

$123

11

NOV

Dawn Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$1,599

$123

24

NOV

Dawn Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$1,599

$123

7

DEC

Dawn Princess cruises

14

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$1,399

$100

21

DEC

Dawn Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$2,199

$169

2016 CRUISES

3

JAN

Dawn Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$1,599

$123

16

JAN

Dawn Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$1,499

$115

29

JAN

Dawn Princess cruises

12

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$1,499

$125

10

FEB

Dawn Princess cruises

14

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$1,499

$107

24

FEB

Dawn Princess cruises

14

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$1,499

$107

9

MAR

Dawn Princess cruises

17

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Fremantle

$2,929

$172

9

MAR

Dawn Princess cruises

29

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$4,399

$152

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

$1,899

$146

20

APR

Dawn Princess cruises

2

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Brisbane

$300

$150

20

APR

Dawn Princess cruises

15

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$2,000

$133

22

APR

Dawn Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

Dep: Brisbane


Ret: Sydney

$1,799

$138

5

MAY

Dawn Princess cruises

14

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$1,799

$129

19

MAY

Dawn Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Brisbane

$1,999

$154

19

MAY

Dawn Princess cruises

15

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$2,300

$153

3

JUN

Dawn Princess cruises

17

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Fremantle

$2,700

$159

20

JUN

Dawn Princess cruises

15

NIGHTS

Dep: Fremantle


Ret: Fremantle

$2,199

$147

5

JUL

Dawn Princess cruises

12

NIGHTS

Dep: Fremantle


Ret: Singapore

$1,999

$167

5

JUL

Dawn Princess cruises

26

NIGHTS

Dep: Fremantle


Ret: Fremantle

$4,350

$167

17

JUL

Dawn Princess cruises

14

NIGHTS

Dep: Singapore


Ret: Fremantle

$2,400

$171

31

JUL

Dawn Princess cruises

15

NIGHTS

Dep: Fremantle


Ret: Fremantle

$2,200

$147

15

AUG

Dawn Princess cruises

12

NIGHTS

Dep: Fremantle


Ret: Singapore

$1,999

$167

16

AUG

Dawn Princess cruises

26

NIGHTS

Dep: Fremantle


Ret: Fremantle

Sold out

N/A

27

AUG

Dawn Princess cruises

14

NIGHTS

Dep: Singapore


Ret: Fremantle

$2,400

$171

10

SEP

Dawn Princess cruises

17

NIGHTS

Dep: Fremantle


Ret: Sydney

$2,700

$159

25

SEP

Dawn Princess cruises

37

NIGHTS

Dep: Brisbane


Ret: Sydney

$5,200

$141

27

SEP

Dawn Princess cruises

35

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$4,400

$126

1

NOV

Dawn Princess cruises

5

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$899

$180

6

NOV

Dawn Princess cruises

14

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$2,199

$157

20

NOV

Dawn Princess cruises

6

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$1,099

$183

26

NOV

Dawn Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$1,999

$154

9

DEC

Dawn Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$1,999

$154

22

DEC

Dawn Princess cruises

12

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$2,299

$192

2017 CRUISES

3

JAN

Dawn Princess cruises

9

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Auckland

$1,499

$167

3

JAN

Dawn Princess cruises

9

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Auckland

$1,500

$167

3

JAN

Dawn Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$2,199

$169

12

JAN

Dawn Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

Dep: Auckland


Ret: Auckland

$2,199

$169

12

JAN

Dawn Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

Dep: Auckland


Ret: Auckland

$2,200

$169

16

JAN

Dawn Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$2,199

$169

25

JAN

Dawn Princess cruises

4

NIGHTS

Dep: Auckland


Ret: Sydney

$599

$150

29

JAN

Dawn Princess cruises

7

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$1,199

$171

5

FEB

Dawn Princess cruises

4

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Auckland

$599

$150

5

FEB

Dawn Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$2,199

$169

9

FEB

Dawn Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

Dep: Auckland


Ret: Auckland

$2,199

$169

9

FEB

Dawn Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

Dep: Auckland


Ret: Auckland

$2,200

$169

18

FEB

Dawn Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$2,199

$169

22

FEB

Dawn Princess cruises

9

NIGHTS

Dep: Auckland


Ret: Sydney

$1,499

$167

22

FEB

Dawn Princess cruises

9

NIGHTS

Dep: Auckland


Ret: Sydney

$1,500

$167

3

MAR

Dawn Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$2,199

$169

16

MAR

Dawn Princess cruises

42

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$6,599

$157

18

MAR

Dawn Princess cruises

42

NIGHTS

Dep: Brisbane


Ret: Brisbane

$6,599

$157

18

MAR

Dawn Princess cruises

42

NIGHTS

Dep: Brisbane


Ret: Brisbane

$6,599

$157

27

APR

Dawn Princess cruises

17

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Fremantle

$2,999

$176

29

APR

Dawn Princess cruises

15

NIGHTS

Dep: Brisbane


Ret: Fremantle

$2,699

$180

14

MAY

Dawn Princess cruises

12

NIGHTS

Dep: Fremantle


Ret: Singapore

$1,999

$167

Dawn Princess — Ship Review Rating: 4.3 out of 5 based on 85 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. A new Italian café Amuleto has been Added. 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 World Fresh Marketplace 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
  • COMPLIMENTARY DINING
  • Main dining room
  • Traditional Dining
  • 24-h Room Service, Menu complimentary
  • Formal dining (1/week)
  • COVER CHARGE DINING
  • Ultimate Balcony Dining
  • Stirling Steakhouse
  • CASUAL DINING
  • Horizon Court
  • Pizzeria (poolside)
  • Burger & Hot Dog Grill (poolside)
  • Ice Cream Bar
  • English Pub Lunch
  • Chocolate Journeys (new)
  • Internet café
  • Pâtisserie
  • Soda, coffee packages
  • Afternoon tea; Cookies & milk in Piazza
  • Special diet requests (order ahead)
  • 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, Zumba classes
  • Lotus Spa & Fitness
  • Japanese bath
  • Ultimate Ship Tour (pay)
  • Sports court & table games
  • Shuffleboard
  • UNDER 18
  • Youth Remix Center (3-12y)
  • Teen Lounge (13-17y)
  • Kids-only Dinners
  • Pelicans (3-7 y centre)
  • Shockwaves (8-12 y centre)
  • Group kidsitting (3-12 y, pay)
  • Port Days activities
  • 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 power
  • Wheelchair 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)

Recent testimonials

"We enjoyed the cruise and enjoyed smooth sailing. Thank you Anna for your help with documents etc. prior to the trip which was terrific for this novice computer operator. You could not have been more helpful. I wouldn't hesitate to book with you again. "
Helen B from VIC


"We thoroughly enjoyed our cruise and have no hesitation in using you again and would most certainly recommend your company. So thank you for looking after us, have a great Xmas and a happy new year."
Brian & Margaret from Buderim


"Terri remembered every member of our party from last year's Diamond Princess. She goes out of her way to say hello & is always ready with helpful advice."
Margaret from NSW