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This month's most popular Dawn Princess cruises


1. 13 night New Zealand Cruise D420 ex Melbourne on 20 Oct 2014, from $1,600
2. 13 night New Zealand Cruise D501 ex Melbourne on 29 Dec 2014, from $2,160
3. 13 night New Zealand Cruise D502 ex Melbourne on 11 Jan 2015, from $1,600
4. 13 night New Caledonia & Vanuatu Cruise D419 ex Melbourne on 7 Oct 2014, from $2,547
5. 13 night New Zealand Cruise D504 ex Melbourne on 29 Jan 2015, from $1,600

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Where she sails
Dawn Princess is based in Australia, mostly cruising out of Melbourne to New Zealand over 13 nights. Between October 2014 and 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

31

AUG

Dawn Princess cruises

20

NIGHTS

43 Up to $100 OBC

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$3,697

$185

20

SEP

Dawn Princess cruises

14

NIGHTS

4 Popular Cruise!

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

Sold out

N/A

4

OCT

Dawn Princess cruises

3

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Melbourne

$529

$176

7

OCT

Dawn Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

57 Popular Cruise!

Dep: Melbourne


Ret: Melbourne

$2,547

$196

7

OCT

Dawn Princess cruises

17

NIGHTS

Dep: Melbourne


Ret: Auckland

Sold out

N/A

20

OCT

Dawn Princess cruises

4

NIGHTS

Dep: Melbourne


Ret: Auckland

$809

$202

20

OCT

Dawn Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

3 Popular Cruise!

Dep: Melbourne


Ret: Melbourne

$1,600

$123

24

OCT

Dawn Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

Dep: Auckland


Ret: Auckland

$1,555

$120

2

NOV

Dawn Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

1

Dep: Melbourne


Ret: Melbourne

$1,400

$108

6

NOV

Dawn Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

Dep: Auckland


Ret: Auckland

$1,459

$112

15

NOV

Dawn Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

Dep: Melbourne


Ret: Melbourne

$1,400

$108

19

NOV

Dawn Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

Dep: Auckland


Ret: Auckland

$1,495

$115

28

NOV

Dawn Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

Dep: Melbourne


Ret: Melbourne

$1,400

$108

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

$1,603

$321

16

DEC

Dawn Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

Dep: Melbourne


Ret: Melbourne

$1,610

$124

20

DEC

Dawn Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

Dep: Auckland


Ret: Auckland

Sold out

N/A

29

DEC

Dawn Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

Popular Cruise!

Dep: Melbourne


Ret: Melbourne

$2,160

$166

2015 CRUISES

2

JAN

Dawn Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

Dep: Auckland


Ret: Auckland

$1,449

$111

11

JAN

Dawn Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

Popular Cruise!

Dep: Melbourne


Ret: Melbourne

$1,600

$123

15

JAN

Dawn Princess cruises

18

NIGHTS

Dep: Auckland


Ret: Auckland

$2,368

$132

24

JAN

Dawn Princess cruises

5

NIGHTS

14

Dep: Melbourne


Ret: Melbourne

$1,403

$281

29

JAN

Dawn Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

1

Dep: Melbourne


Ret: Melbourne

$1,600

$123

2

FEB

Dawn Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

Dep: Auckland


Ret: Auckland

$1,449

$111

11

FEB

Dawn Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

1

Dep: Melbourne


Ret: Melbourne

$1,600

$123

15

FEB

Dawn Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

Dep: Auckland


Ret: Auckland

$1,495

$115

24

FEB

Dawn Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

2

Dep: Melbourne


Ret: Melbourne

$1,600

$123

28

FEB

Dawn Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

Dep: Auckland


Ret: Auckland

$1,505

$116

9

MAR

Dawn Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

1

Dep: Melbourne


Ret: Melbourne

$1,700

$131

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

$304

$152

22

MAR

Dawn Princess cruises

19

NIGHTS

3

Dep: Melbourne


Ret: Fremantle

$2,719

$143

24

MAR

Dawn Princess cruises

17

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Fremantle

$2,300

$135

10

APR

Dawn Princess cruises

4

NIGHTS

Dep: Fremantle


Ret: Fremantle

$1,270

$318

14

APR

Dawn Princess cruises

15

NIGHTS

Dep: Fremantle


Ret: Fremantle

$2,100

$140

29

APR

Dawn Princess cruises

12

NIGHTS

Dep: Fremantle


Ret: Singapore

$1,799

$150

25

MAY

Dawn Princess cruises

12

NIGHTS

Dep: Singapore


Ret: Fremantle

$1,999

$167

6

JUN

Dawn Princess cruises

17

NIGHTS

Dep: Fremantle


Ret: Sydney

$2,649

$156

23

JUN

Dawn Princess cruises

15

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$2,599

$173

8

JUL

Dawn Princess cruises

17

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Fremantle

$2,649

$156

25

JUL

Dawn Princess cruises

12

NIGHTS

Dep: Fremantle


Ret: Singapore

$1,999

$167

25

JUL

Dawn Princess cruises

26

NIGHTS

Dep: Fremantle


Ret: Fremantle

$4,299

$165

6

AUG

Dawn Princess cruises

14

NIGHTS

Dep: Singapore


Ret: Fremantle

$2,399

$171

20

AUG

Dawn Princess cruises

17

NIGHTS

Dep: Fremantle


Ret: Sydney

$2,649

$156

6

SEP

Dawn Princess cruises

12

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$1,583

$132

18

SEP

Dawn Princess cruises

35

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$6,064

$173

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

$1,789

$138

11

NOV

Dawn Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$1,789

$138

24

NOV

Dawn Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$1,789

$138

7

DEC

Dawn Princess cruises

14

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$1,879

$134

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

$1,989

$153

16

JAN

Dawn Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$1,889

$145

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

$2,079

$149

24

FEB

Dawn Princess cruises

14

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$2,079

$149

9

MAR

Dawn Princess cruises

17

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Fremantle

$2,719

$160

9

MAR

Dawn Princess cruises

29

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$4,659

$161

26

MAR

Dawn Princess cruises

12

NIGHTS

Dep: Fremantle


Ret: Sydney

$2,059

$172

Dawn Princess — Ship Review Rating: 4.3 out of 5 based on 80 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, rather early and late sittings. Gratuities/tips are not expected or additional to your fare.

Accommodation
There are six main categories of staterooms - Suites with balcony, Mini-Suites with balcony, Balcony, Oceanview Deluxe, 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 many wheelchair-accessible cabins, and guests with disabilities are well catered for. An 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, mostly 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 stateroom menu.) The alternative eating venue is Stirling Steakhouse (extra charge, reservations) 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. Order special dietary requests before sailing.

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. Afternoon tea is served daily. There are seven bars and lounges. Coffee, iced tea and milk are available 24 hours a day. For an exclusive (extra charge) dining experience for ten guests make a reservation for The Chef’s Table.

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.) for every taste. The gym is well equipped, the sports deck offers many activities, golf enthusiasts practice on simulated courses, and the health spa complex is there for your pampering. Under 18s have their own areas and professional age-group activities.





































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, Oceanview Deluxe, 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 many wheelchair-accessible cabins, and guests with disabilities are well catered for. An 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, mostly 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: 77499
Cabins: 975
Passenger capacity: 1990
Number of crew: 900

What's onboard? ▼

  • Defence Force (active and ex-serving) onboard credit program (ADF & NZDF)
  • Stateroom
  • Piazza-style Atrium
  • Shops duty free (4)
  • DINING
  • Main dining rooms (2)
  • Traditional Dining
  • Anytime Dining outside Australia
  • 24-h room service & menu
  • Special dietary requests
  • Formal dining nights
  • Ultimate Balcony Dining
  • The Chef’s Table
  • Steakhouse & seafood
  • Buffet, Pizzeria
  • Internet café
  • Patisserie, Wine bar
  • Ice cream sundae bar
  • Drink & coffee packages
  • Afternoon tea
  • ENTERTAINMENT
  • Show lounges (2)
  • Lounges, bars, nightclub, disco (7)
  • Movies Under the Stars
  • Onboard games, parties, tours
  • Casino
  • ScholarShip@Sea courses
  • Library
  • Art auctions
  • Celebration packages
  • ACTIVITIES
  • Pools (4)
  • Whirlpools (5)
  • The Sanctuary adult oasis
  • Fitness Centre, jogging track
  • The Lotus Spa, beauty salon
  • Sports deck & table games
  • Golf simulator
  • UNDER 18
  • Princess Pelicans (3-7 y)
  • Shockwaves (8-12 y)
  • Remix (13-17 y)
  • OTHER
  • Weddings (selected itineraries)
  • Medical centre
  • No tipping, bar service charges ex Australia
  • ATM on board
  • Internet, phone, Wi-Fi (pay)
  • Laundromat
  • 220V AC (Australia)
  • Mobile phone reception
  • Wheelchair access
  • 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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