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Dawn Princess cruises for 2016-2017


VIEW Dawn Princess 2016-2017 cruises below for 33 cruises to 57 ports with today's best deals!
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Where she sails
Dawn Princess is based in Australia, and offers a variety of very interesting destinations. After sailing to lesser-visited ports of Indonesia and SE Asia, Dawn Princess leaves Fremantle in September 2016 for Australia’s east coast. Through till February 2017 she sails from Sydney and Auckland. Itineraries include Tasmania, Pacific islands, and New Zealand. In April 2017 cruise along the Queensland coast, Arnhem Land and Kimberley coast to Fremantle over 42 nights. 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. Dawn Princess will transfer to the P&O Australia fleet in May 2017.

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Dawn Princess Cruise Calendar

Sold out Available OBC = On Board Credit
Date Route Cruise From $/Day
2016 CRUISES

20

JUN

Dawn Princess cruises

15

NIGHTS

Indonesia Cruise

Currently sailing

N/A

5

JUL

Dawn Princess cruises

12

NIGHTS

Treasures of Asia Cruise D614
Departs: Fremantle | Arrives: Singapore

Sold out

N/A

5

JUL

Dawn Princess cruises

26

NIGHTS

Sold out

N/A

17

JUL

Dawn Princess cruises

14

NIGHTS

Treasures of Asia Cruise D615
Departs: Singapore | Arrives: Fremantle

$2,400

$171

31

JUL

Dawn Princess cruises

15

NIGHTS

Indonesia Cruise D616
Departs: Fremantle
Up to AUD$200 OBC

$2,200

$147

15

AUG

Dawn Princess cruises

12

NIGHTS

Treasures of Asia Cruise D617
Departs: Fremantle | Arrives: Singapore
Up to AUD$200 OBC

$1,599

$133

27

AUG

Dawn Princess cruises

14

NIGHTS

Treasures of Asia Cruise D618
Departs: Singapore | Arrives: Fremantle
Up to AUD$200 OBC

$1,800

$129

10

SEP

Dawn Princess cruises

15

NIGHTS

North Australia Cruise D619B
Departs: Fremantle | Arrives: Brisbane
Up to AUD$200 OBC

$1,999

$133

10

SEP

Dawn Princess cruises

17

NIGHTS

North Australia Explorer Cruise D619
Departs: Fremantle | Arrives: Sydney
Up to AUD$200 OBC

$2,100

$124

1

NOV

Dawn Princess cruises

5

NIGHTS

Tasmania Cruise D621
Departs: Sydney
Up to AUD$200 OBC

$899

$180

6

NOV

Dawn Princess cruises

14

NIGHTS

Up to AUD$200 OBC

$1,649

$118

20

NOV

Dawn Princess cruises

6

NIGHTS

Tasmania Cruise D623
Departs: Sydney
Up to AUD$200 OBC

$1,099

$183

26

NOV

Dawn Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

New Zealand Cruise D624
Departs: Sydney
Up to AUD$200 OBC

$1,798

$138

9

DEC

Dawn Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

New Zealand Cruise D625
Departs: Sydney
Up to AUD$200 OBC

$1,798

$138

22

DEC

Dawn Princess cruises

12

NIGHTS

Up to AUD$200 OBC

$2,199

$183

2017 CRUISES

3

JAN

Dawn Princess cruises

9

NIGHTS

New Zealand Cruise D702A
Departs: Sydney | Arrives: Auckland

$2,440

$271

3

JAN

Dawn Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

New Zealand Cruise D702
Departs: Sydney
Up to AUD$200 OBC

$1,898

$146

12

JAN

Dawn Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

New Zealand Cruise D702B
Departs: Auckland

$2,099

$161

16

JAN

Dawn Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

New Zealand Cruise D703
Departs: Sydney
Up to AUD$200 OBC

$1,799

$138

25

JAN

Dawn Princess cruises

4

NIGHTS

Australia Getaway Cruise D703A
Departs: Auckland | Arrives: Sydney

$600

$150

29

JAN

Dawn Princess cruises

7

NIGHTS

Tasmania Cruise D704
Departs: Sydney
Up to AUD$200 OBC

$1,100

$157

5

FEB

Dawn Princess cruises

4

NIGHTS

Australia Getaway Cruise D705A
Departs: Sydney | Arrives: Auckland

$610

$153

5

FEB

Dawn Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

New Zealand Cruise D705
Departs: Sydney
Up to AUD$200 OBC

$1,799

$138

9

FEB

Dawn Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

New Zealand Cruise D705B
Departs: Auckland

$1,899

$146

18

FEB

Dawn Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

New Zealand Cruise D706
Departs: Sydney
Up to AUD$200 OBC

$1,799

$138

22

FEB

Dawn Princess cruises

9

NIGHTS

New Zealand Cruise D706A
Departs: Auckland | Arrives: Sydney

$1,500

$167

3

MAR

Dawn Princess cruises

13

NIGHTS

New Zealand Cruise D707
Departs: Sydney
Up to AUD$200 OBC

$1,899

$146

16

MAR

Dawn Princess cruises

2

NIGHTS

ex Sydney to Brisbane Cruise D708A
Departs: Sydney | Arrives: Brisbane

$329

$165

16

MAR

Dawn Princess cruises

42

NIGHTS

China & Japan Cruise D708
Departs: Sydney

$5,999

$143

18

MAR

Dawn Princess cruises

42

NIGHTS

China & Japan Cruise D708B
Departs: Brisbane

$5,999

$143

27

APR

Dawn Princess cruises

17

NIGHTS

Northern Explorer D709
Departs: Sydney | Arrives: Fremantle
Up to AUD$200 OBC

$2,599

$153

29

APR

Dawn Princess cruises

15

NIGHTS

Northern & Western Australia Cruise D709B
Departs: Brisbane | Arrives: Fremantle
Up to AUD$200 OBC

$2,299

$153

14

MAY

Dawn Princess cruises

12

NIGHTS

Treasures of Asia D710
Departs: Fremantle | Arrives: Singapore
Up to AUD$200 OBC

$1,999

$167

Dawn Princess — Ship Review Rating: 4.3 out of 5 based on 159 ratings.

Life aboard Dawn Princess
Dawn Princess is based in Australia, and offers a variety of very interesting destinations. After sailing to lesser-visited ports of Indonesia and SE Asia, Dawn Princess leaves Fremantle in September 2016 for Australia’s east coast. Through till February 2017 she sails from Sydney and Auckland. Itineraries include Tasmania, Pacific islands, and New Zealand. In April 2017 cruise along the Queensland coast, Arnhem Land and Kimberley coast to Fremantle over 42 nights. 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. Dawn Princess will transfer to the P&O Australia fleet in May 2017.

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.

Decks
Dawn Princess

Princess Cruises

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
  • Gratuities, bar service charges for Australia-based Princess ships
  • All main meals on-board
  • Afternoon tea service
  • Coffee, tea & milk 24 hrs
  • Open/anytime dining (not in Australia)
  • Traditional/set time & multi-venue dining
  • Alternative dining (extra charge)
  • 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
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Port maps and/or guide books
  • Destination seminars and/or lectures
  • Ship-shore-ship transfers
  • Internet access & Wi-Fi (public areas)

What's excluded? ▼

  • Airfares, accommodation & transfers not specified
  • Shore & land excursions and meals not specified
  • Workshops, classes & programs
  • Casino gaming, bar expenses
  • Items & services of a personal nature
  • Medical services, vaccination costs
  • Laundry and/or valet charges
  • Laundry services (Complimentary for Suites & Elite Captain's Circle
  • Wi-Fi, Internet, satellite/mobile phone & fax charges
  • Childcare night services (3-12 yrs, 10pm-1am)
  • Passport & visa fees
  • Insurances of all kinds
  • Increases in third party charges or taxes
  • Outside Australia: Service charge USD 12.95 pp/night (suittes USD 13.50)all ages. Adjust or remove on board.
  • Customary land tour gratuities are welcome
  • Outside Australia Service Charge: bar and wine 15%

Recent testimonials

"Our Dawn Princess cruise was tremendous, very relaxing. I would like to thank you with the way everything ran smoothly from my initial enquiry to the detailed planning along the way. It has been a pleasure dealing with you and I really appreciate your promptness with responses."
Jillian A from Melbourne


"The cruise was wonderful and I have recommended it, and you, to all my friends! I really appreciate the time you took to assist and advise me, and I will have no hesitation in using your services to book my next cruise holiday."
Cheryl W from Perth


"The Sun Princess Cruise was fantastic - I will certainly contact you regarding all future travel arrangements. Once again thank you for everything your attention to detail was much appreciated."
Jan C from Melbourne