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Pacific Dawn cruises for 2020-2021


P&O Cruises Australia operates Pacific Dawn out of Brisbane until October 2020. 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 to the islands of New Guinea and the South Pacific, over 7 to 14 nights. Consider the four 10-night cruises departing Brisbane in 2020 to five islands of PNG. What a wonderful opportunity to mix with their cultures and tropical paradises. 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. From late October 2020 Pacific Dawn sails out of Melbourne to South Australia, Tasmania, Pacific islands and New Zealand. Again, there are 3- and 4-night ‘breaks from the office’, the longer cruise offering a day on Kangaroo Island. 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. Pacific Dawn leaves P&O in February 2021, to sail with Cruise & Maritime Voyages renamed Amy Johnson.
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Pacific Dawn Cruise Calendar

Sold out Available OBC = onboard Credit
Date Route Cruise From $/Day
2020 CRUISES

19

SEP

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

UP TO
$350
OBC

$949

$136

26

SEP

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

UP TO
$400
OBC

$949

$136

3

OCT

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

UP TO
$400
OBC

$962

$137

10

OCT

Pacific Dawn cruises

3

NIGHTS

Comedy Cruise W050
Departs: Brisbane
UP TO
$150
OBC

$419

$140

13

OCT

Pacific Dawn cruises

4

NIGHTS

Whitsundays Cruise W051
Departs: Brisbane
UP TO
$150
OBC

$499

$125

17

OCT

Pacific Dawn cruises

10

NIGHTS

UP TO
$400
OBC

$1,099

$110

27

OCT

Pacific Dawn cruises

3

NIGHTS

Comedy Cruise W053
Departs: Brisbane | Arrives: Melbourne
UP TO
$150
OBC

$424

$141

30

OCT

Pacific Dawn cruises

14

NIGHTS

Fiji Explorer Cruise W054
Departs: Melbourne
UP TO
$550
OBC

$1,399

$100

13

NOV

Pacific Dawn cruises

4

NIGHTS

Kangaroo Island Cruise W055N
Departs: Melbourne
UP TO
$150
OBC

$499

$125

17

NOV

Pacific Dawn cruises

10

NIGHTS

Kiwi Explorer Cruise W056N
Departs: Melbourne
UP TO
$400
OBC

$1,099

$110

27

NOV

Pacific Dawn cruises

3

NIGHTS

Comedy Cruise W058
Departs: Melbourne
UP TO
$150
OBC

$399

$133

30

NOV

Pacific Dawn cruises

4

NIGHTS

Kangaroo Island Cruise W059
Departs: Melbourne
UP TO
$150
OBC

$549

$137

4

DEC

Pacific Dawn cruises

3

NIGHTS

Comedy Cruise W060
Departs: Melbourne
UP TO
$150
OBC

$449

$150

7

DEC

Pacific Dawn cruises

7

NIGHTS

UP TO
$350
OBC

$1,149

$164

14

DEC

Pacific Dawn cruises

5

NIGHTS

Southern Getaway Cruise W062
Departs: Melbourne
UP TO
$150
OBC

$649

$130

19

DEC

Pacific Dawn cruises

8

NIGHTS

Christmas Cruise W063
Departs: Melbourne
UP TO
$350
OBC

$1,249

$156

27

DEC

Pacific Dawn cruises

11

NIGHTS

New Years Eve Cruise W101
Departs: Melbourne
UP TO
$400
OBC

$1,799

$164

2021 CRUISES

7

JAN

Pacific Dawn cruises

5

NIGHTS

UP TO
$300
OBC

$624

$125

12

JAN

Pacific Dawn cruises

12

NIGHTS

Discover Vanuatu Cruise W103
Departs: Melbourne
UP TO
$1,000
OBC

$1,674

$140

24

JAN

Pacific Dawn cruises

4

NIGHTS

Australia Day Cruise W104
Departs: Melbourne
UP TO
$300
OBC

$599

$150

28

JAN

Pacific Dawn cruises

4

NIGHTS

Kangaroo Island Cruise W105
Departs: Melbourne
UP TO
$300
OBC

$549

$137

1

FEB

Pacific Dawn cruises

4

NIGHTS

Kangaroo Island Cruise W106N
Departs: Melbourne
UP TO
$300
OBC

$574

$144

5

FEB

Pacific Dawn cruises

3

NIGHTS

Comedy Cruise W106P
Departs: Melbourne
UP TO
$300
OBC

$449

$150

8

FEB

Pacific Dawn cruises

17

NIGHTS

Asia & Australia Explorer Cruise W107N
Departs: Melbourne | Arrives: Singapore
UP TO
$1,000
OBC

$1,999

$118

This month's most popular Pacific Dawn cruises


1. 8 night Christmas Cruise W063 ex Melbourne on 19 Dec 2020, from $1,249
2. 14 night Fiji Explorer Cruise W054 ex Melbourne on 30 Oct 2020, from $1,399
3. 4 night Kangaroo Island Cruise W055N ex Melbourne on 13 Nov 2020, from $499
4. 11 night New Year's Eve Cruise W101 ex Melbourne on 27 Dec 2020, from $1,799
5. 7 night Pacific Island Hopper Cruise W048 ex Brisbane on 26 Sep 2020, from $949

Pacific Dawn — Ship Review Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 706 ratings.

Life aboard Pacific Dawn
P&O Cruises Australia operates Pacific Dawn out of Brisbane until October 2020. 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 to the islands of New Guinea and the South Pacific, over 7 to 14 nights. Consider the four 10-night cruises departing Brisbane in 2020 to five islands of PNG. What a wonderful opportunity to mix with their cultures and tropical paradises. 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. From late October 2020 Pacific Dawn sails out of Melbourne to South Australia, Tasmania, Pacific islands and New Zealand. Again, there are 3- and 4-night ‘breaks from the office’, the longer cruise offering a day on Kangaroo Island. 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. Pacific Dawn leaves P&O in February 2021, to sail with Cruise & Maritime Voyages renamed Amy Johnson.

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: 774
Passengers: 1548
Number of crew: 725

What's onboard? ▼

  • Atrium social centre
  • Shops duty-free (outside Australia limits)
  • Shore Tours
  • No tipping, AUD on board
  • ANZ Defence Force onboard credit
  • COMPLIMENTARY DINING
  • Waterfront Restaurant (with kid’s menus)
  • The Pantry (10 choices)
  • Dietary requests (pre-book 60 days)
  • COVER CHARGE DINING
  • Salt Grill by Luke Mangan
  • Chef’s Table
  • Shell & Bones (seafood)
  • Room service menu 24h
  • OTHER DINING
  • The Café
  • The Grill (pay)
  • Bars & night clubs (8)
  • Bar snacks, drinks
  • New Zealand Natural (pay)
  • Beverage package
  • ENTERTAINMENT
  • The Marquee production shows
  • Comedy Club (adults)
  • Poolside Screen (movies, sports)
  • Live music, nightclub, parties
  • Theme & Cocktail nights
  • Casino, trivia & game shows
  • ACTIVITIES
  • Swimming pool
  • Waterslides (2)
  • Hot tubs (4)
  • The Oasis adult retreat
  • Wellness seminars
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre
  • Fitness classes, Bootcamp at Sea
  • P&O Edge 19 activities (pay) (climbing, zipline, Plank)
  • Hosted deck games
  • Deck, board games
  • Sports training courts
  • Jogging track
  • Classes for dance, art & craft, drinks, cooking, wine tasting (some pay)
  • Cooking demonstrations
  • Whisky & wine tasting
  • Bingo, karaoke
  • Race car simulators (pay)
  • Ceremonies, weddings, group events organised
  • Photo, video gallery
  • Library
  • UNDER 18
  • Group centres for 2-5, 6-9, 10-13, 14-17 y
  • Organised kids activities
  • Sony Playstation VR
  • Group child minding (late night, pay)
  • OTHER
  • Internet, Wi-Fi areas (pay)
  • Mobile (Int’l roaming; pay provider)
  • ATM on board
  • Laundry (self-service & pay)
  • Wheelchair accessible cabins
  • Elevators
  • Medical centre
  • Smoking outdoor areas
  • Power 3-pin 220/240V
  • Daily newsletter
  • Advise dietary, medical, mobility needs at booking

What's included? ▼

  • Service charge: Up to €0/USD12.50/AUD18 (12 & over) daily, child over 1 pay half. Ask about pre-payment.
  • Gratuities - tipping is neither expected nor required
  • 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
  • Activities - organised & individual
  • Kids clubs & teen programs (3-17 yrs)
  • Cruise Director & all English speaking staff
  • Weddings, ceremonies, group events options
  • 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
  • Some workshops, classes & programs
  • Casino gaming, bar expenses
  • Items & services of a personal nature
  • Medical services, vaccination costs
  • Laundry and/or valet charges
  • 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
  • Customary land tour gratuities are welcome
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