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Dawn Princess Reviews

The Dawn Princess is a Princess Cruise icon, and a common sight around the biggest ports of Australia and New Zealand. We've got the lowdown on this Aussie-based princess with reviews from many past passengers so you don't have to go searching to far and wide to find a cruise line or vessel that fits the bill.

The basics

With 15 decks and room for 1,998 guests and 924 crew, the Dawn Princess casts an elegant silhouette on the horizon. She is 856 feet long and 185 feet tall, and saw her inaugural cruise in May 1997.

She cruises all over Australia and New Zealand, as well as throughout the Pacific and occasionally around the world, but the Dawn Princess currently calls Melbourne home.


With no fewer than three theatres, four lounges and a grand casino, there are plenty of places to while away an evening or two. At these spots you can watch full-length films and live performances, meet new people and enjoy a classic cocktail.

There are two main pools each with their own pair of hot tubs, as well as a child-free pool called The Sanctuary. The sports court and Lotus gym and spa can help keep your fit on your holiday, you can take educational courses through the ScholarShip@Sea programme, and spend time in the shopping areas.


There are a total of 999 guest cabins on the Dawn Princess, including six suites with private balconies, 32 mini-suites with private balconies, 372 balcony cabins, 193 ocean view cabins and 396 inside cabins. There are a total of 19 cabins accessible by wheelchair.

Staterooms are fully furnished and appointed like the finest hotel rooms for the ultimate in luxury. The interior and ocean view rooms offer a beautifully furnished accommodation option for travellers on a budget.


Breakfast, lunch and dinner will never be the same again after enjoying fare on the Dawn Princess.

The Florentine and Venetian Dining Rooms are the two traditional cruise offerings, the Steakhouse specialty restaurant and Balcony Dining offer something a little different, and you can pick up a casual meal from the pizzeria, buffet, ice cream parlour, grill or patisserie anytime.