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Princess Cruises

Dawn Princess

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Dawn Princess

Based in Australia year-round and using only Australian currency onboard, Dawn Princess offers passengers a unique experience throughout some of the most exotic destinations in the world, including Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific. Whether you're in the mood for the peaceful tranquility of The Sanctuary, our outdoor retreat exclusively for adults, or you're seeking a family night out at Movies Under the Stars, Dawn Princess offers it all. And, on a ship christened by the original cast of The Love Boat, romance is always in the air.


Dawn Princess Facts
  • Passenger Capacity: 1,998 lower berths
  • Tonnage: 77,441
  • Inaugural Cruise: May 10, 1997
  • Last Refurbished: June 2009
  • Christened By: Original Cast of "The Love Boat"
  • Number of Crew: 924
  • Registry: Bermuda
  • Length: 856 feet
  • Height: 185 feet
  • Number of Decks: 15
  • Passenger Cabins: 999
  • Suites with private balconies: 6
  • Mini-suites with private balconies: 32
  • Balcony cabins: 372
  • Ocean view cabins: 193
  • Inside cabins: 396
  • Wheelchair Accessible Cabins: 19
  • Pools: 3
  • Whirlpools Spas: 6
  • Lifeboats: 10 lifeboats, 6 tenders, 2 rescue boats
  • Builder: Fincantieri Cantieri Navali Italiani, Monfalcone, Italy
Onboard Activities

The many activities onboard our ships are designed to stimulate, educate, entertain, inspire and sweat - not necessarily in that order. But, you can be sure we'll do our best to cover all the bases. And from art auctions to our Lotus Spa, this ship is loaded with fun things to do.

Pools & Spas

Sometimes floating serenely just isn't enough - splash around, ride the waves, swim against the current or take a dip in one of this ship's bubbling hot tubs.

  • Riviera Pool (plus 2 hot tubs)
  • Lotus Spa Pool (plus 2 hot tubs)
  • The Sanctuary (adults only)

Sports

Our ships will keep you on the run, literally, with basketball, paddle tennis, jogging tracks and state-of-the-art gyms equipped with machines that'll keep your heart rate pumping.

  • Lotus Spa, gym and fitness area
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sports Court

Enrichment

When is a cruise an opportunity to enrich? When it's a Princess cruise. This ship offers area lectures, art exhibits and classes taught by local experts.

  • World-class art collection, gallery and auctions
  • ScholarShip@Sea
  • 24-hour Internet Cafe (wireless access available)
  • Library and writing room

Boutiques

Deals on designer clothing and gifts, including Lladro, Swarovski, Calvin Klein, Tommy Bahama, Lancome, Clinique, Estee Lauder, and Fossil - all up to 30% off.

  • Boutiques (duty-free)
  • Future Cruise Sales


Under 18

With Princess, young kids and teens have their own kind of fun - and their own place to hang out. Our youth and teen centers are fully equipped with everything from the latest video games and movies, to arts and crafts, fooseball tables, board games and jukeboxes. And for the littlest ones, activities like kids' karaoke, pizza parties, pajama nights and more.

Kids & Teens

This ship's activities run the age-appropriate gamut for those under 18 - from Princess Pelicans (ages 3 to 7), and Shockwaves (ages 8-12), to Remix (ages 13-17).

  • The Fun Zone
  • Teen Center
  • Splash pool

Dining

Our Princess chefs are true culinary artists who insist on serving the very finest cuisine - and it shows. Our entire fleet has been inducted into the prestigious Chaine des Rotisseurs gastronomic society. Each chef's menu is creative and the selections change every day. Pair that with impeccable service and you're in for an unforgettable gourmet experience.

Traditional

This ship offers 2 dining rooms in the cruise tradition, with Traditional Dining at the same times for each meal, with attentive service provided by your own waiter throughout the cruise.

  • Florentine Dining Room
  • Venetian Dining Room
Specialty

Our ships' restaurants are always in big demand and this ship’s options are no exception, serving up exquisite local specialties and gourmet favorites. Reservations recommended. Cover charge applies.

  • Sterling Steakhouse
  • Ultimate Balcony Dining
Casual

Want to maximize your pool time and minimize your mealtime? Get a quick and satisfying bite whenever you like at our Casual Dining eateries, or get take-out and dine by the pool.

  • Horizon Court buffet
  • La Scala Pizzeria
  • Patisserie
  • Sundaes ice cream bar
  • Balcony Grill (burgers, hot dogs, kebab and pies)
  • Afternoon tea
  • 24-hour room service

Entertainment

To say the nightlife onboard is entertaining is an understatement. Illuminating the stage in captivating productions, our performers are some of the most talented musicians, singers and dancers at sea. Our Princess Signature Shows, lounge performers, movies and casinos are just some of the entertainment our passengers enjoy as they escape completely.

Theaters

This ship's theater venues are designed with great acoustics, the best seats in the house, and stellar acts. The movies shown are all first-run feature-length films.

  • Princess Theater
  • Vista Show Lounge
  • Movies Under the Stars outdoor theater

Hot Spots

Our ship's Hot Spots are just that - sizzling! They vary depending upon the ship and feature dazzling casinos, our Movies Under The Stars outdoor theater, night clubs, dance floors and more.

  • Grand Casino

Lounges

Whether you're in the mood for a cozy space to sip cocktails with someone special or a swanky place to make new friends, Princess ships provide it all.

  • Wheelhouse Bar Virtual Tour
  • Atrium Lounge and Bar
  • Jammers
  • Magnums


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