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Dawn Princess
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Dawn Princess

Dawn Princess Facts
  • Passenger Capacity: 1,998 lower berths
  • Tonnage: 77,441
  • Inaugural Cruise: May 10, 1997
  • Last Refurbished: May 2015
  • 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
  • Cabins with Private Balconies: 410
  • Pools: 3
  • Whirlpools Spas: 6
  • Lifeboats: 10 lifeboats, 6 tenders, 2 rescue boats
  • Builder: Fincantieri Cantieri Navali Italiani, Monfalcone, Italy
Activities

On every Princess ship, you'll find so many ways to play, day or night. Explore The Shops of Princess, celebrate cultures at our Festivals of the World or learn a new talent - our onboard activities will keep you engaged every moment of your cruise vacation.

Discovery at SEA Programs

Our exclusive partnership with Discovery Communications lets you come back captivated with Stargazing on our top deck; activities featuring DiscoveryTM hit shows such as Shark Week and Finding Bigfoot; plus our new Encounters with Discovery at SEA speaker series. Get more out of your travels with shore excursions recommended by two of the most trusted names in world travelóDiscovery and Animal Planet.

Festivals of the World

There's nothing like a Princess party to bring people together. Our Festivals of the World hosts onboard events that celebrate timeless traditions from nearly every corner of the globe.* Parties and dancing, lively music and folkloric performances, enriching activities, themed movies and specialty shopping are just some of the ways our Festivals of the World come to life! From Oktoberfest to Rio's Carnival, Festivals of the World is a gala event you wonít want to miss.

The Atrium

The inviting piazza-style grand Atrium shines as the stunning centerpiece of each ship, the epicenter of luxury, excitement and fun. Stop by anytime, day or night, to find musicians, jugglers, acrobats, food carvers and a variety of other performers. Soaring multi-stories with a circular marble floor, stained-glass dome and magnificent floating staircase, the Italian-inspired Atrium is an ideal setting for relaxation, people-watching or simply having a cocktail or coffee with a friend.

The Shops of Princess

It's no surprise The Shops are awarded "Best Onboard Shopping" from Porthole magazine year after year. On board, you'll find a fabulous range of fine merchandise from brands like Swarovski, Chanel, Estee Lauder, Clinique, Lancome, Calvin Klein, Citizen and Tissot, plus local crafts, keepsakes and souvenirs. And everyday tax- and duty-free savings can add up to as much as 30% off suggested U.S. retail prices.

Art Gallery & Auctions

Great art, like the destinations we visit, can be awe-inspiring. Peruse our extensive art gallery, or attend an art history lecture highlighting some of the world's greatest masters. And donít miss our exciting Champagne Art Auctions, which give you the chance to view and bid on a wide range of fine art, including pieces by famous artists like Thomas Kincade, Wyland, and Michael Godard. There is no charge to attend these lively events.

Photo & Video Gallery

Our staff of digital photographers and videographers helps capture the highlights of your cruise including onboard events, ports and scenery for lasting memories of your trip. Our studio locations are set up in the Atrium each evening and all formal and casual portraits are on display in the gallery the following day. Please ask our staff about portrait packages, reprints and canvas reproductions of your favorite photos!

Freshwater Pools & Hot Tubs

Take a dip in our sparkling freshwater pools and leave your everyday world behind. Unwind on a padded lounger and soak up the sun, catch up on reading, listen to music or dream of your next adventure on board or ashore. And what better way to relax and revitalize after a day exploring the world than a long soak in one of our whirling hot tubs. And donít forget, there is always a server nearby to bring you a refreshing cocktail or favorite beverage.

Sports Court

Feel the court under your feet and the thrill of victory as you sink the ball in for two points. No matter your athletic ability, thereís nothing like shooting a few hoops out in the middle of the ocean as you watch the sun set and the stars come out. Our Sports Court is not only set up for basketball but also for volleyball. Pick up a game, compete against fellow passengers for bragging rights, or start your own dream team.

Internet Cafe & Library

Our Internet Cafe is filled with computers so it's easy to access your mail account or browse the Internet for world news, sports and stock trading. Or bring your own electronic devices and access the Internet through our improved onboard wireless service. The Internet Cafe is open 24 hours a day. For those looking to absorb more traditional media, our onboard library is fully stocked with up to 2,000 books, many specifically tailored to your itinerary as well as the classics and best sellers.


KIDS, TEENS & FAMILY

From family-friendly stateroom options to enriching youth and family programs, quality time is time well spent. Onboard activities spark curiosity and fuel creativity while excursions ashore engage and inspire!

Just For Kids 3-7

Even the littlest guests will delight in this whimsical, forest-themed world that inspires playtime and invites exploration. Kids, ages 3 to 7, can dance, enjoy pajama movie nights, create art projects like Animal Planet puppets and masks or compete in a Lego boat-building contest.

Just For Kids 8-12

Inspired by the great outdoors, this cozy center keeps kids busy with games, dancing and kid-sized Olympic competitions. Their minds stay busy, too, with California Science Center programs like rocket building, or they can explore outer space with Stargazing and learning how to build a model roller coaster. Exciting events like talent shows, theme nights, and treasure hunts encourage new friendships and family togetherness.

Just For Teens 13-17

This contemporary lounge is "the place" for teens - perfect for hanging out and socializing with late-night movie viewing, hip hop dance classes, video game tournaments and sports competitions like dodgeball and basketball. But thatís just the beginning. They'll dazzle on the red carpet with our Rock the Boat teens-only party, complete with awards and "mocktails."

Family

Princess makes it easy to sail together in comfort. There is a wide selection of staterooms accommodating up to four guests, and you'll enjoy substantial savings on your third and fourth guests. There are also connecting stateroom options, as well as Family Suites, with room for up to eight guests, which offer more living space, a balcony and two bathrooms, including a full bath tub.


Dining

Indulge your appetite whenever you wish on board Princess. Every hour, our chefs are busy baking, grilling and sauteing great-tasting fare from scratch. Princess offers unparalleled inclusive dining options throughout the ship with a wide range of culinary delights to suit any palate, from endless buffet choice to gourmet pizza, frosty treats, decadent desserts and much more.

Traditional Dining

Harkening back to the Golden Era of sea travel, our Traditional Dining option allows you to dine at the same time each day and enjoy the same tablemates and waitstaff throughout your voyage. Choose from either early or late seating.

Crafted By Curtis Stone

In the Main Dining Room, savor fresh new cuisine designed by award-winning Chef Curtis Stone during every voyage. Personal reflections on the menu by Chef Stone elaborate on each "Crafted" selection, prepared with the most authentic ingredients. Be enticed by dishes featuring delicious meats and seafood, fresh produce and vibrant, bold flavors.

Chocolate Journeys

There are few foods that inspire as much passion as chocolate, and master chocolatier Norman Love has designed some of the most decadent, hand-crafted treats exclusively for Princess' Chocolate Journeys program. Trained in France, and named the Inaugural Inductee into the Chocolatier Hall of Fame by Dessert Professional Magazine, Chef Love combined premium quality chocolate with unique flavors and artful designs to mastermind his exclusive creations found in the main dining room and at Horizon Court.

La Scala Pizzeria

Named for the famed opera house of Milan, La Scala Pizzeria offers a lovely slice of Italy serving the "Best Pizza at Sea" (USA TODAY). Open for lunch, dinner and until midnight for late night diners, this traditional-style pizzeria even offers take-out for those who wish to dine casually by the pool, or in the privacy of their own stateroom.

Amuleto Cafe

Savor specialty coffees and teas from our New Grounds Crafted Coffee menu and choose from a selection of sweet treats baked fresh every day. Sandwiches and quick bites are offered throughout the afternoon and evening

New Zealand Natural Ice Cream

Cool off with a scoop of regional favorite New Zealand Natural Premium Ice Cream while relaxing by the pool or taking in the sea views from the top deck. New Zealand-made using only the freshest ingredients, indulge in ice cream, sorbet, frozen yogurt and frosty milkshakes.

Terrace Grill

Traditional grilled favorites including hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken and sausages are always on the menu along with daily specialty salads and savory pies. Check back during lunch on sea days for Aussie barbecue selections like lamb loin chops, pork ribs and beef and mushroom skewers.

Horizon Court

Horizon Court offers an endless selection that changes throughout the day to satisfy the most discriminating palate. Indulge in a delightful array of worldwide cuisine, freshly baked breads and regional comfort foods, in a casual setting at breakfast, lunch or dinner. Enjoy fresh fruits, signature pastas and desserts galore along with your favorite beverages and customizable features like create-your-own salads and sandwiches.

24-hr Room Service

We offer 24-hour complimentary room service when you want to enjoy a quiet moment in your cabin eating a delicious club sandwich or maybe that slice of chocolate fudge cake you can't forget. Treat yourself to breakfast in bed, or stay in for an intimate dinner, and perhaps even cocktails, in the comfort of your stateroom. 24-hour room service is just a phone call away.

Specialty Dining

Dining on board a Princess cruise ship is a joyful celebration and our specialty restaurants always deliver an extraordinary experience. They are among the best at sea - or anywhere. We serve dishes made with the freshest ingredients, and our menus reflect regional flavors from around the world. You'll find our specialty restaurants are the perfect place to celebrate any occasion.

  • Sterling Steakhouse
  • Ultimate Balcony Dining

Entertainment

Original musicals, dazzling magic shows, feature films, top comedians and nightclubs that get your feet movin' and groovin'. Thereís something happening around every corner; luckily, you have a whole cruise of days and nights to experience it all.

Movies Under the Stars

Throughout the day and night, our exclusive open-air poolside amphitheater is the go-to destination for feature films, thrilling concerts and exciting sporting events such as live football games. Cozy up under a fleece blanket in the comfortable lounger and feast on complimentary fresh-popped popcorn in the evening or delicious cookies and milk during the day, and enjoy that exciting car chase or mystery thriller on the giant screen.

Original Musical Productions

Crafted by some of the worldís top directors and choreographers, our remarkable and dynamic Princess productions transport you to realms as exotic as the destinations we visit. Imaginative shows created in-house feature dazzling stage sets, Broadway classics, popular hits and original numbers performed by some of the largest and most talented casts at sea.

Music & Dancing

When it comes to music and dancing we've got everything that your musical palette may desire. Whether itís tapping your toes to cover bands, singing along in the piano bar, relaxing to classical strings or dancing the night away in the nightclub, youíll be satisfied!

Vegas Style Casino

From gaming lessons to the latest slot machines to prize tournaments, our Casinos offer fun and excitement. If you enjoy blackjack, or "21," our tables play by Vegas rules and if you relish the challenge of roulette, we offer the American version. Our craps tables also let you take your best shot at becoming a high roller. Want to try Texas Hold 'Em? Our PokerPro table shuffles, deals, splits pots and generates side pots instantly.

Featured Guest Entertainers

Grab a seat, order a cocktail and be prepared to be entertained by our lineup of world class entertainers. From magic to comedy, singers to instrumentalists, jugglers to balancing acts and much, much more, we search the globe for top talent to be featured on our ships. So get ready to be amazed, entertained, mesmerized or just laugh the night away!

Princess Theater

With dazzling stage sets, artists from around the globe, modern hits and timeless classics, the Princess Theater, our largest theater yet, showcases lavish, original productions with dynamic cast members in sumptuous surroundings. In this ultramodern theater, relax in a plush seat with unobstructed sight lines as the velvet curtain goes up, a state-of-the-art lighting system illuminates the stage, and it's on with the show!

Beer & Wine Festival

The latest trend in casual entertaining, a Beer and Wine Festival is held twice during every cruise of more than seven days. The top deck transforms into a lively mini-festival showcasing regional beers and wines as well as convivial live music. Wander through the open-air displays sipping a glass of wine or a frosty craft beer amid live music performances while enjoying the company of fellow connoisseurs at this popular Australian experience. Cheers!

Vista Show Lounge

Relax, unwind and enjoy the endless variety of world-class entertainers such as live bands, comedians, illusionists and musicians performing on the large stage, as well as instructor-led classes and line dances. Seating over 300 people, the Vista Show Loungeís warm and inviting intimate setting is perfect for quality time with family and friends over a cup of tea or learning a new talent with new friends that youíve made on board.


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