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Dawn Princess

Wake up onboard a floating paradise on Dawn Princess, Australia's favourite Princess Cruises ship. Thousands flock to board Dawn Princess because of her incredible entertainment, top class cuisine and amazing atmosphere.

About Dawn Princess

Dawn Princess sails around Australia every year, taking guests to exceedingly beautiful and exciting destinations every time. Whether you’re making the trip to New Zealand and the South Pacific or staying around Australia, Dawn Princess will ensure you wake up to a new and exciting day out on the high seas, every morning without fail.

The culinary magic performed on Dawn Princess comes in many forms, each of which ensures only the best cuisine from a range of chefs. For high class, luxury dining, visit the Florentine and Venetian rooms where you’ll be treated to incredible table service and fine wines. For speciality cuisine, the Sterling Steakhouse is top of the list, with perfectly grilled rib eyes to make your mouth water.

If you’re looking to kick back on your cruise, the Lotus spa and pool are your best bet. The massage therapies and skin treatments offered at these facilities are some of the best onboard any cruise, and make for the perfect little escape from the kids. For a family friendly atmosphere, head to the Riviera pool where you can splash and swim lengths to your heart’s content.

As evening draws near, Dawn Princess becomes a vibrant world of music, theatre and socialising. The many bars open their doors to people looking to sit and chat until the early hours, and the theatres begin setting up their shows and film viewings. Don’t miss out on a cruise of a lifetime this year.

Unique Features

Movies Under the Stars - Poolside outdoor cinema with Hollywood movies against a backdrop of sea and sky. Staff provide comfortable chaise lounges, blankets in the evenings and complimentary popcorn, warm cookies and milk.

Ultimate Balcony Dining - Available to guests with balcony cabins, a dedicated waiting team will serve your private dinner party on your balcony.


See What's Inside

Offering a broad range of suites, mini-suites and premium cabins, she provides generously sized staterooms and balconies to fit any budget. Ranging from 135 - 695 square feet in size, each stateroom is the perfect place to unwind. Your steward will take care of everything you need from refreshing your room every day to turning down the bed in the evening. We offer the deluxe amenities you'd expect from a first-class hotel — from 24-hour room service to chocolates on your pillow at night.


Suite with Balcony

Suite staterooms include a spacious cabin and large balcony with room for four with two comfortable loungers, a table and two chairs. They also feature special suite-only benefits, such as a separate seating area with a sofa or sofa bed, walk-in closet, full bathroom with deluxe amenities including Complimentary mini-bar set-up, CD/DVD player with access to a complimentary DVD library, personal safe, Comfortable luxury pillow-top mattress, A luxurious queen-size bed, 100% Egyptian cotton linens, Upgraded bathroom amenities and hair dryer, Two flat-panel satellite TVs, Evening bed turn-down, chocolates on your pillow, Refrigerator, Writing desk and phone, 110V, 60-cycle alternating current (AC) with standard U.S. plug fittings, Daily housekeeping service and enhanced nightly turn-down service.

  • Staterooms 516 - 695 square feet
  • Balcony 97 - 290 square feet
  • Sleeps 2-4

Mini-Suite with Balcony

Available as Mini-Suite & Premium Mini Suite, The luxurious Mini-Suites offer guests a welcome glass of champagne, Separate seating area with a sofa or sofa bed, Balcony with patio furniture, Twin beds that convert to a queen-size bed, Evening bed turn-down, chocolates on your pillow, Two flat-panel televisions, Private bathroom with combination tub and shower with Shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, 100% Egyptian cotton linens, Satellite TV, refrigerator, hair dryer, safe, closet, phone and desk, 110-volt, 60-cycle alternating current (AC) with standard U.S. plug fittings and a daily housekeeping service. 

  • Staterooms 365 - 536 square feet
  • Balcony 85 - 160 square feet
  • Sleep 2-4

Balcony

The Balcony stateroom is appointed with fine amenities such as a Balcony with patio furniture and outstanding views, twin beds that convert to a queen size bed, Private bathroom with shower with Shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, 100% Egyptian cotton linens, Satellite TV, refrigerator, hair dryer, safe, closet, phone and desk, 110V, 60-cycle alternating current (AC) with standard U.S. plug fittings and Daily housekeeping service, Evening bed turn-down and chocolates on your pillow.

  • Staterooms 179 square feet
  • Balcony - 28 square feet
  • Sleeps 2-4

Oceanview

The Oceanview and Premium Oceanview staterooms feature a picture window for memorable views. They are richly appointed with fine amenities such as Twin beds that convert to a queen size bed, Private bathroom with shower, Shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, 100% Egyptian cotton linens, Satellite TV, refrigerator, hair dryer, safe, closet, phone and desk, 110V, 60-cycle alternating current (AC) with standard U.S. plug fittings, Daily housekeeping service, Evening bed turn-down and chocolates on your pillow.

  • 147 - 155 square feet
  • Sleeps 2

Interior

The Interior stateroom is richly appointed with fine amenities such as twin beds that convert to a queen size bed, Private bathroom with shower with Shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, 100% Egyptian cotton linens, Satellite TV, refrigerator, hair dryer, safe, closet, phone and desk, 110V, 60-cycle alternating current (AC) with standard U.S. plug fittings, Daily housekeeping service, Evening bed turn-down and chocolates on your pillow. Some also have pullman beds to accommodate 3rd and 4th passengers.

  • 135 - 148 square feet
  • Sleeps 2-4

Deck 15

  • Sports Court
  • The Sanctuary Pool
  • Windjammers bar

Deck 14

  • Balcony Grill
  • Golf Net
  • Horizon Court
  • Hot Tubs
  • Movies Under The Stars
  • Oasis Bar
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sterling Steakhouse

Deck 12

  • Beauty Salon
  • Card Room
  • Fitness Centre
  • Hot Tubs
  • Oasis Spa
  • Aerobics Studio
  • Pool Bar
  • Pool
  • Ice Cream Bar
  • Teen Centre
  • Youth Centre
  • Platinum Studio
  • Interior Staterooms
  • Balcony Staterooms

Deck 11

  • Interior Staterooms
  • Balcony Staterooms
  • Oceanview Staterooms

Deck 10

  • Interior Staterooms
  • Oceanview Staterooms
  • Balcony Staterooms
  • Mini-Suite Staterooms
  • Suites

Deck 9

  • Interior Staterooms
  • Oceanview Staterooms
  • Balcony Staterooms
  • Suites

Deck 8

  • Grand Casino
  • La Scala Pizzeria
  • Interior Staterooms
  • Oceanview Staterooms
  • Balcony Staterooms
  • Suites

Deck 7

  • Art Gallery
  • Atrium Lounge & Bar
  • Internet Café
  • Jammers
  • Magnums
  • Library
  • Photo Gallery
  • Photo Shop
  • Princess Theatre
  • Vista Lounge
  • Wheelhouse Bar

Deck 6

  • Boutiques
  • Venetian Dining Room
  • Interior Staterooms
  • Oceanview Staterooms

Deck 5

  • Florentine Dining Room
  • Grand Plaza
  • La Patisserie
  • Interior Staterooms
  • Oceanview Staterooms

Deck 4

  • Medical Centre

The Princess chefs are true culinary artists who insist on serving the very finest cuisine - and it shows. The entire fleet has been inducted into the prestigious Chaîne des Rôtisseurs 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 Dining- Venetian Dining Room & Floretine Dining Room

The Venetian Dining Room is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Waiter served breakfast and lunch are both open seating with breakfast served from around 6.30 to 9am and offering a choice of continental and cooked options, whilst lunch is served on sea days from around 12 to 1.30pm.

Afternoon tea is also served in the Venetian Dining Room from 3.30 to 4.30pm again with waiter service offering finger sandwiches, cakes and pastries along with beverages.

Traditional seating dinner with a choice of either early seating-5.45pm or late seating-7.45pm offers a choice of a set menu of signature pasta dishes, Caesar salad, chicken, beef, salmon and lotus spa healthy eating options or a changing menu comprising of four courses of appetisers, soups and salads, main courses and desserts.

The Florentine Dining room is open for dinner with two seatings.

The menu in both restaurants offers the same dishes with just the décor of the two rooms varying.

The menu comprises of set options on one side including signature pasta dishes, salmon, chicken, beef and lotus spa healthy eating options whilst the other side changes and consists of appetisers, soups and salads, main courses and desserts

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Cuisine: Classic

Sterling Steakhouse

The Sterling Steakhouse, recently voted one of the "Best Cruise Ship Steakhouses" by USA Today, showcases prime cuts of Sterling Silver grain-fed beef presented to passengers on a silver presentation tray. Passengers are treated to a traditional American Steakhouse experience with special table settings, decorative linens, signature cutlery and table lanterns.

  • Experience: Cover
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

Ultimate Balcony Dining

Stay in for dinner and enjoy the Ultimate Balcony Dining Experience, delivered right to the comfort of your own balcony.

  • Experience: Cover
  • Cuisine: Room

Horizon Court

Get a quick and satisfying bite whenever you like at our Casual Dining eateries, or get take-out and dine by the pool.

  • Experience: Snacks
  • Cuisine: Buffet

Casual Eating

Get a quick and satisfying bite whenever you like at our Casual Dining eateries, or get take-out and dine by the pool.

Balcony Grill– The Balcony Grill overlooks the pool deck and offers an array of burgers, hot dogs, kebabs and pies amongst other choices.

La Scala – A perennial Princess passenger favorite, here they serve up freshly made Italian-style pizza by the slice, featuring classic flavours and a daily special.

Sundaes Ice cream bar – Passengers can enjoy a refreshing soft-serve cone complete with dipping sauces and sprinkles or splurge on other ice cream treats.

  • Experience: Snacks
  • Cuisine: Fast

Chef's Table

You can choose to dine at the Chef's Table with a private dining experience amidst a softly-lit curtain that encloses your extravagant table.

  • Experience: Cover
  • Cuisine: Classic

La Pattisiere

Pastries, hot desserts, flambés and coffee bar are open all day on one of the largest pastry shops at sea!

  • Experience: Snacks
  • Cuisine: Bakery

Afternoon Tea

A trademark British-style afternoon tea daily, complete with tablecloths, easy listening music in the background, and tea boxes for herbal and specialty teas. Passengers can enjoy freshly prepared finger sandwiches, cookies, biscuits and cakes served by white-gloved waiters in smart, formal attire.

  • Experience: Cover
  • Cuisine: British

To say the night-life on-board is entertaining is an understatement. Illuminating the stage in captivating productions, Princess Cruises 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 guests enjoy as they escape completely.


Princess Theatre

With sophisticated architectural lighting, West End-style shows are on every cruise, with more than one performance each evening allowing passengers the flexibility to see a show before or after dinner. With lively music, stunning choreography and some of the largest casts at sea.

Movies Under The Stars

Boasting a giant screen 30% larger than Princess Cruises other ships, this signature poolside venue presents first-run movies, sporting events and concerts under the night sky, accompanied by complimentary fresh-popped popcorn. The 300 square foot theatre offers a unique opportunity to enjoy a blockbuster Hollywood movie against a backdrop of twinkling stars. Personal touches include comfortable chaise lounges, complimentary popcorn, warm cookies and milk, with cosy blankets in the evenings.

Vista Lounge

A show lounge that offers comfortable seating, gracious drink service, and cutting edge lighting and sound.

Grand Casino

A range of slot machines and tables are available. If new to the casino experience, the Grand casino holds taster sessions that will teach guests how to play.

Wheelhouse Bar

Step into the Wheelhouse Bar on-board for a taste of British tradition. You'll find a menu of favourites advertised on chalkboards and displayed on counters for an authentic pub feel including fish & chips or a hearty Ploughman's Lunch.

Live piano entertainment and drinks in a club-like ambience.

Atrium Lounge and Bar

With live music, this martini-bar lounge is considered to be a highly sophisticated venue onboard.

Jammers

Every night is a different decade-themed night, playing everything from 50s music to present day hits. Karaoke nights are also held here.

Magnums

The Ship's quiet champagne bar, offering caviar, Champagne and a variety of wines.

Library

The onboard library is fully stocked with a wide range of titles, all of which can be checked out free of charge - so you might want to save your money and avoid the airport book shop.

Cyber Café

Internet access is available on all Princess vessels through the 24-hour onboard Internet Cafe and wireless network- which is available in staterooms and various public.

Use the state-of-the-art computer systems to access your web-based email account, or browse the Internet for world news, sports and stock trading. Or bring your wireless-enabled laptop and access the Internet through the improved onboard wireless service.

Shops & Boutiques

The boutiques onboard offer more than just accessories and sundries you may have left at home. Shop onboard and benefit from incredible tax-and duty-free savings off suggested U.S. retail prices on fragrances, cosmetics, jewellery and gifts, apparel and liquor.

In addition to everyday savings, they bring you special promotions throughout the cruise.

Windjammers

Windjammers, located on the Sun Deck outside the sanctuary, is another of the ship's outdoor bars.

Platinum Studio

Get a professional portrait created by the talented photographers in the Platinum Studio

The many activities on-board our ships are designed to stimulate, educate, entertain, inspire and sweat - not necessarily in that order. But, guests can be sure crew onboard will do their best to cover all the bases. From art auctions to The Sanctuary Spa, this ship is loaded with fun things to do.


Pool

The Ships' main pool and is divided into two halves and flanked by two hot tubs and the Movies Under The Stars Screen.

Sports Centre & Aerobics Studio

This ship 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.

The Aerobics studio offers a range of classes, some of which are complimentary and others such as pilates and yoga which attract a charge of around $12 per session. Both the gymnasium and the Aerobics studio are located separately within the Oasis Spa.

The Sanctuary

Leave stress at the door when you enter this blissful signature haven exclusively for adults. Perfect for that al fresco massage, feel the gentle breeze on your skin and listen to the ocean waves wash your cares away as you enjoy refreshing drinks and healthy snacks settled on a comfy lounger.

This oasis of tranquility includes all the special touches that have made The Sanctuary so popular since it was first introduced in 2006, plus a number of new features.  The Sanctuary has Cabanas for more luxurious experience, plus two Lotus Spa Cabanas offering an elegant private space for a range of spa treatments. Featuring the air of a romantic hideaway under its distinctive white canopy cover, The Sanctuary design includes strategically placed rock gardens and special topiary planting with atmospheric lighting. These elements create an inviting path leading to a new central pavilion. Passengers can relax on luxurious plush lounge chairs or circular daybeds, while Serenity Stewards provide healthy refreshments and music players with peaceful music. Space in The Sanctuary can be reserved for $20 for a half day/$40 for a full day, per person.

Adjacent to The Sanctuary, the Retreat Pool provides an exclusive area for adults to relax and rejuvenate. The Retreat Pool is open to all adults, and Retreat Pool Cabana rental is available beginning at $50 for a half day. At night, this area turns into the “Chill Lounge,” offering passengers a relaxed outdoor space to enjoy the night with drinks and music.

Oasis Spa

The Oasis Spa offers a range of facilities including a pool with two hot tubs, fitness centre, aerobics room, saunas, treatment rooms and a unisex beauty salon.

Treatments on offer range from manicures, pedicures and waxing to massages and body wraps.

The Spa is located aft of the 12th deck.

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.


Edutainment

Princess Cruises believe learning is fun. Through their exclusive partnership with the California Science Centre, their Youth Staff are trained to deliver exciting interactive science activities for kids ages 3-12. Whale watching, roller-coaster building, chemistry experiments, and squid dissection are just some of the activities that may be offered.

Also on offer is the Pete’s Pals Program as a way for Princess kids to learn more about threatened and endangered species in the areas in which Princess sails. Children participating in this program will receive a limited-edition plush animal to take home as a souvenir.

ScholarShip@Sea

Expand your mind with an array of engaging Scholarship@sea opportunities. There are up to 40 classes on every cruise. Tantalise your taste buds on the Culinary Arts course or take a Wine Tasting seminar. Discover your crafty side and create a wonderful holiday keepsake.

Fancy a little enlightenment on your holiday? Learn to navigate a cruise ship at an engaging presentation. Embrace the digital age and tackle technology at one of the

Art Collections, Galleries and Auctions

Princess Fine Arts auctions are fun, fast-paced, and offer an exciting opportunity to collect exceptional works of art. You’ll find some of the art world’s biggest stars, from Picasso, Chagall, and Rockwell to Peter Max, all represented, with hundreds of works available from contemporary art’s most popular figures.

Any purchased pieces from new collections are shipped to your door.

Princess Cruises Book Club

The Princess Cruises Book Club offers an opportunity for fascinating literary discussions among passengers. Book selections are carefully selected from a variety of sources, offering titles that appeal to many different interests.

Depending on the length of the voyage, one or more Book Club meetings will be scheduled. For those who wish to participate on their voyage but haven’t yet read the selection, multiple copies of the book will be available at the ship’s library.

Passengers ages 3 to 17 will enjoy many exciting on-board activities. The Youth Centres and Teen Lounges are staffed by experienced counsellors, who are ready to ensure the youngest cruisers stay happy all day long. There’s everything from art projects, game tables, the latest movies, pizza parties, talent shows, video games, and much more.

Children under the age of 3 are welcome to visit the Youth Centre, if accompanied and supervised by a parent at all times.


Princess Pelicans

Ages 3-7.
There’s an exciting toddler area, a mini air hockey table, great arts and crafts stations, plus a space for group activities like movie nights.Offering dance parties, movies and cartoons, along with ice cream and pizza parties, your little ones can enjoy t-shirt colouring, theme nights and getting creative with art projects.

Shockwaves

Ages 8-12.
Offering games and activities like air hockey, skeeball, and video game stations – not to mention a dedicated lounge with a giant TV and arts and crafts tables. There are plenty of exciting activities for older kids to enjoy, including kids-only dinners, movies, PS2/PS3, Wii (and all the latest games), along with scavenger hunts, talent shows and sports tournaments. California Science Centre workshops and junior chef@sea educational classes are also on offer.

Remix

Ages 13-17.
Featuring a new lounge area, perfect for meeting new friends, with skeeball, foosball, and great video games. In the teen-only exclusive lounges, junior cruisers can come and go as they please. Make new friends whilst enjoying PS2/PS3 and Wii games, football tables, sports competitions and late night movies. Take part in the shipboard Olympics, mocktail parties, DJ workshops, or check out the hot tub parties and formal dinners.

Ship Specifications

Launched:
1997
Refitted:
2015
Tonnage:
77,441
Language:
en
Length:
261m (856ft)
Width:
40m (131ft)
Speed:
21 knots
Decks:
15
Crew:
924
Cabins:
999
Occupancy:
1,998
Currency:
AUS