Dawn Princess

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The 77,000-ton Dawn Princess is a mega-liner that is wonderfully designed to afford cruisers maximum space. Its interior, punctuated by enormous windows and a $2 million art collection, is sophisticated and elegant.

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3 NIGHT AUSTRALIA CRUISE

Dawn Princess
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Departing Date: October 4, 2014
Departing From: SYDNEY
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Ports of Call: SYDNEY | BURNIE (TASMANIA) | MELBOURNE
Interior

$499

Oceanview

$599

Balcony

$749

Suite

$949

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Itinerary: 3 NIGHT AUSTRALIA CRUISE

Itinerary
Location
Arrival
Departure
Sat Oct 4, 2014 SYDNEY -- 4:00 PM
Sun Oct 5, 2014 At Sea -- --
Mon Oct 6, 2014 BURNIE (TASMANIA) 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
Tue Oct 7, 2014 MELBOURNE 7:00 AM --

Note: Cruise itinerary is subject to change. Please verify ports and times with the cruiseline directly.

Dawn Princess Facilities / On Board Activities

Dining / Dinner Entertainment / Recreation Gratuity Policies
No. of Dinner Sittings:
2

Usual Dinner Hours:
Personal Choice, 6:30pm & 8:30pm

Special Diet:
Available upon request

Dress Code:
May vary from Cruise Casual to Formal.
Art Exhibition and Auctions
Art Gallery
Bars/Lounges/ Night Clubs - 9
Card Rooms
Casino
Disco
Library
Movie Theater/Cinema
Photo Shop and Photo Gallery
Pools - Outdoor - 4
Radio
Reading Gallery
Stereo in Cabins
Whirlpools - 5
Suites and Mini-Suites
$11.00 per passenger per day

All Other Staterooms
$10.50 per passenger per day
Services Health and Beauty Athletic/Exercise Facilities
Beauty Salon
Cruise Office
Laundry/Ironing/Dry Cleaning Service
Photo Processing
Postal Service
Shore Excursion Desk
Drug Store
Health Center w/Massage and Treatment Rooms
Medical Center
Sauna/Steam Rooms
Whirlpool Spas - 5
Aerobic and Exercise Room
Golf Simulators
Gymnasium
Sports Court

Dawn Princess Onboard Experience

Princess CruisesWhen Sun Princess floated out in 1995, it is hard to believe that at a mere 77,000 tons it was at the time the largest cruise ship in the world. It didn't take too long for that distinction to be surpassed, but in any case her beauty, especially internally, was classic enough for Princess for build three more sisters including Dawn Princess, the only other ship of this class still in the Princess fleet. Ocean Princess and Sea Princess have been relocated to Europe.


Dawn Princess Things to Do

Entertainment:
Princess CruisesThe single-story showrooms offer unobstructed views from every seat, several spaces in the back for wheelchair-users, good sound, and state-of-the-art lighting. The smaller Vista Lounge offers comfortable cabaret-style seating, while the elegant, nautical-themed Wheelhouse Bar is the perfect spot for pre- or post-dinner drinks and conversation.

Even though these ships are small by today's standards, they get an "A" for effort when it comes to the themed production shows. You won't be razzle-dazzled with pyrotechnics and laser lights, but you can walk away humming familiar show tunes or hits from your youth as you reflect upon how it used to feel to be as agile as the pas de deux dance team.

Expect a slate of individual performers such as comedians, jugglers, singers or magicians to fill in the other nights. Like most smaller ship entertainment, enjoyable for people who are not overly critical.
 
Fitness:
A great many American towns' chambers of commerce would love to get their hands on fitness facilities comparable to these three ships. Indeed, from the Princess Links computerized golf simulator, which lets you virtually play the trickiest holes at the world's most famous golf courses (for a separate charge) to a separate jogging track, there aren't many athletic activities you can't enjoy aboard.

The stunning multi-level Spa offers whirlpool, exercise equipment with personal trainer, and Steiner's salon. A splash pool on Sun Deck supplements the ships' main pool, on Riviera Deck.
 
For Kids:
Even if there are hundreds of children on board, it's likely that you will be aware of them only intermittently. Children's activities are scheduled morning, noon, and night, but parents are expected to dine with their progeny. No private babysitting is on offer, and group sitting expires at midnight. The Off Limits teen centers, for passengers 13 to 17 offer a video arcade, soft furniture, and are notably unpopular with their intended users; they seem usually to be deserted.


Dawn Princess Dining / Dinner

Cuisine:
According to the new Princess Personal Choice dining you can choose fixed seating dinners at 6:30 or 8:30 p.m. in the Regency Dining Room, or opt for making a reservation in the open seating Marquis Dining Room anytime between 5:30 and 10:00 p.m.. It matters little where ambiance and decor are concerned, both are identically furnished. The difference lies in whether you prefer the traditional cruise ship dining service of having the same team serve you for every meal, usually leading to friendlier, more interactive service as they learn to anticipate your dining preferences. The open seating option gives you the freedom to dine at the hour you choose even if it is different every night, with whom you choose. You will be seated at your own table, as at a restaurant ashore, but expect slightly less personal service than if you have the same service crew every night.

Princess has clearly improved the reputation of its food, especially in the areas of pasta and beef dishes. The Sterling Steakhouse features special cuts of Angus beef from its own celebrated brand. Passengers choose either rib-eye, New York strip, porterhouse, or filet mignon from a presentation tray, and watch -- drooling, in most cases! --- as the chef cooks it to order. Starters include chili, blooming onion, jalape?o poppers, and fresh Caesar salad, as well as the traditional baked potato or fries, sauted mushrooms, creamed spinach, and corn on the cob. The ships pizzerias make your pie to order, and chances are that it will be scrumptious. Desserts are unfortunately not always the grand finale one would expect in such surroundings. Adding insult to injury, the ice cream bar levies its own charges.
 
Restaurants:
Aside from the Personal Choice Dining in the two main dining rooms, the Venetian and Florentine Dining Rooms, for those feeling a bit more casual, there are a patisserie, a hamburger and hot dog grill, a sushi bar, and a 24-hour restaurant in the Horizon court next to the pool area. And of course there is always 24-hour room service, but with a limited menu. The pizzeria seems authentically Italian. The Grill restaurant adjacent to the pool offers casual breakfast and luncheon buffet, and is partially transformed in the evening into the Sterling Steakhouse, with decorative table linen, fine cutlery and table lanterns. (Since seating is limited to 70, reservations are encouraged. The Steakhouse charges $15.00).

A gratuity of $10.00 per person per day for dining and cabin staff is automatically applied to shipboard accounts regardless of which plan you choose. Passengers may increase or reduce this amount at their whim.
 
Service:
The staff, from all over the globe, is both wonderfully personable and attentive to detail. Boarding passengers are met at each stairwell and smilingly directed or even escorted to their cabins. Turndown service with chocolates on the pillow is provided in the evening. Charmingly, wooden deck chairs with steamer blankets are available for the asking on ships bound to or from Alaska.

For dining and stateroom personnel charge, $10 per person per day (including children) is automatically added to your stateroom account, whether or not they choose traditional or restaurant-style dining. You can talk to the ship's purser about raising or lowering this amount.

All beverage tabs automatically have a 15-percent gratuity added. In the spa and casino and with other staff, let your conscience be your guide.
 
Attire:
Seven-night cruises offer two opportunities to put on the Ritz in formal attire. Many men opt for a dark suit instead of tux while their companions prefer dressy pants to dresses. The rest of the time, think smart casual. By day, don?t even think of wearing anything other than shorts, sneakers, a polo shirt. If you want to toss in a baseball cap that's up to you, you can even turn it backwards.


Dawn Princess Ambience

Decor:
Princess CruisesYou need go no farther than the marble-floored Grand Plaza atrium, with its brass staircase, to realize that a lot of luxury awaits you. Especially when the view is accompanied by a string quartet or grand pianist expertly fingering glissandi. All in all, Dawn Princess is one of the most gorgeous vessels at sea. Combining varnished hardwoods, marble, etched glass, granite, and textured fabrics, the decor juxtaposes classic and modern influences in a way that does not take your breath away, but creates a quietly pleasurable ambiance. The ships each boast a remarkable art collection valued at nearly one million dollars.
 
Cabins:
Tastefully finished in blond wood with pastel colored spreads, cabins are divided into some 28 categories, though in fact there are fewer than 10 real-life configurations; the category distinctions actually reflect differences in location (amidships versus aft, and so on), and thus price. More than 400 cabins on each vessel boast private, if very narrow, balconies. The ships most popular staterooms have 178-square-foot balconies but only 161 square feet of living space, and thus are not for the claustrophobic. Mini-suites with two rooms are among the largest at sea: 374 sq. feet, including balcony and large marble bathroom. Closet space is at a real premium in the standard outside and inside cabins.

All that noted, there's no denying the generosity of the ships amenities package: color TV with movies and CNN; hair dryers; terrycloth robes; safes; mini-refrigerators; and beds that convert from twin to queen size. Three hundred cabins will accommodate third passengers in upper berths. Nineteen cabins on each vessel offer wheelchair accessibility.

Deck Plans: Dawn Princess

Deck Plans
Room Category Legend

AA  Suite With Balcony
AB  Mini-Suite With Balcony
AC  Mini-Suite With Balcony
BA  Balcony Stateroom
BA  Oceanview Double With Balcony
BA  Balcony Stateroom
BB  Balcony Stateroom
BB  Oceanview Double With Balcony
BB  Balcony Stateroom
BC  Balcony Stateroom
BC  Oceanview Double With Balcony
BC  Balcony Stateroom
BD  Balcony Stateroom
BD  Oceanview Double With Balcony
BD  Balcony Stateroom
BE  Balcony Stateroom
BE  Oceanview Double With Balcony
BE  Balcony Stateroom
BF  Balcony Stateroom
BF  Oceanview Double With Balcony
BF  Balcony Stateroom
C  Oceanview Deluxe
CC  Oceanview Deluxe
D  Oceanview Double
DD  Oceanview Deluxe
E  Oceanview Double
EE  Oceanview Double
F  Oceanview Double
FF  Oceanview Double
G  Oceanview Double
GG  Oceanview Double (Obstructed view)
HH  Oceanview Double
I  Interior Double
IA  Interior Stateroom
IB  Interior Stateroom
IC  Interior Stateroom
ID  Interior Stateroom
IE  Interior Stateroom
IF  Interior Stateroom
II  Interior Double
J  Interior Double
JJ  Interior Double
K  Interior Double
L  Interior Double
M  Interior Double
M4  Premium Mini-Suite With Balcony
MA  Mini-Suite With Balcony
MB  Mini-Suite With Balcony
ME  Mini-Suite With Balcony
N  Interior Double
O4  Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom
O5  Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom
O6  Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom
OC  Oceanview Stateroom
OE  Oceanview Stateroom
OF  Oceanview Stateroom
OW  Oceanview Obstructed
S2  Owner's Suite with Balcony
S3  Penthouse Suite with Balcony
S4  Penthouse Suite


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Princess Dawn Princess Deck Plans

Staterooms: Dawn Princess

Princess Cruises - Dawn Princess : Balcony Stateroom
Balcony Stateroom
Two lower beds, which make up into a queen-size bed. Sitting area with desk. Balcony. Television. Refrigerator. Spacious closet. Approximately 179 square feet including balcony.
Princess Cruises - Dawn Princess : Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom
Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom
The Premium Oceanview stateroom is features a picture window for memorable views. The Premium Oceanview stateroom is richly appointed with fine amenities.
Princess Cruises - Dawn Princess : Interior Double
Interior Double
This stateroom features two beds which make up into a queen-size bed. TV. Refrigerator. Spacious closet. 24 hour room service. Approximately 135 to 148 square feet.
Princess Cruises - Dawn Princess : Interior Stateroom
Interior Stateroom
The Interior stateroom is richly appointed with fine amenities.
Princess Cruises - Dawn Princess : Mini-Suite With Balcony
Mini-Suite With Balcony
The Mini-Suites have floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, with a queen-sized bed, walk-in closet, private bathroom with tub and shower. There is also 24 hour room service. Approximate size: 370-536 sq. ft.
Princess Cruises - Dawn Princess : Oceanview Deluxe
Oceanview Deluxe
Similar to the oceanview double, deluxe staterooms are larger with the same features in a different layout. Approximately 173 square feet.
Princess Cruises - Dawn Princess : Oceanview Double
Oceanview Double
Two lower beds, which make up into a queen-size bed. TV. Refrigerator. Spacious closet. Picture window . Approximately 135 to 155 square feet.
Princess Cruises - Dawn Princess : Oceanview Double (Obstructed view)
Oceanview Double (Obstructed view)
This stateroom features two lower beds which make up into a queen-size bed. TV. Refrigerator. Spacious closet. Picture window (categories GG-HH obstructed). Approximately 135 to 155 square feet.
Princess Cruises - Dawn Princess : Oceanview Double With Balcony
Oceanview Double With Balcony
This stateroom features floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, with two beds which can convert to a queen-sized bed; ample closet space; private bathroom with shower, as well as a living area with desk and drawer space. 24 hour room service is also available. Average size: 179 sq.
Princess Cruises - Dawn Princess : Oceanview Obstructed
Oceanview Obstructed
The Obstructed Oceanview stateroom features the same fine amenities as our Oceanview stateroom, but the view from the picture window is fully or partially obstructed.
Princess Cruises - Dawn Princess : Oceanview Stateroom
Oceanview Stateroom
The Oceanview stateroom features a picture window for memorable views. The Oceanview stateroom is richly appointed with fine amenities.
Princess Cruises - Dawn Princess : Owner's Suite with Balcony
Owner's Suite with Balcony
Premium accommodations and luxurious appointments are the signature of our expansive Suites. Suite staterooms include a spacious cabin and large balcony, along with special suite-only benefits. Suites include a separate seating area with a sofabed, walk-in closet, full bathroom and deluxe amenities.
Princess Cruises - Dawn Princess : Penthouse Suite
Penthouse Suite
Premium accommodations and luxurious appointments are the signature of our expansive Suites. Suite staterooms include a spacious cabin and large balcony, along with special suite-only benefits. Suites include a separate seating area with a sofabed, walk-in closet, full bathroom and deluxe amenities.
Princess Cruises - Dawn Princess : Penthouse Suite with Balcony
Penthouse Suite with Balcony
Premium accommodations and luxurious appointments are the signature of our expansive Suites. Suite staterooms include a spacious cabin and large balcony, along with special suite-only benefits. Suites include a separate seating area with a sofabed, walk-in closet, full bathroom and deluxe amenities.
Princess Cruises - Dawn Princess : Premium Mini-Suite With Balcony
Premium Mini-Suite With Balcony
The luxurious Premium Mini-Suite offers comfort and a separate seating area with a sofabed for sleeping a third passenger. The spacious rear-facing balcony offers spectacular wake views. The bathroom has a combination tub and shower
Princess Cruises - Dawn Princess : Suite With Balcony
Suite With Balcony
Twin beds that make up into a queen-size bed. Sitting room area with sofa bed and balcony for entertaining. Two TV's. Refrigerator. Spacious closet. Bath with two sinks and tub and shower. Approximately 538 to 695 square feet including balcony.

Other Dates: Dawn Princess

Date
Bonus
Itinerary Name
Inside From
Outside From
Select
May 18, 2014 --- 104 Night World Cruise $17199 $22999
May 18, 2014 --- 24 Night World Cruise $5999 $6999
May 18, 2014 --- 55 Night World Cruise $7979 $10900
July 12, 2014 --- 11 Night World Cruise $N/A $3640
July 12, 2014 --- 49 Night World Cruise $N/A $N/A
November 28, 2014 --- 13 Night New Zealand Cruise $1730 $2269
December 11, 2014 --- 5 Night Australia Cruise $768 $933
February 15, 2015 --- 13 Night New Zealand Cruise $1854 $2236
June 23, 2015 --- 15 Night South Pacific Cruise $2599 $3449

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