Princess continues to gain ground in the Australia-New Zealand cruising market. More and more ships pass through this area, with some, like the Dawn Princess, traveling throughout the South Pacific region during the entire year. This Sun-class ship that debuted in 1997 shares many routes with the Sun Princess and features 999 cabins over 15 decks for carrying 1,990 passengers. If you’re looking to explore the land down under with Princess’ well-known accommodations like Movies Under The Stars® and the adults-only relaxation spot The Sanctuary, the Dawn Princess presents the experience you seek.
All Dawn Princess itineraries stick with Australian and New Zealand ports, with a few routes going beyond to other South Pacific regions. When it comes to traveling, cruisers have the following choices of living accommodations: • Six suites with private balconies • 32 mini-suites with private balconies • 372 balcony cabins • 193 ocean view cabins • 396 inside cabins Out of this total, 19 rooms provide wheelchair accessibility.
Princess strives to provide the finest cuisine made from the freshest ingredients on all of its ships, and the Dawn Princess is no exception. As well, dining choices reflect what passengers seek out: the traditional cruise experience, eating on your own terms, or options that range from upscale specialty to casual and around the clock. Traditional: Have standard cruise-style meals at certain scheduled times in the Florentine and Venetian Dining Rooms. Specialty: In demand with cruisers, this option focuses on local specialties and gourmet meals. Grab a bite or dine at the Sterling Steakhouse or Ultimate Balcony Dining. Casual: Choose from several meals and snacks among a vast array of casual options, including the Horizon Court Buffet, La Scala Pizzeria, a patisserie, an ice cream bar, the Balcony Grill, afternoon tea, and 24-hour room service.
What to Do Onboard
The Dawn Princess presents an array of pools and hot tubs for all ages, including The Sanctuary, the Riviera, and the Lotus, with the latter two featuring two hot tubs each. But if you prefer to stay dry, consider spending a few hours staying active at the spa and gym, the sports court, or the fitness area. Letting you get to know Australia and New Zealand is crucial, and as a result, Princess offers a range of enrichment opportunities. Listen to a lecture at Scholarship@Sea, explore the knowledge on your own in the library and writing room, or check out collections of art in the gallery. At night, entertainment encompasses several traditional cruise choices. Watch professional, large-scale productions in the Princess Theater, or see something more intimate but nonetheless enjoyable in the Vista Show Lounge. For Movies Under The Stars®, view first-run films, concerts, and sports games as you lounge by the pool. Afterward, consider seeing how well your hand does at the Grand Casino or down a few cocktails at the Wheelhouse Bar, Atrium Lounge and Bar, Jammers, or Magnums. Or if you want to get a deal before going on shore, browse through the designer merchandise in the duty-free boutique. Princess doesn’t just have adults in mind, and the Dawn Princess featured options for children between the ages of 3 and 17. As you go about your day on the ship, drop them off at the Fun Zone, Teen Center, or Splash Pool for movies, games, and more age-appropriate activities. Explore Australia and New Zealand with all the comforts and accommodations Princess has to offer. To schedule your trip, browse all itineraries through Direct Line Cruises.