This Australian-based, Sun-Class ship ventures to the world’s most captivating destinations, and holds nearly 2,000 passengers.
Dawn Princess explores the likes of the South Pacific, Hawaii, and of course Australasia. Back when she set sail in 1997, she was considered a large ship. Now considered mid-sized, and with upholstery upgrades, passengers will appreciate a more intimate setting – the ship was christened by the original cast of the Love Boat.
Australian dollars are used on board, and the native entertainers, TV shows and sports games all contribute to an experience down under that will either culturally enlighten, or make you feel very much at home.
Enjoy traditional, speciality or casual dining options on this cruise, with culinary artists available for all your gastronomic needs, including a 24-hour patisserie serving pastries and paninis.
Through the day, Horizon Court buffet is the perfect environment for getting your morning meals when you want. Eat in or take your food to eat by the pool. The options are all there. La Scala Pizzeria and Balcony Grill serves up favourites the whole family can enjoy, such as burgers, hot dogs and pizza. You’re on holiday, so Sundaes Ice Cream Bar is ready when you are if you or the kids want to enjoy an ice cream by the pool.
At night, experience the classic cruising experience with traditional dining options in the Florentine or Venetian Dining Room. There will be set meal times, and you will get to know other cruisers, sharing stories of your time on board. Smart-casual attire is recommended. Try remembering your waiters name – he will be looking after you for the whole trip.
Treat yourself to some exceptional Australian gourmet favourites. Reservations are definitely recommended at Sterling Steakhouse, which will be serving up the juiciest steaks you may ever taste on board a cruise ship. Alternatively, if you desire exclusive service for an extra-special romantic evening, enquire about Ultimate Balcony Dining.
A huge variety of on board activities and shows, the innovative Movies Under The Stars, and peaceful on board retreats contribute to the entertainment value of Island Princess.
Movies Under The Stars is an innovative concept allowing guests to enjoy top films and shows outside on the decking. Head down at night time for a particularly romantic experience – blankets and popcorn will be provided.
Visit Princess Theater or Vista Show Lounge for some top notch Australian entertainers who will make you forget you’re even on a ship. Afterwards, why not test your luck at the Grand Casino, followed by an evening of drinking and chatting in one of the many lounges, such as Wheelhouse Bar or Atrium. For those with extra energy, head down to Jammers Nightclub and dance the night away to classic and modern anthems.
If relaxation is more your kind of thing though, Lotus Spa will create the ambience perfectly accompanied by your exotic surroundings. There is the adults-only Sanctuary to lay back and relax in. Got kids on board? The Kid’s and Teen’s Centers will keep them occupied throughout the trip.
There is also the opportunity to learn new skills with the abundance of on board activities, which range from ceramics to dance classes. The art gallery is famed for its world-class pieces, whilst the many boutiques have a wide-range of duty-free designer clothing and gifts.