Launched: 1997 Passengers: 2,250
Registry: Bermuda Tonnage: 77,000
Crew: 900 Decks: 10

Dawn Princess

A member of Princess' Grand Class fleet, the Dawn Princess redefines the cruise vacation by offering passengers freedom from traditional cruising regimentation, creating a "what you want, when you want" atmosphere of onboard choice and flexibility.

Featuring a wrap-around Promenade Deck, this spectacular ship has more than 400 balcony staterooms to enjoy the ever-changing scenery and two spacious decks. Hot spots include two show lounges with nightly entertainment, and plenty of elegant and casual dining options from gourmet pizza to grilled steaks. Dawn Princess passengers will enjoy many of our famed Personal Choice Cruising options along with some exciting new features.

A twin to Sun Princess, Dawn Princess is imaginatively conceived and tastefully decorated. The Grand Plaza atrium is one of the most stunning lobbies afloat and is just one of the features that make this ship a Personal Choice favorite. Below are some of the features Dawn Princess has to offer.

Recommended For

Modestly affluent first-timers, frequent cruisers who want easy-paced travel, are not demanding, prefer an even balance between sea and land time, and who understand that the Love Boat was only a television show.

Activities

Fill your days with activities and do nothing the next. Take a personal enrichment class, do yoga, go duty-free shopping, or just relax with a dip in one of the pools or spas.

The many activities onboard our ships are designed to stimulate, educate, entertain, inspire and sweat - not necessarily in that order. But, you can be sure we'll do our best to cover all the bases. And from art auctions to virtual golf, this ship is loaded with fun things to do.

If you've been looking for the most ultimate of cruising experience of your dreams, you've found exactly what you're looking for and more. This vessel of your dreams consists of every activity under the sun that you can possibly want to get into. Whether you're planning on spending your time being pampered from head to toe in a Spa or participating in every deck sport that you can find, this vessel remains equip to accommodate all.

* Daily scheduled activities organized by cruise staff
* Shopping galleria with duty free shop, drug store, jewelry shop, Princess logo items
* Destination & shopping lectures and shore excursions
* Fully equipped state-of-the-art gym & aerobics room and "Cruisercise" health & fitness program
* Wrap-around Promenade Deck for jogging and walk-a-mile
* Beauty Salon with full service treatments
* Full service Oasis Spa with sauna/steam rooms and massage
* 4 outdoor pools and 5 whirlpool spas
* Deck sports including ping-pong, shuffleboard, volleyball, basketball, paddle tennis
* Princess Links golf simulator for the golf enthusiast
* Passages wood-panelled library features private reading and "books on tape" listening chairs
* Card Room with backgammon, bridge, board games, puzzles
* Photo Gallery and Photo Shop with film and developing
* The Fun Zone children center with daily activities, video arcade for teens

Dining

Dine in the manner that suits your schedule instead of cramping your style. Choose from Traditional Dining, Anytime Dining, Specialty Dining or Casual Dining.

Our Princess chefs are true culinary artists who insist on serving the very finest cuisine - and it shows. Our 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.

Prepare yourself to indulge in the most delectable cuisines and pastries that you'll ever encounter. Our ingenious well-renown chefs are highly capable of mastering your old favorites and creating possibly new favorites. No matter whether you're in the mood for a little outdoor dining or the atmosphere of indoor dining, the Dawn Princess will furnish whichever dining preference you acquire.

Traditional
This ship offers several formal dining rooms in the cruise tradition, with Traditional Fixed Seating at the same times for each meal, with attentive service provided by your own waiter throughout the cruise.

* Regency Dining Room


Anytime
Anytime Dining means you aren’t limited to eating at a fixed time or place on the ship. Instead, the choice of when and where you want to eat is flexible, based only on your stomach’s whim.

* Marquis Dining Room


Specialty
Our ships’ restaurants are always in big demand and this ship’s options are no exception, serving up exquisite local specialties and gourmet favorites. Reservations recommended. Cover charge applies.

* Sterling Steakhouse
* Ultimate Balcony Dining


Casual
Want to maximize your pool time and minimize your mealtime? Get a quick and satisfying bite whenever you like at our Casual Dining eateries, or get take-out and dine by the pool.

* 24-hour dining in the Horizon Court Virtual View
* Wine and caviar bar
* Patisserie
* Sundaes ice cream bar
* Verdi’s Pizzeria
* Trident Grill (burgers & hot dogs)
* Afternoon tea
* 24-hour room service

Entertainment

Nights are always abuzz with activity, and it's up to you to choose your pleasure - from live theater and the big screen, to plush lounges, swanky casinos and dance clubs.

Every Cruise features our award-winning production shows, most of which are written, costumed and choreographed by Princess. These exciting, lavish productions feature some of the largest Casts at sea, performing hits from Broadway through to the Contemporary Classics of today. Many of our vessels feature more than one Theater venue, ensuring that you have the choice of seeing a show before or after Dinner . . . . or maybe you'd rather wait until another night? No problem - it's all about choice and at Princess we understand that there are so many things to do, you need the flexibility that only Personal Choice Cruising can afford.

To say the nightlife onboard is entertaining is an understatement. Our performers are seasoned professionals and their performances are of the same caliber as what you’d see on a Broadway stage. Our theater productions, lounge acts, movies and casino venues are just some of the fun onboard.

Theaters
This ship’s theater venues are designed with great acoustics, the best seats in the house, and stellar acts. The movies shown are all first-run feature-length films.

* Princess Theater
* Vista Show Lounge


Hot Spots
Our ship’s Hot Spots are just that — sizzling! They vary depending upon the ship and feature dazzling casinos, our Movies Under The Stars outdoor theater, night clubs, dance floors and more.

* Grand Casino


Lounges
Whether you’re in the mood for a cozy space to sip cocktails with someone special or a swanky place to savor a cigar and make new friends, Princess ships provide it all.

* Wheelhouse Bar
* Atrium Lounge and Bar
* Shooting Stars
* Rendez-vous


Under 18
A Princess Cruise means fun for the entire family - with activities for kids to keep them happy and special teen programs to get them involved too.

With Princess, young kids and teens have their own kind of fun - and their own place to hang out. Our youth and teen centers are fully equipped with everything from the latest video games and movies, to arts and crafts, fooseball tables, board games and jukeboxes. And for the littlest ones, activities like kids' karaoke, pizza parties, pajama nights and more.

Kids & Teens
This ship's activities run the age-appropriate gamut for those under 18 - from Princess Pelicans (ages 3 to 7), and Shockwaves (ages 8-12), to Remix (ages 13-17).

* The Fun Zone
* Teen Center
* Splash pool

Gratuities

During your cruise, regardless of which Princess ship you choose, you will meet staff who provide you with excellent service. Crew members often rotate to different vessels within the Princess fleet which helps to maintain our high standards on every ship. These dedicated workers reflect our philosophy that all crew on all ships are but one family who share in our success.


To simplify the tipping process for our guests, a discretionary gratuity of $12 per person for mini-suites and suites, and $11.50 per guest in all other staterooms per day (including children) will be automatically added to your shipboard account on a daily basis. This gratuity will be shared amongst those staff who help provide and support your cruise experience, including all waitstaff, stateroom stewards, buffet stewards, and housekeeping staff across the fleet.

For all sailings departing on or after January 1, 2016, the price of the gratuities will be as follows:


  • Inside, Oceanview & Balcony: $12.95 per person per day.

  • Mini-Suite & Suite: $13.95 per person per day


A 15% gratuity is added to bar charges, dining room wine accounts, and Lotus Spa® services. This is shared amongst the beverage staff, their support staff and Lotus Spa® personnel.

Casino dealers and youth staff do not share in these gratuities. We know you will find these services onboard exemplary.

Please note gratuities will be deemed undisputed unless a request to modify is received prior to disembarking the ship.


All policies are subject to change at the discretion of the cruise line. (10-12-15)   

Dress

Princess cruises recommend stylish, casual sports wear for during the day. For dining, Princess designates dress codes as either “Smart casual” or formal.

Note: Dress Codes are subject to change. Updated June 21, 2010

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