Based in Australia year-round and using only Australian currency onboard, Dawn Princess offers passengers a unique experience throughout some of the most exotic destinations in the world, including Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific. Whether you”re in the mood for the peaceful tranquility of The Sanctuary, our outdoor retreat exclusively for adults, or you”re seeking a family night out at Movies Under the Stars, Dawn Princess offers it all. And, on a ship christened by the original cast of The Love Boat, romance is always in the air.

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Ship Facts

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 Chaine des Rotisseurs 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.


This ship offers 2 dining rooms in the cruise tradition, with Traditional Dining at the same times for each meal, with attentive service provided by your own waiter throughout the cruise.

  • Florentine Dining Room
  • Venetian Dining Room


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


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.

  • Horizon Court buffet
  • La Scala Pizzeria
  • Patisserie
  • Sundaes ice cream bar
  • Balcony Grill (burgers, hot dogs, kebab and pies)
  • Afternoon tea
  • 24-hour room service


  • Passenger Capacity: 1,998 lower berths
  • Tonnage: 77,441
  • Inaugural Cruise: May 10, 1997
  • Last Refurbished: May 2015
  • Christened By: Original Cast of “The Love Boat”
  • Number of Crew: 924
  • Registry: Bermuda
  • Length: 856 feet
  • Height: 185 feet
  • Number of Decks: 15
  • Passenger Cabins: 999
  • Suites with private balconies: 6
  • Mini-suites with private balconies: 32
  • Balcony cabins: 372
  • Ocean view cabins: 193
  • Inside cabins: 396
  • Wheelchair Accessible Cabins: 19
  • Cabins with Private Balconies: 410
  • Pools: 3
  • Whirlpools Spas: 6
  • Lifeboats: 10 lifeboats, 6 tenders, 2 rescue boats
  • Builder: Fincantieri Cantieri Navali Italiani, Monfalcone, Italy