Dawn Princess (Princess Cruises)


Dawn Princess is the second of three Sun-class ships ordered by Princess Cruises. She was eventually targeted to replace Pacific Princess but these plans were changed and they used Sun Princess instead. During her 2009 dry dock and refurbishment she was fitted with the popular Movies Under the Stars big screen facility on her pool deck, making her the tenth Princess Cruises’ ship to have this popular entertainment option.

She primarily operates out of ports of Australia and regularly performs circumnavigations of New Zealand and occasional cruises to Whitsundays and Vanuatu. Her popularity with Australians has led to Princess Cruises keeping her in the Australian market year after year.


Dawn Princess will be transferred to P&O Cruises Australia in May 2017 as Pacific Explorer

Ship info

Cruise Line: Princess Cruises
Status: In service
Ship size: Resort Ship
Ship class: Sun
Sister ships: None
Passengers: 1,998
Staterooms: 999
Total crew: 924
Ship length: 261.3 m
Ship beam: 32.3 m
Ship draft: 8.1 m
Tonnage: 77,741
No. of decks: 10
Elevators: 11
Service speed: 22.0 knots
Onboard currency: US Dollar
Registry port: Hamilton (Bermuda)
IMO number: 9103996
Call sign: ZCBU2

Build details

Shipyard: Fincantieri Monfalcone
Build date: 1995
Build cost: $300 million USD
Entered service: May 1997


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