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  Pacific Dawn (P&O Cruises Australia)

Pacific Dawn | P&O Cruises Australia
Regal Princess in Wellington, immediately prior to being renamed to Pacific Dawn
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Pacific Dawn | P&O Cruises Australia
Pacific Dawn, Alongside, Wharf 8, Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia.
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PACIFIC DAWN FACTS

Description
The MS Pacific Dawn is a cruise ship owned and operated by P&O Cruises Australia and is the largest Australia-based cruise ship. She was originally built in 1991 as Regal Princess for Princess Cruises and was transferred to the fleet of P&O Cruises Australia. She is the first ship of the P&O Cruises Australia fleet with an all-white hull.

Destinations
Pacific Dawn operates from Australia to South Pacific destinations cruising out of Sydney with 7 - 28 day cruises to Vanuatu, Fiji and New Caledonia, and Cairns and also to Port Douglas in Australia. Some of the longer cruises visit Samoa and Tonga.

History
She was originally built in 1991 as Regal Princess for Princess Cruises and along with sister ship Crown Princess, cruised the Caribbean during the northern hemisphere winter, and cruised around Alaska during the summer months. In 2000 Regal Princess was refurbished and spent the northern hemisphere winter cruising from Australia. Regal Princess was transferred to the fleet of P&O Cruises Australia in 2007 and renamed Pacific Dawn.

Entertainment
Pacific Dawn features a large domed forward entertainment area and observation lounge, three-storey atrium foyer. Eating places include five main restaurants and pizzeria. There are 9 bars and lounges including The Bengal Bar, Promenade Bar, Show lounge, Lido Poolside Bar. Dedicated programs for children and teens are provided. For fitness fans there are two swimming pools, four whirlpool spas, gym, health spa, jogging track. Entertainment facilities include casino, nightclub, library, show lounge. Duty-free shopping, medical centre, beauty salon, hair salon and internet café are also provided.

Cabins
Pacific Dawn has 795 passenger cabins including 10 cabins suitable for wheelchair-dependent passengers. There are 440 standard outside cabins; 171 standard inside cabins, 184 outside cabins with private balcony, 36 mini-suites with private balcony, and 14 suites with private balcony.

Related Cruise Ships
  Pacific Jewel (P&O Cruises Australia)
  Pacific Sun (P&O Cruises Australia)

Ship Summary
Operator:P&O Cruises Australia
Date Completed:1991
Length:245 m
Width:32.25 m
Decks:11
Passengers:2050