Princess Cruises announced that in May Dawn Princess would cruise out of dry dock offering Australia’s 1st beer and wine festival at sea and a new whisky menu. 

The Beer & Wine Garden Festival experience at sea is part of the multi-million refurbishment of the Australian-based superliner in Singapore, May 11-24. To be held twice during every sailing of more than 7 days, the new offering will transform the top deck into a lively mini festival with live music, regional beers and wines.

Dawn Princess will also boast a renovated Wheelhouse Bar with a comprehensive menu of 56 whiskies including 5 local tipples: Hellyers Road and Larks Single Malt from Tasmania, Limeburners Single Malt from Western Australia, Bakery Hill’s Double Wood and Classic whisky, Melbourne.

In a nod to the love of good coffee of Australians, a new Italian café Amuleto will be added to Horizon Court Buffet, called already the World Fresh Marketplace, to offer a new range of cuisines from destinations the line visits, such as Brazilian, Asian and Mexican street food.

Meanwhile the Lotus Spa will receive a renovated reception area, an upgraded sauna and new treatment rooms. As part of the revitalisation, the spa menu will offer 3 New Zealand-inspired treatments including a Rotorua Mud Ritual, Healing Kawakawa Massage and Manuka Honey Hand & Foot Ritual.

Cruisers can look forward to seeing some of the Princess' new initiatives with Discovery at Sea and Animal Planet introduced down under, including top deck guided star gazing.

The first chance to experience the new Dawn Princess onboard offerings will be on a 12-night voyage to Fremantle departing from Singapore May 25, with calls in Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand. Fares start from $950 per person, double occupancy.