Pacific Dawn

Pacific Dawn cruise ship
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Cruise line
P&O Cruises

Current itinerary:
7 days, Pacific Island Hopper
13 Feb, 2016 - 20 Feb, 2016

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Pacific Dawn Review and Specifications

Special features

Passengers Capacity1990
Crew Capacity650
Passengers space ratio34
Passenger decks11
RestaurantsYes
SpaYes
CasinoYes
Bars and Lounges9

Technical Specifications

BuilderFINCANTIERI, TRIESTE ITALY
IMO number8521232
Year built1991
Speed19.5
Flagflag United Kingdom
Length244.96
Draught8.2
Tonnage70285
Pacific Dawn deck plans deck icon

Review of Pacific Dawn

Launched in 1991 as Regal Princess, Pacific Dawn is one of the PO Australia cruise ships. The Dawn ship cost US $277 million to build and was last refurbished in 2015.

History - construction & ownership

P&O Cruises is based at Carnival House in Southampton, UK, operated by Carnival UK and owned by Carnival Corp. & plc. This British-American cruise line was originally a constituent of Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company. P and O Cruises is the world's oldest cruise line, having operated the first passenger ships in early 19th century. It is sister company of P&O Cruises Australia. P and O Cruises was de-merged from P&O group in 2000, and became a subsidiary of P&O Princess Cruises, which in 2003 merged with Carnival Corp. to form Carnival Corp. & plc. PO Cruises currently operates eight ships with a total guest capacity of 14,970 and 5% market share of worldwide cruise lines. Its most recent ship, mv Britannia, joined the fleet in March 2015.

The 70,285-ton, 1,990-passenger cruise ship Pacific Dawn was designed by Renzo Piano (Italian architect). The vessel is good looking and pleasure for the eyes. Interesting thing about Dawn is the connection of the cabins (ideal for families). Anyone can enjoy the enormous LED Screen, MIX coctail bar and themed venues like the pub and the Orient. The main restaurant has been designed into the Waterfront, new furnishings delivered for the Marquee Theatre, and all of the suites refurbished. Definitely all guests will remember The Dome, enormous public area for great live entertainment, shows and music events.

Cruise itinerary program

Pacific Dawn itinerary program is based on Australia cruises from Brisbane, including roundtrip “South Pacific Islands” voyages to Fiji, Vanuatu, Santo, New Caledonia; “cruises to nowhere” and short breaks; Queensland cruises to the Great Barrier Reef.

Pacific Dawn

Cabins

Most Pacific Dawn staterooms are 190-sq.foot Oceanview rooms (436). Of all Pacific Dawn cabins, nearly 25% have a private balcony. There are a total of 798 staterooms in 27 categories. The largest aboard Pacific Dawn are the Suites (560 ft2).

Dining options - Food & Drinks

Sophisticated and various food is available onboard Pacific Dawn. The buffet restaurant, á la carte main dining room and The Grill give a chance to choose from. For a little fee passengers can sense the flavors of Asia with an 8 course banquet at La Luna or, dine in style at celebrity chef restaurant Salt grill by Luke Mangan. Back by popular demand are favourites, such as the exclusive 14-seat Chef's Table. The Waterfront Restaurant, ship's main dining room, continues to serve classic Australian dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner in a stylish setting.

Follows the complete list of Pacific Dawn restaurants and food bars.

  • Waterfront Restaurant (open-seating dining room; each of all three dining rooms on Pacific Dawn is operated with “Your Choice Dining” (a la carte) menus for breakfast and lunch, and offers a 4-course dinner menu. Tables seat up to 10 guests. Dining times vary according to sea/port days)
  • The Luna room (Asian-cusine banquets; features Japanese and Thai specialties)
  • Salt Grill (reservations-only specialty restaurant via partnership with Australian celebrity chef Luke Mangan)
  • The Pantry (self service buffet restaurant with an open-air terrace)
  • Chef’s Table (in the Wine Room; specialty dining venue with gourmet private dining and tour of the galley)
  • New Zealand Natural (ice cream bar).

Entertainment options - Fun & Sport

Daytime activities range from whiskey tastings and martini mixology classes to quilling and salsa dance classes. Passengers can find karaoke, bingo and trivia almost every day. The daily itinerary on sea days is packed with activities. The big-screen on the pool deck proved to be a big hit, and is largely used for broadcasting full-length concerts, live sports and movies. Major international sporting events are also shown (such as the FIFA World Cup). Evening entertainment is standard cruise ship fare with a mix of guest entertainers and Broadway-style production shows. For kids, innovative activity clubs include Turtle Cove (ages 3-6-yo), Shark Shack (ages 7-10-yo) and HQ for teens. Adults can relax in the child-free Oasis on ship's top deck, while all ages enjoy the swimming pool on Lido deck and the adventures of P&OEdge program, held all over Dawn, with a climbing course on the funnel and a zip line across the top deck.

Pacific Dawn entertainment

Follows the complete list of Pacific Dawn lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • Pacific Dawn Atrium (3-decks central open floor area and social hub)
  • Charlie’s Bar; The Orient bar (English pub); Promenade Bar; MIX (specialty cocktails bar); The Cafe; Lido Pool Bar
  • Essentials Store; Tax & Duty Free Shops; PANDORA shop (jewelry); Aqua Hut (snorkeling equipment)
  • The Marquee Theatre (2-decks, featuring large scale shows, magic and comedy acts; during the day, the theatre hosts Jackpot bingo games, trivia quizzes)
  • Wine Room (boutique winery)
  • The Big Screen (outdoor LED screen for movies, show programs, sports games)
  • The Dome (indoor observation lounge with floor-ceiling windows, large dance floor and a full service bar; transforms into a disco nightclub in the evenings)
  • Players Bar & Casino
  • Expressions Studio (Photo Gallery & Shop); Art Gallery; The Library; Internet Cafe
  • The Oasis (adults-only relaxation complex)
  • Aqua HealthSpaFitness (Wellness Centre with Day Spa, Thermal Suites, Fitness Centre with a separate room for classes, Massage Rooms, Aqua Beauty Salon)
  • Teen- and Kids club lounges (offering complimentary activities by P&O youth programme: 
  • “Turtle Cove”; 
  • “Shark Shack”; 
  • “HQ” lounge; “HQ+” teen lounge)
  • P&OEdge Adventure Park experience (“high adrenalin” program with 20 different activities, such as climbing, jumping, racing, flying on ropes)
  • Jogging Track; Traditional deck games area (Deck Chess, Deck Quoits, Shufflleboard); Sports Court (basketball, volleyball, tennis); Table Tennis; Golf Nets.

Source: CruiseShipDeckPlan.com


Pacific Dawn Itineraries 2016

The below listed Pacific Dawn cruise prices on 2016 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest P&O Cruises fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure Itinerary ports Prices
13 February
7-days round-trip Pacific Island Hopper
Departing from Brisbane - 13 Feb, 02:00 pm

Noumea - 15 Feb, 03:00 pm - 15 Feb, 10:00 pm

Lifou Isle - 16 Feb, 08:00 am - 16 Feb, 05:00 pm

Port Vila Harbour - 17 Feb, 08:00 am - 17 Feb, 05:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 20 Feb, 06:00 am

20 February
7-days round-trip Barrier Reef Discovery
Departing from Brisbane - 20 Feb, 02:00 pm

Airlie Beach - 22 Feb, 07:00 am - 22 Feb, 04:00 pm

Yorky's, Australia - 23 Feb, 09:00 am - 23 Feb, 06:30 pm

Port Douglas - 24 Feb, 08:00 am - 24 Feb, 06:00 pm

Willis Island, Australia - 25 Feb, 09:00 am - 25 Feb, 10:00 am

Arriving in Brisbane - 27 Feb, 06:00 am

27 February
7-days round-trip Pacific Island Hopper
Departing from Brisbane - 27 Feb, 02:00 pm

Noumea - 29 Feb, 03:00 pm - 29 Feb, 10:00 pm

Lifou Isle - 01 Mar, 08:00 am - 01 Mar, 05:00 pm

Port Vila Harbour - 02 Mar, 08:00 am - 02 Mar, 05:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 05 Mar, 06:00 am

05 March
3-days round-trip Comedy
Departing from Brisbane - 05 Mar, 04:00 pm

Moreton Island - 07 Mar, 08:00 am - 07 Mar, 08:30 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 08 Mar, 06:00 am

08 March
4-days round-trip Moreton Island
Departing from Brisbane - 08 Mar, 04:00 pm

Moreton Island - 11 Mar, 08:00 am - 11 Mar, 08:30 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 12 Mar, 06:00 am

12 March
7-days round-trip Pacific Island Hopper Cruise
Departing from Brisbane - 12 Mar, 02:00 pm

Noumea - 14 Mar, 03:00 pm - 14 Mar, 11:00 pm

Lifou Isle - 15 Mar, 09:00 am - 15 Mar, 05:00 pm

Port Vila Harbour - 16 Mar, 08:00 am - 16 Mar, 05:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 19 Mar, 06:00 am

19 March
7-days round-trip Pacific Island Hopper
Departing from Brisbane - 19 Mar, 02:00 pm

Noumea - 21 Mar, 03:00 pm - 21 Mar, 10:00 pm

Lifou Isle - 22 Mar, 08:00 am - 22 Mar, 05:00 pm

Port Vila Harbour - 23 Mar, 08:00 am - 23 Mar, 05:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 26 Mar, 06:00 am

26 March
7-days round-trip Barrier Reef Discovery
Departing from Brisbane - 26 Mar, 02:00 pm

Airlie Beach - 28 Mar, 07:00 am - 28 Mar, 04:00 pm

Yorky's, Australia - 29 Mar, 09:00 am - 29 Mar, 06:30 pm

Port Douglas - 30 Mar, 08:00 am - 30 Mar, 06:00 pm

Willis Island, Australia - 31 Mar, 09:00 am - 31 Mar, 10:00 am

Arriving in Brisbane - 02 Apr, 06:00 am

02 April
7-days round-trip Pacific Island Hopper
Departing from Brisbane - 02 Apr, 02:00 pm

Noumea - 04 Apr, 03:00 pm - 04 Apr, 10:00 pm

Lifou Isle - 05 Apr, 08:00 am - 05 Apr, 05:00 pm

Port Vila Harbour - 06 Apr, 08:00 am - 06 Apr, 05:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 09 Apr, 06:00 am

09 April
7-days round-trip Pacific Island Hopper
Departing from Brisbane - 09 Apr, 02:00 pm

Noumea - 11 Apr, 03:00 pm - 11 Apr, 10:00 pm

Lifou Isle - 12 Apr, 08:00 am - 12 Apr, 05:00 pm

Port Vila Harbour - 13 Apr, 08:00 am - 13 Apr, 05:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 16 Apr, 06:00 am

16 April
12-days round-trip Fiji Adventure
Departing from Brisbane - 16 Apr, 02:00 pm

Isle of Pines - 19 Apr, 07:00 am - 19 Apr, 03:00 pm

Suva/Fiji - 21 Apr, 10:00 am - 21 Apr, 06:00 pm

Port Denarau - 22 Apr, 07:00 am - 22 Apr, 05:00 pm

Port Vila Harbour - 24 Apr, 08:00 am - 24 Apr, 06:00 pm

Pentecost Island, Vanuatu - 25 Apr, 07:00 am - 25 Apr, 04:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 28 Apr, 08:00 am

28 April
9-days round-trip Melanesian Discovery
Departing from Brisbane - 28 Apr, 04:00 pm

Lifou Isle - 01 May, 08:00 am - 01 May, 05:00 pm

Port Vila Harbour - 02 May, 08:00 am - 02 May, 06:00 pm

Mystery Island - 03 May, 08:00 am - 03 May, 05:00 pm

Isle of Pines - 04 May, 08:00 am - 04 May, 05:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 07 May, 06:00 am

07 May
7-days round-trip Pacific Island Hopper
Departing from Brisbane - 07 May, 02:00 pm

Noumea - 09 May, 03:00 pm - 09 May, 10:00 pm

Lifou Isle - 10 May, 08:00 am - 10 May, 05:00 pm

Port Vila Harbour - 11 May, 08:00 am - 11 May, 05:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 14 May, 06:00 am

14 May
7-days round-trip Pacific Island Hopper
Departing from Brisbane - 14 May, 02:00 pm

Noumea - 16 May, 03:00 pm - 16 May, 10:00 pm

Lifou Isle - 17 May, 08:00 am - 17 May, 05:00 pm

Port Vila Harbour - 18 May, 08:00 am - 18 May, 05:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 21 May, 06:00 am

21 May
3-days round-trip Comedy
Departing from Brisbane - 21 May, 04:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 24 May, 06:00 am

24 May
4-days round-trip Food & Wine
Departing from Brisbane - 24 May, 04:00 pm

Airlie Beach - 26 May, 07:00 am - 26 May, 05:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 28 May, 06:00 am

28 May
7-days round-trip State Of Origin
Departing from Brisbane - 28 May, 04:00 pm

Moreton Island - 29 May, 08:00 am - 29 May, 08:30 pm

Newcastle - 31 May, 08:00 am - 31 May, 04:00 pm

Sydney - 01 Jun, 08:00 am - 01 Jun, 05:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 04 Jun, 06:00 am

04 June
7-days round-trip Pacific Island Hopper
Departing from Brisbane - 04 Jun, 02:00 pm

Noumea - 06 Jun, 03:00 pm - 06 Jun, 10:00 pm

Lifou Isle - 07 Jun, 08:00 am - 07 Jun, 05:00 pm

Port Vila Harbour - 08 Jun, 08:00 am - 08 Jun, 05:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 11 Jun, 06:00 am

11 June
3-days round-trip Food & Wine
Departing from Brisbane - 11 Jun, 04:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 14 Jun, 06:00 am

14 June
11-days round-trip Pacific Explorer
Departing from Brisbane - 14 Jun, 02:00 pm

Champagne Bay - 17 Jun, 09:00 am - 17 Jun, 05:00 pm

Pentecost Island, Vanuatu - 19 Jun, 08:00 am - 19 Jun, 05:00 pm

Port Vila Harbour - 20 Jun, 08:00 am - 20 Jun, 05:00 pm

Mystery Island - 21 Jun, 08:00 am - 21 Jun, 05:00 pm

Isle of Pines - 22 Jun, 08:00 am - 22 Jun, 05:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 25 Jun, 06:00 am

25 June
7-days round-trip Barrier Reef Discovery
Departing from Brisbane - 25 Jun, 02:00 pm

Airlie Beach - 27 Jun, 07:00 am - 27 Jun, 04:00 pm

Yorky's, Australia - 28 Jun, 09:00 am - 28 Jun, 06:00 pm

Port Douglas - 29 Jun, 08:00 am - 29 Jun, 06:00 pm

Willis Island, Australia - 30 Jun, 08:30 am - 30 Jun, 10:00 am

Arriving in Brisbane - 02 Jul, 06:00 am

02 July
7-days round-trip Pacific Island Hopper
Departing from Brisbane - 02 Jul, 02:00 pm

Noumea - 04 Jul, 03:00 pm - 04 Jul, 10:00 pm

Lifou Isle - 05 Jul, 08:00 am - 05 Jul, 05:00 pm

Port Vila Harbour - 06 Jul, 08:00 am - 06 Jul, 05:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 09 Jul, 06:00 am

09 July
7-days round-trip Pacific Island Hopper
Departing from Brisbane - 09 Jul, 02:00 pm

Noumea - 11 Jul, 03:00 pm - 11 Jul, 10:00 pm

Lifou Isle - 12 Jul, 08:00 am - 12 Jul, 05:00 pm

Port Vila Harbour - 13 Jul, 08:00 am - 13 Jul, 05:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 16 Jul, 06:00 am

16 July
7-days round-trip Barrier Reef Discovery
Departing from Brisbane - 16 Jul, 02:00 pm

Airlie Beach - 18 Jul, 07:00 am - 18 Jul, 04:00 pm

Yorky's, Australia - 19 Jul, 09:00 am - 19 Jul, 06:00 pm

Port Douglas - 20 Jul, 08:00 am - 20 Jul, 06:00 pm

Willis Island, Australia - 21 Jul, 09:00 am - 21 Jul, 10:00 am

Arriving in Brisbane - 23 Jul, 06:00 am

23 July
7-days round-trip Pacific Island Hopper
Departing from Brisbane - 23 Jul, 02:00 pm

Noumea - 25 Jul, 03:00 pm - 25 Jul, 10:00 pm

Lifou Isle - 26 Jul, 08:00 am - 26 Jul, 05:00 pm

Port Vila Harbour - 27 Jul, 08:00 am - 27 Jul, 05:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 30 Jul, 06:00 am

30 July
7-days round-trip Pacific Island Hopper
Departing from Brisbane - 30 Jul, 02:00 pm

Noumea - 01 Aug, 03:00 pm - 01 Aug, 10:00 pm

Lifou Isle - 02 Aug, 08:00 am - 02 Aug, 05:00 pm

Port Vila Harbour - 03 Aug, 08:00 am - 03 Aug, 05:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 06 Aug, 06:00 am

06 August
7-days round-trip Pacific Island Hopper
Departing from Brisbane - 06 Aug, 02:00 pm

Noumea - 08 Aug, 03:00 pm - 08 Aug, 10:00 pm

Lifou Isle - 09 Aug, 08:00 am - 09 Aug, 05:00 pm

Port Vila Harbour - 10 Aug, 08:00 am - 10 Aug, 05:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 13 Aug, 06:00 am

13 August
3-days round-trip Comedy
Departing from Brisbane - 13 Aug, 04:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 16 Aug, 06:00 am

16 August
11-days round-trip Pacific Explorer
Departing from Brisbane - 16 Aug, 02:00 pm

Noumea - 19 Aug, 08:00 am - 19 Aug, 05:30 pm

Isle of Pines - 20 Aug, 08:00 am - 20 Aug, 05:00 pm

Mystery Island - 21 Aug, 08:00 am - 21 Aug, 05:00 pm

Port Vila Harbour - 22 Aug, 08:00 am - 22 Aug, 05:00 pm

Champagne Bay - 23 Aug, 08:00 am - 23 Aug, 03:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 27 Aug, 06:00 am

27 August
7-days round-trip Pacific Island Hopper
Departing from Brisbane - 27 Aug, 02:00 pm

Noumea - 29 Aug, 03:00 pm - 29 Aug, 10:00 pm

Lifou Isle - 30 Aug, 08:00 am - 30 Aug, 05:00 pm

Port Vila Harbour - 31 Aug, 08:00 am - 31 Aug, 05:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 03 Sep, 06:00 am

03 September
7-days round-trip Pacific Island Hopper
Departing from Brisbane - 03 Sep, 02:00 pm

Noumea - 05 Sep, 03:00 pm - 05 Sep, 10:00 pm

Lifou Isle - 06 Sep, 08:00 am - 06 Sep, 05:00 pm

Port Vila Harbour - 07 Sep, 08:00 am - 07 Sep, 05:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 10 Sep, 06:00 am

10 September
3-days round-trip Food & Wine
Departing from Brisbane - 10 Sep, 04:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 13 Sep, 06:00 am

13 September
4-days round-trip Whitsundays
Departing from Brisbane - 13 Sep, 04:00 pm

Airlie Beach - 15 Sep, 07:00 am - 15 Sep, 05:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 17 Sep, 06:00 am

17 September
7-days round-trip Pacific Island Hopper
Departing from Brisbane - 17 Sep, 02:00 pm

Noumea - 19 Sep, 03:00 pm - 19 Sep, 10:00 pm

Lifou Isle - 20 Sep, 08:00 am - 20 Sep, 05:00 pm

Port Vila Harbour - 21 Sep, 08:00 am - 21 Sep, 05:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 24 Sep, 06:00 am

24 September
7-days round-trip Barrier Reef Discovery
Departing from Brisbane - 24 Sep, 02:00 pm

Airlie Beach - 26 Sep, 07:00 am - 26 Sep, 04:00 pm

Yorky's, Australia - 27 Sep, 09:00 am - 27 Sep, 06:30 pm

Port Douglas - 28 Sep, 08:00 am - 28 Sep, 06:00 pm

Willis Island, Australia - 29 Sep, 10:00 am - 29 Sep, 11:00 am

Arriving in Brisbane - 01 Oct, 06:00 am

01 October
7-days round-trip Pacific Island Hopper
Departing from Brisbane - 01 Oct, 02:00 pm

Noumea - 03 Oct, 03:00 pm - 03 Oct, 10:00 pm

Lifou Isle - 04 Oct, 08:00 am - 04 Oct, 05:00 pm

Port Vila Harbour - 05 Oct, 08:00 am - 05 Oct, 05:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 08 Oct, 06:00 am

08 October
4-days round-trip Whitsundays
Departing from Brisbane - 08 Oct, 04:00 pm

Airlie Beach - 10 Oct, 07:00 am - 10 Oct, 05:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 12 Oct, 06:00 am

12 October
10-days round-trip Vanuatu Explorer
Departing from Brisbane - 12 Oct, 02:00 pm

Champagne Bay - 15 Oct, 09:00 am - 15 Oct, 05:00 pm

Port Vila Harbour - 16 Oct, 08:00 am - 16 Oct, 06:00 pm

Mystery Island - 17 Oct, 08:00 am - 17 Oct, 05:00 pm

Lifou Isle - 18 Oct, 08:00 am - 18 Oct, 05:00 pm

Noumea - 19 Oct, 08:00 am - 19 Oct, 05:30 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 22 Oct, 06:00 am

22 October
7-days round-trip Pacific Island Hopper
Departing from Brisbane - 22 Oct, 02:00 pm

Noumea - 24 Oct, 03:00 pm - 24 Oct, 10:00 pm

Lifou Isle - 25 Oct, 08:00 am - 25 Oct, 05:00 pm

Port Vila Harbour - 26 Oct, 08:00 am - 26 Oct, 05:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 29 Oct, 06:00 am

29 October
7-days round-trip Melbourne Cup
Departing from Brisbane - 29 Oct, 02:00 pm

Melbourne - 01 Nov, 08:00 am - 01 Nov, 04:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 05 Nov, 07:00 am

05 November
7-days round-trip Pacific Island Hopper
Departing from Brisbane - 05 Nov, 03:00 pm

Noumea - 07 Nov, 03:00 pm - 07 Nov, 10:00 pm

Lifou Isle - 08 Nov, 08:00 am - 08 Nov, 05:00 pm

Port Vila Harbour - 09 Nov, 08:00 am - 09 Nov, 05:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 12 Nov, 06:00 am

12 November
7-days round-trip Barrier Reef Discovery
Departing from Brisbane - 12 Nov, 02:00 pm

Airlie Beach - 14 Nov, 07:00 am - 14 Nov, 04:00 pm

Yorky's, Australia - 15 Nov, 09:00 am - 15 Nov, 06:30 pm

Port Douglas - 16 Nov, 08:00 am - 16 Nov, 06:00 pm

Willis Island, Australia - 17 Nov, 09:00 am - 17 Nov, 10:00 am

Arriving in Brisbane - 19 Nov, 06:00 am

19 November
7-days round-trip Pacific Island Hopper Cruise
Departing from Brisbane - 19 Nov, 02:00 pm

Noumea - 21 Nov, 03:00 pm - 21 Nov, 11:00 pm

Lifou Isle - 22 Nov, 09:00 am - 22 Nov, 05:00 pm

Port Vila Harbour - 23 Nov, 08:00 am - 23 Nov, 05:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 26 Nov, 06:00 am

26 November
3-days round-trip Music - Rock
Departing from Brisbane - 26 Nov, 04:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 29 Nov, 06:00 am

29 November
4-days round-trip Whitsundays
Departing from Brisbane - 29 Nov, 04:00 pm

Airlie Beach - 01 Dec, 07:00 am - 01 Dec, 05:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 03 Dec, 06:00 am

03 December
7-days round-trip Pacific Island Hopper
Departing from Brisbane - 03 Dec, 02:00 pm

Noumea - 05 Dec, 03:00 pm - 05 Dec, 10:00 pm

Lifou Isle - 06 Dec, 08:00 am - 06 Dec, 05:00 pm

Port Vila Harbour - 07 Dec, 08:00 am - 07 Dec, 05:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 10 Dec, 06:00 am

10 December
7-days round-trip Barrier Reef Discovery
Departing from Brisbane - 10 Dec, 02:00 pm

Airlie Beach - 12 Dec, 07:00 am - 12 Dec, 04:00 pm

Yorky's, Australia - 13 Dec, 09:00 am - 13 Dec, 06:30 pm

Port Douglas - 14 Dec, 08:00 am - 14 Dec, 06:00 pm

Willis Island, Australia - 15 Dec, 09:00 am - 15 Dec, 10:00 am

Arriving in Brisbane - 17 Dec, 06:00 am

17 December
3-days round-trip Food & Wine
Departing from Brisbane - 17 Dec, 04:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 20 Dec, 06:00 am

20 December
7-days round-trip Christmas
Departing from Brisbane - 20 Dec, 02:00 pm

Noumea - 22 Dec, 03:00 pm - 22 Dec, 10:00 pm

Lifou Isle - 23 Dec, 08:00 am - 23 Dec, 05:00 pm

Port Vila Harbour - 24 Dec, 08:00 am - 24 Dec, 05:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 27 Dec, 06:00 am

27 December
11-days round-trip New Years
Departing from Brisbane - 27 Dec, 02:00 pm

Port Vila Harbour - 30 Dec, 08:00 am - 30 Dec, 06:00 pm

Port Denarau - 01 Jan, 08:00 am - 01 Jan, 06:30 pm

Suva/Fiji - 02 Jan, 08:00 am - 02 Jan, 06:00 pm

Mare Island - 04 Jan, 08:00 am - 04 Jan, 05:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 07 Jan, 06:00 am

Pacific Dawn Itineraries 2017

The below listed Pacific Dawn cruise prices on 2017 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest P&O Cruises fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure Itinerary ports Prices
07 January
7-days round-trip Pacific Island Hopper
Departing from Brisbane - 07 Jan, 02:00 pm

Noumea - 09 Jan, 03:00 pm - 09 Jan, 10:00 pm

Lifou Isle - 10 Jan, 08:00 am - 10 Jan, 05:00 pm

Port Vila Harbour - 11 Jan, 08:00 am - 11 Jan, 05:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 14 Jan, 06:00 am

14 January
7-days round-trip Pacific Island Hopper
Departing from Brisbane - 14 Jan, 02:00 pm

Noumea - 16 Jan, 03:00 pm - 16 Jan, 10:00 pm

Lifou Isle - 17 Jan, 08:00 am - 17 Jan, 05:00 pm

Port Vila Harbour - 18 Jan, 08:00 am - 18 Jan, 05:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 21 Jan, 06:00 am

21 January
3-days round-trip Music - Rock
Departing from Brisbane - 21 Jan, 04:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 24 Jan, 06:00 am

24 January
4-days round-trip Australia Day
Departing from Brisbane - 24 Jan, 02:00 pm

Sydney - 26 Jan, 07:00 am - 26 Jan, 07:30 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 28 Jan, 06:00 am

28 January
7-days round-trip Pacific Island Hopper
Departing from Brisbane - 28 Jan, 02:00 pm

Noumea - 30 Jan, 03:00 pm - 30 Jan, 10:00 pm

Lifou Isle - 31 Jan, 08:00 am - 31 Jan, 05:00 pm

Port Vila Harbour - 01 Feb, 08:00 am - 01 Feb, 05:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 04 Feb, 06:00 am

04 February
14-days one-way Indonesian Explorer
Departing from Brisbane - 04 Feb, 04:00 pm

Port Douglas - 07 Feb, 08:00 am - 07 Feb, 04:00 pm

Darwin - 10 Feb, 12:00 pm - 10 Feb, 08:00 pm

Dili, Timor-Leste - 12 Feb, 08:00 am - 12 Feb, 06:00 pm

Komodo Island - 14 Feb, 07:00 am - 14 Feb, 05:00 pm

Bali - 15 Feb, 08:00 am - 15 Feb, 07:00 pm

Arriving in Singapore - 18 Feb, 06:00 am

02 March
14-days one-way Indonesian Explorer
Departing from Singapore - 02 Mar, 04:00 pm

Bali - 05 Mar, 07:00 am - 05 Mar, 06:00 pm

Komodo Island - 06 Mar, 09:00 am - 06 Mar, 06:00 pm

Dili, Timor-Leste - 08 Mar, 07:00 am - 08 Mar, 06:00 pm

Darwin - 10 Mar, 07:00 am - 10 Mar, 04:00 pm

Yorky's, Australia - 13 Mar, 10:00 am - 13 Mar, 05:00 pm

Airlie Beach - 14 Mar, 09:00 am - 14 Mar, 06:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 16 Mar, 06:00 am

16 March
9-days round-trip Melanesian Discovery
Departing from Brisbane - 16 Mar, 04:00 pm

Noumea - 19 Mar, 08:00 am - 19 Mar, 05:30 pm

Lifou Isle - 20 Mar, 08:00 am - 20 Mar, 05:00 pm

Mystery Island - 21 Mar, 08:00 am - 21 Mar, 05:00 pm

Port Vila Harbour - 22 Mar, 08:00 am - 22 Mar, 05:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 25 Mar, 06:00 am

25 March
3-days round-trip Comedy
Departing from Brisbane - 25 Mar, 04:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 28 Mar, 06:00 am

28 March
4-days round-trip Whitsundays
Departing from Brisbane - 28 Mar, 04:00 pm

Airlie Beach - 30 Mar, 07:00 am - 30 Mar, 05:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 01 Apr, 06:00 am

01 April
7-days round-trip Pacific Island Hopper
Departing from Brisbane - 01 Apr, 02:00 pm

Noumea - 03 Apr, 03:00 pm - 03 Apr, 10:00 pm

Lifou Isle - 04 Apr, 08:00 am - 04 Apr, 05:00 pm

Port Vila Harbour - 05 Apr, 08:00 am - 05 Apr, 05:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 08 Apr, 06:00 am

08 April
3-days round-trip Food & Wine
Departing from Brisbane - 08 Apr, 04:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 11 Apr, 06:00 am

11 April
4-days round-trip Whitsundays
Departing from Brisbane - 11 Apr, 04:00 pm

Airlie Beach - 13 Apr, 07:00 am - 13 Apr, 05:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 15 Apr, 06:00 am

15 April
7-days round-trip Barrier Reef Discovery
Departing from Brisbane - 15 Apr, 02:00 pm

Airlie Beach - 17 Apr, 07:00 am - 17 Apr, 04:00 pm

Yorky's, Australia - 18 Apr, 09:00 am - 18 Apr, 06:30 pm

Port Douglas - 19 Apr, 08:00 am - 19 Apr, 06:00 pm

Willis Island, Australia - 20 Apr, 09:00 am - 20 Apr, 10:00 am

Arriving in Brisbane - 22 Apr, 06:00 am

22 April
3-days round-trip Comedy
Departing from Brisbane - 22 Apr, 04:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 25 Apr, 06:00 am

25 April
4-days round-trip Whitsundays
Departing from Brisbane - 25 Apr, 04:00 pm

Airlie Beach - 27 Apr, 07:00 am - 27 Apr, 05:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 29 Apr, 06:00 am

29 April
7-days round-trip Pacific Island Hopper
Departing from Brisbane - 29 Apr, 02:00 pm

Noumea - 01 May, 03:00 pm - 01 May, 10:00 pm

Lifou Isle - 02 May, 08:00 am - 02 May, 05:00 pm

Port Vila Harbour - 03 May, 08:00 am - 03 May, 05:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 06 May, 06:00 am

06 May
7-days round-trip Barrier Reef Discovery
Departing from Brisbane - 06 May, 02:00 pm

Airlie Beach - 08 May, 07:00 am - 08 May, 04:00 pm

Yorky's, Australia - 09 May, 09:00 am - 09 May, 06:30 pm

Port Douglas - 10 May, 08:00 am - 10 May, 06:00 pm

Willis Island, Australia - 11 May, 09:00 am - 11 May, 10:00 am

Arriving in Brisbane - 13 May, 06:00 am

13 May
7-days round-trip Pacific Island Hopper
Departing from Brisbane - 13 May, 02:00 pm

Noumea - 15 May, 03:00 pm - 15 May, 10:00 pm

Lifou Isle - 16 May, 08:00 am - 16 May, 05:00 pm

Port Vila Harbour - 17 May, 08:00 am - 17 May, 05:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 20 May, 06:00 am

20 May
3-days round-trip Comedy
Departing from Brisbane - 20 May, 04:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 23 May, 06:00 am

23 May
4-days round-trip Whitsundays
Departing from Brisbane - 23 May, 04:00 pm

Sydney - 25 May, 07:00 am - 25 May, 07:30 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 27 May, 06:00 am

27 May
7-days round-trip Pacific Island Hopper
Departing from Brisbane - 27 May, 02:00 pm

Noumea - 29 May, 03:00 pm - 29 May, 10:00 pm

Lifou Isle - 30 May, 08:00 am - 30 May, 05:00 pm

Port Vila Harbour - 31 May, 08:00 am - 31 May, 05:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 03 Jun, 06:00 am

03 June
7-days round-trip Pacific Island Hopper
Departing from Brisbane - 03 Jun, 02:00 pm

Noumea - 05 Jun, 03:00 pm - 05 Jun, 10:00 pm

Lifou Isle - 06 Jun, 08:00 am - 06 Jun, 05:00 pm

Port Vila Harbour - 07 Jun, 08:00 am - 07 Jun, 05:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 10 Jun, 06:00 am

10 June
3-days round-trip Food & Wine
Departing from Brisbane - 10 Jun, 04:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 13 Jun, 06:00 am

13 June
11-days round-trip Pacific Explorer
Departing from Brisbane - 13 Jun, 02:00 pm

Champagne Bay - 16 Jun, 09:00 am - 17 Jun, 05:00 pm

Pentecost Island, Vanuatu - 18 Jun, 08:00 am - 18 Jun, 05:00 pm

Port Vila Harbour - 19 Jun, 08:00 am - 19 Jun, 05:00 pm

Mystery Island - 20 Jun, 08:00 am - 20 Jun, 05:00 pm

Noumea - 21 Jun, 08:00 am - 21 Jun, 05:30 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 24 Jun, 06:00 am

24 June
7-days round-trip Pacific Island Hopper
Departing from Brisbane - 24 Jun, 02:00 pm

Noumea - 26 Jun, 03:00 pm - 26 Jun, 10:00 pm

Lifou Isle - 27 Jun, 08:00 am - 27 Jun, 05:00 pm

Port Vila Harbour - 28 Jun, 08:00 am - 28 Jun, 05:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 01 Jul, 06:00 am

01 July
3-days round-trip Comedy
Departing from Brisbane - 01 Jul, 04:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 04 Jul, 06:00 am

04 July
4-days round-trip Whitsundays
Departing from Brisbane - 04 Jul, 04:00 pm

Airlie Beach - 06 Jul, 07:00 am - 06 Jul, 05:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 08 Jul, 06:00 am

08 July
7-days round-trip Pacific Island Hopper
Departing from Brisbane - 08 Jul, 02:00 pm

Noumea - 10 Jul, 03:00 pm - 10 Jul, 10:00 pm

Lifou Isle - 11 Jul, 08:00 am - 11 Jul, 05:00 pm

Port Vila Harbour - 12 Jul, 08:00 am - 12 Jul, 05:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 15 Jul, 06:00 am

15 July
7-days round-trip Barrier Reef Discovery
Departing from Brisbane - 15 Jul, 02:00 pm

Airlie Beach - 17 Jul, 07:00 am - 17 Jul, 04:00 pm

Yorky's, Australia - 18 Jul, 09:00 am - 18 Jul, 06:00 pm

Port Douglas - 19 Jul, 08:00 am - 19 Jul, 06:00 pm

Willis Island, Australia - 20 Jul, 10:00 am - 20 Jul, 11:00 am

Arriving in Brisbane - 22 Jul, 06:00 am

22 July
7-days round-trip Pacific Island Hopper
Departing from Brisbane - 22 Jul, 02:00 pm

Noumea - 24 Jul, 03:00 pm - 24 Jul, 10:00 pm

Lifou Isle - 25 Jul, 08:00 am - 25 Jul, 05:00 pm

Port Vila Harbour - 26 Jul, 08:00 am - 26 Jul, 05:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 29 Jul, 06:00 am

29 July
3-days round-trip Food & Wine
Departing from Brisbane - 29 Jul, 04:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 01 Aug, 06:00 am

01 August
4-days round-trip Whitsundays
Departing from Brisbane - 01 Aug, 04:00 pm

Airlie Beach - 03 Aug, 07:00 am - 03 Aug, 05:30 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 05 Aug, 06:00 am

05 August
7-days round-trip Pacific Island Hopper
Departing from Brisbane - 05 Aug, 02:00 pm

Noumea - 07 Aug, 03:00 pm - 07 Aug, 10:00 pm

Lifou Isle - 08 Aug, 08:00 am - 08 Aug, 05:00 pm

Port Vila Harbour - 09 Aug, 08:00 am - 09 Aug, 05:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 12 Aug, 06:00 am

12 August
7-days round-trip Pacific Island Hopper
Departing from Brisbane - 12 Aug, 02:00 pm

Noumea - 14 Aug, 03:00 pm - 14 Aug, 10:00 pm

Lifou Isle - 15 Aug, 08:00 am - 15 Aug, 05:00 pm

Port Vila Harbour - 16 Aug, 08:00 am - 16 Aug, 05:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 19 Aug, 06:00 am

19 August
7-days round-trip Pacific Island Hopper
Departing from Brisbane - 19 Aug, 02:00 pm

Noumea - 21 Aug, 03:00 pm - 21 Aug, 10:00 pm

Lifou Isle - 22 Aug, 08:00 am - 22 Aug, 05:00 pm

Port Vila Harbour - 23 Aug, 08:00 am - 23 Aug, 05:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 26 Aug, 06:00 am

26 August
3-days round-trip Comedy
Departing from Brisbane - 26 Aug, 04:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 29 Aug, 06:00 am

29 August
4-days round-trip Whitsundays
Departing from Brisbane - 29 Aug, 04:00 pm

Airlie Beach - 31 Aug, 07:00 am - 31 Aug, 05:30 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 02 Sep, 06:00 am

02 September
7-days round-trip Pacific Island Hopper
Departing from Brisbane - 02 Sep, 02:00 pm

Noumea - 04 Sep, 03:00 pm - 04 Sep, 10:00 pm

Lifou Isle - 05 Sep, 08:00 am - 05 Sep, 05:00 pm

Port Vila Harbour - 06 Sep, 08:00 am - 06 Sep, 05:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 09 Sep, 06:00 am

09 September
7-days round-trip Barrier Reef Discovery
Departing from Brisbane - 09 Sep, 02:00 pm

Airlie Beach - 11 Sep, 07:00 am - 11 Sep, 04:00 pm

Yorky's, Australia - 12 Sep, 09:00 am - 12 Sep, 06:00 pm

Port Douglas - 13 Sep, 08:00 am - 13 Sep, 06:00 pm

Willis Island, Australia - 14 Sep, 10:00 am - 14 Sep, 11:00 am

Arriving in Brisbane - 16 Sep, 06:00 am

16 September
3-days round-trip Music - Rock
Departing from Brisbane - 16 Sep, 04:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 19 Sep, 06:00 am

19 September
4-days round-trip Whitsundays
Departing from Brisbane - 19 Sep, 04:00 pm

Airlie Beach - 21 Sep, 07:00 am - 21 Sep, 05:30 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 23 Sep, 06:00 am

23 September
7-days round-trip Pacific Island Hopper
Departing from Brisbane - 23 Sep, 02:00 pm

Noumea - 25 Sep, 03:00 pm - 25 Sep, 10:00 pm

Lifou Isle - 26 Sep, 08:00 am - 26 Sep, 05:00 pm

Port Vila Harbour - 27 Sep, 08:00 am - 27 Sep, 05:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 30 Sep, 06:00 am

30 September
7-days round-trip Pacific Island Hopper
Departing from Brisbane - 30 Sep, 02:00 pm

Noumea - 02 Oct, 03:00 pm - 02 Oct, 10:00 pm

Lifou Isle - 03 Oct, 08:00 am - 03 Oct, 05:00 pm

Port Vila Harbour - 04 Oct, 08:00 am - 04 Oct, 05:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 07 Oct, 06:00 am

07 October
3-days round-trip Food & Wine
Departing from Brisbane - 07 Oct, 04:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 10 Oct, 06:00 am

10 October
4-days round-trip Whitsundays
Departing from Brisbane - 10 Oct, 04:00 pm

Airlie Beach - 12 Oct, 07:00 am - 12 Oct, 05:30 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 14 Oct, 06:00 am

14 October
7-days round-trip Barrier Reef Discovery
Departing from Brisbane - 14 Oct, 02:00 pm

Airlie Beach - 16 Oct, 07:00 am - 16 Oct, 04:00 pm

Yorky's, Australia - 17 Oct, 09:00 am - 17 Oct, 06:30 pm

Port Douglas - 18 Oct, 08:00 am - 18 Oct, 06:00 pm

Willis Island, Australia - 19 Oct, 09:00 am - 19 Oct, 10:00 am

Arriving in Brisbane - 21 Oct, 06:00 am

21 October
7-days round-trip Pacific Island Hopper
Departing from Brisbane - 21 Oct, 02:00 pm

Noumea - 23 Oct, 03:00 pm - 23 Oct, 10:00 pm

Lifou Isle - 24 Oct, 08:00 am - 24 Oct, 05:00 pm

Port Vila Harbour - 25 Oct, 08:00 am - 25 Oct, 05:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 28 Oct, 06:00 am

28 October
7-days round-trip Pacific Island Hopper
Departing from Brisbane - 28 Oct, 02:00 pm

Noumea - 30 Oct, 03:00 pm - 30 Oct, 10:00 pm

Lifou Isle - 31 Oct, 08:00 am - 31 Oct, 05:00 pm

Port Vila Harbour - 01 Nov, 08:00 am - 01 Nov, 05:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 04 Nov, 06:00 am

04 November
7-days round-trip Melbourne Cup
Departing from Brisbane - 04 Nov, 02:00 pm

Melbourne - 07 Nov, 08:00 am - 07 Nov, 04:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 11 Nov, 07:00 am

11 November
7-days round-trip Pacific Island Hopper
Departing from Brisbane - 11 Nov, 03:00 pm

Noumea - 13 Nov, 03:00 pm - 13 Nov, 10:00 pm

Lifou Isle - 14 Nov, 08:00 am - 14 Nov, 05:00 pm

Port Vila Harbour - 15 Nov, 08:00 am - 15 Nov, 05:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 18 Nov, 06:00 am

18 November
3-days round-trip Music - Rock
Departing from Brisbane - 18 Nov, 04:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 21 Nov, 06:00 am

21 November
4-days round-trip Whitsundays
Departing from Brisbane - 21 Nov, 04:00 pm

Airlie Beach - 23 Nov, 07:00 am - 23 Nov, 05:30 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 25 Nov, 06:00 am

25 November
7-days round-trip Barrier Reef Discovery
Departing from Brisbane - 25 Nov, 02:00 pm

Airlie Beach - 27 Nov, 07:00 am - 27 Nov, 04:00 pm

Yorky's, Australia - 28 Nov, 09:00 am - 28 Nov, 06:30 pm

Port Douglas - 29 Nov, 08:00 am - 29 Nov, 06:00 pm

Willis Island, Australia - 30 Nov, 09:00 am - 30 Nov, 10:00 am

Arriving in Brisbane - 02 Dec, 06:00 am

02 December
7-days round-trip Pacific Island Hopper
Departing from Brisbane - 02 Dec, 02:00 pm

Noumea - 04 Dec, 03:00 pm - 04 Dec, 10:00 pm

Lifou Isle - 05 Dec, 08:00 am - 05 Dec, 05:00 pm

Port Vila Harbour - 06 Dec, 08:00 am - 06 Dec, 05:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 09 Dec, 06:00 am

09 December
3-days round-trip Food & Wine
Departing from Brisbane - 09 Dec, 04:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 12 Dec, 06:00 am

12 December
4-days round-trip Whitsundays
Departing from Brisbane - 12 Dec, 04:00 pm

Airlie Beach - 14 Dec, 07:00 am - 14 Dec, 05:30 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 16 Dec, 06:00 am

16 December
12-days round-trip Christmas
Departing from Brisbane - 16 Dec, 02:00 pm

Isle of Pines - 19 Dec, 08:00 am - 19 Dec, 05:00 pm

Mystery Island - 20 Dec, 08:00 am - 20 Dec, 05:00 pm

Suva/Fiji - 22 Dec, 08:00 am - 22 Dec, 06:00 pm

Port Denarau - 23 Dec, 08:00 am - 23 Dec, 06:30 pm

Port Vila Harbour - 25 Dec, 08:00 am - 25 Dec, 05:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 28 Dec, 06:00 am

28 December
9-days round-trip New Years
Departing from Brisbane - 28 Dec, 02:00 pm

Lifou Isle - 31 Dec, 08:00 am - 31 Dec, 05:00 pm

Port Vila Harbour - 01 Jan, 08:00 am - 01 Jan, 06:00 pm

Mystery Island - 02 Jan, 08:00 am - 02 Jan, 05:00 pm

Isle of Pines - 03 Jan, 08:00 am - 03 Jan, 05:00 pm

Arriving in Brisbane - 06 Jan, 06:00 am