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This cruise was good and the ship was lovely The staff were amazing BUT the lectures were appalling an d not correct for the cruise that we were sailing WWI battle of the coral sea anniversary over Anzac day and no lectures of this important event just bad talks about milk bread and beer from a bad speaker Sadly no personal dawn service just a copy of the sydney one on the big screen Then a service later in the lounge The dining staff were excellent but we were disappointed with the new menus The Curtis Stone offers were not for us and as one of us does not eat fish often there was nothing on the main menu that appealed and there were not the usual always available choices we liked The curtis stone hotpot was very highly salted as were most of the over cooked vegetables The duck one night was incinerated - definitely not pink The cook definitely liked his salt often we could not eat an item due to this The bingo staff were good and clear and not slow and awkward and the trivia was well done with clear concise question s and when the screen was in use even better The Pub night was fun but we would have liked a staff show as is usually available and enjoyed or a cruisers show again normally great fun Several nights although there were over 30 people in Jammers the bar closed and the music stopped long before 12 midnight which was a nuisance as many wanted to continue the music and fun with a drink

Shame Princess missed the point.

Dawn Princess Cruise Review by windsor26

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Trip Details
This cruise was good and the ship was lovely The staff were amazing BUT the lectures were appalling an d not correct for the cruise that we were sailing

WWI battle of the coral sea anniversary over Anzac day and no lectures of this important event just bad talks about milk bread and beer from a bad speaker Sadly no personal dawn service just a copy of the sydney one on the big screen Then a service later in the lounge

The dining staff were excellent but we were disappointed with the new menus The Curtis Stone offers were not for us and as one of us does not eat fish often there was nothing on the main menu that appealed and there were not the usual always available choices we liked The curtis stone hotpot was very highly salted as were most of the over cooked vegetables The duck one night was incinerated - definitely not pink

The cook definitely liked his salt often we could not eat an item due to this

The bingo staff were good and clear and not slow and awkward and the trivia was well done with clear concise question s and when the screen was in use even better

The Pub night was fun but we would have liked a staff show as is usually available and enjoyed or a cruisers show again normally great fun Several nights although there were over 30 people in Jammers the bar closed and the music stopped long before 12 midnight which was a nuisance as many wanted to continue the music and fun with a drink
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small but adequate we did not go to bed early which was good as we were under the wheelhouse bar
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