Pacific Dawn cruise ship guide


From the domed entertainment centre to the excellent restaurants and fitness facilities, Pacific Dawn has something for everyone. Cruise 1st currently offers a range of trips around the coast of Australia and the surrounding islands on this beautiful ship.

Take a look at our Pacific Dawn cruise trips here.


What is there to do on board?

The centrepiece of Pacific Dawn is undoubtedly The Dome, a domed entertainment centre that is host to a range of live shows, including comedy nights and musical performances. In fact, the ship is host to a number of comedy cruises next year, where you’ll enjoy performances from several great comedians.

There is also a fully-featured fitness centre with weights and cardio equipment, a jogging track, health spa, library and more. And you’ll have several restaurants and 9 bars & lounges to choose from.

If you’d like to find out more about what the ship has to offer, click here.

Pacific Dawn history

First launched in 1990 after being built in Monfalcone, Italy by Fincantieri, Pacific Dawn started her life under the name of Regal Princess. She was officially named in New York City by then UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, and split her time between the Carribean and Alaska.

The ship became Pacific Dawn in 2007, following extensive refurbishment work. In December 2009 she was moved to Hamilton, Brisbane, and has been based there ever since.

What trips are currently available?

Cruise 1st offers a number of exciting trips for 2013 and 2014 on Pacific Dawn. Here’s a selection of some of the trips we have available:

Week Tropique round trip from Brisbane – Jan 2013 – 7 nights
Stopping at Airlie Beach, Yorkeys Knob, Port Douglas and Willis Island, before heading back to Brisbane.

Comedy Cruise round trip from Brisbane – Feb 2013 – 3 nights
Three laugh-filled days and nights of comedy on board Pacific Dawn, taking in some of the Australian coast’s beautiful sights during the daytime.

Island Gems round trip from Brisbane – Feb 2013 – 11 nights
Stopping at Noumea, Isle of Pines, Mystery Island, Wala, Champagne Bay Vanuatu, Vila and then back to Brisbane.

Week Fantastique round trip from Brisbane – June 2013 – 7 nights
Stopping at Noumea, Lifou, Vila and then back to Brisbane.

These are just a handful of the trips we have to offer. To see what other trips we have on Pacific Dawn for 2013 and 2014, check out our Pacific Dawn page here.

Key facts

Weight: 6,412 DWT
Length: 245 metres
Height: 56 metres
Draught: 8.2 metres
Decks: 11 (passenger decks)
Cruising speed: 23 mph (20 knots)
Capacity: 2,052 passengers, 660 crew

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  1. maureen broadley on

    hi just home from a wonderful cruise on board, questions for some champagne buffs what was the brand of champagne avail from the lido pool bar, not Omni the other one, just need to keep my cruise feeling alive till next time