Pacific Dawn – P&O Cruises

PO Cruises


Maximum 22.5 knots

Passenger cabins

795 cabins in total – incl 10 cabins suitable for wheelchair-dependent passengers 440 standard outside cabins; 171 standard inside cabins

Cabins with balconies

184 outside cabins with private balcony


14 suites with private balcony 36 mini-suites with private balcony

Passenger facilities

Distinctive profile designed by world-renowned Italian architect Renzo Piano, spacious domed forward entertainment area and observation lounge, three-storey atrium foyer, casino, jogging track, pizzeria, 9 bars and lounges, five restaurants, whirlpool spas, library, show lounge, duty-free shopping, medical centre, gym and health spa.



‘Your Choice Dining‘

P&O Cruises latest superliner offers ‘Your Choice Dining’ which means you can choose the time you dine, and with whom, in the main dining room.

  • The Palm Court dining room offers à la carte breakfasts (7.30am-9.30am), lunches (12pm–2pm) and four-course dinners (5.30pm–10pm), along with an extensive wine list*
  • Elaborate buffets in Café del Sol for breakfast and lunch (6am-10.30am and 11.30am–2.30pm)
  • Bistro dining in Café del Sol (5pm–9pm)
  • Casual dining in Bravo Trattoria* (from 5pm) or The Grill* (from 11am till late)
  • Steakhouse* (from 5pm–9pm)
  • Pizzeria* (from 5pm)
  • Afternoon tea
  • Bar snacks* and La Patisserie*
  • 24-hour room service*
  • Lido Café for hot snacks* and freshly squeezed juices*
  • Sundaes Ice Cream Bar*

*Charges apply. Dining times may vary.



Bars and lounges

  • The Bengal Bar
  • Legends Sports Bar and Casino
  • Promenade Bar and Lounge for both day and night-time entertainment
  • Bacchus Bar
  • Lido Pool Bar
  • Multi-level Show Lounge
  • The Dome cabaret lounge and nightclub

World of entertainment

  • Lavish musical productions
  • Live music and karaoke
  • Casino* (offering free gaming lessons)
  • Big-screen recent-release movies
  • Jackpot bingo*
  • Audience participation shows
  • Deck parties
  • Nightclub

*Charges apply.

Ways to spend your day

  • Two large swimming pools
  • Four whirlpool spas
  • Fitness Centre and classes*
  • Table tennis and shuffleboard
  • Water volleyball
  • Jogging track, steam room and sauna
  • Lotus Spa™ beauty treatments, hair salon and massage*
  • Library and reading room
  • Internet café* and wireless Internet*
  • Art and craft classes^
  • Dancing lessons
  • Trivia quizzes
  • Duty and tax-free shopping*
  • Art auctions*

*Charges apply.
^A nominal fee may apply for some classes.


Children’s Activities

What’s the secret to a great family holiday? Making sure the kids have loads of things to do. That’s why they have three Children’s Centres on board for kids of all ages, from toddlers to teens. Their experienced Youth Activity Team love organising the best range of cool activities. Flexibility is what it is all about. Let the kids come for just a few hours or more. You can relax knowing they’re in safe hands and having the time of their lives.

There’s so much to do in one day that they publish a daily newsletter just to tell you about all the great events that are going on. When you see what’s in store for your children, you’ll enjoy your holiday even more.

3 to 6 Years
Turtle Cove

  • Arts and crafts^
  • Movies and cartoons
  • Scavenger hunts
  • Birthday parties
  • Afternoon ice cream
  • Disco night
  • Talent shows
  • Kids dance parties
  • Pyjama parties
  • T-shirt painting^

7 to 12 Years
Shark Shack

  • Arts and crafts^
  • Talent shows
  • Movies and cartoons
  • PlayStation 2®
  • PlayStation 3® competitions
  • Scavenger hunts
  • Birthday parties
  • T-shirt painting^
  • Kids dance parties
  • Pizza and ice cream parties

13 to 17 Years
Teen Lounge

  • Sports competitions
  • Late-night movies
  • Pizza parties
  • Casino night
  • PlayStation 2®
  • PlayStation 3® competitions
  • Talent shows
  • Dance parties
  • Hip-hop dance classes
  • Mocktail parties
  • Karaoke and lip-sync shows

*Group child-minding from 10pm to 1am is at a nominal charge.
Infants aged 12 months to 2 years 11 months travel for free with two adults in a cabin. However, children under the age of 3 years cannot enter the Children’s Centre unless they are directly supervised by their own parent or guardian.
Due to limited facilities on board, they cannot guarantee your child’s participation in the Children’s Centres. While they will make every effort to accommodate all interested children, entry into the Children’s Centres will be on a first come first serve basis.
Children must be toilet trained. Children’s Centres vary from ship to ship and hours may differ.

^Charges apply.


Pacific Dawn’s Fun Facts and Figures

  • Pacific Dawn features 795 staterooms – 165 more than the largest hotel in Australia, Sydney’s Four Points by Sheraton Darling Harbour which has 630 rooms
  • Pacific Dawn has more private balcony staterooms (184) than Sydney’s famed Park Hyatt hotel (158)
  • Pacific Dawn’s two-storey show lounge can seat 740 people – 200 more than Sydney’s Darling Harbour IMAX Theatre, which seats 540 people
  • With a length of 245m, Pacific Dawn is equivalent to three-and-a-half 747 jumbo jets lined up in a row
  • If Pacific Dawn was tipped on her stern (rear), the bow (front) would virtually be in line with the observation deck of Sydney Tower at 250m
  • Renowned Italian architect Renzo Piano, who designed Pacific Dawn, was also the famous architect behind Paris’ revolutionary Centre Georges Pompidou, distinctive Aurora Place in Sydney, the Tjibaou Cultural Centre in Noumea, New Caledonia and Japan’s Kansai International Airport in Osaka
  • Pacific Dawn was originally named Regal Princess and was christened by former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in New York on August 8, 1991. The ship was renamed Pacific Dawn by Olympic Gold Medallist Cathy Freeman in Sydney, Australia on November 8, 2007.
  • 80 tonnes of food and drink are consumed on each cruise
  • The ship’s 93 chefs, cooks and bakers prepare more than 8600 meals a day for passengers and crew