Maximum 22.5 knots
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
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
World of entertainment
Ways to spend your day
^A nominal fee may apply for some classes.
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
7 to 12 Years
13 to 17 Years
*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.
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