Dawn Princess Pool and Sunbathing
The Dawn Princess has 4 pools that are strategically located throughout the ship. All pools are filled with freshwater. The "Riviera Pool," located on Deck 12 (Riviera) Midship, is actually two pool areas divided by a bridge. It boasts a 300 square foot Movie screen with movies shown throughout the day and evening. The "Riviera Pool" area has three adjoining whirlpools.
Located also on Deck 12 (Riviera) Aft is the Lotus Pool," and it is adjacent to the Lotus Spa. It also has two whirlpools nearby, and is about the same depth as the Riviera Pool (approximately five feet in depth).
There is also an adults only relaxation area known as the "Sanctuary." The "Sanctuary" is the choice for peace and quiet for adults only. It has a small "Splash Pool," and shaded lounge chairs that are thickly padded for your comfort. "Serenity Stewards" provide soft plush towels, smoothies, and MP3 players preloaded with songs with various themes that lend to that tranquil experience. The "Sanctuary" is located one deck up on Deck 15 (Sun) Fwd.
Dawn Princess Pool and Sunbathing Tips:
When arriving in the pool area, you will need to sign-out a towel. There will be a $22 charge per towel to your onboard account for each towel you fail to return. These are sturdy towels and if you want to purchase one, you can from the order form in your room.
Babies & Infants in Pools: Princess's official policy is "no swim diapers, children must be potty trained." Princess stresses this point to all the families that bring their kids. We have not heard reports on whether or not the policy is strictly enforced.
While Princess does its best to discourage this, sunbathers do show-up at 8 AM and try to hog the lounge chairs for the day.
The "Sanctuary" is not free. It costs $10 per person for a half day and $20 dollars for a full day.
Headphones are a must if a movie is playing in the "Riviera Pool." Ask your "Serenity Steward" for details. The $10 USD fee for each half day block of time in the Sanctuary does cover the cost of MP3 Players.
There's free popcorn at the "Riviera Pool" during the movie.