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After undergoing a $30 million refurbishment, 10-year old Diamond Princess looks anything but faded. All gleaming brass and glass -- with Asian accents like three-deck silver statues of peacocks, dragons and ...
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184 Princess Diamond Princess Asia Cruise Reviews

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Cruiser1868
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
We wanted to travel to Asia during the Australian winter and this cruise suited our requirements. The numerous destinations throughout Japan, South Korea and Taiwan appeared to be interesting and we were keen to try Princess Cruises after ... Read more
Robbiestartreker
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
The Diamond Princess cruise, r/trip Tokyo, nine nights, Okinawa, and 3 ports in Taiwan was very 'interesting'. First, 2000 passengers were Japanese or other Asians, only approx. 500 English speaking passengers onboard. The cruises from ... Read more
amokitten
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
I would have to say this was hands down the worst cruise my husband and I have ever been on. My husband summed it up best by saying it was extremely underwhelming. The ship itself was pretty good, it's an older ship and could use to be ... Read more
Letchworth
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Choose because friends were celebrating anniversary and wanted this itinerary. Did not care for the cruise. Ports were ok but heat hard to take. Food in main dining room mediocre , tasteless with limited choices. In buffet if you wanted ... Read more
OnVacation11
Member Since 2004
5 reviews
785 forum posts
8 helpful votes
This was my 25th Princess cruise and 1st one to Asia. This time I was traveling solo. I booked a 2 night pre-cruise package in Osaka. The flight on Cathay Pacific through Honk Kong was uneventful. Japanese emigration was quick and my ... Read more

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southampton observer
Member Since 2012
10 reviews
11 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
Our cruise was part of a package that started with 3 nights in Tokyo then a flight to Osaka with 2 nights there. We then joined the ship at Kobe for the cruise after which we spent another night in Osaka before flying home. It was our hope ... Read more
CharlesFromTexas
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Staff was great except one very rude tech guy in internet signup area. He grabbed my wife's tablet, made unrequested and un-needed changes including deleting some shortcuts having nothing to do with the cruise while saying "let me do ... Read more
askmeanother
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
27 forum posts
9 helpful votes
We chose this holiday for the itinerary as Japan was one of my bucket list places to go. It was actually a holiday of 2 halves as the first 6 days consisted of an escorted land tour with Wendy Woo tours. We saw lots of interesting places ... Read more
seakayaker
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
22 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
After being on over 30 cruises, this had to be in the top 2-3. It started off really bad when Princess didn't have any shuttle service at the airport with around 80 people there wondering what to do now. Somehow, someone procured busses ... Read more
georgecat
Member Since 2015
1 review
19 forum posts
31 helpful votes
I am surprised at the discontent expressed by people in their reviews which I have just read. I have been on four other Princess cruises and my friend I travel with seven. We found this to be an excellent cruise as per usual with ... Read more

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BRScity
Member Since 2014
1 review
23 forum posts
23 helpful votes
Cruise review Having read another review of the same cruise, it appears as though things didn't go quite as well with us. This is fourth Princess cruise, having previously cruised the Baltic, Eastern Mediterranean and Alaska. We ... Read more
lpops
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
40 forum posts
40 helpful votes
Singapore to Yokohama (Tokyo, Japan) – 11-25 April 2016. This was our fifth cruise and our third with Princess. My wife and I had a mini-suite on the Dolphin deck port side forward. We originally reserved a Lido deck balcony for ... Read more
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pncholidays
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for the itinerary which took us from Sydney around Asia to Tokyo. The travel itinerary lived up to expectations and we loved the journey and conditions were brilliant. The passengers on first half of trip from ... Read more
ashstreet
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
I chose this cruisw becausw of the destination, the sailing dates, and the fact that Princess was celebrating its 50th anniveraary. The ship was nice - not outstanding. I did appreciate the layout of the oceanview cabin, especially the ... Read more
cruiseling
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We were first time cruisers with princess, recently did the Yokohama Japan to Singapore cruise, have sailed Cunard and holland America previously, very enjoyable but long delays getting off ship for day excursions and disembarkation took ... Read more

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fazze
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
5 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
Booked a Diamond Princess 9-day cruise around Hokkaido. Traveled with my husband and sister, sharing a Penthouse Suite. We upgraded from Mini Suite at the last minute due to a Princess promotion. So glad we did! This was only my 2nd ... Read more
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doranobi
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Purchased a 9 nights/10 day cruise from Tokyo (Yokohama) to Hokkaido/Russia (Korsakov) departed on 17 August 2015, for my parents (their 80s birthday and their 50th wedding anniversary), myself and my daughter. I purchased the exactly same ... Read more
devontraveller2
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
My choice of cruise is determined by destination and as I wanted to visit Japan without packing and unpacking I chose a cruise on the Diamond Princess. This was the only cruise that offered lots of ports even though it would not be my ... Read more
Wright House
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Our 17th cruise but only 4th under Princess umbrella so have a few cruises to judge them by. Stayed a couple of nights in Narita before taking the bus to Yokohama. We did have a bit of a walk around the terminal to find the Princess ... Read more
OZCRUISEGUYS
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
44 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
This was our second time on the Diamond Princess, albeit much shorter. This time were were in a full suite and it was very spacious, although the shower cubicle was on the small side. The embarkation was quick and efficient and our bags ... Read more

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Denice and Annalise
Member Since 2015
1 review
66 forum posts
8 helpful votes
To celebrate my Daughter's 21st Birthday, my Daughter and I boarded the beautiful Diamond Princess in Kobe for 2 back to back cruises - one 8 night cruise followed by a 10 night cruise. I did my homework before we left and knew that the ... Read more
lagunaman
Member Since 2006
1 review
310 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2015
Quote below from a previous review-and I could not agree more ! '"This ship is too big; there are just too many pax for comfort. Perhaps we'll try Seabourn next time. Evenings were pretty much a constant stream of people making ... Read more
honolulu traveler
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
532 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Our cruise was around Honshu Island, Kobe to Kobe. Our enjoyment of cruising around Japan is based on our visiting locations we would not likely visit otherwise, the out of the way ports that are not standard tourist destinations. This ... Read more
comcox
Member Since 2004
6 reviews
1,606 forum post
7 helpful votes
The Good: The itinerary for this cruise was very interesting and took us to some locations not on the usual tour routes for Japan and Taiwan. Even though I had to pay a 100% supplement as a solo cruiser, the price was still fairly ... Read more
lolo11
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
39 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We embarked in Hong Kong on a 7 night cruise, halfway through what was actually a 14 night cruise from Singapore to Tokyo. The majority of passengers had embarked in Singapore. We stayed for 3 nights pre-cruise at the Hotel Benito in ... Read more

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