Princess Diamond Princess Cruise Reviews

Filter reviews by:
Your selections (clear selections):
Princess x
Diamond Princess x
Diamond Princess
Diamond Princess
Member Reviews
80% Loved It
Cruise Critic Review
4.0 Editor's Rating
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 ...
Read full professional review >>
Departure Dates:
2016
OCT
04
TUE
OCT
09
SUN
OCT
26
WED
NOV
12
SAT
NOV
29
TUE
NOV
29
TUE
DEC
09
FRI
More

660 Princess Diamond Princess Cruise Reviews

Cruiser rating
Excellent
356
Very Good
156
Average
80
Poor
31
Terrible
20
See reviews for
Family Cruises
Family Cruises
82
Senior Cruises
Senior Cruises
57
First-Time Cruisers
First-Time Cruisers
29
Romantic Cruises
Romantic Cruises
26
Rating Summary
Dining
Public Rooms
Cabin
Entertainment
Value for Money
Service

Start your review of Diamond Princess

Click to rate
WAJohnno
Member Since 2011
1 review
471 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
A circular cruise of Japan was the reason for our decision to do these B2B cruises. We found an inside cabin with a very good cabin attendant ,however in other areas we felt the ship did not live up to expectations from a previous ... Read more
sgtwrench
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
i liked the boat. my room stewart didnt help me much and another room stewart didnt help me much. there were quite a few noisy, rude passengers to deal with.the nite time entertainers were nice. the hawaiian ambassadors were great. the ... Read more
JohYo
Member Since 2016
1 review
66 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
- on our bucket list. - great entertainment. - good service including excellent/efficient embark and debark. - ship was nicely decorated with a Japanese 'feel'. - no any time dining and tables assigned did not change so if you ... Read more
Helpful? Thank JohYo
hpsobell
Member Since 2009
1 review
7 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2016
We choose this cruise as we really wanted to see Japan and they had a great itinerary so you could experience the four major islands. We booked a Suite figuring if we are on for 16 days, we liked a larger balcony and stateroom. Quite ... Read more
moki'smommy
Member Since 2013
1 review
8,354 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Our main point in the cruise was to see more of Japan than just Tokyo. There were some really good parts of the cruise--the festival at Amori was impressive. There were also great events that Princess never bothered to put in the Patter ... Read more

Compare Prices on Diamond Princess Cruises

drsheryl
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 forum posts
16 helpful votes
This cruise was titled "The Festivals of Japan" and it only happens once per year. If you have a chance to sail on this ship at the appropriate festival time, grab it!!! Four of the ports of call visit coastal communities during ... Read more
Galla
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
Being first time ocean cruise we have always said Ocean cruises are not for us while we have certainly enjoyed a large number of river cruises. Working on the philosophy that you should never say never we chose this 7 day cruise around the ... Read more
Helpful? Thank Galla
Brisbane41
Member Since 2014
1 review
453 forum posts
15 helpful votes
I did the 10 night Hokkaido Cruise with Nebuta Festival on the Diamond Princess. Initially booked a standard balcony cabin but was offered an upgrade to a full suite pre-departure for a small fee so I accepted. Embarkation: I turned up ... Read more
Ladychatters
Member Since 2015
1 review
13 forum posts
6 helpful votes
This is our 1st trip with Princess Line, although our 18th altogether. We chose this cruise for, although we have been to Japan quite a few times, we haven't seen the coastal regions. Embarkation was excellent, we were given a time ... Read more
Improver
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
The cruise was around the perimeter of Japan, stopping off at 13 ports over 18 days. At this time of the year, Japan is very hot and humid, requiring careful planning and lots of water. We went on about half of the excursions offered, ... Read more

Compare Prices on Diamond Princess Cruises

MrBiz
Member Since 2013
1 review
22 forum posts
10 helpful votes
We chose this cruise largely because we wanted to visit Japan and Korea and the choices were very limited given our schedule. Let's get down to the brass tacks and discuss the problems with this cruise. Staterooms - We had two ... Read more
Helpful? Thank MrBiz
fallsi
Member Since 2010
1 review
10 helpful votes
This was our 10th cruise with Princess and we definitively enjoyed ourself on this trip very much. Having been to Japan before, the cruise itinerary gave to us the opportunity to visit backcountry areas which normally we would not go to on ... Read more
Janet&Carl
Member Since 2010
1 review
626 forum posts
24 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We chose this cruise because we have wanted to visit Japan for a long time and this fit nicely with the land part of our holiday. It was our first and likely our last Princess cruise. Our first impression was ok. The embarkation was ... Read more
Brock the Badger
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
We booked a cruise with Princess cruises via Jetline Cruise Ltd therefore it was pretty much a package holiday. We had 3 days in Tokyo pre cruise and 2 days in Kyoto post cruise. Jetline booked excellent hotels for us in both locations ... Read more
Cruiser1868
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
13 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

Compare Prices on Diamond Princess Cruises

Robbiestartreker
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
21 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
16 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
7 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
812 forum posts
15 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
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

Compare Prices on Diamond Princess Cruises

CharlesFromTexas
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
6 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
13 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
24 forum posts
8 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
37 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
BRScity
Member Since 2014
1 review
23 forum posts
26 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

Compare Prices on Diamond Princess Cruises

Sponsored links

Sponsored links

Share feedback
Thank you!  Cruise Critic values your feedback.
How can we improve this page?
Skip X

See Diamond Princess deals up to 82% off:

November Deals
Diamond Princess 80% Loved It

 
13 Night Malaysia Thailand & Vietnam
See all Diamond Princess Deals >>