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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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654 Princess Diamond Princess Cruise Reviews

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drsheryl
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
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
Brisbane41
Member Since 2014
1 review
355 forum posts
11 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
10 forum posts
2 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
2 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
MrBiz
Member Since 2013
1 review
22 forum posts
4 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
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fallsi
Member Since 2010
1 review
8 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
22 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
4 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
Robbiestartreker
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
20 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

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amokitten
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 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
6 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
802 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
CharlesFromTexas
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
4 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

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askmeanother
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
27 forum posts
12 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
7 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
34 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
lpops
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
43 forum posts
45 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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wello
Member Since 2012
1 review
187 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Having had 2 wonderful Princess cruises, 2014 Sea Princess, Sun Princess, our best so far, this relocation cruise to Asia / Japan, was disappointing. Embarkation checkin process was good, The Balcony Cabin was good, cabin attendant Eban ... Read more
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CENS
Member Since 2010
1 review
135 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
I really like this ship, food in buffet and dining room very good. I loved the pub lunch. I love the way the venues are set up and always something to do. What disappointed me however was the staff. What happened? We had ... Read more
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RRFLA2015
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
19 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We had just spent the prior weeks before on a 8 day Royal Caribbean Voyager of the Seas and with a weekend split boarded the Diamond Princess. What an amazing comparison and the Princess won hands down. Beautiful ship. Beautiful ... Read more
talor
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
This cruise was recommended by House of Travel and in some aspects we were disappointed as we were told that as long as we had evening wear on we could dine in any of the restaurants on board. This was not true and we were refused entry ... Read more
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pncholidays
Member Since 2016
1 review
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

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