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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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HFamily2015
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 forum posts
5 helpful votes
My sister and I decided to travel with our parents on this cruise as a bit of a catch up, this was my 5th cruise, 2nd on the Diamond princess & 3rd with Princess cruises. We stayed at the Aspire hotel in Sydney which was ok, a bit run ... Read more
Duck Duck Cruise
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
1,802 forum post
7 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We finally made it to New Zealand! This was on our bucket list for a very long time. We had sailed the Diamond one year ago to Asia/Japan and love the ship and found it to be in very good shape, we did not see worn out or torn furniture ... Read more
kmatsea
Member Since 2010
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
We are a retired couple cruising for the 4th time on Princess. This trip was on my husband's bucket list. We booked 10 days in Australia through a private travel agent--had excellent hotels except in Ayers Rock. The ship condition ... Read more
gammadearest
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Excellent food--a real surprise given the decline of cruise food in recent years. Entertainment very spotty--a couple of very good guest singers, so-so production shows (maybe I've seen too many) bad comedian in the theater, but a good ... Read more
Tucker in Texas
Member Since 2005
7 reviews
4,937 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
I started not to write a review since the itinerary is changing. However, I do have some suggestions to pass on for anyone going on a cruise with tour information. We did a pre-cruise for 10 days. We booked with Kensington Tours. I ... Read more

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monaco15
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 forum posts
19 helpful votes
We did the Sydney to Auckland in February 2016 and were very disappointed with the ship.this is one of two Princess ships designed and built in Japan and is very badly designed and dated for guest convenience. There is no deck to walk/jog ... Read more
509ers
Member Since 2006
7 reviews
47 forum posts
18 helpful votes
About us: Married couple from the US in our late 50's and early 60's. We consider ourselves to be active. We enjoy hiking and kayaking, snorkeling and adventuring into the ports of call like a local whenever possible. We booked ... Read more
Gary72
Member Since 2008
8 reviews
384 forum posts
4 helpful votes
My wife and I had the good fortune to cruise on the January 23, 2016 Diamond Princess cruise to New Zealand. The cruise ports and "attractions" were Auckland, Tauranga, Wellington, Akoroa, Dunedin, Doubtful Sound, and ... Read more
Findmeifyoucan
Member Since 2013
1 review
72 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Embarkation was at Circular Quay, Sydney with the time being taken from taxi drop-off to standing on cabin balcony being only 20 minutes. The boarding process was streamline but being Platinum certain assisted. First impressions of the ... Read more
bazzaazzab
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
We have travelled on many ships, eg, canal cruises Europe, Panama Canal around Mexico, Canada/Alaska, Pacific Islands three times and China/Vietnam cruise, our cruise on the Diamond Princess was excellent due to the friendliness of all ... Read more

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KCaz
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
This was my first time on a cruise although not my first time in New Zealand. Was looking for a relaxing no-fuss holiday and this pretty much fit the bill. I'll start by noting that towards the end of the trip we were alerted to a ... Read more
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greynomadatsea
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
Sailed January 2016
We where new to the Diamond Princess .We had sailed on other princess ships . The Diamond was great ,from the entertainment to the galley every thing was top notch. Embarkation was swift and so was disembarking , the ship was in beautiful ... Read more
Old Bulldog
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
57 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Having sailed on both Carnival and HAL, I was quite impressed with the Diamond Princess. It was a lovely boat with good service. There was not a great deal in the way of entertainment if you are looking for lots to keep you busy. However ... Read more
sealegs2016
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was our first ever cruise . Chose our 30th wedding anniversary for this trip . We live in Sydney south west so we rode the train in . Was in awe as soon as we set eyes on the ship . Embarkation was very well organised and we were on ... Read more
Jessiekouli1
Member Since 2010
12 reviews
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
This was our 9th cruise on Princess (our second time on the Diamond Princess). I had read that there had been some renovation on the ship recently but it was not done in its entirety. Being loyal and well familiarised with Princess we ... Read more

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LizSydney
Member Since 2015
1 review
32 forum posts
The steward was absolutely amazing. He was so polite and friendly. He was thorough and aimed to please. I was lucky my cabin was on a higher deck as there were a couple of rough days but I didn't spend much time in the cabin. My fave ... Read more
Thomo1
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
44 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Well we are used to other Shipping companies, so this was a first for me on Princess line, and I must say very impressed. Although a lot smaller ship than we are used to, 115,000 tons compared to 140,000 tons we found it still quite a ... Read more
cruzmann
Member Since 2005
5 reviews
57 forum posts
1 helpful vote
First, let me say that the best part of this trip was actually the three days that we spent in Sydney before the cruise itself. They were fantastic and I highly recommend spending a Sunday in Sydney Harbour as the ultimate pre-cruise ... Read more
vicmoor
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
2 helpful votes
Just returned from cruising New Zealand for the last 2 weeks. This was our first cruise with Princess, after cruising with Carnival 3 times because we have a young teenager. Certainly the demographic of this cruise was much different to ... Read more
vicmoor
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
Just returned from cruising New Zealand for the last 2 weeks. This was our first cruise with Princess, after cruising with Carnival 3 times because we have a young teenager. Certainly the demographic of this cruise was much different to ... Read more

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davidh9000
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
13 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
As the title suggests, the cruise was pretty good overall, but not perfect by any means and not as good as it could have been with better management. This was our 6th cruise and having sailed with P & O and Celebrity, we had ... Read more
manonlescaut
Member Since 2012
1 review
This was an excellent cruise. Right from start check in was a breeze. Room very nice and clean and our steward was very polite and always ready to help. We have traditional dining at 5.45pm as we prefer this as it gives us time after ... Read more
SILFOX
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
75 forum posts
Ditto...ditto...ditto to those reviews posted by 'ancientcoins' and 'Dutch_Oz' of our same 14-night cruise ex/return Sydney to South Pacific/Fiji on Nov. 24th. (in fact 'Dutch_Oz' were participants in our on-board 'meet-n-greet' in the ... Read more
ancientcoins
Member Since 2010
1 review
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2015
Our first time sailing with Princess; our other 3 cruises having been with P&O Australia, which have been deteriorating in standards over the past few years & were disappointing to say the least. However, it would be hard to ... Read more
Dutch_Oz
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
Sailed November 2015
We sailed on the Diamond Princess - one of the medium sized Princess cruise ships. All days at sea were fairly quiet. Bit of a swell but the ship movement was hardly noticeable. Lots of entertainment and things to do on board, apart from ... Read more

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