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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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646 Princess Diamond Princess Cruise Reviews

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sydneytraveller
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
Having sailed on 3 previous Princess cruises, we were of the opinion that Princess was one of the best mid tier cruise companies offering good value for money overall. This was our first cruise on the Diamond Princess and overall we must ... Read more
Steve49
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
It was interesting reading prior reviews about the Diamond Princess. If all were to be believed, I probably wouldn't have gone - lousy food, noisy engines, bad entertainment etc. Fortunately I ignored the majority of those whingers and ... Read more
Butterfly1972
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
We began our trip with a self guided week in Australia. We loved the Blue Mountains and surrounding areas. The weather was cool but clear...just lovely. We flew to Cairns and drove to Port Douglas which we adored. Visited the Daintree Rain ... Read more
Buffybear
Member Since 2013
1 review
43 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Just back from 13 days on the Diamond Princess to New Zealand. Service was good and breakfast in bed a lovely treat. Overall the trip was fine, the food was the best I've encountered on any ship I've been on before and of course the free ... Read more
MsSoCalGal
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
6th cruise, all with Carnival Corp brands; first one on Princess. We are North Americans who chose this far-from-home trip for the itinerary: 3 ports on New Zealand's South Island; 3 ports on the North Island, one day of scenic cruising in ... Read more

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First and Last
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
This was our first cruise ever and we had expectations of a great time. We could not have been more disappointed and definitely will not cruise again on any cruise line after this experience. For a cruise that only had 2 ports in 12 ... Read more
Rob N
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
8 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We are relatively new to cruising with this being our 4th cruise. After being told how wonderful Princess is by experienced cruisers on previous voyages, and reading reviews that were complimentary in the main, we booked this 12 day cruise ... Read more
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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
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

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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
Denice and Annalise
Member Since 2015
1 review
67 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

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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
RitaConnelly
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
Hi everyone My husband and I recently sailed on the Diamond Princess We had a fantastic time The food was great and ports were very interesting Unfortunately we missed a port in Vietnam but what can you do We had the ... Read more
BeachRick
Member Since 2015
1 review
13 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This was our 6th Princess Cruise and our 27th cruise overall on 11 different cruise lines. In our opinion travel is a state of mind, you can look for the problems or enjoy what you experience to the fullest. We choose the latter because it ... Read more

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luv_likoala
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2015
The total experience with diamond princess was satisfactory. The food is good, the cabin is nice and adequate, the crew are very accommodating and hospitable. The one problem is the engine trouble we had that caused a missed port. We were ... Read more
timbuctu
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2015
Embarkment-a breeze because the times were staggered so no build up. Disembarkment - my 10th cruise, but disembarkment will never be pleasant and smooth it is what it is. cabinc321; plenty of hanging and drawer space for 2 people; ... Read more
thistledoo
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
200 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This report is a review of our first cruise. We thoroughly enjoyed this cruise and can't wait to get back on board. I guess this means we are hooked already! Embarkation in Sydney was surprisingly quick, taking less than 30 minutes. ... Read more
SteveDebbie
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
104 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Having cruised twice before on the Diamond Princess in Asia we knew what to expect and this cruise did not leg us down. Age and Nationality of passengers On the cruise from Sydney to Singapore the passengers were mainly Australian ... Read more
possum52
Member Since 2012
1 review
94 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We sailed on the Diamond Princess from Sydney to Singapore.This was our first Princess cruise. The embarkation was very quick and easy. We were on board in no time at all. Our cabin was smallish but the big balcony made up for the cabin ... Read more

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