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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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660 Princess Diamond Princess Cruise Reviews

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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
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
80 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
2 helpful votes
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

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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
ashstreet
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 forum posts
3 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
chellebelle22
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
We embarked in Sydney with 5 family members travelling together....at this point we were excited and looking forward to our holiday This was our first cruise with Princess as other family had sailed numerous times with them and spoke very ... Read more
thistledoo
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
227 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was a great itinerary and a long cruise which we thoroughly enjoyed. Our cabin (E217) was kept in very good order by our always cheerful cabin steward Ronaldo. The ship was in good condition and there was always somewhere quiet to ... Read more
Birubi
Member Since 2009
1 review
622 forum posts
Sailed October 2015
Embarkation in Sydney was chaotic. There was very little seating for elderly guests who had to wait for long periods of time to get through the process. We did not receive priority boarding. Ship information The lay out of the ship ... Read more

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Christonic
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
My wife an I have travelled with Princess Lines (Dawn, Sea and Sun) on past occassions and were looking forward to our travels on Diamond due to the fact that it is a bigger and newer vessel. My review centres mainly on the configuration ... Read more
Beencruising2014
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
Sailed October 2015
This ship is amazing. This was our second cruise and we were not disappointed. The staff are extremely friendly, as usual the food was amazing and the facilities on board are endless. The only down side to our cruise was the poor weather ... Read more
GCKAT
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
191 forum posts
Sailed October 2015
It's been a while since I've cruised on Princess and this was my 3rd Princess cruise (out of a total of 23 cruises). I really like ships that have enclosed pools, as this gives cruisers shelter if it's really windy. This ship also had ... Read more
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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
5 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

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Butterfly1972
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
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
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
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
First and Last
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
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
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
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
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
6 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
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

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