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Findmeifyoucan
Member Since 2013
1 review
73 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
3 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
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
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sealegs2016
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
3 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
LizSydney
Member Since 2015
1 review
40 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
85 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
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vicmoor
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
4 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
davidh9000
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
13 forum posts
6 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
85 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
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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
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
16 forum posts
4 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
3 reviews
248 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
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Birubi
Member Since 2009
1 review
635 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
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
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