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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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628 Princess Diamond Princess Cruise Reviews

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ckaweigh
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2015
EMBARKATION: Embarkation on Diamond Princess was easy. The ship wasn't departing until 8:00 pm, so we delivered our luggage to the ship at our assigned time of 2:00 pm, but we did NOT board. You can do this, and it will allow you a few ... Read more
mikerem48
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My wife and I have been on numerous cruises (15+) throughout the world on various cruise lines over the years. This is our fifth cruise with Princess. The 12-day Australia and New Zealand Tour started in Sidney, Australia on February 3, ... Read more
Dennlyn
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2015
With apologies to Glen Campbell (Rhinestone Cowboy), this is NO diamond! The food is good but bland and there are many choices. The service is generally good although “major” decisions are delayed until Princess U.S. decides. ... Read more
alwaugh@xtra.co.nz
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2015
Diamond Princess January 22nd-February 3, 2015 I am a Platinum cruiser, and this is my 5th voyage on the Diamond, 3rd time this trip, and last time was 2012. Diamond Princess has had a recent $30 Million refit, now aged 11 years old. She ... Read more
DRJVH
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2015
The meet and greet at the airport was excellent. Transfer to the ship was excellent with the driver being very courteous. Upon arrival at embarkation we were shown directly to the counter to check-in. Because we had a transfer, our bags ... Read more
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Beach Reader 9
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
40 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Check In (Sydney): Poor. We were staying in a suite and there was absolutely nothing special or helpful that they offered their Elite and Suite passengers. Long lines, long waits. You were on your own to find your stateroom. Cabin. Small. ... Read more
Ozzie02
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
12 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My wife and I went on Diamond Princess for a 12 day cruise from Sydney to New Zealand. We wanted a real relaxing holiday. We were not terribly interested in the ports that we visited as we had been to all the major cities before. However, ... Read more
JohnDar
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2015
We sailed on the Diamond Princess embarking in Sydney stopping at a few ports in Australia and New Zealand. We had a balcony stateroom on deck 10 which was centrally located and we chose the traditional dining in the International Lounge. ... Read more
footy66
Member Since 2013
1 review
31 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2015
Have been on 5 cruises before cruising on the Diamond Princess. When we got to Circular Quay and looked first hand at the Diamond all I could say was wow. It is very impressive. Thinking that there will be queues for everything due to the ... Read more
Kazmaz
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My husband and I chose a short cruise to get to know this ship with a view to taking a longer cruise but we have since changed our minds. Firstly we chose a mini suite for a bit more luxury and service, but we had a terrible room steward ... Read more

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gregmmmer
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
We sailed 3 nights on the Diamond from Sydney back to Melbourne. This was a trial for us to see whether my wife liked it before considering a longer cruise with family. I have to say we both absolutely loved it. Boarding was a breeze ... Read more
chrysti_scallywag
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We're a young couple on our first cruise and we went with another couple of young friends. Overall, we loved the cruise and would go again but some things cast a shadow over the cruise from poor communication and customer service. The ship ... Read more
PrincessC15
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
26 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We are a family of 3. This was our 3rd cruise with Princess. Previously we cruised with Dawn to Brisbane and Sun to Melbourne, one way. Both the Dawn and the Sun catered to all types and we had a good time. I wanted to try the Diamond ... Read more
Marc101
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
You know how you first felt when you found out Santa and the Easter Bunny were not real. This is how I feel at the moment after our family's first (and probably last) cruise. The adverts and brochures promise so much but the reality never ... Read more
Whiteknight51
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2014
From the time i stepped on board the DIAMOND PRINCESS,until i stepped off-sadly ,in Sydney I Absolutely Enjoyed myself.I had never cruised before, and had seen Australia from every angle North,South ,East and West, by Road, Rail, ... Read more

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fwhinnett
Member Since 2014
5 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2014
My husband and I sailed from Singapore to Sydney end of October and it was the smoothest trip we have had. We had the automatic room tipping removed as soon as we boarded, but there was a 15% beverage gratuity automatically added to every ... Read more
k.doog64
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2014
Overall we enjoyed the cruise but there were a few things that tainted our holiday. Day one: Don't take duty free onboard to collect on disembarkation if the cruise hasn't sailed. They will and do tip it out! Once the ship has set sail ... Read more
PapaPanda
Member Since 2014
1 review
13 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Boarding in Singapore was smoothly handled and it did not take long for our luggage to arrive at our cabin. Dining: This was our first experience of Anytime Dining and it took a few visits to the different dining rooms to finally settle ... Read more
Angryfr
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2014
This was, principally a repositioning cruise and as such, sea days outnumbered port visits by 3:1. Embarkation at Singapore was one of the best that we have experienced within our 15 cruise career. Transfer from Singapore centre hotel to ... Read more
crazycruzer!
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We Traveled on the Diamond Princess recently for the first time and had a great time! Asia was so beautiful. The food on the ship was outstanding! The Sushi on shore was Awesome and very affordable Compared to California Sushi Houses. I ... Read more

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mitsyate
Member Since 2012
7 reviews
48 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2014
No problems with boarding the ship in Singapore. This was our first time aboard a Princess cruise ship as we normally sail with either Royal Carribean or Celebrity. First impressions of the ship were good. Our baggage was waiting outside ... Read more
cruiserpaulsydney
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
On approaching the dock the sheer size of the ship was impressive. Boarding went smoothly as we were late and the bulk of people had been processed. The interior of the ship was equally as impressive as the size. we had 2 cabins side by ... Read more
Achc28
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Eight of us went on Oct 22-28 cruise from Hong Kong to Singapore. We learned that Diamond Princess went through $30 million refurbishments in early 2014. This is our 6th cruise on Princess, and one of the best cruise yet in terms of ... Read more
Ares13
Member Since 2013
1 review
11 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We were a group of two couples – family related – and the few days before we left Australia were filled with uncertainty because of a typhoon heading for Japan. With much relief we did make it to Japan the evening of 4th Oct, ... Read more
garryp
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We are a couple in our Fifties this was our seventh cruise previously on Princess 2 times, Cunard, Royal Caribbean NCL and Carnival . Our 2 sons (in their twenties were also on this cruise, mainly because of the Itinerary ....effectively a ... Read more

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