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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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Sunders
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2015
This was our third Cruise, we are in our late Fifties, and work in Hospitality. Our first cruise was around the Mediterranean on the Ruby Princess, then a 18 day cruise from Sydney to Hawaii on the Celebrity Solstice, both these cruises ... Read more
Petersonfcu
Member Since 2011
10 reviews
189 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My wife and I took the 19-day repositioning cruise from Sydney to Singapore. As veterans of cruises on many of the major cruise lines (i.e., Princess, RCCL, Carnival, Norwegian, MSC, and Disney), I think we are in a good position to ... Read more
macsue
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Our trip was to join princess cruises on their 50th anniversary along with our 50th wedding anniversary. What a memorable occasion!! - not!!! Mixed up dates visiting melbourne & hobart. Princess cruises had advised them, but we did ... Read more
wrvrwego
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
12 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2015
Having sailed on Diamond's sister ship, Sapphire, in 2013 I was looking forward to places like the International Cafe and the pizzeria in the Atrium. How disappointing to find there was none on Diamond and the seating arrangement in the ... Read more
Emerald20
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2015
This was our first visit to Australia and so we wanted to see as much of the country as possible without too many flights or transfers by coach. It was a wonderful trip as we saw so many diverse places. Hobart was a surprise as we hadn't ... Read more

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CaesarDog
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
6 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My wife and I have cruised many times with Princess, 21 times in fact. We are both in our early 60's. I have just read a review of this Cruise posted by photomavin71, really, his critique is so wrong (in my opinion) and in the opinion of ... Read more
Spenders
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
268 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We thoroughly enjoyed the itinerary Round Australia but have to admit that the Diamond failed, in our opinion, to measure up to other Princess ships that we have sailed on. We were sorely disappointed that there wasn't an ... Read more
expeditor
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We have just completed a 'round Australia' cruise, duration 30 days. The good: Food (good enough for us). Dining options ditto (we have learned not to expect too much luxury). Staff invariably polite despite some language problems. ... Read more
photomavin71
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The ship was clean and well maintained. Embarking was efficient and quick. This was our 5th Princess cruise, and probably our last. It's obvious that Princess is cutting corners in every aspect of their fleet. The food in the dining ... Read more
sprog seaman
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2015
My wife and I had gone to Sydney for a family reunion and decided to return to NZ by ship. we both had no great expectations. All we wanted was to relax and take everything in. we were looking forward to seeing the fiords, was not ... Read more

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lizanedi
Member Since 2015
1 review
109 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We were very happy with Mini Suite D735. The extra room and large balcony was great but the two TV's was an overkill and ridiculous. All the crew were friendly and helpful and I cannot fault the food. We prefer Horizon Court to any of the ... Read more
Alaskanb
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
4,269 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Diamond Princess: February 15, 2015 Auckland to Sydney. Mini Suite D522. Ages 65 and 72. Much research and decision making went into arranging the details for this marvelous trip. For us the priority on a cruise is the port experiences ... Read more
MV400
Member Since 2005
5 reviews
29 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2015
After cruising the Caribbean, Europe, Alaska and Tahiti, our next "bucket list" location was to visit Australia and New Zealand. We booked our cruise on the Diamond Princess which cruised from Auckland to Sydney with scenic cruising thru ... Read more
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tombo4ahi
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2015
We took a cruise on the Diamond Princess from Auckland NZ ending in Sydney Australia. We had some good experiences and we had some disappointing ones...please allow us to share: Pro's: 1. Great food, did not tire of even after 12 days ... Read more
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

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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
5 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

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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
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

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