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Diamond Princess
Diamond Princess
Member Name: roomwithaview
Cruise Date: June 2012
Embarkation: Vancouver
Destination: Alaska
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Member Rating   3.0 out of 5+
Dining 3.0
Public Rooms 3.0
Cabins 4.0
Entertainment 3.0
Spa & Fitness 2.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 3.0
Embarkation 4.0
Service 4.0
Value-for-Money 3.0
Rates 4.0
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Voyage of the Glaciers
Food: Prime rib (two nights) was great, lobster and beef wellington (two nights) were good, the other ten nights lacked good choices and the food was just okay. On those nights you may want head to the buffet for more "just okay" food, or order the pork chop in the Savoy (offered nightly there) or the fajitas in the Sante Fe (offered nightly there).

Public Rooms: Boring and not spaceous. For a ship of this size you would expect more. Atrium was small and the dining rooms had low ceilings and took up only one floor. Not a lot of oohs and ahhs.

Stateroom: Bed was good size and comfortable, bathroom was small, shower very small. There was enough room to walk around the bed though without having to turn sideways, so that was nice.

Dining staff: Nice, efficient if you get there early but service slows down later and when no one is in port

Room steward: Nice and room was kept clean. Very flexible as far as the time she was able to clean the room.

Cruise Staff: Kelvin the cruise director and Dan the deputy cruise director were very funny and the activies they headed/hosted turned out well.

Entertainment: Lacking. The main dancing and singing shows could use improvement, especially in the choreography and skill level. The guest comedians were funny and I was surprised they were able to hold an audience for nearly 45 minutes. The "bad boy of comedy and magic" was horrible though. He was just bad, I didn't see a single magic trick, and he was very crude bringing an obviously underage girl (14) on stage and making crude remarks as if she were a woman. It was a bad decision for the cruise line to keep him on the ship the second week. It would be nice if Princess had some acrobats in the shows, some people on silks, to really show a high degree of skill.

Overall rating: 3.5 (Cruise Critic did not have halfs)

Publication Date: 07/14/12
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