Magnificent Cruise!: Diamond Princess Cruise Review by garydyer
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I know those things don't matter to those who cruise to enjoy the great indoors inside a ship. That is not us, and I don't understand why anyone would go to Alaska just for a ship.
But what of the ship? It was better than average, though not the best afloat. The food was More satisfactory. Service in the restaurants did not measure up to some other ships and stateroom service was thorough and responsive.
The entertainment, though, was mediocre. Thank goodnes for the scenes on the outside. The band was excellent, but two of the four singers struggled to stay on key and the production shows were high school drama department quality. There was one great entertainer--comedian "Sarge." If you are ever on a ship that features him, don't miss him!
For new cruisers, it's important to be realistic. The Alaska experience hinges somewhat on the weather> Fortunately for us the weather was excellent> We had the most whale sightings we have ever had and saw a number of bears and other wildlife>
Would I recommend the Diamond Princess? In a heartbeat! Take it from an old Alaska cruise veteran: you could do a lot worse than this ship and this itinerary! Less