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Diamond Princess Cruise Review by Mermen: Whittier to Beijing

Diamond Princess 4
Mermen
Member Since 2008
1,435 Posts

Member Rating

Cabin 5.0
Dining 3.0
Embarkation 5.0
Enrichment Activities 4.0
Entertainment 3.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation 5.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Rates Not Rated
Service 3.0
Shore Excursions 5.0
Value for Money 5.0

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Whittier to Beijing

Sail Date: September 2013
Destination: Asia
Embarkation: Whittier

This was our second cruise on Princess, and better than our first on the Pacific (though the Amazon itinerary was great!). Though the Diamond hadn't been refurbished in dry dock, we enjoyed the ship. Spacious, and always a place to hole up and read and relax!

We stayed in a Penthouse Suite, mid ship. The service and amenities were fantastic. Loved the suite life! Overnight stay at the Captain Cook was ok. Tired hotel, but good supper in their pub. Transfer service was very good. Coach to Whittier. Our ports of call were in Russia, Japan, South Korea and 3 in China. Several sea days, which we loved. Lotus day spa was just right!

We reserved a table for 2 for the early dining, and were given a table in the Savoy. Not really impressed with Princess' culinary and dining room service...however their steakhouse satisfied! In-room dining was good. Enjoyed a couple of evening meals at MUTS and that was fun.

Enjoyed our cruise and the staff. Would give the nod to More Celebrity for service (where the smiles and attention seem more genuine) and dining in Blue / Specialty venues seem more to our liking.

Glad we did this itinerary, finally! Less


Published 12/25/13

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