Great journey: Diamond Princess Cruise Review by canada1534
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Embarkation: Hong Kong
- Room was the biggest we have ever had (inside)
- Service was polite, super nice at the lobby bar
- Food was very average, better in the buffet horizon court than in the traditionnal dining. Sabbatini's (25$/pp) was excellent. Steakhouse was horrible (no sauce, no nothing..) (25$/pp). Pizza by the pool is excellent and the special coffees are good too. By the way you can use a card that lowers a lot the price.
We took an excursion with Princess in Taipei, at a hot spring and then at Yehliu park. Do not waste your money. A LOT of waiting and nothing special.
We did a tour again with Princess in Kogoshima, went to Kamikaze museum (nice but only in japanese). Also went to Chiran were the samouraï houses.
The ship did not offered a More tour in Kyoto so we hired a private guide through toursbylocals. Absolutely a must-see. Trains to get to Kyoto were very complicated especially for a first time.
We also did a private tour in Tokyo to see a Sumo practice, also a must see. (IJCEE)
Note that the ship does not offer a transfer to Tokyo, which is far from Yokohama. It is doable by train if you don't have a lot of luggage. You also have to bring your suitecases down and up the stairs. Taxis were someting like 150$.
To get back to Narita airport use the train Narita Express, absolutely simple and best way to go. 30$/pp Less