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Bisbee16's Port Reviews of Nagasaki, Hong Kong
Diamond Princess cruise in October 2011
Member Name: Bisbee16
Cruise Date: October 2011
Embarkation: other
Destination: Asia
Member Review: Bisbee16's Diamond Princess Review
Nagasaki
Port Rating: 4.0 out of 5+
Be prepared to be fingerprinted and having your picture taken as you go ashore as this is standard practice at Japanese ports. We took the excursion that went to the Peace Park and to ground zero where the "Fat Man" atomic bomb was dropped in August 1945. It is no wonder sometimes that Americans are seen as insensitive: we saw 2 Americans (judging by their baseball caps, other clothing and appearance) eating ice cream cones and having their photo taken as they smiled while standing in front of a statue of a mother holding her dead baby.

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Hong Kong
Port Rating: 5.0 out of 5+
Stanley Market has some terrific buys and it is too bad that the tour did not allow us enough time here (but in Princess' defense we HAD selected a tour that included multiple stops). The tour included Victoria Peak which had panoramic views of the city.

The approach to the port involves sailing under a bridge which was great fun. The sail away from this port at night while a laser light show plays is spectacular!! Don't miss either of these experiences.

Hong Kong is an interesting mix of the old and the new. Almost everywhere there are high rise apartment buildings and some are designed around including a large hole that is many stories high within the building. This allows the dragons to fly from the mountains behind the high rise and brings the occupants good luck (or avoids bad luck depending on which version one hears). The architecture in this city is beautiful.

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