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Diamond Princess Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Fantastic trip

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jimrandie
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Apr 2013
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My husband being a Vietnam vet decided to fly from LAX to Vietnam via EVA air. We spent 4 days in DaNang Vietnam prior to flying to Thailand for this cruise. In Vietnam we stayed at the Hagl in DaNang. We did an open air jeep tour with looking glass jeep tours & another tour up to Hue w/Ann Tours. Both tours were fantastic. We then flew to Bangkok where we were picked up by BAT (Bangkok airport transfers) for transfer to Pattaya, where we spent the night at the Amari. The next day we booked a 3 hr tour through image limo & then transfer to Laem Chabang for the cruise. Our tour consisted of going to the Siam country club, the floating market (fun tourist trap), the big Buddha & went to Sanctuary of truth, but really didn't have enough time left to tour here.

We loved the itinerary of this cruise. The only drawback if I think you need to get rid of the auto tipping. The service has gone down since you started this. We didn't think our room steward was as up to par as they should be. The waiter in the dining room we really liked...even though we had done anytime dining we almost always went to the same dining room w/the same waiter because he as so good.

On our 1st stop in Singapore the ship has free transportation to downtown, which was about 15 minutes away. We had already pre booked the big red bus tour & the ships transfer drops you off appox 2 blocks from the starting point. Worked out well. Really great way to see the city. Don't forget to have the Singapore slings at the raffles hotel. They cost $26 in Singapore $$$$.

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