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Diamond Princess Review

4.0 / 5.0
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900 reviews
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Cruise for Oldies and Families

Review for Diamond Princess to Australia & New Zealand
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2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Dec 2014
Traveled with children

We are a family of 3. This was our 3rd cruise with Princess. Previously we cruised with Dawn to Brisbane and Sun to Melbourne, one way. Both the Dawn and the Sun catered to all types and we had a good time.

I wanted to try the Diamond Princess for its size. The ship is big and at times you wonder where everyone is, but on this cruise it was full - 2823 paying passengers. Embarkment and disembarkment went smoothly. We planned to get on board early, like 1.30pm, but when we boarded there were 100 people boarded already. We dropped our carry ons and our suitcase was already there in our stateroom. Also we booked the last room on this cruise.

We headed to the Horizon buffet and stopped by to purchase the Soda package. After lunch we walked around the whole ship to get an idea where things are. On this cruise there was no drinks package and it was credited to our account. You buy as you go. The food in the buffet is always good.

Cabin Review

Cabin I

Interior B716, level 11, 2 single bed with a drop down bed on the roof for a 3rd person. The stateroom was the last room we booked. There were kids running up and down but I didn't hear any it because I had earplugs on. Room was adequate for sleeping.

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