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Diamond Princess Review

4.0 / 5.0
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900 reviews
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Diamond Princess - Around Australia-Bali

Review for Diamond Princess to Australia & New Zealand
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10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Feb 2015

My wife and I have cruised many times with Princess, 21 times in fact. We are both in our early 60's. I have just read a review of this Cruise posted by photomavin71, really, his critique is so wrong (in my opinion) and in the opinion of many fellow passengers, I am wondering if he/she ever left the Cabin.

We found the service on board as good as I we have received anywhere in the past, be it on land or at sea. The Crew, Table Waiters, Drink Waiters, Reception Staff etc. were always happy, helpful, courteous and on many occasions went out of their way to assist in a way any land or sea based organisation would be proud. The ship was presented as one of the cleanest vessels we have sailed on. The Dining Rooms, Service and Meals were 1st Class. We were welcomed by name every time we entered a Dining Room, we were asked our preferences and each time those preferences were met with a courteous smile.

(photomavin71) was critical of the number of older people on board. We never had any problems with people using walking aids or motorised aids. In fact we commented on how few there were. There was virtually no congestion anywhere, except trying to get a seat in the Explorers Lounge at Show time. More on that later. Wake up, photomarvin71, firstly, it was a 28 day cruise. Not many younger people have the time or money available to do such a cruise. Yes, I would estimate that many passengers were retired, as we are. Photomavin71 should consider he/she will also be "older" one day and having read the critique, I don't want to be on any ship he/she is on. Some of his comments were also completely disrespectful to the older people. Yes one person was airlifted from the ship., I don't know the reason, but I could almost guarantee it was not because that person was "frail." I hope photomavin71 never gets sick and requires urgent Medical attention. Enough of this "unhappy" soul.

Cabin Review

Cabin I

Very good, larger than some interior cabins with considerable hanging space. Bath room, compact, but very user friendly. Cabin Steward, Ekka, was excellent.

Port Reviews

Sydney (Australia)

Sydney is a sensational city with much to see and do. A harbour cruise is a must. Walk over the Harbour Bridge or if you feeling energetic climb the Bridge.


OK but not as good as Sydney. The Melbourne Markets are worth a visit and there is some site seeing worthwhile. Not my favorite Australian Port. This is the Sporting Capital, (claimed) of Australia.


Hobart is a laid back, relaxed Port with much to see and do. Friendly, not expensive, fantastic seafood. Many cafes, restaurants, site seeing, history, you name it, Tassie/Hobart is a lovely experience.

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