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Quote below from a previous review-and I could not agree more ! '"This ship is too big; there are just too many pax for comfort. Perhaps we'll try Seabourn next time. Evenings were pretty much a constant stream of people making their way from one 'entertainment' to another. The very large and luxurious theater was full a good half hour before show start. The much touted shore excursions were to this Australian, grossly overpriced " Also, personally found the four different dining rooms depressing compared to having one large split level bright one-such as I am used to on HAL-the Diamond's are all dark with low ceilings and for me-claustrophobic! Preferred eating at the buffet-where there was a much better selection than the limited DR menu offered The experience was marred by the majority of Japanese being non English speaking, with Westerners being a real minority and consequently movies dubbed in Japaneses and live entertainment needing to be constantly translated-resulting in a feeling of being an outsider The above was anticipated due to the itinerary-but did hope for a more international group to also be on board, as interaction was extremely limited The lack of any enrichment program / lectures, was very noticeable on sea days-that happened to be raining too ! In summary-not a ship I would repeat

Disappointed

Diamond Princess Cruise Review by lagunaman

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: June 2015
  • Destination: Asia
  • Cabin Type: Balcony
Quote below from a previous review-and I could not agree more !

'"This ship is too big; there are just too many pax for comfort. Perhaps we'll try Seabourn next time. Evenings were pretty much a constant stream of people making their way from one 'entertainment' to another. The very large and luxurious theater was full a good half hour before show start.

The much touted shore excursions were to this Australian, grossly overpriced "

Also, personally found the four different dining rooms depressing compared to having one large split level bright one-such as I am used to on HAL-the Diamond's are all dark with low ceilings and for me-claustrophobic!

Preferred eating at the buffet-where there was a much better selection than the limited DR menu offered

The experience was marred by the majority of Japanese being non English speaking,

with Westerners being a real minority and consequently movies dubbed in Japaneses and live entertainment needing to be constantly translated-resulting in a feeling of being an outsider

The above was anticipated due to the itinerary-but did hope for a more international group to also be on board, as interaction was extremely limited

The lack of any enrichment program / lectures, was very noticeable on sea days-that happened to be raining too !

In summary-not a ship I would repeat
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Cabin Review

Balcony
Cabin BD 625 Caribe
OK-but lacking any decor-not even one picture-so quite sterile
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