Diamond Princess Cruise Review by timbuctu
- Sail Date: March 2015
- Destination: Around the World
- Cabin Type: Balcony
Disembarkment - my 10th cruise, but disembarkment will never be pleasant and smooth it is what it is.
cabinc321; plenty of hanging and drawer space for 2 people; suit cases stored under the bed .
bathroom is well designed the shower would have been bigger if it had a sliding door instead of a plastic curtain which clings to you thankfully we were of average weight and size otherwise the cabin was very comfortable.
As always the steward did a fantastic job we were very impressed.
Finding our way around this ship was easy as we have done the diamond before in 2006.
Dining; of our 10 cruises we have done 5 princess cruises and we can certainly say the food has improved in all areas and the staff were well drilled they could not be faulted.
Enterainment;not so good-some very limited in what they do even the band and dj why geta ballroom and latin dj who does not understand what to play-must blame the cruise director because only a handfull attended because it was not promoted.
Movies under the stars was very good,a choice of latest movies which was shown in our cabin the following day
Overall a well maintained ship for all ages we did our own tours on land
Ps i met many people who withdrew their gratuities why,after all it goes to the crew who bend over backwards to look after us,maybe it should be included in the cruise fare , even if it reduced everyone will contribute ,this is happening on all cruise lines.
Although there was a flu virus outbreak on board it did not deter us as we were ultra careful returning to cabin, we always wiped all areas we touched and sprayed with our own antiseptic spray.
Ports of call, varied and interesting but very very hot and most times could not wait to get back on board where the crew gave us cold facecloth, nice touch diamond princess
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