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This was a great itinerary and a long cruise which we thoroughly enjoyed. Our cabin (E217) was kept in very good order by our always cheerful cabin steward Ronaldo. The ship was in good condition and there was always somewhere quiet to be found to sit. We had Anytime Dining which suited us, and we ate breakfasts most mornings in the MDR, with room service breakfasts on most port days. We found the meals choices and standard to be very good, with the exception of the last few days of the cruise when some of the menus were repeated. The quality of the entertainment was variable, as was to be expected on a cruise of this length, however most of the acts were very good. The Cruise Director moved the show times forward part way through the cruise to alleviate the crowds for the early shows, unfortunately this was only a temporary move and you needed to be in the theatre more than 30 minutes before some shows to get a seat. The coffee lounge was inadequate for the amount of people on the ship with limited seating. We rarely saw anyone in the Kai Sushi restaurant, and thought this space could be better utilised. Embarkation at the Sydney OPT was chaotic, taking several hours to board. In contrast, disembarkation in Sydney was super quick and hassle free. We appreciated the large selection of free in-house movies available on the cabin TV. This was our second cruise on the Diamond, and we loved the ship.

Diamond Princess Round Aust/NZ 33 nights

Diamond Princess Cruise Review by thistledoo

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This was a great itinerary and a long cruise which we thoroughly enjoyed. Our cabin (E217) was kept in very good order by our always cheerful cabin steward Ronaldo. The ship was in good condition and there was always somewhere quiet to be found to sit. We had Anytime Dining which suited us, and we ate breakfasts most mornings in the MDR, with room service breakfasts on most port days.

We found the meals choices and standard to be very good, with the exception of the last few days of the cruise when some of the menus were repeated. The quality of the entertainment was variable, as was to be expected on a cruise of this length, however most of the acts were very good. The Cruise Director moved the show times forward part way through the cruise to alleviate the crowds for the early shows, unfortunately this was only a temporary move and you needed to be in the theatre more than 30 minutes before some shows to get a seat.

The coffee lounge was inadequate for the amount of people on the ship with limited seating. We rarely saw anyone in the Kai Sushi restaurant, and thought this space could be better utilised.

Embarkation at the Sydney OPT was chaotic, taking several hours to board. In contrast, disembarkation in Sydney was super quick and hassle free.

We appreciated the large selection of free in-house movies available on the cabin TV.

This was our second cruise on the Diamond, and we loved the ship.
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Oceanview (obstructed view)
Cabin OZ E217
The cabin was clean, with everything working as it should be. The obstruction was only partial, taking up the lower third of the window, allowing us to still have good views. We heard some noise from the theatre, mainly in the afternoons during rehearsals.
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