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Diamond Princess Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Disappointing Diamond Cruise to Singapore, by Princess Standards

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2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Mar 2016
Cabin: Balcony
Crossing of the Equator, King Neptune event.
Deck party.
Oasis Bar pool, Tradwinds area, back of the ship, a lovely part of the ship

Having had 2 wonderful Princess cruises, 2014 Sea Princess, Sun Princess, our best so far, this relocation cruise to Asia / Japan, was disappointing. Embarkation checkin process was good, The Balcony Cabin was good, cabin attendant Eban excellent, bar and waiting staff very good, Dinning room Vivaldi, very good. Food was good, nice appointments. Ship appointments very classy, nice pools and spa areas.

Entertainment below standard, by princess standards, 3 or 4 High Class entertainers, only did 2 or 3 shows over 17 day cruise, Dance Shows were very good, only went 30 mins to 40 mins, Princess backing band very good, along the UK Band, THE SOUNDS- excellent, could have done more shows. Other entertainers were average. The use of Venues, Club Fusion, great cabaret area, wasted opportunity, Wheelhouse Bar lovely venue, entertainment very average, Crooners bar entertainment venue, very good also, had different shows in there, karaoke should have been left in here, was quite good for that and had some very good people perform, very entertaining. Explorers Lounge great venue also, again not used to full potential.

The Atrium, deck 5 midship, had lots of activities, all sea days, very good, In The Atrium, pre dinner shows we good, piano & Vocal entertainment after 8 pm ok. Shore excursions were OK, some very average, tour buses very good, staff on tours excellent, embarkation from ship to port tours,need a bit more organisational skills. The Cruise Entertainmemnt Directors, lacked communication and organisationall skills.

Cabin Review


Cabin BB

Very good , location excellent, cabin attendant Eban excellent

Port Reviews


Just a wonderful day, well organised, big plus.

Perth (Fremantle)

Did our own tour with others off the ship, train to Perth, Hop on Off Cat Buses, then Swan River cruise to Freemantle, look around Freemantle, Back to the ship, a great day had by all.


Travelled to a dirty produce market, then to a museum, very average, too many hawkers, no food outlet, ie no trip to a resort, could have been good. Not a good tour at all.

Bangkok (Laem Chabang)

Very good tour, well done good buses, guides excellent.

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

The best tour we did, excellent buses, guides and tours, well done.

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