• Write a Review
  • Boards
  • Log In
Diamond Princess Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
Cruise Critic Editor Rating
986 Reviews

Tourist-Friendly Japan

Diamond Princess Cruise Review by JohYo

9 people found this helpful
Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Aug 2016
  • Destination: Asia
  • Cabin Type: Oceanview (obstructed view)

- on our bucket list.

- great entertainment.

- good service including excellent/efficient embark and debark.

- ship was nicely decorated with a Japanese 'feel'.

- no any time dining and tables assigned did not change so if you were in a corner ... that's where you stayed. Fortunately 3 of 8 nights had anytime dining in any of the 4 (assigned seating) restaurants.

- travelling in Japan outside of the Princess organized tours was not a problem. The Japanese are a wonderfully quiet, polite, patient and cultured people and very helpful to foreign tourists.

- If you are not good with hot weather, do not travel to Japan in the summer months unless you are in the north where it is much cooler. There is also the threat of typhoons which are common in the late summer months.

- If travelling in the summer ... bring an umbrella or 2 for the sun and spray mist bottles are an excellent way to cool down.


JohYo's Full Rating Summary
Cabin
Enrichment Activities
Value For Money
Embarkation
Dining
Public Rooms
Entertainment
Fitness & Recreation
Shore Excursions
Service
Onboard Experience
Sign Up for Price Drop Alerts
Get tomorrow's price drops
250,000+ people have entered their email
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Cabin Review

Oceanview (obstructed view)
Cabin OV E414

- this is one of several cabins that are listed as obstructed view but the lifeboats are well to the sides leaving a clear, unobstructed view.


Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Mount Fuji

did not see Mt. Fuji due to clouds but an excellent experience overall.

View All 9 Mount Fuji Reviews

Previous ReviewNext Review
JohYo
2 Reviews Written
11 Helpful Votes
Never Miss a Deal!
Subscribe and Save
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

More Diamond Princess Reviews





Want to cruise smarter?
Get expert advice, insider tips and more.
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.