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Diamond Princess Cruise Review
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Festivals of Japan Cruise - Diamond Princess - 2016

Diamond Princess Cruise Review by Aikane

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Aug 2016
  • Destination: Asia
  • Cabin Type: Balcony

Festivals of Japan Cruise. Great way to see different festivals. Saw the itinerary the year before on the northern cruise around Hokaido and said we gotta go on this one. Booked it. Four festivals in the cities of Akita (Kanto Festival), Aomori (Nebuta Festival), Kochi, and Tokushima. Two other stops in the town of Sakaimoto and the citiy of Pusan, So. Korea. We took the Diamond Princess the year before so very familiar with the ship. I like the how it's geared for the Japanese, the cool toilets if you're in one of those cabins, the Japanese bath. Ramen available. You could tell how Princess really did their homework working the the various cities to be able to get the cruise passenger to and from the festival. During the Nebura Fireworks show, there was mention thanking the Diamond Princess for donating the fireworks that were going off. You've never seen a fireworks show till you've seen this one, almost two hours long with the floats going around the bay. What I liked was that we got to experience the night life at each on of these cities. Most cities you go in on a cruise you're in there in the morning and out the evening. Not this one, left the cities 11 - 12 at night, I loved it hospitality that each of the cities offered. In Kochi, the winning team of the dance festival came out and performed before our sail away. It was like 11pm at night. This cruise needs to be on your bucket list.


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Balcony

Cabin size okay, clean


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