Diamond Princess Review

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Review for Australia & New Zealand Cruise on Diamond Princess
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10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Nov 2017
Cabin: Balcony
Temple Shimizu
Mt Fuji
Singapore skyline

Background and Hotel information

We chose this cruise for various reasons, one as it appeared to be very good value, two as I had not been to Japan previously and we did want to experience it; and three we do like Princess as a very good product who seem to always deliver for clients, on the whole!

We stayed overnight at Sydney airport (Rydges) where we normally stay prior to flights on the very next day; it is a good hotel and they throw in plane runway action at no extra cost, well a little extra for a partial runway view. We had an early morning flight to Brisbane from the domestic terminal and connecting flight to Tokyo with Qantas. Seamless exercise to enter the Qantas transfer terminal across the road, check your bags in all the way to Tokyo, clear security, straight onto a bus to the domestic terminal, then wait for your flight. (worst part for domestic flights)

Cabin Review


Port Reviews

Hong Kong

We travelled on a coach to dragon hill shopping centre for a short period. We journeyed across the road to some beautiful Asian gardens, very picturesque and peaceful.

Nha Trang

WE have been here previously, it has deteriorated quite a bit, disappointing!

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Port was Phu My, we have been there before, not good.


Always something happening here, gardens at the bay, second time for us, lovely indeed! We stayed two days her as Bali had volcano problems, very very good.

Tokyo (Yokohama)

We didn't stay in Tokyo, we flew in and took a train to Yokohama, it was originally an old fishing port, not much happening there!

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