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Diamond Princess Review

4.0 / 5.0
Editor Rating
900 reviews
1 Award

Lovely ship

Review for Diamond Princess to the South Pacific
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10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Jan 2018
Cabin: Balcony

We chose this cruise because it was the only 14 day cruise that Princess does in the South Pacific. Beware, if you are considering a trip that embarks from Australia during January, you will be traveling with many, many children and teenagers. As Americans, we forget that Australians are on Holiday mid-December to February 1st. There were 500+ children on board and over 200 were teenagers. Many families brought their children into the dining room for breakfast so we were surrounded by crying babies, young children standing on dining room chairs, children on the rugs and running throughout the dining room. Unfortunately, the parents did not realize that there is a more casual restaurant, Horizon Court, that would be a better fit for the family nor did they realize that the children were disturbing the other passengers.

The ship is lovely and easy to learn the layout. The Cruise Director, Marcus, was new but he was the best Cruise Director ever! He spent hours with the passengers and was involved in numerous social activities which is unlike other Cruise Directors. Most spend half of their time in their office. Marcus was more sociable than the Captain. The Captain never spoke to the passengers even at the private Captain's Circle party. He never spoke to us at 12 noon while at the Sea. We would have liked to know where we were as to Longitude, Latitude, how far we have sailed, temperature outside, etc.

The food was average. The dining room staff still needs training in wine and wine service. Their knowledge is poor.

Cabin Review


Cabin BA

Cabins are a bit smaller than other Princess ships. The balconies are a bit larger mid-ship, Caribe and higher. We spent time every day on our balcony.

Port Reviews

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