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We wanted to experience a New Years eve doing something different and out of the ordinary. The Daimond Princess was the only ship departing Auckland on the 31st December. Been first time cruisers we thoroughly enjoyed our cruising experience, we found all the staff friendly and helpful. Yes it was NZ and Australia school holidays but found the children didn't worry us at all. The ship was that big there was plenty of room for everyone. There were a couple of swimming areas for adults which we found sufficient enough. Our cabin A429 could of been a little bigger as it was one of the cabins that accomodated up to four people but I suppose the whole idea of the trip is not to be cabin bound. Our beds were clean and comfortable and had no complaints about how our room was serviced. The Ports and shore excursions we thought were very well organised and the shuttles were a great idea. We had a 7:45 dining time and found this suitable for us, we dined at the International every night with great food and our waiting staff were fabulous. Plenty of entertainment every night and the shows were well performed with some very talented people. The only dissapointing thing about the cruise was that we didn't get to see the Captain. Our whole experience will leave us with great memories on board a beautiful ship.

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Diamond Princess Cruise Review by Taylaava

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We wanted to experience a New Years eve doing something different and out of the ordinary. The Daimond Princess was the only ship departing Auckland on the 31st December.

Been first time cruisers we thoroughly enjoyed our cruising experience, we found all the staff friendly and helpful.

Yes it was NZ and Australia school holidays but found the children didn't worry us at all. The ship was that big there was plenty of room for everyone. There were a couple of swimming areas for adults which we found sufficient enough.

Our cabin A429 could of been a little bigger as it was one of the cabins that accomodated up to four people but I suppose the whole idea of the trip is not to be cabin bound. Our beds were clean and comfortable and had no complaints about how our room was serviced.

The Ports and shore excursions we thought were very well organised and the shuttles were a great idea.

We had a 7:45 dining time and found this suitable for us, we dined at the International every night with great food and our waiting staff were fabulous.

Plenty of entertainment every night and the shows were well performed with some very talented people.

The only dissapointing thing about the cruise was that we didn't get to see the Captain.

Our whole experience will leave us with great memories on board a beautiful ship.
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Cabin Review

Balcony
Cabin BB A429
Could of been slightly bigger for accomodation up to 4 people.
But we managed.

Was serviced daily up to a great standard.
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