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Diamond Princess Review

4.0 / 5.0
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900 reviews
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Sydney to Japan on Diamond Princess

Review for Diamond Princess to Australia & New Zealand
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2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Mar 2018
Cabin: Balcony

My husband and I were keen to visit japan and this cruise also visited Borneo, Vietnam and Hong Kong. Embarkation from Sydney was with minimal waiting time. Our cabin was a balcony room aft on deck 12 and was lovely and quiet and large enough for both of us. I was a little seasick leaving Sydney which is usual for me and decided to lay on the bed to rest. I was disgusted to find our bed sheets were stained. I requested a change of linen which was done immediately however we then did not see our room steward for 2 days. Our rooms were hardly attended to and after complaining we found out our steward was sick and quarantined. Once he was back in attendance everything was fine. Dining was good with many choices every day. Entertainment was average. Service on board was very good. We booked shore excursions through princess and whilst they were on the pricey side gave us a good insight into the different cultures of these countries. I would suggest Princess minimalise the length of some tours as they can be a little long and monotonous. In saying that some ports were a lengthy drive to major places of interest so can’t always be helped. All in all good cruise which we enjoyed.

Cabin Review

Balcony

Cabin BC

Big enough for two people. Small bathroom with shower only.

Port Reviews

Darwin

We have visited Darwin prior to this cruise and visited a few favourite places in town

Nha Trang

We booked a pedicab ride through princess and had an absolutely great time! Everyone who rode the pedicabs came away with a smile on their faces! Great tour with some free shop time afterwards

Osaka

Osaka was quite pretty with great shops on the pier basically.

Sydney (Australia)

Embarked in Sydney

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