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Our second time on the Diamond and an even better experience than two years ago. There was a real feeling of friendliness, generated by the whole crew, that made the sailing experience exceptional. Whoever is in charge is doing a great job and is fortunate to have an exceptional crew Embarkation was quick and efficient. Loved the sake barrel tradition before the sail away and the large numbers of Japanese passengers on both the cruises made them the trip even more interesting and informative. Our cabin was a standard balcony looked after by Arnold, who was first class in all respects: we've never had a bad Steward but Arnold was one of the very best. We dined in the Vivaldi restaurant every evening. The food varied from good to excellent, although having a couple of repeat menus on a 12 night cruise was a little disappointing. Our waiters, Marlou and Jefforine were simply wonderful, they took time and care and were always cheerful and positive. Although they were efficient they went about their business in a relaxed, friendly manner and appeared to be genuinely happy to talk to us. Without doubt they enhanced the whole dining experience. Everything worked well, we arrived at our ports on time and enjoyed most of our stops. The on board destination expert gave us useful and relevant information that enabled us to travel independently in most instances. We will use Princess again

The Diamond shines.

Diamond Princess Cruise Review by southampton observer

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: June 2018
  • Destination: Asia
  • Cabin Type: Balcony
Our second time on the Diamond and an even better experience than two years ago.

There was a real feeling of friendliness, generated by the whole crew, that made the sailing experience exceptional. Whoever is in charge is doing a great job and is fortunate to have an exceptional crew

Embarkation was quick and efficient. Loved the sake barrel tradition before the sail away and the large numbers of Japanese passengers on both the cruises made them the trip even more interesting and informative.

Our cabin was a standard balcony looked after by Arnold, who was first class in all respects: we've never had a bad Steward but Arnold was one of the very best.

We dined in the Vivaldi restaurant every evening. The food varied from good to excellent, although having a couple of repeat menus on a 12 night cruise was a little disappointing. Our waiters, Marlou and Jefforine were simply wonderful, they took time and care and were always cheerful and positive. Although they were efficient they went about their business in a relaxed, friendly manner and appeared to be genuinely happy to talk to us. Without doubt they enhanced the whole dining experience.

Everything worked well, we arrived at our ports on time and enjoyed most of our stops. The on board destination expert gave us useful and relevant information that enabled us to travel independently in most instances.

We will use Princess again
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Cabin Review

Balcony
Cabin BB B320
Cabin a little tired but well cared for by Steward. Usual Princess set up but kettle and British plug socket useful. Very little noise. Slept well.
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