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Diamond Princess Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Chaotic cruise

Diamond Princess Cruise Review by wildlifewarrier

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Sep 2018
  • Destination: Asia
  • Cabin Type: Balcony

Where to begin, the worst cruise we have done over the years

Began badly with the Princess bus to take us to port for ship not collecting us or over 100 passe gers for five long hours, stuck at Nerada airport after a ten hour night flight. We paid for the service but the agent was totally disorganised and out of his depth.

We had to miss two ports due to a typhoon - remained in port until 12 next day then had to miss next port due to an earthquake! Captain was very good in keeping us informed

We found the food in the MDR dull and repetitive, as it was a back to back cruise cia Yokohama, we had the same menu after 7 days then again after 5 days. No Japanese food in MDR , same old meals as served everywhere, signs of cost cutting with mimited choices and food poor quality. Our dining room servers were kind and helpful but they couldnt make us for dull food.

The worst Experiences was when we returned from going to Busan in S Korea and had to go through complete Japanese immigration, even if passengers never got off the ship! Forms, passports, fingerprints and photos, 3000 passengers having to sit around for over an hour to be able to get off ship for tours! This fiasco was repeated a few days later when we went back to Busan, which is a nothing port, not worth going to for all the trouble

So we were glad to get off the ship, it caters for the Japanese passengers who spend a lot of money in the shops on board and have photos taken.


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Cabin Review

Balcony

Comfortable balcony stateroom. Beds were being upgraded during our voyage, new bed line was to be placed after we left the ship. One good thing was the use of a kettle supplied by the ship, but no milk tea or coffee, had to bring from the Horizon but good for early morning cuppa.


Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Mount Fuji

Had good tour to Hakeone National Park, ride up on cable car, lunch at very nice hotel ( better food than on ship) and short xruise on Lake Ashi on a pirate ship!

Only saw glimpse of Mt Fuji, guide was excellent

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Kagoshima

Unable to get to Hakedote due to earthquake

Hakodate

We did nit go into Hakedote due to earthquake


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