We chose this cruise mainly as a way to experience Japan.
We were first time cruisers and unsure what to expect especially after reading some negative reviews on Tripadvisor,but I have learned my lesson,ignore critics and form my own opinions.
All I can say is WOW,!What a trip.The Diamond Princess far exceeded our expectations starting with boarding right through to disembarkation at the end,they are so irganised and effucient.
The ship is beautiful,our cabin was amazing,clean and comfy,the crew are first rate without being too in your face,the public areas were great and the food.....well what can I say.
There is so much to do on board,if you want,or you can just chill out,the choice is yours.
We were pleasantly surprised with the onboard costs,not as pricey as we expected.
We did some fantastic shore excursions and saw some interesting places.
We enjoyed ourselves so much we are cruise converts now and already planning our next Princess cruise.Can’t wait.,
Our cabin was mudship which is an excellent position on Dolphin Deck.It wS very spacious with a separate lounge area and large balcony.Good size bathroom ,plenty of hanging and cupboard space,room to store our luggage.
The bed was large and extremely comfortable.Chocolates on our pillow every day.We had afridge,dressing table,2 televisions.Our steward was there whenever we needed him.
It was great.
Half day city sights,visited Tokyo Tower,great,Asakusa Temple ery crowde and hot.
This was a great place to visit,we did best of Hakodate including rope train .
Bullet train to Kakonudate to visit Samurai houses, ery interesting but a long walk from station.
Absolutely loved Busan,beautiful city and surrounds,visited Gyeong Ju temple and burial mounds.Ｆａｓｃｉｎａｔｉｎｇ ，ｗｏｎｄｅｒｆｕｌ ｇｕｉｄｅ