We chose this cruise because of the itinerary which was great and have travelled with princess a few times before.This cruise came up to our expectations which was good. The cruise was a back to Back cruise so the second weeks entertainment was virtually a repeat of the first week but this was not a problem as we saw the shows when it suited us which was good. The ports of call were great. The staff on Diamond princess were terrific. Could not want for better . They were always cheerful and helpful , which is what we have come to expect from Princess. We had one little hick up with our dining which was rectified before the second night on board by the dining room staff which was much appreciated. Great ship and facilities.
The embarkation and Disembarkation was smooth and fast. We were on board and in our stateroom within half an hour of arriving at the port.
This cabin is situated mid ship and on deck 11. The position of the cabin was close to the elevators which suited us. Even though the cabin was close to the elevators it was very quiet with no noise from passing passengers using the elevators. To sum up B 430 is well positioned, was very clean and maintained well. Could do to have a second chair in the cabin but this is only a minor point .Would definitely select this cabin again on Diamond princess.
Good transport system , easy to get to the tourist sites. Meriken Park and China Town were easy to find