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Chose this cruise because we wanted to explore Japan and these dates suited work commitments. Diamond shone, food was fabulous in the MDR and the ship was sparkling clean. Entertainment was the usual Princess offering with the need to grab a seat in the theatre 30 minutes early for the first show. We were disappointed to have a couple of excursions cancelled due to lack of interest (we were told) but went ashore on our own and had great personal walking tours regardless. Second time we booked an oceanview cabin, and on Diamond both the size and location on Plaza deck proved great. Same deck as our dining room, the International cafe and just under the casino. What more could you want? The lack of little snacks at the IC on Diamond is just a touch irritating if you want to have a morning cup of tea though? Find this all together odd ........ All in all a lovely cruise to Japan but we have now ‘been there’.

Southern Japan in Spring

Diamond Princess Cruise Review by Porky55

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: May 2019
  • Destination: Asia
  • Cabin Type: Oceanview
Chose this cruise because we wanted to explore Japan and these dates suited work commitments.

Diamond shone, food was fabulous in the MDR and the ship was sparkling clean.

Entertainment was the usual Princess offering with the need to grab a seat in the theatre 30 minutes early for the first show.

We were disappointed to have a couple of excursions cancelled due to lack of interest (we were told) but went ashore on our own and had great personal walking tours regardless.

Second time we booked an oceanview cabin, and on Diamond both the size and location on Plaza deck proved great.

Same deck as our dining room, the International cafe and just under the casino. What more could you want? The lack of little snacks at the IC on Diamond is just a touch irritating if you want to have a morning cup of tea though? Find this all together odd ........

All in all a lovely cruise to Japan but we have now ‘been there’.
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Cabin Review

Oceanview
Cabin OC P301
Clean, quite large considering but we left the beds as singles which gives an illusion of more floor space.
The bathroom of course is the most compact of rooms in these categories, but the shower had to be the lowest point. The water fell out when you turned the tap on, not sprayed, sad!!
Loved having the kettle in the room though there was only green tea provided and tiny Japanese tea cups. The kettle is only there while Diamond is in Japan I think.
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