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Diamond Princess Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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986 Reviews

Staff excellent, interesting itinerary

Diamond Princess Cruise Review by elizabethcruiser

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jul 2019
  • Destination: Asia
  • Cabin Type: Balcony

spent a week in Yokohama before the cruise, which was very nice. Embarkation was smooth and very quick. Cabin was great especially as you now get a kettle in the room, great if you carry you own coffee, well presented steward was excellent. the T.V. now positioned on the wall also gave extra space and for a change there were some newer titles and interesting things to watch. Dining was traditional at a set time and our waiters and the maître d′ were brilliant I have allergies and they were careful to make sure that my food was correct so friendly. Only attended one lot of entertainment, as have been underwhelmed by shows before and found them to be too loud. Unfortunately this was also the case again, the show I did venture to see the singer was dreadful repeated words sung the wrong words came in at the wrong time and again way too loud. I lasted two songs before leaving along with quite a few other people. other activities such as learn basic Japanese, origami trivia ice carving were very good, and a special mention for the food presentation and galley tour this was very enjoyable the chef was very good cooking three meals but in a lighthearted and entertaining fashion, had more laughs at this than at the comedian. Ports very interesting did get annoyed at shore excursions, prices were higher if you wanted to be guided in English, and you spent less time at the interesting site, or attraction so that there was plenty of time for shopping. as an example in Okinawa we opted for the castle tour, spent an hour and a half at the castle and two and a half hours at the tourist market, which even the tour guide admitted was only for tourists and overpriced. Might be good for some but personally do not travel just to shop. Disembarkation went very smoothly and I was very impressed that you did not just take your luggage once ashore but that you had to show identification to a person there to prove which cases were yours. DId back to back cruises (16 days)so the entertainment and menu did repeat, but did enjoy the cruise.

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Cabin Review

Cabin BC L208

good layout, comfy bed loved the kettle and the T.V. on the wall gave you extra space and was a good size. location was surprisingly quiet, only compliant was that it was hard to slide the balcony door.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

The geopark was very good but the amount of time spent there was not really sufficient. Went to a fish market, not interesting at all and then went to hope Island. Would have preferred more time at the geopark

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Nice enough place but cost of princess shuttle was a bit expensive not told that you could walk. We went to the fort by local tram, enjoyable visit. The shore tour to the fort had been cancelled.

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