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Itinerary was what attracted us and we were happy with each destination except for the Mt. Fuji tour which only took us to the gift shop on Mt. Fuji rather than further up the mountain. The ship is dated and could use a thorough cleaning. Princess' business model seems to be to nickel and dime you at every opportunity which leaves a very poor impression overall. Crew was really fantastic. The room was disappointing, particularly having to ask for certain items like...soap. The food was horrible, particularly at the buffet where food was obviously recycled and reheated. This was the perfect cruise for enrichment lectures but there were none. Interestingly, they do not ask for feedback on their shore excursions, many of which did not reflect the on-line description. Seems like this is just a profit center and they really don't care. Activities/movies, etc. for the second part of the cruise repeated the first part. Seems like no effort was made to change up the routine.

Great Itinerary, Poor Ship

Diamond Princess Cruise Review by helenelb

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: November 2019
  • Destination: Asia
  • Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony
Itinerary was what attracted us and we were happy with each destination except for the Mt. Fuji tour which only took us to the gift shop on Mt. Fuji rather than further up the mountain. The ship is dated and could use a thorough cleaning. Princess' business model seems to be to nickel and dime you at every opportunity which leaves a very poor impression overall.

Crew was really fantastic.

The room was disappointing, particularly having to ask for certain items like...soap.

The food was horrible, particularly at the buffet where food was obviously recycled and reheated.

This was the perfect cruise for enrichment lectures but there were none.

Interestingly, they do not ask for feedback on their shore excursions, many of which did not reflect the on-line description. Seems like this is just a profit center and they really don't care.

Activities/movies, etc. for the second part of the cruise repeated the first part. Seems like no effort was made to change up the routine.
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Mini-Suite with Balcony
Cabin MB
Ship overall is dated and very dirty. Cleaned the room myself. Had to ask for replacement soap! Not a lot of attention to detail.
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