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Diamond Princess Review

4.0 / 5.0
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900 reviews
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Whittier to Bejing Sept 16 to Oct 4

Review for Diamond Princess to Asia
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2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Sep 2010
Cabin: Balcony

I am going to try and keep this short and sweet so here goes. I was on this cruise from Whittier to Tinjin China with my wife. We have been on three other cruises (2 with Celebrity and one on NCL). In short the trip was nice but as you might imagine there were some issues that did come up.

We arrived in Anchorage two days before the cruise was to start and stayed at the Comfort Inn next to the Alaska Railroad station. It is a nice place with a reasonable price. I recommend the train trip to Whittier, It is a little more expensive than the Princess bus. They also take care of the luggage on the train (You check the baggage in and it is at your stateroom door when you get on the ship).

Getting on the ship was not a big deal but if you have sailed on NCL or on Celebrity you will not get a glass of champagne when you board. Someone will point you to the elevator and that is about it. D740 is an aft balcony. The balcony is very large but the room itself is a little smaller that what I have had with the other two cruise lines.

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D740 is an aft cabin. It has a larger balcony than one on the port or starboard side and it is very private. Tiny bathroom but about normal. The closet space is a little larger that others I have had. The bed matress is terrible but it is in a quite location

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