Not as good as expected
Diamond Princess Cruise Review to South Pacific - Australia
Sail Date: January 17, 2009
Ship: Diamond Princess
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 8 years ago
Review SummaryThe ship is wonderfully maintained. As it was my boyfriend's first cruise, he was very impressed by its size and the number of amenities it offered: 4 pools, 10 spas, 6 restaurants, casino and endless bars. However, as it was my 9th cruise, I was less impressed. Yes the service was amazing, but it is on every cruise--some even more than this one. Our room steward knew us by name anytime he saw us around the ship.
The itinerary was okay. Keep in mind that the Fjords day is an at sea day only. So you have 3 at sea days in a row, which can lead to a bit of cabin fever, even on such a large ship.
If you're going on your first cruise, like my boyfriend, and are above the age of 35 (unlike us) this would be a good destination/ship.
Food and Dining
The menus never changed. Food in the restaurants had very small portions and uncreative items that I could prepare any day of the week. The best meal we had was a mini T-day dinner. Like I said, very uncreative. A chilled soup arrived in a smoothie glass with a straw. Prawn cocktails were still a bit frozen and unusually small.
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Pros: Customer Service