excellent cruise experience

Diamond Princess Cruise Review to Other (Asia/Africa/Middle East)
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 15

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
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Diamond Princess

17 Night Grand Japan (Tokyo Roundtrip)

Sail Date: July 17, 2015

Ship: Diamond Princess

Cabin Type: Suite

Cabin Number: D115

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review Summary

With the exception of the continual and endless Japanese ,Korean, and Soviet immigration and customs examinations, the Japan cruise on Diamond Princess was wonderful .The Japanese people are warm, friendly and welcoming.  From the room steward thru the dining room staff, the crew was eager to please and they did an exceptional job.  Having so many Japanese touches including foods, cultural folkloric shows, etc. was wonderful. The shows had a top flight singer, pianist and the excellent zany duo-Mr. and Mrs. Smith!  Hopefully Princess will slightly alter the itinerary so that pax will not have hours wait for laborious customs and immigration process. Tours were missed and ran very late due to the in and out itinerary from Japan to Russia and Korea.
 

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Availability of Japanese noodles/soup at breakfast was a plus. Also full Japanese breakfasts in restaurant are interesting

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
movies could be greatly improved!

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Japanese folkloric shows which were brought onboard were great as well as professional entertainers

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Cabin steward Ernie was invisible and wonderful

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
all comforts of home without the work

Ship Tip

JAPANESE STYLE TOILETS WHICH ARE INSTALLED IN SOME CABINS ARE AN EXPERIENCE WORTH THE TRIP. SAILING OUT OF JAPANESE PORTS IS A GREAT EXPERIENCE WITH DOCKSIDE ENTERTAINMENT/MUSICAL SENDOFF-NOT TO BE MISSED

Ports Of Call

Kushiro, Japan

1 out of 5
AVOID ZOO-OLD AND DEPRESSING DESPITE HAVING MANY RARE ANIMALS

Cruise Shiretoko Peninsula, Japan

3 out of 5

Korsakov, Russia

3 out of 5
FOLKLORIC PERFORMANCE ONSHORE WAS EXCELLENT-----BUT BRING RUBLES BECAUSE LOCAL SHOPS WILL NOT TAKE $ EUROS YEN ETC. NYET!

Otaru (Sapporo), Japan

5 out of 5
FISH MARKET

Hakodate, Japan

5 out of 5
GOOD TOURS

Yokohama (Tokyo), Japan

3 out of 5

Nagasaki, Japan

5 out of 5
BEAUTIFUL PORT

Busan (Pusan), South Korea

3 out of 5
NOT ENOUGH TIME THERE

Maizuru, Japan

5 out of 5
EXCELLENT TOURS

Kanazawa, Japan

5 out of 5
GREAT PORT AND SENDOFF-SHOULD BE VISITED MORE FREQUENTLY

Aomori, Japan Did not visit port

nebuta tours! MR SEKI TOUR GUIDE IS THE BEST
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