Nice relaxing cruise

Diamond Princess Cruise Review to Other (Asia/Africa/Middle East)

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Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 23

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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Diamond Princess

6 Night Kyushu & Japan Inland Sea (Kobe Roundtrip)

Sail date: May 24, 2016

Ship: Diamond Princess

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: D525

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Review summary

I enjoyed my time on the Diamond Princess as we cruised the Japan inland sea and around the bottom of Kyushu. The ride was very smooth. The inland sea was calm like the inside passage in Alaska. The open ocean days were also very calm.

The food and beverage was good as usual on a Princess cruise. Sushi bar on board was good. The only disappointment would be that the steak house restaurant was moved into one of the buffet dining rooms instead of on it's own like the Italian restaurant. The entertainment was okay, not great but good.

I have a young child who was very happy with the Pelican activities and she looked forward to going every day.

Seemed like an older crowd on this cruise. Overall a very calm and relaxing cruise.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Children's Programs

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
After getting a mini suite for the first time, I cannot see going back to a regular cabin. It is so comfortable in comparison to the last time I stayed in a regular inside cabin.

Ports of call

Kobe (Kyoto), Japan

5 out of 5

Cruise Inland Sea Of Japan

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Busan (Pusan), South Korea

3 out of 5
Going into Korea you have to go through immigration. This was a lengthy process. Not enjoyable.

Nagasaki, Japan

3 out of 5
When coming back from Busan and getting off in Hagasaki, you have to go through immigration again.

Aburatsu Port (Miyazaki), Japan

5 out of 5

Kochi, Japan

5 out of 5
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