Diamond Princess Nov 2016 cruise

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


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 9

Overall Rating:

2.0 out of 5
Verified Review
17 Night Grand Asia (Beijing To Singapore)
Sail Date: November 12, 2016
Ship: Diamond Princess
Cabin Type: Suite
Cabin Number: D629
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago

The cruise was OK but fell far short of expectations.  This was our first time on Princess.  (We have sailed with HAL, Celebrity and Crystal: 10+ cruises) Had heard that this line was very good.  There were no substantial enrichment events.  The Internet connection was spotty and very hard to use and more importantly costly.  We felt that the ships' shops were overpriced and  invaded us with their non-ending sales.  The artwork overall  was not enticing and the Kinkaid authorized copies were poorly replicated and were not as vivid as copies we have seen elsewhere.  The wine and spirits packages would only work for someone who is a heavy drinker. 

Food and Dining

1 out of 5

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5

Entertainment

1 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
It was comfortable and more spacious than a balcony cabin. Don't think I will pay the extra if we cruise again.

Ship Tip

Only use Princess tours as a last resort or outside vendors don't offer a tour. Find options through websites well in advance. We used Cruise Critic to connect with other folks and we toured and transferred with them. We didn't feel that the specialty restaurants had any value ($29/person).

1 out of 5
Nothing to see or do
3 out of 5
Fish market was fun and interesting
5 out of 5
War memorial a must see.
3 out of 5
Interesting
3 out of 5
worth a look
3 out of 5
too much time for transfer
5 out of 5
worth taking tours of entertainment venues and gardens
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