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Diamond Princess Cruise Review to Asia & Indian Ocean

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 50

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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Diamond Princess

Malaysia, Thailand & Vietnam

Sail date: March 04, 2017

Ship: Diamond Princess

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: D320

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

We enjoyed this cruise and would recommend it.  The ports were very interesting.

We sailed on the Diamond Princess a year ago but we felt the condition of the ship was not as good this time.  The ship was going into dry dock for a facelift a couple weeks after we sailed so we surmised that our timing was bad.

The only thing we did not like was the description of this as a 12 day cruise.  It was not.  It was a seven day cruise followed by a five day cruise.  Apparently, Princess combines shorter cruises in SE Asia to create longer cruises.  This results in a bit of confusion as other people on the ship are not doing the same cruise as you and quite a few onboard activities are repeated for the people who came on board after the first week.   Not optimal.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Ship tip

Check to make sure your ship has been renovated within the last two or three years.

Ports of call

Ko Samui, Thailand

5 out of 5

Bangkok, Thailand

5 out of 5
Fun to see if it is your first visit but be prepared for spending as much time on the bus as in Bangkok.

Phu My (Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam

3 out of 5


5 out of 5

Port Kelang

5 out of 5

Penang (Pulau Pinang), Malaysia

5 out of 5

Phuket, Thailand

5 out of 5
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