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Diamond Princess Cruise Review to South Pacific

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
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Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
Diamond Princess

22 Night Asia & Australia (Tokyo To Sydney)

Sail date: November 19, 2017

Ship: Diamond Princess

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: C240

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

All in all a great cruise. I would definitely go on this ship again. Only negative was that the library had not been restocked after the Japanese cruising season but guess they would have done this in Sydney.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Easy embarkation, despite crowds of passengers, check in was by number groups which worked smoothly and quite quickly.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Food was excellent in the main dining rooms, even towards the end of the cruise the standard remained very high. The buffet also had a good variety and staff did their best to supply any requests for anything not on display. We went to Sabatini's Italian Restaurant one night which was fabulous. Beautiful food and wonderful service.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Pools and Spas were good but the spas near the main pool were far too hot. Great spot is on deck 16 right at the back of the ship, lovely spas there. The Izumu Japanese spa was great. Hot spas, sauna, steam room etc. well worth the $15 for 2 hour charge.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Reasonable entertainment in the theatre, some good, others not so good. Singers and dancers were very good. Also really enjoyed a Welsh lady called Lyn Lawrence who was a fantastic pianist and had a great voice. She performed most nights in one of the bars.

Children's Programs

No children with us

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All staff were great, very polite and friendly and very attentive

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Very clean ship and easy to get around

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Cabin was kept very clean, clean towels twice a day if we liked and robes supplied. Balcony was quite big. Very happy with cabin, even though it was near front of ship, very little movement was felt

Ship tip

Just enjoy!!

Ports of call

Yokohama (Tokyo), Japan Did not visit port

Only boarded here

Shimizu, Japan

4 out of 5
Pleasant port with fantastic view of Mt Fuji

Hong Kong

5 out of 5
As usual, great fun, lots to see

Nha Trang, Vietnam

2 out of 5
Did not like this port of call, very dirty but to be fair they had a cyclone hit a few weeks before our visit

Phu My (Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam

5 out of 5
Ho Chi Minh City was an experience. We did a great tour with Smile Tours. Check them out online

Singapore

5 out of 5
Singapore is a great place to visit, lots to see and do

Benoa, Bali, Indonesia Did not visit port

Volcano activity

Darwin, Australia

5 out of 5
Amazing place, a must is the flying Doctor and WW2 exhibits, we were blown away with the virtual reality exhibit. It's just near the ship berth. A must!!

Sydney, Australia

5 out of 5
Disembarked here

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
We walked off with our luggage. Easy
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