Diamond Princess in Sydney

Diamond Princess Cruise Review to South Pacific - Australia

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 6
Helpful Votes: 201

Overall rating:

4.2 out of 5
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Diamond Princess

12 Night New Zealand (Sydney Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 25, 2018

Ship: Diamond Princess

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: B722

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

We enjoyed the cruise due to the great weather, most exciting cruise thru the Fjords, with crystal blue sky. We liked the ship but it was not our favorite. We have been on a lot of cruises, so we know the ones we like. We still book the destinations, rather than the ships.


5 out of 5
easy and no hassle

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Overall food was Ok, not remarkable.

Pacific Moon Dining Room

5 out of 5

Mario was the Head Man who seated everyone and after the first night he always kept a table for us. The food was the same in all the restaurants so we liked this one the best.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Did not care for the Cruise Director.


4 out of 5
Overall it was entertaining and we enjoyed the ones we went to.

Children's Programs

No Kids

Service and Staff

4 out of 5

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Older ship but well maintained

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
The room was very nice. Our cabin attendant, Glad was just great.

Ship tip

One thing we enjoyed was the big screen TV out at the pool area. we had nice warm weather on our cruise, so they showed movies most of the day, and into the night if you wanted to watch. It was fun. We did get to watch the Super Bowl all day on that screen, and it was great. They made popcorn, and appetizers for us so it was fun.

Ports of call

Sydney, Australia

4 out of 5
Big city, but a good walking city

Auckland, New Zealand

5 out of 5
Beautiful day to visit, and had a good time

Tauranga, New Zealand

5 out of 5
Beautiful beach front town that we did a hike to the highest point above the coast with great views.

Napier, New Zealand

5 out of 5
Art deco town that was so cool. Beautiful day as well. Small town, and not a lot to do except walk around town and see the way they rebuilt this town after an earthquake.

Wellington, New Zealand

4 out of 5
Enjoyed driving around the area, and seeing the local museum that was excellent.

Akaroa, New Zealand Did not visit port

Weather and high seas , we could not tender to get in.

Port Chalmers (Dunedin), New Zealand

4 out of 5
OK town, not that exciting.


5 out of 5
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