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Diamond Princess Cruise Review to Asia & Indian Ocean

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 19

Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
Diamond Princess

Asia and Australia

Sail date: March 22, 2018

Ship: Diamond Princess

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: P325

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

I thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of the cruise especially the many sea days.


5 out of 5
Very easy and quick

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
It was the first time that we (6 of us) tried anytime dining. I didn’t really like it as I prefer the same waiters and table each night. We sometimes had grumpy and arrogant waiters and found the service (sometimes) lacking.

Lobby Bar

5 out of 5

We used this bar as a meeting place for morning tea/before dinner and after the show each day. One waiter stands out who was always ready with a smile. I only know him as William......

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Zumba, Gym, Trivia.


5 out of 5
The shows were outstanding, every single one in the Princess theatre.


5 out of 5

Beautiful area to meet friends etc.

Children's Programs

No kids

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our room steward was excellent.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
I had only been on the Dawn/Sea and Sun princess before and really had to get used to the layout of the Diamond Princess. I only used the stairs and I didn’t like when I got to 14 you had to make your way through a passageway (which was like a wind tunnel) to get to the buffet. I thought the layout of the outside pool was much nicer on the other ships. I also missed the band every afternoon on the open deck.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Very happy with the cabin.

Ship tip

If you haven’t sailed on the Diamond before it takes a bit to get used to but halfway through the cruise I loved it.

Ports of call

Sydney, Australia

5 out of 5
It is a nice sail away from there

Darwin, Australia

5 out of 5
I love Darwin and know it pretty well.

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

5 out of 5
Liked it but did our own thing

Phu My (Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam

5 out of 5
It was nice and did our own thing again.

Nha Trang, Vietnam

5 out of 5
Same here.

Hong Kong

5 out of 5
It was nice and did our own thing again.

Osaka, Japan

5 out of 5
I thought this was the best port. Visited the aquarium and went on the Ferris wheel 🎡Fantastic!!,

Shimizu, Japan Did not visit port

Husband not feeling a 100%

Yokohama (Tokyo), Japan

5 out of 5
We did the disembarkation tour which was okay.


5 out of 5
It was nice and smooth

Traveler Photos

Biggest Ferris wheel 🎡 in the world Whale shark Giant crab View from the top Zumba Our meeting place
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