Japan was spellbinding. Never felt so safe and amongst such wonderful hospitable people. A land full of contrasts, left me wanting more 😊

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

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 8

Overall rating:

3.3 out of 5
Diamond Princess

8 Night Spring Flowers (Tokyo Roundtrip)

Sail date: April 11, 2019

Ship: Diamond Princess

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: D219

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Japan did not disappoint, wonderful on so many levels. However the ship did not match expectations sadly

Embarkation

4 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Initially was placed in a the Vivaldi restaurant and changed to Santa Fe! Glad we did!!

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5
Charge for the Japanese Bath which was a bit steep, felt it should have been accessible

Entertainment

2 out of 5
One nights entertainment was impressive

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Taken very good care of in Sante Fe restaurant

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
Although recently refurbished decor was tired and dated. Part of the refit was the Japanese Bath which cost extra. Plastic plates and cups in the buffet restaurant!! Some areas looked shabby

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
Shabby, tired and dated. Grouting on tiles discoloured. Marks on sofa and unpleasant smell. Bed was super comfortable though. We expected more from Princess

Ship tip

Revise expectations down of ship and facilities

Ports of call

Yokohama (Tokyo), Japan Did not visit port

Not enough time

ISHINOMAKI, JAPAN

4 out of 5
Matsushima bay trip was lovely as was our guide

Hakodate, Japan

5 out of 5
Easy to visit the attractions without guided tour! View from the mountain is stunning but nighttime view is supposed to be spectacular if time alliws

NIIGATA, HONSHU, JAPAN

5 out of 5
Niigata sake brewery and castle visit is we’re great but rushed

Busan (Pusan), South Korea

5 out of 5
Too short a time really to experience another culture but interesting, would have liked longet

Kagoshima, Japan

5 out of 5
Visited the live volcano and gardens. Our guide was excellent really giving a background to Kagoshima and it’s place in the Meiji restauration.

Disembarkation

3 out of 5
A bit chaotic to the airport
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