Nice way to explore Japan

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

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 5
Helpful Votes: 80

Overall rating:

3.9 out of 5
Diamond Princess

14 Southern Islands Explorer (Kobe Roundtrip)

Sail date: June 01, 2019

Ship: Diamond Princess

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: A511

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Cruising Japan is beautifull! We did sailed a second week to Okinawa, Ishigaki and Taiwan. It seem to be a must to do for a lot of Japanese, amd we loved it.


5 out of 5
Well organized, on time, with cabin ready before time (annonced to be 1pm)

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Somewhat dated decor, but wonderfull personnel. On the second week, with a majority of Japaneese guests, nice sushis station, noodles and mochis.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
We did not thoses activities.


3 out of 5

Children's Programs

Not with children!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Smiles everywhere.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Quite old style, but we choosed destinations over ship. Clean.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Somewhat noisy ( 12th floor, just under tables and chairs beside outdoor swimming pool). But, we choose destination and only cabins avaliable at this time were "garanteed balcony". But, no noise after buffet hours.

Ship tip

Try to have a cabin not on 12th floor :)

Ports of call

Kobe (Kyoto), Japan

5 out of 5
2 days before cruise. Lot of nice places to discover. The best place for shopping.

Kochi, Japan

5 out of 5
Got excursion to Kochi Castle.

Matsuyama, Japan

5 out of 5
One of the best docked show ever ! Thousands people came to see the ship, make musical prestations, kodo drums, traditionnal dances.

Miyazaki, Japan

2 out of 5
Docked in Aburatsu, visit this small city is deceiving.

Kagoshima, Japan

4 out of 5

Busan (Pusan), South Korea

3 out of 5
We missed occasion to see craftsmanship, insted the tour bring us to international unaffordable boutiques.


4 out of 5
30 minutes or so of sightseeing both sides of ship. Nice.


5 out of 5
On tome and very well organised.
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