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

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Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 44

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
Diamond Princess

8 Night Japan Explorer With Kumano Fireworks (Tokyo Roundtrip)

Sail date: August 15, 2019

Ship: Diamond Princess

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Loved the whole cruise.It was a bit last minute as it was a really good price. Apart from Busan and Nagasaki we had not been to these ports before I was a bit concerned after we booked finding out it was japan summer holidays,but really did not find anything that was crowded Even on board ship there was hardly ever more than a dozen people on the promenade deck always loads of chairs.overall an exellent cruise.The Japanese people were very helpful and gracious The only down side was it was hot and humid walking around.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Being platinum we boarded in 10 minutes

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
We hade late dining most meals were good.We also went to the buffet and had some good meals

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
I only used the steam room and sauna in the ladies locker room.It was always very quiet.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Very much the same shows as other princess ships. The sound quality was poor and some of the singers were just awful.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our room steward,Silewan was lovely,very happy disposition.Our cabin was spotless when we arrived and was always kept nice and clean.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Ship was very nice and well maintained.Very clean.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The cabin was a decent size for two nice clean balcony cabin.Bed very comfortable Would have loved to have the Japanese toilet,but only in mini suites and above

Ship tip

Just enjoy the ship as we did.

Ports of call

Yokohama (Tokyo), Japan

5 out of 5
Spent a day before the cruise at china town.

WAKAYAMA, JAPAN

5 out of 5
Nice place to visit.We didn,t get to the castle. Very hot day.

KUMANO, JAPAN Did not visit port

Due to Typhoon Krosa,the fireworks were cancelled.

Kochi, Japan

5 out of 5
Went to the castle,we did not go inside. Still very nice views got some good pictures.They also had Sunday markets,picked up a few little souvenirs.

Busan (Pusan), South Korea

3 out of 5
Been before so we got the free shuttle which dropped us in an out of the way area.Whent to what looked like Chinatown with entrance.Just seemed to be sleazy back allies a lot of Russian people.We also did,t have that long, you would need to do a tour due to the short port stop.The highlight of Busan for us was the the changing colours of the bridge.Third time there and the first time in the dark.

Nagasaki, Japan

5 out of 5
We didNagasaki on our own. Lovely people ,peace park a must,and the bomb site museum. Trams easy to get around 5 yen day pass.Glover house good to see and from there you can see the ship docked.Also shops and markets on the way back down the hill.

CRUISE GUNKANJIMA (HASHIMA ISLAND), JAPAN Did not visit port

Did not get to see the island.

Miyazaki, Japan

5 out of 5
This was the highlight for us .We got the ships shuttle.Then a local bus to Obi castle.Walking up the hill on our right there was a sign that said ornamental carp swim zone 100 mtr.the channel was only about half to a metre wide and there were beautiful carp swimming along. Then we went back to the Main Street and a lady in a small ticket box sold us tickets for the castle at the top of the hill and for seven museums,and every time you went through one you got a stamp on your ticket. That was the best day not many people around.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Very easy.

Traveler Photos

not many people used This lounge for plainum and elite only ever saw half a dozen people there. Stanley Bear Beutiful afternoon on board welcome barrel breaking busan bridge taken from promenade photo of busan bridge from promenade deck relaxing on the promenade very quiet this cruise
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