2019 Japan Fall Foliage Cruise

Diamond Princess Cruise Review

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 39

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
Diamond Princess

8 Night Fall Foliage Kyushu & Shikoku (Tokyo Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 21, 2019

Ship: Diamond Princess

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: D737

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Diamond Princess is a unique experience with passengers from all over the world. This is our third cruise on the Diamond Princess and we love experiencing Japan on this ship. She’s a class lady, well maintained for her age, and the itineraries are excellent. The food and service is very good. The Japanese aspects like Kai Sushi and Izumi Spa makes it very interesting feel!

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Having platinum status we were on in less than 15 minutes.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Especially enjoyed Kai Sushi. Sushi chef Tsuyoshi was phenomenal. John and Nami made us feel special. They made our cruise!

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5

Entertainment

4 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Twin beds cannot be moved to create queen bed. Accessible type bathroom. Larger than normal balcony with direct view of ships wake even though it’s not a stern cabin. Some slight vibration felt from engines. Cleanliness was not an issue. Not mini suite, but had two televisions .

Ship tip

If you like all the latest bells and whistles, this isn’t your ship. If you like vintage design with a distinct Japanese feel, you’ll love Diamond Princess.

Ports of call

Yokohama (Tokyo), Japan

5 out of 5
One of Japan best port cities. Great food and shopping. Also, just a short 30 minute train ride to center Tokyo.

TOBA, JAPAN

4 out of 5
You have to take tender from ship at this port. People were so friendly and helpful. Pearl Island just a short walk from we’re you are dropped off by the tender and we enjoyed the pearl diving museum and demonstration divers on the island. Show your cruise card for a discount.

Osaka, Japan

5 out of 5
Took the train to Kyoto. This took about an hour and a half, but we were in port till 9:00 p.m. so we had plenty of time. I would probably recommend taking a shore excursion unless you are somewhat experienced with Japan’s trains. Kyoto was beautiful.

Kochi, Japan

5 out of 5

Busan (Pusan), South Korea

4 out of 5

Nagasaki, Japan

5 out of 5

Kagoshima, Japan

4 out of 5

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
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