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Diamond Princess Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Great captain, Captain Rivera is the most friendly, safe captain of them all.

Diamond Princess Cruise Review by smithheels

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jul 2018
  • Destination: Asia
  • Cabin Type: Oceanview (obstructed view)

I thought Japan would be exotic beauty with Japanese gardens manicured and admired by all. The itenerary is weak. Cities visited are basically uninteresting and there is no particular beauty in anything that we visited. We went to Sapporo and spent the day wandering around looking for something to do. May have been my fault, but it was pretty uninteresting overall.

Russia is a horrible stop. The Diamond Princess is geared toward Japanese cruisers which is okay, but needs to be considered if you plan to take this cruise. The entertainment staff onboard was really good the production numbers were exceptional. Especially the Bravo show. Awesome performance. The other production numbers are really older Princess shows that have been replaced on most other cruises. The Piazza is small and there is no International Cafe. So, after eleven each night, there is nowhere to get anything to eat. Nowhere! Amazing...cruises are know for food normally...but I was told that Japanese people do not like to eat late at night. O well...better for my health, but not so much fun.

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Cabin Review

Oceanview (obstructed view)
Cabin OV E318

Nice enough. Typical for Princess cruises.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews


Not much to do in this port. We did go to a hot spring and spent a couple of hours, then visited the tropical garden that has the monkies it is a dump, don't bother to go. Also went up to the cable car and it was fogged in. The Brick warehouse is a nice shopping area with very high prices.

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