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Diamond Princess - Princess Cruises

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Diamond Princess itinerary and upcoming sailing dates
Feb 9, 2020 Japan and Taiwan (from Keelung), 8 nights from $2781
Feb 12, 2020 Japan and Taiwan (from Tokyo), 8 nights from $1543
Feb 13, 2020 Japan and Taiwan (from Nagoya), 8 nights from $2781
Feb 14, 2020 Japan and Taiwan (from Kobe), 8 nights from $3006
Feb 17, 2020 Japan and Taiwan (from Keelung), 8 nights from $3138
Feb 21, 2020 Japan and Taiwan (from Nagoya), 8 nights from $2781
Feb 22, 2020 Japan and Taiwan (from Kobe), 8 nights from $3006
Feb 25, 2020 Japan and Taiwan (from Keelung), 8 nights from $3173
Feb 29, 2020 Japan and Taiwan (from Nagoya), 8 nights from $2908
Mar 1, 2020 Japan and Taiwan (from Kobe), 8 nights from $3298
Mar 4, 2020 Japan and Taiwan (from Keelung), 8 nights from $3173
Mar 15, 2020 Kyushu and Shikoku Spring Flowers, 18 nights from $8061
Mar 15, 2020 Kyushu Spring Flowers, 9 nights from $3722
Mar 24, 2020 Shikoku Explorer Spring Flowers, 18 nights from $9106
Mar 24, 2020 Shikoku Spring Flowers, 9 nights from $4447
Apr 11, 2020 Sea of Japan and Northern Japan Spring Flowers, 18 nights from $8353
Apr 20, 2020 Northern Japan Spring Flowers, 9 nights from $4173
Apr 29, 2020 Golden Week Korea and Japan Getaway, 6 nights from $3799
May 5, 2020 Golden Week Korea and Japan Getaway, 5 nights from $3089
May 10, 2020 Kyushu and Korea, 6 nights from $2295
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Diamond Princess Overview

One of very few cruise ships to be built in Japan, the Diamond Princess has an air of originality, elegance and grace. She set out on her maiden voyage in 2004 and has since charmed many passengers with her stylish interior design, brilliant service and exciting itineraries.

Specs: Diamond Princess at a glance
At 116,000 tonnes and 952 feet in length, the Diamond Princess is a large, spacious cruise ship. Spanning 18 decks, she can accommodate 2,670 passengers and 1,000 crew. Her cruise speed is 22 knots.

Inside Diamond Princess
The Diamond Princess has undergone many refurbishments since her launch in 2004, so you'll find her interiors modern, contemporary and tasteful. That said, much of her beautiful Japanese-inspired original decor can still be found throughout the ship, such as in the Atrium, which is adorned by statues of dragons, mermaids and peacocks.

Entertainment: things to do on board Diamond Princess
There are so many activities available on the Diamond Princess, you'd be hard-pressed to try them all. By day the fun is centred around traditional cruise activities such as trivia and art auctions, as well as unique offerings like hula dancing or ukulele lessons. As the sun sets, the ship lights up with live music and spectacular production shows.

The best way to make the most of all of these fabulous activities is to see where the mood takes you. The beauty of being on a cruise is that you can decide what you feel like doing as each day dawns.

Food: Diamond Princess restaurants
With four main dining rooms and several specialty restaurants, as well as cafes, grills and a buffet, you'll never run out of places to grab a delicious bite to eat! Whether you prefer relaxed, laid-back venues or a gourmet fine dining experience, there's an eatery to suit your preferences.

The food is fresh, clever and inspired. The menus feature exotic dishes from around the world, particularly Asia, but you'll also find all of your favourite Italian and American classics. Most menus also cater for vegetarians and include a few kid-friendly options.

Destinations: Diamond Princess itineraries
The Diamond Princess has a busy and varied schedule. With itineraries to ports in Malaysia, Korea, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and many more exciting destinations, she is very much a global vessel. The shore excursions available will of course depend on your chosen route, but you can expect a good mix of activities to choose from. Some examples include jet boating in Auckland Harbour, hiking in Japan's Shirakami Mountains and a day trip to Australian Parliament in Canberra from Sydney.

Cabins on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship

With 1,351 cabins on board, the Diamond Princess has a range of accommodation options to suit all budgets and circumstances, from modest interior staterooms to spacious suites and everything in between.

No matter which cabin size you go for, each room is comfortable and well-appointed. All rooms come with a mini-fridge, safe, telephone, hair dryer, flat-screen television, full-length mirror and a coffee machine. Please note some rooms may also be equipped with Japanese-style toilets - be sure to request this upon booking if you have a preference.

In addition to more space, suites come with separate living areas, additional televisions, a complimentary mini-bar, a DVD player and luxury Lotus Spa toiletries. At the upper end of the suite spectrum, they also have large bathrooms with hot tubs. 

Diamond Princess Food and Dining

The following eateries are included in your Diamond Princess ticket:
  • The International Dining Room: formal dining with fixed seating times
  • The Savoy Dining Room, Pacific Moon Dining Room, Sante Fe Dining Room and Vivaldi Dining Room: all flexible dining options
  • Horizon Court buffet
  • Swirls ice cream bar
  • Prego Pizzeria
  • Trident Grill

Specialty dining (not included in your fare):
  • Sterling Steakhouse
  • Sabatini's Italian
  • Kai Sushi
  • Ultimate Balcony Dining


The Diamond Princess by day
Relax, unwind and enjoy a day at sea in one of the Diamond Princess' many public rooms or lounges. Most rooms are home to fun activities, from trivia and bingo to language classes and card games.

If you'd prefer something a little more active, why not try your luck at a spot of golf, or make a splash at the pool. Other popular daytime activities include duty-free shopping and art auctions.

Diamond Princess pools and fitness
There are four freshwater pools on board the Diamond Princess; the Terrace Pool, Lap Pool, Calypso Reef and Neptune's Reef. There are also a number of Oasis hot tubs.

If relaxing by the pool is your idea of the perfect holiday, then you'll love the Lotus Spa. Dubbed 'the world's largest open air Japanese Bath at sea', this luxurious retreat is the perfect place to enjoy some pampering. Overlooking beautiful ocean views, the Lotus Spa is also home to indoor and outdoor bathing areas and a sauna.

Some like to balance relaxation and indulgence with a touch of physical activity. Located near the spa, the Lotus Spa gym is equipped with cardio machines and free weights, making it the ideal spot to work up a sweat.

The Diamond Princess by night
When the sun sets you could retire to your comfortable stateroom for an early night - but you'll likely want to make the most of the amazing evening entertainment on offer. With seven bars and lounges, a plush theatre and a Grand Casino, there are plenty of spots for you to enjoy a great night out.

The Princess Theater plays host to exceptional production shows, well-worth an evening if you love stage performances. Many of the bars and lounges, such as Skywalker's Nightclub and Club Fusion, also have live musicians from time to time - be sure to keep a close eye on the schedule.

If you'd prefer a quieter night, settle down to watch a film at Movies Under the Stars, a large outdoor theatre by the pool.

Family fun on board the Diamond Princess
Like the rest of the Princess fleet, the Diamond Princess has wonderful youth programmes and designated children's areas. Managed by experienced youth staff, all of the programmes are incredibly well-run and ensure your little ones have a great time at sea.

Children are organised into three age-appropriate groups: the Princess Pelicans for ages 3-7, Shockwaves for ages 8-12 and Remix for ages 13-17. Younger kids hang out in the 'Fun Zone' and are entertained with arts and crafts, toys and games, while tweens and teens will likely be found watching movies or playing video games in the Teen Center. Younger children also have a special designated area for swimming: the Splash Pool.

The official activity programme starts in the morning and runs until late afternoon, with breaks for meal times. However some activities continue throughout the evening and serve as a type of group babysitting service. Please note that private, in-cabin babysitting is not available. 

I have enjoyed visiting as much of the world as possible over the years. Europe and the Mediterranean are personal favourites, but there is so much to see very close to our little Australasian corner of the globe- one of my top travel experiences was snorkeling with tropical fish and turtles in New Caledonia! Cruising is a fantastic way to see it all, and we hope to make booking a cruise easier for both first-timers and old salts. From ship tips to destination news and views, we will keep you up-to-date. Happy cruising!

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Balcony Stateroom

The spacious approximately 237-square-foot Balcony stateroom is appointed with fine amenities and outstanding views from an approximately 46-square-foot private balcony. Some staterooms also have pullman beds to accommodate 3rd and 4th passengers.

These features and fine amenities are standard in the Balcony stateroom:

  • Balcony with patio furniture
  • Twin beds that convert to a queen-size bed*
  • Private bathroom with shower
  • Shampoo, conditioner, body lotion
  • 100% Egyptian cotton linens
  • Satellite TV, refrigerator, hair dryer, safe, closet, phone and desk
  • 110V, 60-cycle alternating current (AC) with standard U.S. plug fittings
  • Daily housekeeping service
  • Evening bed turn-down, chocolates on your pillow

*Due to some cabin configurations, the two twin beds may not convert to a queen size bed.

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Bars and Lounges

Bars and Lounges on Diamond Princess

Crooners Bar

A classic 1960s-style martini bar based on the Las Vegas "Rat Pack" era. Offers a full menu of more than 50 creative specialty martinis. Talented mixologists impress with their cocktail-making prowess and tequila and whisky tastings that will turn you into a connoisseur.  

Wheelhouse Bar

With Nautical themed paintings and overstuffed leather chairs, relax among the heritage from Princess lines P&O history.

Churchills Lounge

Churchill’s is a hidden gem where the cozy, pub-like atmosphere invites cigar and cigarette smokers to sit down with a refreshing drink, their favourite smoke and enjoy the evening.

Club Fusion

One of three main lounges onboard, this nightclub/cabaret features a high-tech look and capabilities, including 42 high-definition video screens.   Karaoke contests, live performances and theme-parties like “60s British Invasion” are just a few of the nightly events that will have you on your feet.

Skywalkers Nightclub

Hot music and cool cocktails set to a DJ spinning popular club tunes is the ideal setting for a night of dancing. Gleaming, ultra modern and ultra cool, this hot spot invites a little stargazing while the colourful neon dance floor invites everyone to get up and boogie down. Boasting panoramic views from its vantage point 15 decks above the sea, it’s the perfect place for dancing and socializing.

Other bars that can be found around the ship include:

  • Explorers Lounge
  • Vines Wine Bar
  • Wake View Bar
  • Outrigger Bar
  • Calypso (Pool) Bar
  • The Mermaids Tail (Pool) Bar
  • Oasis (Sports Deck) Bar
  • Tradewinds Bar