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Diamond Princess - Princess Cruises

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Diamond Princess itinerary and upcoming sailing dates
Jun 28, 2019 Korea and Japan Getaway, 5 nights from $1580
Oct 30, 2019 Korean and Japan Getaway, 5 nights from $1624
Oct 2, 2019 Korea and Japan Getaway, 5 nights from $1624
Feb 4, 2020 Honshu and Okinawa (from Tokyo), 5 nights from $1959
Jun 8, 2019 Southern Islands, 7 nights from $2383
May 18, 2019 Japan Explorer, 7 nights from $2449
Mar 9, 2020 Japan and Taiwan, 6 nights from $2462
Mar 8, 2020 Japan and Taiwan, 7 nights from $2757
Dec 19, 2018 Christmas, 10 nights from $2634
Jul 3, 2019 Southern Islands, 8 nights from $2925
Jul 11, 2019 Circle Hokkaido, 8 nights from $2925
Dec 29, 2018 New Year, 11 nights from $2859
Feb 6, 2020 Japan and Taiwan (from Kobe), 8 nights from $3083
Feb 5, 2020 Japan and Taiwan (from Nagoya), 8 nights from $3083
Feb 4, 2020 Japan and Taiwan (from Tokyo), 8 nights from $3083
Feb 21, 2020 Japan and Taiwan (from Nagoya), 8 nights from $3105
Feb 20, 2020 Japan and Taiwan (from Tokyo), 8 nights from $3105
Feb 12, 2020 Japan and Taiwan (from Tokyo), 8 nights from $3105
Feb 13, 2020 Japan and Taiwan (from Nagoya), 8 nights from $3105
Feb 14, 2020 Japan and Taiwan (from Kobe), 8 nights from $3105
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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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Cost Included Dining Options

Main Dining Rooms

Dine with the same waitstaff and tablemates each evening in the same dining room. Choose from two seating options at 5:30pm and 7:45pm. Or just like a restaurant on land, dine when and with whom you wish anytime from 5:30pm to 10:00pm, in elegant, upscale venues.

*Crafted by Curtis Stone* Savour fresh new cuisine designed by award-winning Chef Curtis Stone during every voyage.  Be enticed by dishes featuring delicious meats and seafood, fresh produce and vibrant, bold flavours.

*Anytime Dining is not available on Diamond Princess while operating in Japan or Australia.

Club Class Dining (Only available for Club Class and Full Suite guests)

An exclusive area of the Main Dining Room for Club Class and Full Suite guests featuring expedited seating with minimal to no wait. Enjoy expanded menu options, dedicated waitstaff, uniquely styled decor, table-side preparation and more!

Prego Pizzeria (poolside)

Wait until you taste this classic treat, 100% homemade, Neapolitan style. You can also choose to have it delivered to your stateroom during regular Pizzeria hours ofoperation ($3 stateroom delivery charge applies).

Horizon Court (Buffet)

A tantalizing selection that changes throughout the day, to satisfy the most discriminating palate

Trident Grill

Grilled Burgers and Hot Dogs to Go.  Burgers are flipping and the hotdogs roasting, served with a variety of toppings and crisp fries. Veggie burgers, bratwurst and grilled chicken breast are also served and all are sure to hit the spot when you are relaxing out on deck.

La Patisserie Cafe

For cappuccino, espresso and other coffee specialties, as well as fresh pastries throughout the day, head to La Patisserie for quick treats in a comfortable café setting. Savour a buttery croissant or your favourite cookie while sipping on an aromatic coffees

Ice Cream Bar

Complimentary soft serve ice cream. A real hit with “kids” of all ages.

Cost Required Dining Options


This authentic Italian restaurant is as rich in atmosphere as it is in flavor. Indulge in your favorite Italian fare and be sure to save room for desserts like Tiramisú al Cioccolato.

Sterling Steakhouse

Experience Princess' selection of premium, grain-fed beef including New York Strip Steak, Porterhouse and Filet Mignon.

Kai Sushi / Kai Seafood Bar

Try our traditional sushi bar, serving up sushi, Sashimi, Sake and wine by the glass exclusively on the Diamond Princess.

Chef’s Table

See the galley operations in action, while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and champagne with the chef. Participants will also be served an exclusive menu created by the chef using special ingredients from local markets, and paired with wine.

Royal Afternoon Tea

Enjoy your royal Afternoon Tea on the Diamond Princess while in Japan (Served in Savoy Dining Room).

Ultimate Balcony Dining

Featuring fresh lobster or steak, delicious delicacies and private service, all on your own balcony. Treat yourself to this unparalleled level of luxury morning or night, available for an additional cost.

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