A Diamond Princess cruise will delight you with its unique style of East-meets-West. One of the most celebrated features aboard Diamond Princess is the Izumi Japanese Bath, modelled after a traditional Japanese Onsen, and the largest of its kind at sea. Diamond Princess also promises the feeling of luxury that comes with room to move. With a maximum of only 2,670 guests, you’ll find that Diamond Princess never feels overcrowded. There are loads of places to enjoy some quiet time, such as in the adults-only retreat The Sanctuary, or browsing through some of the luxury boutiques selling the likes of Fendi, Burberry and Salvatore Ferragamo. Dining is also one of the highlights, and includes the specialty restaurants Sabatini’s and Kai Sushi. Take a read through our guide to what you can expect aboard a Diamond Princess cruise, below.
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- Balcony Two Lower Beds
- Club Class Mini-Suite
- Family Suite with Balcony
- Grand Suite with Balcony
- Interior Two Lower Beds
- Mini Suite with Balcony
- Oceanview Two Lower Beds
- Oceanview Two Lower Beds (Obstructed View)
- Owner's Suite with Balcony
- Penthouse Suite with Balcony
- Premium Balcony
- Premium Oceanview Two Lower Beds
- Premium Suite with Balcony
- Vista Suite with Balcony
Diamond Princess Onboard Experiences
Dining and bars
Diamond Princess offers a wonderful choice of dining options, from the complimentary Main Dining Room with mouthwatering signature dishes crafted by Chef Curtis Stone, to specialty restaurants such as Sabatini’s and Kai Sushi. For those with a sweet tooth, one of the absolute must-do experiences aboard Diamond Princess is to try some of the delicious creations by world-famous chocolatier Norman Love, known as Chocolate Journeys. These exquisite creations blend premium chocolate, unique flavours and artful design. Diamond Princess also has a number of bars and lounges in which you can sit back and enjoy an evening cocktail, such as the Wheelhouse Bar, Crooners Bar and Tradewinds Bar.
What is there to do aboard Diamond Princess? So much, or as little as you like. Thanks to Princess Cruises’ exclusive partnership with Discovery, you can take part in captivating experiences such as stargazing on the top deck, or be enthralled by some of the well-travelled guest speakers. Other options include shopping amongst the high-end fashion boutiques, browsing through the art gallery or attending a Champagne Art Auction, or simply choosing a good book from the 2,000 volumes within the onboard library and finding a cosy nook where you can put your feet up and relax.
Kids and families
Families are very welcome aboard Diamond Princess cruises, with a host of family-friendly activities as well as programs just for kids. Camp Discovery is for children aged 3 to 12, which is split into two different age groups. Teens 13 to 17 can escape to the Beach House and Club 1820 is for young adults aged 18 to 20. Fun for all the family can be had with Discovery at Sea programs like Shark Week and stargazing, as well as The Voice of Ocean – the high seas version of the popular reality singing show, where guests choose the winner. Diamond Princess also offers family-friendly room configurations and family-oriented complimentary dining.
Fitness and wellbeing
Unique to Diamond Princess is the Izumi Japanese Bath, which promises one of the most rejuvenating experiences you can have onboard. Modelled after a traditional Japanese Onsen, the Izumi Japanese Bath is the largest of its kind at sea and features indoor and outdoor Japanese bathing experiences including steam rooms, saunas and hot tubs with incredible ocean views. Your Diamond Princess cruise also offers all the facilities of the Lotus Spa and Lotus Spa Fitness Centre. Look after your body, mind and spirit in all kinds of ways, with workouts in the gym, yoga classes, or one of the relaxing and replenishing treatments from Lotus Spa.
Shows and nightlife
Diamond Princess offers a good variety of nightly entertainment, with options raging from dazzling to quiet and refined. For Broadway-style productions created by some of the world’s top directors and choreographers, the Princess Theatre will keep you enthralled. Smaller venues showcase guest entertainers, top comedians, live bands, solo artists and more. Piano music and cocktails are offered in the Crooners Bar or if you feel like watching a film, Movies Under the Stars is featured every night, weather permitting.
Services and accessibility
Diamond Princess offers a number of accessible features for passengers in wheelchairs or mobility scooters. There are 28 staterooms which provide full wheelchair-turning space, as well as a roll-in shower equipped with grab bars and other helpful features. While Princess Cruises makes every effort to accommodate guests with special needs, lift-equipped transportation options are limited so arrangements must be secured in advance. Please consult your Flight Centre Cruise Expert for more information regarding accessibility on Diamond Princess cruises.
Cabin categories aboard Diamond Princess include Suite, Club Class, Mini Suite, Balcony, Oceanview, Interior and Two-Bedroom Family Suite. Suites are the most deluxe, and feature more living space, a sofa bed and separate eating areas. Club Class is like a Mini Suite with extra perks such as premier dining, while Mini Suites with balconies are larger than Balcony Staterooms. Interior staterooms are the most affordable option, and feature two twin beds or a queen-size bed. All cabins receive a turndown service, bathrobes and amenity kits, as well as complimentary room service for most menu items, 24 hours a day.