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 Diamond Princess

Diamond Princess is the 5th in a series of ships that were once the largest in the world. Diamond Princess is the first Princess ship to be built in a Japanese shipyard (the Saphire Princess will launch in 2005) and she takes her place with the other 4 Grand Class ships. One unique thing about the Diamond Princess is that she is lacking the familiar "wing or spoiler" that are featured on the first four Grand Class ships.

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Lisa Plotnick

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Princess Cruises Diamond Princess Cruise Review by Lisa Plotnick...read more

115users found this review helpful.

 User Reviews

  • Name Age # of Cruises Desitination
  • Scott Porter

    36 10 Mexican Riviera

    I was on the Diamond Princess for its February 3 week-long voyage to the Mexican Riviera. I hope you will find this report as comprehensive as you will find online and will be happy to...read more

    7 users found this review helpful.
  • Lea Baker

    38 1 Mexican Riviera

    This was my first cruise and overall I was very impressed and will definitely be cruising again. I arrived under my own steam at the International Cruise Centre in LA. Check in was smooth...read more

    6 users found this review helpful.
  • Eliza

    32 3 Mexican Riviera

    This is my 3rd cruise with Princess. I wrote a review on the Sapphire in 2004, the Diamond Princess is a sister ship and was just as beautiful with I think am identical floor plan. In 2005,...read more

    8 users found this review helpful.
  • Pat

    52 12 Alaska

    My husband and I just returned from our first Princess Alaska cruise. First Princess cruise, first Alaska cruise. Twelfth cruise in all. I’ve always taken Celebrity or Royal Caribbean and...read more

    163 users found this review helpful.
  • Debra

    50 3 Alaska

    My husband and I just returned from our first Princess and first Alaska cruise. This was our third cruise and by far the best for scenery and food. We had read some reviews before we went...read more

    26 users found this review helpful.
  • Ellye Bernardi

    24 3 Alaska

    Where do I begin. My husband and I choose to get married on our Princess cruise. At first we found everyone to be very helpful but then came the cruise. We had the same experience with...read more

    21 users found this review helpful.
  • R. Preston

    52 3 New Zealand to Australia

    We just finished a Cruise and Land Tour in Alaska on the Diamond Princess. While the itinerary was very good and it seems that only   Princess has this itinerary, I would highly recommend...read more

    15 users found this review helpful.
  • Robert Folli

    49 14 New Zealand to Australia

    This is our 14th cruise and third with Princess. Getting there: We took the direct flight from L.A. to Auckland. We had never flown Qantas and before. The check in was a bit slow and...read more

    83 users found this review helpful.
  • Bill A. Belt

    70 9 Seattle, Alaska, Russia, Japan, Korea

    DISCLAIMER: This review is the sole perception and review of this writer. It is clearly recognized that each passenger on board this same ship may have experienced a different level of...read more

    92 users found this review helpful.
  • Hal Drucker

    69 12 Mexican Riviera

    My wife and I together with a group of friends have just returned from the New Year’s cruise aboard the Diamond Princess...read more

    4 users found this review helpful.
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Ship Summary
  • Operator:Princess Cruises
  • Capacity (double occupancy):2674
  • Builder:Mitsubishi
  • Full Capacity:3100
  • Inaugurated:2004
  • Space Ratio:43.4 / 42.2
  • Gross Tonnage:113,000gt
  • Crew:1238
  • Length:951 ft. / 290 m