Diamond Princess -Princess Cruises
Vessel: Diamond Princess
Cruise Line: Princess Cruises
Star Rating: 4 stars
Tonnage: 115,875 GRT
Max Passenger Capacity: 2674
Entered Service: February 2004
Facilities: You'll find four swimming pools, nine whirlpools, a library, casino, self-service launderette and playrooms for teens and children.
Entertainment includes a show lounge, two entertainment lounges and several bars and lounges with live music. There are 28 cabins with wheelchair access.
Cabins:There is a range of cabins to choose fromn pillows each night. There are 67 interior cabins with no view and many outside view cabins on the Emerald Deck have their view obstructed by lifeboats.
For further information contact: 13 24 69 or visit www.pocruises.com.au
The popularity of the visit by the Sapphire Princess has prompted her twin, the Diamond Princess, to venture south for three months.
The Diamond Princess was launched in 2004 and is manned by a 1000 man crew. The ship has 18 decks and a total tonnage of 116,000 and can accommodate 2,670 passengers. When the ship was originally launched it impressed many people since it was the biggest in the fleet and was also the first cruise ship to be built entirely in Japan in over ten years.
Even though by today’s standards, the Diamond Princess can still be considered huge it does not hamper your chances of mingling especially if you are single. The ship features clever dining room and lounge arrangements, which disperse the huge crowds which makes you feel as if you are on a smaller vessel. However, there are some times when you will feel as if the vessel is empty, especially at night.
The Diamond Princess features four swimming pools and also a kid’s splash pool which has a huge children’s center as well as cutting-edge programs, which are well suited for families. Older people will prefer the huge selection of cuisine, spars, and sports opportunities onboard.
During a seven-day cruise, there are 2 formal nights and five casual nights. During the formal nights, men are required to wear a dinner jacket or a dark color suit while women wear formal cocktail dresses, or fancy suits and gowns. On the casual nights, you are not required to wear anything formal like a tie or jacket even though some will still wear them. Daytime on the ship is mostly casual, and you see people in T-shirts with Bermuda shorts walking around.