Diamond Princess is one of only two Princess Cruises ships to have been built in Japan, so it's no suprise to see thats she spends the winter months on stunning itineraries around Southeast Asia and China.
Diamond Princess is the sister ship of Sapphire Princess and the ships often meet duing the summer season while they cruise Alaska's stunning inside passage, taking in incredible destinations such as Glacier Bay.
Diamond Princess may have a more exotic background than most of the Princess fleet, but she doesn't lose out on any of the cruise lines signature features, incredible food and personal choice cruising. If anything it merely adds to her charm.
The dining onboard Diamond Princess is as incredible as any ship in the fleet, offering the choice of traditional set dining times or Anytime Dining, to superb speciality restaurants and the panoramic views found in the Horizon Court food court.
Sabitini's Italian Trattoria, remains a favourite among the lines signature restaurants, with its Italian food and vibrant atmosphere. For filet mignon or lobster head to the again popular Sterling Steakhouse. Whatever your mood, there is always somewhere onboard serving exactly what you need.
- Traditional Fixed Dining: International Dining Room
- Anytime Dinning
- Horizon Court 24-hour international food court
- Sabatini's Italian Trattoria
Princess Cruises are renowned for their combination of elegant venues and fantastic entertainment. Diamond Princess' entertainment is no different, with the Broadway-style shows in the Princess Theatre to the live music in the Wheelhouse Bar. Pop into the atrium during the day and enjoy the light piano music or harp, head to Skywalkers for those late night cocktails and Crooners Bar for a spectacular choice of Martinis. For anyone who enjoys an after-dinner smoke, head to Churchill's Cigar & Spirits Lounge.
Onboard Diamond Princess you can treat yourself to an afternoon in the exclusive and adult only Sanctuary, head to the Asian inspired Lotus Spa for a selection of relaxing therapies and treatments or just take in dip in the adult only Lotus Pool. There is also a full beauty salon if some pampering is on the agenda.
For those looking to keep to their daily routine, or in need of burning off some of the incredible food, head to the state-of-the-art fitness room. With the latest equipment and fully trained staff on call, there is everything you need to keep up your fitness regime, or start a new one at sea.
Discovery at Sea
Princess Cruises partnership with Discovery Communications and two of the most trusted names in the world of travel, Discovery and Animal Planet is enabling individuals with some of the most captivating and enriching experiences at sea. Igniting new-found interests in many, from Stargazing on the top deck, to shore excursions and new encounters with Discovery at Sea speakers, there is plenty of opportunities to learn. Including Discovery hit shows in the program, such as Finding Bigfoot and Sharkweek, this is one opportunity that can't be passed by.
Art Gallery and Auctions
Browse the extensive art collection onboard or listen to an art history lecture which will highlight some of the world's greatest artists. Spot a piece of work that you could see on your own walls? Be sure to attend one of Crown Princess' thrilling Champagne Art Auctions, where you can personally bid on an extensive range of fine art.
Challenge a member of your party to a game of basketball or volleyball on the on-deck Sports Court and let the competitiveness commence.
Tax and duty-free shopping
Having been regularly awarded with ''Best Onboard Shopping'' by Porthole magazine for several years, Princess Cruises take pride in the shopping experiences they encompass on their ships. Onboard Diamond Princess, you can find a fabulous range of merchandise from luxury brands such as Chanel, Calvin Klein and Swarovski, saving you up to 30% off suggested retail prices.
Let a professional photographer capture a memorable moment using expert lighting techniques, for a collection of stunning pictures well worth making centrepiece in your home.
The dress code onboard Diamond Princess is a combination of smart causal dress with elegant formal evenings. During the informal evenings onboard, smart casual dress is expected at dinner, consisting of a jacket & trousers for gents and elegantly casual attire for ladies. The formal nights offer the chance to dress to impress with black tie and evening gowns being the most popular choices.
For those who prefer not to dress for dinner, the buffet dining always offers a casual dress code, ideal after a long day of shore excursions.