Diamond Princess

Diamond Princess Review and Specifications

Specifications of Diamond Princess

Year built2004  /  Age : 14
Flag state Bermuda
BuilderMitsubishi Heavy Industries (Nagasaki, Japan)
ClassGrand
Building costUSD 400 million
OwnerCarnival Corporation & PLC
OperatorPrincess Cruises
Speed23 kn / 43 kph / 26 mph
Length (LOA)290 m / 951 ft
Beam (width)48 m / 157 ft
Gross Tonnage115906 gt
Passengers2706 - 3247
Crew1100
Passengers-to-space ratio36
Decks16
Cabins1353
Decks with cabins8
Last Refurbishment2018
Christened byYoshiko Tsukuda

Current itinerary of Diamond Princess

Diamond Princess current cruise is 15 days, one-way from Keelung to Singapore. The itinerary starts on 04 Dec, 2018 and ends on 19 Dec, 2018.

Date / TimePort
04 Dec 17:00      Departing from Keelung, Taipei, Taiwan   
07 Dec 06:00 - 17:00     Yokohama, Tokyo, Japan   
08 Dec 07:00 - 16:00     Shimizu, Shizuoka, Japan   
09 Dec 09:00 - 22:00     Kobe, Osaka-Kyoto, Japan   
12 Dec 07:00 - 22:00     Keelung, Taipei, Taiwan   
14 Dec 07:00 - 18:00     Hong Kong, China   
16 Dec 08:00 - 17:00     Nha Trang, Vietnam   
17 Dec 07:00 - 18:00     Phu My, Ho Chi Minh City-Saigon, Vietnam   
19 Dec      Arriving in Singapore   

Review of Diamond Princess

Launched in 2004, Diamond Princess is the 4th Grand-class Princess Cruises ship, together with CaribbeanCrownGoldenGrandEmeraldRubyStar and Sapphire.

History - construction and ownership

Princess Cruises is an US cruise company headquartered in Beverly Hills CA. A former subsidiary of P&O Princess Cruises (founded 1977), in 2003, the company merged with Carnival Corporation - world's largest passenger shipping company. Among Princess Cruises assets is the Caribbean private island resort Princess Cays (on Bahamas Eleuthera Island's southern end), located approx 80 km (50 ml) Nassau.

Diamond Princess cruise ship

The 115,906-ton, 2,674-passenger cruise ship Diamond Princess debuted in winter 2004 as the biggest vessel in the fleet of Princess and travelers were very impressed. Diamond Princess is also the first cruise liner built in Japan in more than a decade. The restaurants and diversity of lounges disperse the crowds and make passengers feel like they are on a much smaller cruise ship.

There are times the Princess Diamond ship does feel big, especially at night when passengers find themselves at the wrong end of the hallway from their stateroom. Diamond Princess, with her 4 swimming pools, a children splash pool, extensive kid's center and cutting edge amusement and programs, is especially well suited to families, and that's likely why there were a good number of multigenerational groups onboard. Couples will find much to like on this cruise too, including the fact the dining venues have a decent number of tables for two.

Cruise itinerary program

Diamond Princess itinerary program is based on cruises leaving from Australia, New Zealand and Asia in the summer. During winter months, the ship offers Japan cruises departing from homeport Yokohama (Tokyo). Princess Cruises scheduled the company's ever longest Japan season with Diamond Princess. The itineraries were from homeports Kobe and Tokyo (2018) and circumnavigating the country. A total of 63 itineraries range from 4- to 23-nights in length and visit 38 destinations in 7 countries.

Cabins

Most Diamond Princess staterooms are 170-sq.foot balcony rooms (522). Almost 75% of ship's outside accommodations have private balcony views. There are a total of 1337 staterooms in 33 categories. 27 are the wheelchair accessible rooms. The largest aboard Diamond Princess are the Grand Suites (615 ft2).

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

Nearly all dining options onboard Diamond Princess are complimentary, including the five main dining rooms: Vivaldi, Pacific Moon, International, Santa Fe and Savoy Dining Room. There is also a free of charge buffet, pizza place, ice cream counter and grill. All main dining rooms offer the same menu items, though each has a small selection of signature items, most of which can be made in appetizer size. Sailings that carry a majority of Japanese cruisers feature purposely small entree sizes. On cruises that are not full, certain main dining rooms will not be open. On some of the sea days, Savoy opens for a special British-Style pub lunch featuring fish and chips, steak and kidney pie. Lunch in the International is especially popular with Japanese passengers, as it offers a variety of Asian dishes.

Follows the complete list of Diamond Princess restaurants and food bars.

  • Savoy Restaurant (ship's aft Dining Room; offers traditional dinner at 5:30pm, as well as “Anytime Dining” between 8-10 p.m., and British pub lunch)
  • Pacific Moon Restaurant (ship's forward Dining Room for Breakfast 7-9 a.m., Lunch 12-1:30 p.m., Afternoon Tea 3:30-4:30 p.m.; features “Anytime Dining” for Dinner between 5:30-8 p.m. or 8-10 p.m.)
  • Vivaldi Restaurant (dinner only aft Dining Room; offers traditional dinner at 5:30pm, as well as “Anytime Dining” between 8-10 p.m.)
  • Santa Fe Restaurant (forward Dining Room, “Anytime Dining” dinner only)
  • International Restaurant (aft Dining Room, with 2 dinner seatings at 5:30 and 8 p.m.)
  • Sabatini’s Restaurant (Italian specialty restaurant; reservations recommended)
  • Trident Grill & Prego Pizzeria (self service, complimentary fast food bar)
  • Horizon Court (self service buffet restaurant, complimentary)
  • Sterling Steakhouse (specialty restaurant for seafood, grills, steaks).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

The 2-deck Princess Theater serves as ship's main entertainment venue. There, guests can catch one of the traditional song-and-dance Princess Cruises' production shows. The theater also offers a variety of other acts, including magicians and juggling comedians, doing shows that combine English and Japanese. Afternoon movies alternate daily between both languages. At night, virtually every bar offers some kind of music and enough room for dancing: from Latin and ballroom music in Club Fusion and DJ dance music in the Skywalkers Nightclub to light piano at Crooners. Theme nights (50s rockabilly, Country & Western and Caribbean deck party) are also common.

Diamond Princess cruise ship

Follows the complete list of Diamond Princess lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • The Piazza Atrium (3-deck open floor area; features live performances entertainment and lobby Bar Piazza)
  • Princess Fine Arts Gallery; Photo Gallery & Shop; Platinum Studio
  • La Patisserie (specialty coffee bar)
  • Library (with Internet stations); Internet Cafe (24-hour)
  • Princess Diamond Theatre (2-level musical and show productions; hosts workshops, seminars, gameshows)
  • Churchill Lounge & Bar (smoking lounge and sports bar)
  • Calypso Cove Shop; Essence Shop; Meridian Bay Shop; Facets Shop
  • Princess Diamond Grand Casino
  • Crooners Lounge & Bar (live music; also used for seminars)
  • Explorers Lounge & Bar (disco/show lounge; hosts karaoke, comedy, game shows and art auctions)
  • Wheelhouse Bar (piano bar during the day and an English pub nightly)
  • Club Fusion Lounge (hosts dance classes and quizzes, after 7:30 p.m. becomes Disco & Nightclub)
  • Scoops Bar (Sundaes Ice Cream Bar, complimentary)
  • Outrigger Bar (poolside bar); Tradewinds Bar; Wake View Bar
  • Diamond’s Lotus Spa complex; Beauty Salon; Fitness Center (with Aerobics Studio)
  • Hearts & Minds (Wedding Chapel)
  • Movies Under the Stars (LED screen outdoor cinema)
  • Video Games Arcade; Teen Center; Youth Center with Paddling Pool and outdoor playing areas
  • The Conservatory (recreation area); The Oasis relaxation area
  • The Sanctuary (adult-only open air area)
  • Calypso Reef & Pool area; Neptune’s Reef & Pool area
  • Jogging Track; Sports Court (volleyball, basketball, European football); Deck Chess, Shuffleboard; Princess Links mini golf course, Cybergolf simulator
  • Skywalkers Disco & Nightclub.

Diamond Princess wiki

  • The Princess Diamond ship is from the line's Grand-class vessels. Her sister is Sapphire Princess. The rest in this class are CaribbeanCrownEmeraldGoldenGrandRubyStar.
  • Diamond was the first Princess cruise ship built by a Japanese company. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is a subsidiary company of the Japanese corporation Mitsubishi. Unlike other Princess liners, Diamond was built with no spoilers across the rare.
  • The vessel's godmother is Yoshiko Tsukuda - wife of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries company's President Kazuo Tsukuda.
  • Princess Cruises Diamond ship construction was ready in 2004. Godmother of the vessel was Yoshiko Tsukuda, wife of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries' president. The ceremony took place in March 2004. The ship set sail on her maiden voyage on the 13th of March, 2004, from Los Angeles to Mexico.
  • Fun fact is, that the vessel's hull was first named "Sapphire Princess", but fire damaged the decks of another vessel under construction (already named "Diamond Princess"). Therefore, Sapphire was renamed to Diamond, and thus Diamond was completed on time.
  • The Diamond cruise ship's engines can work either with HFO (heavy fuel oil) or with MGO (marine gas oil). MGO emissions are much lower, but it is also rather costly. However, some cruise destinations as Alaska for instance, have very high emission standards and MGO pays off.
  • In 2017 (April through November) the ship operated on Asia cruises with departures from Japan (Yokohama-Tokyo and Kobe). The itineraries visited South Korea, Taiwan, Russia, China (Hong Kong), Vietnam.
  • Following the 2017 drydock refurbishment (Singapore, March 28 - April 5), Diamond Princess became Princess Cruises' 3rd vessel (after Royal Princess and Majestic Princess) to feature the company's new livery design.

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Diamond Princess Itineraries

The below listed Diamond Princess cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Princess Cruises fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2018 Nov 05 8 days, round-trip Japan & Taiwan (from Tokyo) Yokohama
2018 Nov 06 8 days, round-trip Japan & Taiwan (from Nagoya) Nagoya
2018 Nov 07 8 days, round-trip Japan & Taiwan (from Osaka) Kobe
2018 Nov 10 8 days, round-trip Japan & Taiwan (from Taipei) Keelung
2018 Nov 13 8 days, round-trip Japan & Taiwan (from Tokyo) Yokohama
2018 Nov 14 8 days, round-trip Japan & Taiwan (from Nagoya) Nagoya
2018 Nov 15 8 days, round-trip Japan & Taiwan (from Osaka) Kobe
2018 Nov 18 8 days, round-trip Japan & Taiwan (from Taipei) Keelung
2018 Nov 21 8 days, round-trip Japan & Taiwan (from Tokyo) Yokohama
2018 Nov 22 8 days, round-trip Japan & Taiwan (from Nagoya) Nagoya
2018 Nov 23 8 days, round-trip Japan & Taiwan (from Osaka) Kobe
2018 Nov 26 8 days, round-trip Japan & Taiwan (from Taipei) Keelung
2018 Nov 29 8 days, round-trip Japan & Taiwan (from Tokyo) Yokohama
2018 Nov 30 7 days, one-way from Nagoya to Yokohama Nagoya
2018 Dec 01 6 days, one-way from Kobe to Yokohama Kobe
2018 Dec 04 15 days, one-way from Keelung to Singapore Keelung
2018 Dec 04 3 days, one-way from Keelung to Yokohama Keelung$449
2018 Dec 07 22 days, one-way from Yokohama to Singapore Yokohama
2018 Dec 07 12 days, one-way from Yokohama to Singapore Yokohama
2018 Dec 07 7 days, one-way from Yokohama to Hong Kong Yokohama
2018 Dec 07 5 days, one-way from Yokohama to Keelung Yokohama
2018 Dec 12 7 days, one-way from Keelung to Singapore Keelung
2018 Dec 14 5 days, one-way from Hong Kong to Singapore Hong Kong
2018 Dec 19 21 days, round-trip Southeast Asia Grand Adventure Singapore$2219
2018 Dec 19 10 days, round-trip Southeast Asia Singapore$1039
2018 Dec 29 21 days, round-trip Southeast Asia Grand Adventure Singapore$1499
2018 Dec 29 11 days, round-trip Malaysian Peninsula & Indonesia Singapore$1339
2019 Jan 09 10 days, round-trip Southeast Asia Singapore$1199
2019 Feb 02 12 days, one-way from Singapore to Yokohama Singapore$1199
2019 Feb 14 8 days, round-trip Japan & Taiwan (from Tokyo) Yokohama
2019 Feb 14 5 days, one-way from Yokohama to Keelung Yokohama
2019 Feb 15 8 days, round-trip Japan & Taiwan (from Nagoya) Nagoya
2019 Feb 16 8 days, round-trip Japan & Taiwan (from Osaka) Kobe
2019 Feb 19 8 days, round-trip Japan & Taiwan (from Taipei) Keelung
2019 Feb 22 8 days, round-trip Japan & Taiwan (from Tokyo) Yokohama
2019 Feb 23 8 days, round-trip Japan & Taiwan (from Nagoya) Nagoya
2019 Feb 24 8 days, round-trip Japan & Taiwan (from Osaka) Kobe
2019 Feb 27 8 days, round-trip Japan & Taiwan (from Taipei) Keelung
2019 Mar 02 8 days, round-trip Japan & Taiwan (from Tokyo) Yokohama
2019 Mar 03 8 days, round-trip Japan & Taiwan (from Nagoya) Nagoya
2019 Mar 04 8 days, round-trip Japan & Taiwan (from Osaka) Kobe
2019 Mar 07 8 days, round-trip Japan & Taiwan (from Taipei) Keelung
2019 Mar 10 8 days, round-trip Japan & Taiwan (from Tokyo) Yokohama
2019 Mar 11 8 days, round-trip Japan & Taiwan (from Nagoya) Nagoya
2019 Mar 12 8 days, round-trip Japan & Taiwan (from Osaka) Kobe
2019 Mar 15 8 days, round-trip Japan & Taiwan (from Taipei) Keelung
2019 Mar 18 8 days, round-trip Japan & Taiwan (from Tokyo) Yokohama
2019 Mar 19 7 days, one-way from Nagoya to Yokohama Nagoya
2019 Mar 20 6 days, one-way from Kobe to Yokohama Kobe
2019 Mar 23 3 days, one-way from Keelung to Yokohama Keelung
2019 Mar 26 32 days, round-trip Grand Spring Flowers Yokohama$5229
2019 Mar 26 16 days, round-trip Grand Spring Flowers Yokohama$2739
2019 Mar 26 8 days, round-trip Spring Flowers Yokohama$1419
2019 Apr 03 16 days, round-trip Grand Spring Flowers Yokohama$2739
2019 Apr 03 8 days, round-trip Spring Flowers Yokohama$1419
2019 Apr 11 16 days, round-trip Grand Spring Flowers Yokohama
2019 Apr 11 8 days, round-trip Spring Flowers Yokohama$1419
2019 Apr 19 13 days, round-trip Spring Flowers & Golden Week Yokohama$2369
2019 Apr 19 8 days, round-trip Spring Flowers Yokohama$1419
2019 Apr 27 5 days, round-trip Golden Week Korea Getaway Yokohama$1049
2019 May 02 4 days, one-way from Yokohama to Kobe Yokohama$849
2019 May 06 12 days, round-trip Southern Islands Explorer Kobe$1249
2019 May 06 5 days, round-trip Korea & Japan Getaway Kobe$549
2019 May 11 14 days, round-trip Southern Islands Explorer Kobe$1439
2019 May 11 7 days, round-trip Southern Islands Kobe$819
2019 May 18 14 days, round-trip Southern Islands Explorer Kobe$1439
2019 May 18 7 days, round-trip Japan Explorer Kobe$819
2019 May 25 14 days, round-trip Southern Islands Explorer Kobe$1439
2019 May 25 7 days, round-trip Southern Islands Kobe$819
2019 Jun 01 14 days, round-trip Southern Islands Explorer Kobe$1439
2019 Jun 01 7 days, round-trip Japan Explorer Kobe$819
2019 Jun 08 12 days, round-trip Southern Islands Explorer Kobe$1249
2019 Jun 08 7 days, round-trip Southern Islands Kobe$819
2019 Jun 15 13 days, round-trip Circle Japan Explorer Kobe$1379
2019 Jun 15 5 days, round-trip Korea & Japan Getaway Kobe$549
2019 Jun 20 13 days, one-way from Kobe to Yokohama Kobe$1279
2019 Jun 20 8 days, round-trip Circle Japan Kobe$929
2019 Jun 28 13 days, one-way from Kobe to Yokohama Kobe$1379
2019 Jun 28 5 days, one-way from Kobe to Yokohama Kobe$449
2019 Jul 03 16 days, round-trip Southern Islands & Hokkaido Yokohama$2739
2019 Jul 03 8 days, round-trip Southern Islands Yokohama$1419
2019 Jul 11 16 days, round-trip Southern Islands & Hokkaido Yokohama$2739
2019 Jul 11 8 days, round-trip Circle Hokkaido Yokohama$1419
2019 Jul 19 16 days, round-trip Southern Islands & Northern Japan (with Nebuta Festival) Yokohama$2939
2019 Jul 19 8 days, round-trip Southern Islands Yokohama$1419
2019 Jul 27 19 days, round-trip Grand Japan (with Nebuta & Summer Festivals) Yokohama$3709
2019 Jul 27 8 days, round-trip Northern Japan (with Nebuta Festival) Yokohama$1619
2019 Aug 04 19 days, round-trip Grand Japan with Nebuta, Kumano Fireworks & Summer Festivals Yokohama$3709
2019 Aug 04 11 days, round-trip Circle Japan (with Nebuta & Summer Festivals) Yokohama$2219
2019 Aug 15 17 days, round-trip Grand Japan with Kumano Firewo rks Yokohama$3229
2019 Aug 15 8 days, round-trip Japan Explorer with Kumano Fireworks Yokohama$1644
2019 Aug 23 17 days, round-trip Hokkaido & Sea of Japan Yokohama$3129
2019 Aug 23 9 days, round-trip Sea of Japan Yokohama$1709
2019 Sep 01 17 days, round-trip Hokkaido & Circle Japan Yokohama$3129
2019 Sep 01 8 days, round-trip Circle Hokkaido Yokohama$1519
2019 Sep 09 14 days, round-trip Circle Japan Explorer Yokohama$2359
2019 Sep 09 9 days, round-trip Circle Japan Yokohama$1709
2019 Sep 18 14 days, round-trip Sea of Japan Explorer Yokohama$2359
2019 Sep 18 5 days, round-trip Korea & Japan Getaway Yokohama$849
2019 Sep 23 14 days, round-trip Sea of Japan Explorer Yokohama$2359
2019 Sep 23 9 days, round-trip Sea of Japan Yokohama$1709
2019 Oct 02 5 days, round-trip Korea & Japan Getaway Yokohama$849
2019 Oct 07 8 days, round-trip Fall Foliage Circle Hokkaido Yokohama
2019 Oct 15 20 days, round-trip Southeast Asia & Japan Yokohama$3099
2019 Oct 15 15 days, round-trip China, Taiwan & Vietnam Yokohama$2499
2019 Oct 30 13 days, round-trip Southern Islands Explorer Yokohama$2069
2019 Oct 30 5 days, round-trip Korea & Japan Getaway Yokohama$849
2019 Nov 04 25 days, round-trip Fall Foliage Grand Japan & Southern Islands Yokohama$4049
2019 Nov 04 17 days, round-trip Fall Foliage Sea of Japan & Southern Islands Yokohama$2929
2019 Nov 04 8 days, round-trip Southern Islands Yokohama$1419
2019 Nov 12 25 days, round-trip Fall Foliage Grand Japan & Southern Islands Yokohama$3999
2019 Nov 12 17 days, round-trip Fall Foliage Grand Japan Yokohama$2999
2019 Nov 12 9 days, round-trip Fall Foliage Sea of Japan Yokohama$1609
2019 Nov 21 16 days, round-trip Fall Foliage Kyushu/Shikoku & Southern Islands Yokohama$2539
2019 Nov 21 8 days, round-trip Fall Foliage Kyushu & Shikoku Yokohama$1419
2019 Nov 29 16 days, round-trip Southern Islands & Kyushu/Shikoku Yokohama$2339
2019 Nov 29 8 days, round-trip Southern Islands Yokohama$1219
2019 Dec 07 16 days, round-trip Southern Islands & Kyushu/Shikoku Yokohama$2189
2019 Dec 07 8 days, round-trip Kyushu & Shikoku Yokohama$1219
2019 Dec 15 8 days, round-trip Southern Islands Yokohama$1069
2019 Dec 23 14 days, one-way from Yokohama to Singapore Yokohama$1939
2020 Jan 06 14 days, one-way from Singapore to Yokohama Singapore$1639
2020 Jan 20 15 days, round-trip Southeast Asia Lunar New Year Yokohama$2049
2020 Feb 04 8 days, round-trip Japan & Taiwan (from Tokyo) Yokohama$1019
2020 Feb 04 5 days, one-way from Yokohama to Keelung Yokohama$649
2020 Feb 05 8 days, round-trip Japan & Taiwan (from Nagoya) Nagoya$1019
2020 Feb 06 8 days, round-trip Japan & Taiwan (from Kobe) Kobe$1019
2020 Feb 09 8 days, round-trip Japan & Taiwan (from Taipei) Keelung$1019
2020 Feb 12 8 days, round-trip Japan & Taiwan (from Tokyo) Yokohama$1019
2020 Feb 13 8 days, round-trip Japan & Taiwan (from Nagoya) Nagoya$1019
2020 Feb 14 8 days, round-trip Japan & Taiwan (from Kobe) Kobe$1019
2020 Feb 17 8 days, round-trip Japan & Taiwan (from Taipei) Keelung$1019
2020 Feb 20 8 days, round-trip Japan & Taiwan (from Tokyo) Yokohama$1019
2020 Feb 21 8 days, round-trip Japan & Taiwan (from Nagoya) Nagoya$1019
2020 Feb 22 8 days, one-way from Kobe to Nagoya Kobe$1019
2020 Feb 25 8 days, round-trip Japan & Taiwan (from Taipei) Keelung$1019
2020 Feb 28 8 days, round-trip Japan & Taiwan (from Tokyo) Yokohama$1069
2020 Feb 29 8 days, round-trip Japan & Taiwan (from Nagoya) Nagoya$1069
2020 Mar 01 8 days, round-trip Japan & Taiwan (from Kobe) Kobe$1069
2020 Mar 04 8 days, round-trip Japan & Taiwan (from Taipei) Keelung$1069
2020 Mar 07 8 days, round-trip Japan & Taiwan (from Tokyo) Yokohama$1069
2020 Mar 08 7 days, one-way from Nagoya to Yokohama Nagoya$929
2020 Mar 09 6 days, one-way from Kobe to Yokohama Kobe$839
2020 Mar 12 3 days, one-way from Keelung to Yokohama Keelung$399