5 reasons to choose a Diamond Princess cruise
If you are looking for a traditional cruise with modern touches and a real focus on the destinations visited, choose Princess Cruises. Award-winning, unhurried itineraries will take you off the beaten cruise track to help you discover the world and ‘come back new’. Here are five reasons to hop onboard the Diamond Princess.
It's all about the destinations
Talks onboard will help you learn about the history and culture of each destination before you visit. On the Northern Japan itinerary, you can take an aerial tram to the peak of Mount Hakkoda or hike in the Shirakami Mountains; or choose the Australia and New Zealand journey and you’ll soon be cruising through the mesmerising Milford Sound and wine tasting in the Yarra Valley.
Learn a new skill
Take advantage of the ScholarShip@Sea activities and learn a new skill, from classes on how to use your digital camera to an art history lecture. There are also pop choir sessions, culinary arts courses and ceramic lessons where you can hand paint a vase in the first ceramics studio at sea.
Dine on incredible cuisine
Diamond Princess is now part of the prestigious Chaîne des Rôtisseurs gastronomic society and you can experience the finest cuisine onboard. Sailings in 2015 will be celebrating the cruise line’s 50th birthday and there will be special menus to try from culinary artists. Most meals are included in the price of your Stay & Cruise, with both set dining times and the Anytime Dining concept*, plus the option to dine at specialty restaurants at extra cost, including the new sushi bar, Kai Sushi.
*Not available on sailings from Japan
Sail in style to your next destination
Relax around the pool and help yourself to ice-cream or take in the sea views while having afternoon tea. In the evening, watch a movie under the stars with a box of popcorn – or cookies and milk if you’d prefer – heading to a bar after to listen to live music. There is the Skywalkers Nightclub on the top deck or Club Fusion if you want to feel those Latin and ballroom beats.
Make a Discovery at Sea
Princess Cruises has teamed up with the Discovery Channel to bring hit shows to life during your cruise. Discovery at Sea activities will take inspiration from MythBusters, Deadliest Catch and Shark Week, and you can experience Discovery and Animal Planet shore excursions, too, including swimming with sharks on the Australia cruise itinerary.