Princess Cruises

Diamond Princess® from Princess Cruises®

Sails From: Auckland, Kobe, Perth, Singapore, Sydney, Yokohama

Sails to: Asia / Far East, Asia Cruisetour, Australia, Australia Cruisetour, Australia/New Zealand, New Zealand, Russia, South Pacific

As one of only two Princess Cruises cruise ships built in Japan, it’s not surprising this exotic gem can often be found sailing to the most intriguing destinations abroad. Great-tasting cuisine can be found throughout the ship, including at the popular Italian restaurant, Sabatini’sSM, where freshly prepared pasta creations reign supreme. In the elegant dining rooms, you’ll find sommeliers to help you enhance your meal with paired wines. Poolside, hand-tossed pizza is always served to you fresh from the oven. And, as an added bonus, both Movies Under the Stars® and The Sanctuary®, a tranquil haven exclusively for adults, have recently been added to Diamond Princess.

Quick Statistics:
Year Built: 2004
Year Refurbished: N/A
Year Entered Present Fleet: 2010
Previous Name: N/A
Country of Registry: Bermuda
Tonnage (GRT): 116,000
Guests (Lowers): 2,670
Total Guests: 3,286
Passenger Decks: 14
Number of Crew: 1,100
Officers' Nationality: British/Italian
Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality: International
Quick Statistics:
Total Rooms (all categories): 1337
Suites: 216
Balconies: 532
Ocean/River View: 212
Interior: 377
Accessible: 27

Shipboard Policies

  • Special Dietary Needs - Advance Notice Required
    Princess is happy to meet your request for low-sodium, low-fat, low-sugar, and vegetarian diets. Guests may visit Cruise Personalizer® on the Princess website ( to indicate dietary preferences.

    In addition, kosher meals and baby food are available upon advance written request. Any other special diet requests must be authorized in advance by the Princess corporate office.

    Guests or their travel agent must advise Princess, in writing, of any special diet, allergies, or medical needs. Requests must be received no later than 35 days prior to departure for cruises to Alaska, Canada/New England, Caribbean, Hawaii, Mexico, Panama Canal and Coastal Getaways. For all other cruises, requests must be received no later than 65 days prior to departure. Once onboard, please check with the Maitre D' to confirm the request.

  • Internet Access
    Internet access is available on all Princess vessels through the 24-hour onboard internet café and wireless network, which is available in staterooms and various public areas.

    Guests can use the state-of-the-art computer systems located in the internet café to access their web-based email accounts or to browse the internet. Guests may also use their own wireless-enabled laptops to access the internet through the onboard wireless network.

    Guests may contact the Internet Café Manager onboard for information regarding the charges that apply to internet and wireless services, and any other specific requirements.

    Please note that internet access via satellite is significantly slower than high-speed connections on shore. Princess reserves the right to filter content accessed via the ship's internet services. High bandwidth consuming applications - such as voice over IP telephony, peer-to-peer file sharing, and streaming media - may be restricted onboard Princess vessels.

  • Medical Emergencies
    The shipboard medical centers are primarily intended to provide acute care for illness and accidents that may occur while on vacation and are not intended to provide long-term care for patients with chronic illnesses or as a substitute for regular health care.

    The medical centers are intended to provide quality maritime medical care for guests and crew members aboard the ships; initiate appropriate stabilization, diagnostic and therapeutic maneuvers for critically ill or mentally unstable patients; support, comfort and care for patients onboard; and facilitate the timely medical evacuation of patients, if appropriate.

    Charges for medical services will be added to guests' shipboard account. Guests will be provided with an itemized account to submit to their insurance company. Please note that Princess ships are registered in Bermuda. Guests should verify with their insurer if coverage applies outside the United States, or purchase appropriate travel insurance.

  • Pregnancy Policy
    Pregnant women entering the 24th week of pregnancy by the last day of the cruise are not allowed to sail.

    All pregnant women are required to produce a physician’s letter stating that mother and baby are in good health, fit to travel and the pregnancy is not high-risk. The letter must also include the estimated date of delivery (EDD) calculated from both Last Menstrual Period (LMP) and ultrasound (if performed).

    It is strongly recommend that pregnant guests review their health insurance coverage before cruising. Many policies, including Medicare, will not pay for services or hospitalization outside of the country or for emergency evacuation.

    Guests may want to consider Princess Vacation Protection, which is available for purchase up to the time of final payment of the cruise fare. If the guest did not secure Princess Vacation Protection, it is recommended that they secure other travel protection.

  • Smoking Policy
    Keeping the comfort of guests a priority, Princess has implemented the following smoking policy:

    Designated Smoking Areas
    Clearly marked "Designated Smoking Areas" are available onboard and include a sufficient number of ashtrays that are emptied regularly. Generally, these areas include cigar lounges, a section of the nightclub and casino, as well as a portion of the open decks. As a safety precaution, passengers are reminded to properly dispose of cigarettes, cigars and pipe tobacco, which are never to be thrown overboard as this may be sucked back into the ship and cause fires.

    Stateroom Smoking Policy
    Smoking is prohibited in all passenger staterooms and on stateroom balconies. Violations to this policy will result in a $250 fine for each occurrence, which will be charged to the guest's stateroom account.

    Electronic Cigarettes
    The use of electronic cigarettes is permitted in all areas onboard with the exception of dining areas and the Princess Theater. However, should a fellow guest in the vicinity feel inconvenienced and complain, even after being told the difference between electronic and real cigarettes, the guest will be asked to refrain from smoking the electronic cigarette.

  • Wheelchair Access & Special Needs
    Princess makes every effort to accommodate guests with disabilities. Guests can ensure a successful trip by working with them in advance. Guests or their travel agents should notify Princess of wheelchair usage, special needs, and/or service animals before the voyage. Notices and requests must be made in writing and faxed to the Princess Access office at 661-284-4408 at least 30 days prior to sailing. For answers to any questions about the program, please call the Princess Access office at 661-284-4521.

    All Princess ships have wheelchair-accessible staterooms, but it is highly recommended that guests bring collapsible wheelchairs, as the widths of the stateroom doors vary. Guests may bring their own, or they can pre-reserve a wheelchair and have it and other medical equipment delivered to the ship by contacting Special Needs at Sea at 800-513-4515 (outside the US 954-585-0575), or by visiting Special Needs at Sea's website ( Alternatively, guests may contact CareVacations at 877-478-7827 or Some areas on some ships are not wheelchair accessible.

    Passengers utilizing mobility devices with batteries are advised that the batteries must be a dry cell type, and must be stored and recharged in the stateroom. Mobility devices of any kind, like any other items, may not be left outside the stateroom. Because of staffing limitations, it is recommended that guests travel with a companion who is physically able to assist them both onboard and onshore.

    Travelers with disabilities should check in with the onboard Tour Office to ensure all shore excursions can accommodate them. Not all port facilities are accessible for those using mobility devices. Ports may be accessed by a variety of methods including a ramped gangway, a series of steps or by tender. In some cases, you may be able to access the tender, but the shoreside facility will not be accessible. Many ports of call use a mechanism known as a “stair climber” to assist passengers up and down the gangway. Passengers must transfer to a Princess wheelchair, which is connected to the stair climber and operated by the ship’s personnel. Guests may be precluded from going ashore if they cannot transfer or if their personal mobility device cannot be easily disembarked. With the safety and comfort of guests in mind, the decision to permit or prohibit passengers from going ashore will be made on each occasion by the ship’s Captain, and the decision will be final. Ports that normally use tenders to access the shore are noted on the itinerary.

    The maximum weight of the wheelchair including guest cannot exceed 600 lbs. on transportation lifts. If the guests has purchased a Princess Transfer at the start or end of the cruise, they must be made aware that lift-equipped transportation may not be available in their port of embarkation or disembarkation.

    Tender Port Policy
    The goal of Princess Cruises is to provide a safe comfortable cruise experience for all guests. If a guest will be using a mobility device during their sailing, it is strongly recommended that they travel with a person physically fit to assist with the guest's needs both onboard and ashore. Embarking and disembarking can be challenging for those with limited mobility. Many major ports of call provide easy access for wheelchairs and scooters. However, due to various conditions - steepness of the gangway, weather, shore-side facilities, tidal and sea conditions - passengers using mobility devices may be required to transfer to a stair climber or be precluded from going ashore. Princess staff will make every effort to assist but are not allowed to individually physically lift more than 50 pounds (22 kg).

    Some ports of call require the ship to anchor off shore. Passengers are then taken to shore by small boats or tenders. When tendering is required, passengers using mobility devices will not be transferred into or out of the tender, if lifting in excess of the above limitation is required. Many tender ports do not provide wheelchair access so even if the passenger can board the tender they may not be able to disembark ashore. Again the shore-side facilities, movement of the tender, weather and tidal conditions can also preclude tendering.

    The decision to allow any passenger to board a tender or disembark the vessel will be made by the Captain on the basis of the safety and welfare of all involved and is final. If passengers are unable to tender or disembark because of circumstances outlined above there will be no refund or credit for missed ports. While Princess recognizes guests' disappointment, the safety of both guests and crew takes precedence.

    Entry regulations for service animals vary by port. Passengers are advised to consult authorities at each port prior to departure for more information. Princess does not have food onboard for animals. The choice of dog litter material is limited and varies by ship.

    Electronic Assistance Devices
    Princess ships are equipped with “All-in-One Kits” with TTY that can be used in most passenger cabins and at Princess wilderness lodges. Most televisions onboard provide closed captioning and most onboard theaters have assisted listening devices. Electric outlets in most staterooms are limited to one and it is helpful to travel with an extension cord for electrical equipment. Princess also offers JAWS Professional software with a KOSS-TD/80 headset on one terminal in each Internet Café on every ship.

Public Rooms

  • Bar(s)/Lounge(s)
  • Multi-Level Atrium
  • Chapel / Wedding Chapel
  • Cigar Bar
  • Library
  • Internet Café
  • Art Gallery
  • Show Lounge
  • Casino
  • Nightclub

Stateroom Amenities

  • Television / Radio
  • In-Stateroom Movies
  • Private Safe
  • Direct Dial Phone
  • Hair Dryer
  • Minibar and/or Refrigerator
  • Bath Amenities/Toiletries
  • Nightly Turndown Service
  • Showers and/or Bath Tubs
  • Suites


  • Classes and Workshops
  • Educational/Enrichment Programs
  • Live Bands
  • Movies Under the Stars®
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Wine Tasting Seminars
  • Dancing
  • Art Auctions


  • Dining Style: Formal Nights and Casual Evenings
  • Formal Restaurant(s)
  • Casual Dining Venue(s)
  • Alternative Specialty Restaurant(s)
  • 24-hour Room Service
  • Dining Style: Anytime Dining
  • Dining Style: Traditional Dining
  • Ice Cream Bar
  • Al Fresco Dining

Other Facilities

  • Safe Deposit Boxes
  • Laundry Service (nominal fee)
  • Elevators
  • Beauty Salon
  • Boutique(s) (duty-free)
  • Tuxedo Rental
  • Self-Service Laundromat
  • Concierge Desk
  • Infirmary / Medical Center
    The onboard medical facilities meet or exceed the standards established by the American College of Emergency Physicians. Facilities are staffed by full-time registered doctors and nurses. In addition to twice-daily office hours, they are available 24 hours a day in the event of an emergency.
  • Business Services

Sports, Health and Fitness

  • Outdoor Swiming Pool(s)
  • Full Service Spa
  • Sauna
  • Steam Room
  • Whirlpool(s)
  • Aerobics and/or Cardio Instruction
  • Weight Machines
  • Free Weights
  • Cardio Equipment
  • Volleyball
  • Shuffleboard
  • Ping Pong
  • Basketball
  • Personal Training
  • Putting Greens
  • Fitness Center
  • Yoga and/or Pilates Instructionsses

Children and Teens

  • Youth Programs
  • Dedicated Children's Center
  • Dedicated Teen Center
  • Teen Programs
  • Youth Counselor Staff
    Princess offers entertaining options for kids ages 3-17. Scheduled activities are supervised by a specially trained staff of dedicated Youth Activities Coordinators. However, Youth Center staff cannot administer medication, bottle-feed, change diapers, provide meal service, or offer individual one-on-one supervision. Children must be 3 years of age or older and fully potty trained to participate in the youth program.
Sail Date Departs Destination Price From  
Sat 5/2/2015 Osaka 13-nights Asia-Highlights of Japan Cruisetour #3C $5,609
Thu 5/7/2015 Yokohama 14-night Asia Cruise $1,549
Thu 5/7/2015 Yokohama 8-night Taiwan Cruise $498
Fri 5/15/2015 Yokohama 14-night Korea & Japan Getaway Cruise $1,999
Fri 5/15/2015 Yokohama 6-night Korea & Japan Getaway Cruise $449
Thu 5/21/2015 Kyoto (Kobe) 16-night Grand Japan & Taiwan Cruise $2,099
Thu 5/21/2015 Kyoto (Kobe) 8-night Round Japan Cruise $1,420
Fri 5/29/2015 Kyoto (Kobe) 8-night Ryukyu Islands & Taiwan Cruise $799
Sun 5/31/2015 Okinawa 8-night Asia Cruise $1,420
Sat 6/6/2015 Kyoto (Kobe) 18-night Grand Japan Cruise $1,599
Sat 6/6/2015 Kyoto (Kobe) 8-night Ryukyu Islands & Taiwan Cruise $799
Sun 6/14/2015 Kyoto (Kobe) 10-night Hokkaido Cruise $1,299
Wed 6/24/2015 Kyoto (Kobe) 4-night Korea Getaway Cruise $753
Sun 6/28/2015 Kyoto (Kobe) 5-night Korea & Japan Getaway Cruise $668
Fri 7/3/2015 Osaka 14-night Asia-Highlights of Japan Cruisetour #3A $4,974
Fri 7/3/2015 Yokohama 14-night Korea & Japan Getaway Cruise $2,696
Fri 7/3/2015 Yokohama 5-night Korea & Japan Getaway Cruise $953
Wed 7/8/2015 Yokohama 9-night Hokkaido Cruise $1,778
Sun 7/12/2015 Osaka 14-night Asia-Highlights of Japan Cruisetour #3A $4,974
Sun 7/12/2015 Osaka 22-night Asia-Highlights of Japan Cruisetour #3B $6,449
Fri 7/17/2015 Yokohama 17-night Grand Japan Cruise $3,267
Fri 7/17/2015 Yokohama 9-night Hokkaido Cruise $1,778
Tue 7/21/2015 Osaka 13-nights Asia-Highlights of Japan Cruisetour #3C $5,699
Sun 7/26/2015 Yokohama 8-night Round Japan Cruise $1,740
Sun 8/16/2015 Osaka 14-night Asia-Highlights of Japan Cruisetour #3A $5,949
Wed 8/19/2015 Yokohama 18-night Japan & Russia Cruise $3,506
Wed 8/19/2015 Yokohama 9-night Hokkaido Cruise $1,778
Fri 8/28/2015 Yokohama 9-night Northern Japan Cruise $1,778
Sun 9/6/2015 Yokohama 11-night Southeast Asia & Japan Cruise $1,239
Sun 9/6/2015 Yokohama 23-night Asia & Australia Cruise $2,303
Thu 9/17/2015 Singapore 12-night Asia & Australia Cruise $1,279
Tue 9/29/2015 Sydney 13-night New Zealand Cruise $1,419
Mon 10/12/2015 Sydney 10-night New Caledonia & Vanuatu Cruise $1,199
Thu 10/22/2015 Sydney 15-night Northern Australia Explorer Cruise $2,269
Thu 10/22/2015 Sydney 33-night Round Australia & New Zealand Cruise $4,602
Fri 11/6/2015 Perth (Fremantle) 18-night Southern Australia & New Zealand Explorer Cruise $2,729
Tue 11/24/2015 Sydney 14-night Fiji & South Pacific Cruise $1,611
Tue 12/1/2015 Sydney 20-night Australia & New Zealand-Ultimate Australia Cruisetour #4C $6,399
Wed 12/2/2015 Sydney 19-night Australia & New Zealand-Australian Outback Cruisetour #3C $5,349
Tue 12/8/2015 Sydney 13-night New Zealand Cruise $1,474
Tue 12/8/2015 Sydney 9-night New Zealand Cruise $1,109
Mon 12/14/2015 Sydney 20-night Australia & New Zealand-Ultimate Australia Cruisetour #4C $6,999
Tue 12/15/2015 Sydney 19-night Australia & New Zealand-Australian Outback Cruisetour #3C $5,949
Thu 12/17/2015 Auckland 13-night New Zealand Cruise $2,299
Mon 12/21/2015 Sydney 13-night New Zealand Cruise $2,199
Wed 12/30/2015 Auckland 4-night Australia Coastal Cruise $679
Sun 1/3/2016 Sydney 8-night Tasmania Cruise $1,199
Mon 1/11/2016 Sydney 12-night New Zealand Cruise $1,499
Sat 1/23/2016 Sydney 12-night New Zealand Cruise $1,374
Thu 2/4/2016 Sydney 12-night New Zealand Cruise $1,374
Tue 2/16/2016 Sydney 15-night Australia & New Zealand Cruise $2,049
Wed 3/2/2016 Auckland 14-night Australia & New Zealand Cruise $1,899
Wed 3/16/2016 Sydney 7-night Tasmania Cruise $949
Wed 3/23/2016 Sydney 19-night Australia & Asia Cruise $2,249
Wed 3/23/2016 Sydney 33-night Asia & Australia Grand Adventure Cruise $4,298
Wed 3/23/2016 Sydney 7-night Australia Coastal Cruise $829
Wed 3/30/2016 Perth (Fremantle) 12-night Treasures of Asia Cruise $1,419
Mon 4/11/2016 Singapore 14-night Southeast Asia & Japan Cruise $2,149

Deckplan Overview Please click on the appropriate deck below for more information.

Information provided within these pages has been updated as of December 2013. While we do our best to ensure that stateroom descriptions and deckplans appearing in this website are complete and accurate, we cannot be responsible for inaccurate representations, which may or may not be under our control. Please reconfirm stateroom accommodations and deck placement prior to booking.



  • Traditional Dining
    Traditional dining is the classic cruise experience, allowing you to dine at set times with the same table mates and wait staff each evening.
  • Anytime Diningsm
    With flexible Anytime Diningsm, you dine when you choose, with whomever you want. Eat early with new friends one night, and enjoy a late dinner for just the two of you the next.
  • Horizon Court
    Open daily from 5AM to 11PM, the Horizon Court Buffet offers a wide selection of buffet meals or snacks. The restaurant features floor-to-ceiling windows with stunning sea views as a backdrop for a quick breakfast or casual dinner.
  • Sabatini's
    With a menu specializing in Italian cuisine and premium seafood, Sabatini's offers a refined yet casual atmosphere that includes extensive personal attention from the wait staff, and is sure to leave you feeling like you just stepped into an Italian ristorante.
  • Sterling Steakhouse
    The sophisticated Sterling Steakhouse features premium, cooked-to-order aged beef, along with other steakhouse favorites. Guests enjoy the unique option of choosing their own cut from a presentation tray and watching as the chef cooks their selection. Steaks are hand cut and expertly aged for incredible flavor. Or, if you prefer, a premium fish of the day is available.


  • Casino
    Games of chance worthy of Las Vegas - including blackjack, roulette, craps, and slot machines - beckon in the casino.
  • Movies Under the Stars®
    Movies Under the Stars® is a 300-sq-ft, 69,000-watt, poolside movie theater, offering passengers the unique opportunity to enjoy blockbuster Hollywood movies, against a backdrop of sea and sky, throughout the day and night. Located at the ship's top deck, Princess makes this experiences even more special with personal touches that include comfortable chaise lounges, complimentary popcorn, warm cookies and milk, and cozy blankets in the evening.
  • Princess Theater
    Head to the Princess Theater for an extravagant musical production, performances by comedians and magicians, and much more.
  • Wheelhouse Bar
    Sit down with some fellow travelers for a social drink at the Wheelhouse Bar. This comfortable establishment welcomes you with plush sofas and chairs, gorgeous wood furniture, friendly service, and a complete menu of top-quality beers, wines, and spirits.
  • Skywalkers Nightclub
    Boasting panoramic views from its vantage point on the Sky Deck, Skywalkers Nightclub invites you to spend an evening dancing, socializing, and enjoying a few cocktails in a cosmopolitan environment.
  • Wake View Bar
    Exuding a stately ambiance from dark wood paneling, luxurious seating, and a dramatic spiral staircase, the Wake View Bar is the perfect spot to unwind with a drink. Sit down with some friends and enjoy the sunset while sampling a selection from the extensive drink list.
  • Churchill Lounge
    A sophisticated ambiance, created by the interaction of dark, rich tones mingling with beautiful wood paneling and furniture, pervades the Churchill Lounge. Guests are welcome to pass the evening socializing over a selection from the extensive menu of premium spirits, wines, beers, and cocktails.

Other Areas of the Ship

  • The Sanctuary
    Get a soothing massage, relax in a lounge chair with a complimentary MP3 player, and enjoy delicious spa fare and refreshing drinks served by the Serenity Stewards.
  • Freshwater Swimming Pools
    Cool off with a refreshing dip in one of the freshwater swimming pools, where you can splash around, swim against the current in select pools, or simply relax and let your cares fade away.
  • Lotus Spa®
    Dedicated to the complete rejuvenation of your body, mind, and spirit, the onboard spa provides guests with access to a swimming pool, two hot tubs, a modern fitness center, and a full-service spa offering a comprehensive array of massage therapy, body treatments, and beauty services.

Youth Facilities

  • Princess Pelicans® (Ages 3-7)
    Princess' youngest program participants enjoy a boatload of activities, which now offer a series of fun and interactive science activities from the California Science Center. Facilities for Princess Pelicans include toddler play areas, art corners, game tables, splash pools and jukeboxes.

    Activities Include:

    • Arts and crafts
    • Disco nights
    • Movies and cartoons
    • Talent shows
    • Educational workshops
    • T-shirt coloring
    • Kids Fun Fair
    • Klutz® craft activities
    • Kindermusik® at Sea
    • Birthday parties
    • Kids dance parties
    • Pajama parties
    • Afternoon ice cream
    • Kids-only dinners
    • Pizza and ice cream parties
  • Shockwaves® (Ages 8-12)
    Activities Include:

    • Karaoke
    • Playstation®2/3 and Wii tournaments
    • Movies and cartoons
    • Scavenger hunts
    • Talent shows
    • ‘Science on the Seas’ program
    • Sports tournaments
    • Jr.CHEF@Sea
    • Kids Fun Fair
    • Klutz® craft activities
    • Birthday parties
    • Kids dance parties
    • Pajama parties
    • Afternoon ice cream
    • Kids-only dinners
    • Pizza and ice cream parties
  • REMIX® (Ages 13-17)
    Activities Include:

    • Sports Competitions
    • Late-night movies
    • Talent shows
    • Casino night
    • DJ workshops
    • Casino night
    • Hip-Hop dance classes
    • Teen makeovers
    • Playstation®2/3 and Wii tournaments
    • Scavenger hunts
    • Dance parties
    • Hot Tub parties
    • Pizza parties
    • 'Mocktail' parties
    • Teens-only formal dinners

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