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Highlights of Japan FlyCruise & Tour

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Deal ID: 5A6ggR
DATES AVAILABLE: 19-Sep-2018
DURATION: 13 Days

Inclusions:

  • Airfares from Australia to Osaka, Japan
  • A transfer from the Osaka airport to your Kyoto Hotel
  • 2 nights accommodation at a 4 star Kyoto Hotel with breakfast daily
  • Full Day Kyoto Sightseeing with lunch at a local restaurant
  • Japanese Dinner and Maiko Show 
  • Guided tour of Nara with lunch at a local restaurant
  • Bullet train from Kyoto to Tokyo & transfer from rail station to Tokyo hotel
  • 3 nights at a 4 star Tokyo hotel with breakfast daily
  • Half Day Tokyo Sightseeing 
  • Mt. Fuji, Hakone Park & Lake Ashi Tour 
  • Teppanyaki Farewell Dinner 
  • Transfer from Tokyo hotel to Cruise terminal
  • 7 nights onboard Diamond Princess
  • All meals, entertainment & port taxes whilst cruising
  • Transfer from cruise terminal to airport
  • Airfares from Tokyo to Australia

Here’s a list of your

Day by Day Itinerary

  1. 19 September 2018

    Fly from Australia to Osaka, Japan

  2. 20 September 2018

    Arrive in Osaka and be trasnferred to magical Kyoto, where you’ll enjoy an evening at leisure.

    Overnight: Kyoto Hotel Okura

  3. 21 September 2018

    Today you’ll sightsee to some of Kyoto’s greatest attractions- including stunning 410-year-old Nijō Castle, site of two lavish palaces and several beautiful gardens, and the unforgettable Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion). Savor lunch at a local restaurant followed by the Heian Shrine and Tenryu-ji Temple. Dine in a traditional Japanese restaurant with a Maiko show, sure to be a highlight.

    Overnight: Kyoto Hotel Okura

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. 22 September 2018

    Head to Nara to visit the impressive Todaiji Temple (Great Buddha) and breathtaking Kasuga Taisha Shrine before boarding the famous bullet train to Tokyo for an evening at leisure.

    Overnight: Tokyo Hotel

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  5. 23 September 2018

    This is Tokyo, one of the most thrilling cities on earth. An introductory sightseeing tour takes you to the Meiji Shrine, Sensoji Temple and Nakamise Shopping street, followed by a drive through the iconic Ginza District. The afternoon and evening are yours to take in even more of Tokyo’s countless attractions at your own pace.

    Overnight: Tokyo Hotel

    Meals: Breakfast

  6. 24 September 2018

    Today, you trade the bustle of Tokyo for Japan’s more serene side at pristine Lake Ashi, Mt. Fuji and Togendai. Drive to Hakone National Park, where you will ride a Komagatake ropeway to visit observatory (weather permitting). Enjoy a breathtaking Lake Ashi Cruise before having lunch at a local restauraunt. Transfer to Mt Fuji 5th Station.

    Overnight: Tokyo Hotel

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. 25 September 2018

    After breakfast, visit Tokyo Skytree Tembo Deck at 1,148 feet, for a remarkable city skyline view before joining Diamond Princess.

    Overnight: Diamond Princess

    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

  8. 26 September 2018

    At Sea

    Overnight: Diamond Princess

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. 27 September 2018

    Kushiro, Japan. In port from 7am-5pm

    Overlooking the mighty Pacific Ocean in northern Japan, it should come as no surprise that this “town of mist” is a major Japanese fishing port. But although the freshly caught seafood served ashore is a highlight for many visitors, Kushiro has so much more to offer! Stroll through Kushiro Fisherman’s Wharf MOO, where a variety of coastal restaurants and boutiques delight tourists from all over. Or head inland to explore the natural wonders of this region, such as Kushiro Marsh, a lush national park and home to the country’s most extensive marshland. Break out your binoculars for close-up views of the rare and graceful Japanese cranes at Tancho Nature Park. And if you’re an architecture enthusiast, you’ll be fascinated by the unusual structure of the Kushiro City Museum of Art, which resembles the shape of a Japanese crane spreading its wings.

    Overnight: Diamond Princess

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. 28 September 2018

    At Sea

    Overnight: Diamond Princess

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. 29 September 2018

    Korsakov (Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk), Russia. In port from 6am-6pm

    Founded in 1853 as Sakhalin’s first Russian military post, Korsakov would later serve as a penal colony. Ruled by Japan between 1905 and 1945, and later reclaimed by the Soviet Union, Korsakov is the place where Japan and Korea left imprint of their sojourn here on Russian culture. Though its tumultuous history includes power struggles and forced labor, the town is the perfect picture of tranquility today.

    Being the south sea gateway of Sakhalin, Korsakov leads you to Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, the island’s administrative capital and popular tourist destination. Due to Sakhalin’s significant natural resources the city is surging with prosperity. Here, you can see a fascinating mix of modern buildings, museums and executive offices sitting comfortably with Russian and Japanese structures.

    Note: Korsakov is an anchorage port. Transportation from ship to shore is via the ship’s tender service.

    Overnight: Diamond Princess

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. 30 September 2018

    Otaru, Japan. In port from 8am-6pm

    In 1880, the first railroad line on the island of Hokkaido connected Sapporo, the prefectural capital, with the important port city of Otaru. Indeed, for most of the 19th and much of the 20th centuries, Otaru outshone Sapporo in importance. The city was home to a thriving herring fleet. Ships regularly plied the waters between the port and the then Japanese island of Sakhalin. Coal was mined in the hills, and Otaru even won a reputation for producing fine music boxes. It was the island’s industrial heart. Closure of coal mine in Hokkaido and downturn in demand of coal initiated a long decline that lasted into the 1950s. But Otaru survived – and has thrived. Japanese travelers discovered the city, drawn to its winter sports, its fine sushi, and its historic architecture. Otaru seemed like a portrait frozen in time. Today, international travelers have flocked to experience Otaru’s charms – including the scenic beauty of Hokkaido’s rugged west coast and its nearby national parks.

    The vast wealth accumulated by Otaru’s herring tycoons is displayed at their so-called “Herring Mansions.” One, the Nishin Goten, built in 1897, amply illustrates the state of 19th century society: the sumptuous ground floor housed the family while as many as 120 workers lived in squalor upstairs.

    Overnight: Diamond Princess

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. 01 October 2018

    Hakodate, Japan. In port from 8am-11pm

    It took Commodore Perry and American gunboat diplomacy to open Japan to the outside world after two centuries of self-imposed isolation. In 1859, the port of Hakodate became the first Japanese city fully opened to Westerners under the Treaty of Amity and Commerce. Foreigners soon flocked to Hakodate, and today visitors wandering the cobblestone streets of the city’s Motomachi District can view their Western-style frame houses. Hakodate, once a fishing port famed for its high quality fish and shellfish, quickly became Hokkaido’s largest city and one of Japan’s most important ports. The Great Hakodate Fire of 1934 dealt the city a near fatal blow – a blow from which Hakodate was slow to recover. Today the city is Hokkaido’s third largest – surpassed by Sapporo and Asahikawa – but retains its foremost position as the finest Japanese producer of sushi’s raw product: the high quality seafood caught in Hokkaido’s cold waters.

    It may not compare to Tokyo’s Tsukiji’s Fish Market, but at Hakodate’s four-block-long Morning Market, vendors offer a stunning array of fresh fish and shellfish prized for sushi including salmon roe, sea urchin, scallops and crab. Restaurants and food stands prepare a wide arrange of dishes including domburi topped with fresh seafood.

    Overnight: Diamond Princess

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. 02 October 2018

    At Sea

    Overnight: Diamond Princess

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. 03 October 2018

    Arrive back into Yokohama in the morning. Disembark after breakfast and be transferred to the airport for your return flights home

    Meals: Breakfast

     

 

 

DATES AVAILABLE: 19-Sep-2018
DURATION: 13 Days
Highlights of Japan FlyCruise & Tour - Pricing

Prices are to be considered as a guide only due to fluctuations in flight, hotel and cruise availability. Prices are based on per person, twin share unless otherwise stated. Some components may also require compulsory additional payments such as gratuities or visas. Prices are based on the lowest available cabin category at time of quoting therefore cabins may have an obstructed view at these rates. For unobstructed cabin categories please discuss your options with a travel consultant. Call or enquire now for up-to-date information.

This holiday is available from all departure points in Australia, if you don’t see your preferred city in the pricing below please call us and we’ll be happy to quote.

DEPARTURE CITY - Perth
PRICES FROM
  • FlyCruise & Tour with Inside Cabin, Twin Share from
    $6,169
  • FlyCruise & Tour with Oceanview Cabin, Twin Share from
    $6,269
  • FlyCruise & Tour with Balcony Cabin, Twin Share from
    $7,169
Highlights of Japan FlyCruise & Tour - Pricing

Prices are to be considered as a guide only due to fluctuations in flight, hotel and cruise availability. Prices are based on per person, twin share unless otherwise stated. Some components may also require compulsory additional payments such as gratuities or visas. Prices are based on the lowest available cabin category at time of quoting therefore cabins may have an obstructed view at these rates. For unobstructed cabin categories please discuss your options with a travel consultant. Call or enquire now for up-to-date information.

This holiday is available from all departure points in Australia, if you don’t see your preferred city in the pricing below please call us and we’ll be happy to quote.

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Diamond Princess

Quick Facts

  • Guests 2,670
  • Crew 1,100
  • Refurbished Mar 2014
  • Inaugural Cruise: March 13, 2004
  • Christener: Yoshiko Tsukuda (wife of president of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries)
  • Guest Cabins: 1,337
  • Number of Decks: 18
  • Tonnage: 115,875
  • Length: 952 feet
  • Height: 205 feet

Diamond Princess is a treasure trove of exceptional delights waiting to be discovered. Dine on freshly prepared sashimi in Kai Sushi, watch street performers in the dazzling Atrium, or take in a lavish production show in our state-of-the-art theater. And for a unique treat visit the Izumi Japanese Bath, the largest of its kind at sea.

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ACCOMMODATIONS

From the moment you step aboard, we want you to feel welcomed and right at home. And with attentive service from a friendly staff that knows what hospitality means, you’ll find your Princess ship truly is your home away from home.

Interior

These staterooms are the perfect place to recharge your batteries. Our most affordable option, featuring two twin beds or a queen-size bed. Other amenities include a refrigerator, hair dryer, TV, closet and bathroom with shower.

  • Approx. 158 to 162 sq ft.
  • Comfortable queen or two twin beds
  • Refrigerator.
  • Flat-panel television
  • Private bathroom with shower
  • 100% cotton, high-thread count linens
  • Complimentary 24-hour room service†
  • Spacious closet
  • Desk
  • Hair dryer & fine bathroom amenities
  • Digital security safe

▲3rd/4th berths available in select cabins.
†Charges apply for balcony dinner, pizza delivery and beverages. Subject to change.

Oceanview

Enjoy the added benefit of a view of the ocean from either a picture window or porthole that brings in natural light. This stateroom includes all the amenities of an interior room.

  • Approx. 146 to 206 sq. ft.
  • A spacious picture window for memorable views
  • Comfortable queen or two twin beds
  • Refrigerator.
  • Flat-panel television
  • Private bathroom with shower
  • 100% cotton, high-thread count linens
  • Complimentary 24-hour room service†
  • Spacious closet
  • Desk
  • Hair dryer & fine bathroom amenities
  • Digital security safe

Note: Some categories have portholes versus picture windows. Some stateroom views are partially to fully obstructed.

▲3rd/4th berths available in select cabins.
†Charges apply for balcony dinner, pizza delivery and beverages. Subject to change.

Balcony

This impressive stateroom offers the added indulgence of a balcony and gives you more space than a standard stateroom. Enjoy your own private outdoor space with a table, two chairs, and a relaxing view of the inspiring scenery surrounding you, whether a beautiful sunset over the ocean or a new city to explore. It’s also perfect to enjoy cocktails before dinner or a leisurely breakfast.

  • Approx. 214 to 222 sq. ft., including balcony
  • Balcony with 2 chairs and table
  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors
  • Comfortable queen or two twin beds
  • Refrigerator.
  • Flat-panel television
  • Private bathroom with shower
  • 100% cotton, high-thread count linens
  • Complimentary 24-hour room service†
  • Spacious closet
  • Desk
  • Hair dryer & fine bathroom amenities
  • Digital security safe

▲3rd/4th berths available in select cabins.
†Charges apply for balcony dinner, pizza delivery and beverages. Subject to change.

Mini-Suite

Choose a luxurious Mini-Suite with balcony which is substantially larger than a Balcony stateroom and receive a complimentary welcome glass of Champagne. Mini-Suites include a separate sitting area with sofa bed, premium bathroom amenities and two flat-panel televisions. For families or groups needing a little extra space, Mini-Suites offer an appealing and affordable option.

  • Approx. 323 sq. ft., including balcony
  • Balcony with 2-4 chairs, table and ottoman
  • Bathroom tub and massage shower head with upgraded amenities
  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors
  • Separate sitting area with sofa bed & coffee table
  • Complimentary welcome glass of Champagne on embarkation day
  • Luxury mattress topper and pillows
  • Two flat-panel televisions
  • Comfortable queen or two twin beds
  • Refrigerator.
  • 100% cotton, high-thread count linens
  • Complimentary 24-hour room service†
  • Spacious closet
  • Desk
  • Hair dryer & fine bathroom amenities
  • Digital security safe

▲3rd/4th berths available in select cabins.
†Charges apply for balcony dinner, pizza delivery and beverages. Subject to change.

Club Class Mini-Suite

A premium stateroom category featuring our best located Mini-Suite staterooms, as well as the great amenities found in all Mini-Suites — plus premier dining benefits and luxurious perks. Each night, enjoy Club Class Dining, an exclusive dining area featuring expedited seating with no wait, expanded menu options, dedicated wait staff and tableside preparations. Other amenities include priority embarkation and disembarkation, a complimentary one-time wine set-up and so much more!^

Standard Amenities:

  • Approximately 323 sq. ft., including balcony
  • Balcony with 2-4 chairs, table and ottoman
  • Bathroom tub and massage shower head with upgraded amenities
  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors
  • Separate sitting area with sofa bed & coffee table
  • Complimentary welcome glass of Champagne on embarkation day
  • Luxury mattress topper and pillows
  • Two flat-panel televisions
  • Comfortable queen or two twin beds
  • Refrigerator.
  • 100% cotton, high-thread count linens
  • Complimentary 24-hour room service†
  • Spacious closet
  • Desk
  • Hair dryer & fine bathroom amenities
  • Digital security safe

Upgraded Amenities & Services:

  • The Princess Luxury Bed
  • Priority embarkation and disembarkation at the beginning and end of your cruise
  • One-time complimentary wine set-up^
  • Evening canapés, upon request
  • Luxurious terry shawl bathrobes

Club Class Dining:*

  • Exclusive area of the Main Dining Room
  • Expedited seating with minimal to no wait
  • Expanded menu options
  • Dedicated waitstaff
  • Uniquely-styled décor (Premium table linens only)
  • Table-side preparations

▲3rd/4th berths available in select cabins.
†Charges apply for balcony dinner, pizza delivery and beverages. Subject to change.
*Open every evening for dinner. Open for breakfast and lunch on sea days.
^Includes ½ bottle of red wine and ½ bottle of white wine on embarkation day.

Suite

Surrounding you with deluxe accommodations, a spacious Suite with balcony includes all the amenities of a Club Class Mini-Suite, plus incredible premiums. Enjoy more living space, a sofa bed and separate seating areas, and wonderfully enhanced amenities that range from priority embarkation and disembarkation to a complimentary mini-bar setup in suite and so much more.

Standard Amenities:

  • Approx. 460 to 932 sq. ft., including balcony
  • Luxury balcony furniture including 2 loungers, 4 chairs, table and ottoman
  • 2 floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors
  • Separate sitting area with sofa bed, chair and 2 tables
  • One complimentary mini-bar setup and free daily bottled water~
  • Spacious walk-in closet
  • Complimentary Lotus Spa® Thermal Suite access on select ships
  • Complimentary laundry and professional cleaning services
  • Complimentary dinner in a specialty restaurant on embarkation day^
  • Priority specialty dining and shore excursion reservation
  • Priority disembarkation at tender ports
  • Comfortable queen or two twin beds
  • Refrigerator
  • Two flat-panel televisions
  • Private bathroom with tub and separate shower
  • 100% cotton, high-thread count linens
  • Complimentary 24-hour room service†
  • Desk
  • Hair dryer & fine bathroom amenities
  • Digital security safe

▲3rd/4th berths available in select cabins.
†Charges apply for balcony dinner, pizza delivery and beverages. Subject to change.
^ Applicable on cruises six days or longer.
~On ships where Club Class Mini-Suites have rolled out.

INCLUDED DINING

Indulge your appetite whenever you wish on board Princess®. Every hour, our chefs are busy baking, grilling and sautéing great-tasting fare from scratch. Princess offers unparalleled inclusive dining options throughout the ship with a wide range of culinary delights to suit any palate, from endless buffet choice to gourmet pizza, frosty treats, decadent desserts and much more.

Anytime Dining

Just like a restaurant at home, Anytime Dining enables guests the freedom to dine when and with whom they wish, at any time between 5:30 PM and 10 PM. Reservations are available through an onboard dining hotline, but not required, and diners may choose to eat only with their own group, or be seated with other guests. The choice is yours.

Not available on Diamond Princess® while in Japan.

Traditional Dining

Harkening back to the Golden Era of sea travel, our Traditional Dining option allows you to dine at the same time each day and enjoy the same tablemates and waitstaff throughout your voyage. Choose from either early or late seating.

Crafted By Curtis Stone

In the Main Dining Room, savor fresh new cuisine designed by award-winning Chef Curtis Stone during every voyage. Personal reflections on the menu by Chef Stone elaborate on each “Crafted” selection, prepared with the most authentic ingredients. Be enticed by dishes featuring delicious meats and seafood, fresh produce and vibrant, bold flavors.

Chocolate Journeys

There are few foods that inspire as much passion as chocolate, and master chocolatier Norman Love has designed some of the most decadent, hand-crafted treats exclusively for Princess’ Chocolate JourneysSM program. Trained in France, and named the Inaugural Inductee into the Chocolatier Hall of Fame by Dessert Professional Magazine, Chef Love combined premium quality chocolate with unique flavors and artful designs to mastermind his exclusive creations found in the main dining room and at Horizon Court.

Horizon Court

Horizon Court offers an endless selection that changes throughout the day to satisfy the most discriminating palate. Indulge in a delightful array of worldwide cuisine, freshly baked breads and regional comfort foods, in a casual setting at breakfast, lunch or dinner. Enjoy fresh fruits, signature pastas and desserts galore along with your favorite beverages and customizable features like create-your-own salads and sandwiches.

Beverage charges apply. Venues and menu items vary by ship and are subject to change.

Prego Pizzeria

A perennial Princess passenger favorite, Prego serves up freshly made Neopolitan-style pizza by the slice or by the whole pie. Named the “Best Pizza at Sea” by USA TODAY, you’ll savor classic favorites made with hand-tossed dough, fresh tomato sauce, cheeses and pepperoni or try the daily specials.

Trident Grill

Follow your nose to the Trident Grill where the burgers are flipping and the hotdogs roasting, served with a variety of fixin’s and crisp fries. Veggie burgers, bratwurst and grilled chicken breast are also served and all are sure to hit the spot when you are relaxing out on deck.

La Patisserie

For cappuccino, espresso and other coffee specialties, as well as fresh pastries throughout the day, head to La Patisserie for quick treats in a comfortable, casual sidewalk café-style setting. Savor a buttery croissant or your favorite cookie while sipping on an aromatic coffees. For something a little stronger, specialty drinks, wine, and beer are available at current menu prices.

24-Hr Room Service

We offer 24-hour complimentary room service when you want to enjoy a quiet moment in your cabin eating a delicious club sandwich or maybe that slice of chocolate fudge cake you can’t forget. Treat yourself to breakfast in bed, or stay in for an intimate dinner, and perhaps even cocktails, in the comfort of your stateroom. 24-hour room service is just a phone call away.

Charges apply on select menu items.

SPECIALTY DINING

Dining on board a Princess cruise ship is a joyful celebration and our specialty restaurants always deliver an extraordinary experience. They are among the best at sea – or anywhere. We serve dishes made with the freshest ingredients, and our menus reflect regional flavors from around the world. You’ll find our specialty restaurants are the perfect place to celebrate any occasion.

Additional charges apply to dine at specialty restaurants and reservations are required. Menu items may vary by ship and are subject to change.

Sabatini’s

Our Italian specialty restaurant has been voted one of the “Best Cruise Ship Specialty Restaurants” at sea by USA TODAY. Savor Sabatini’s authentic offerings featuring signature pastas, Italian wines and an irresistible selection of delectable desserts, all celebrating our Italian culinary heritage.

Sterling Steakhouse

Sterling Steakhouse serves the highest quality cuts of premium, grain-fed beef including New York strip steak, Porterhouse and Filet Mignon. Voted among the “Best Cruise Ship Steakhouses” by USA TODAY. You’ll delight at the selection of meats presented for your choice, or perhaps you’ll opt for fresh seafood selections, such as tiger prawns and sea bass, all prepared to your exact specifications.

Kai Sushi

An exquisitely decorated traditional sushi bar, serving up sushi and sashimi expertly prepared before your eyes. Dine at the sushi bar or enjoy an elegant restaurant experience.

ACTIVITIES

On every Princess ship, you’ll find so many ways to play, day or night. Explore The Shops of Princess, celebrate cultures at our Festivals of the World or learn a new talent — our onboard activities will keep you engaged every moment of your cruise vacation.

Discovery at SEA

Our exclusive partnership with Discovery Communications™ lets you come back captivated with Stargazing on our top deck; activities featuring DiscoveryTM hit shows such as Shark Week and Finding Bigfoot; plus our new Encounters with Discovery at SEA™ speaker series. Get more out of your travels with shore excursions recommended by two of the most trusted names in world travel—Discovery™ and Animal Planet™

Festivals of the World

*On select sailings.

There’s nothing like a Princess party to bring people together. Our Festivals of the World hosts onboard events that celebrate timeless traditions from nearly every corner of the globe.* Parties and dancing, lively music and folkloric performances, enriching activities, themed movies and specialty shopping are just some of the ways our Festivals of the World come to life! From Oktoberfest to Rio’s Carnival, Festivals of the World is a gala event you won’t want to miss.

The Shops

It’s no surprise The Shops are awarded “Best Onboard Shopping” from Porthole magazine year after year. On board, you’ll find a fabulous range of fine merchandise from brands like Swarovski, Chanel, Estée Lauder, Clinique, Lancôme, Calvin Klein, Citizen and Tissot, plus local crafts, keepsakes and souvenirs. And everyday tax- and duty-free savings can add up to as much as 30% off suggested U.S. retail prices.

Art Gallery & Auctions

Great art, like the destinations we visit, can be awe-inspiring. Peruse our extensive art gallery, or attend an art history lecture highlighting some of the world’s greatest masters. And don’t miss our exciting Champagne Art Auctions, which give you the chance to view and bid on a wide range of fine art, including pieces by famous artists like Thomas Kinkade, Peter Max, and Michael Godard. There is no charge to attend these lively events.

Photo & Video Gallery

Our staff of digital photographers and videographers helps capture the highlights of your cruise including onboard events, ports and scenery for lasting memories of your trip. Our studio locations are set up in the Atrium each evening and all formal and casual portraits are on display in the gallery the following day. Please ask our staff about portrait packages, reprints and canvas reproductions of your favorite photos!

Princess Sports Central

Whether you’re serving up some friendly competition with the family, missing your sports league back home or new to the game, Princess Sports Center brings people together with shared athletic and recreational interests. Center Court is great for basketball, tennis, volleyball and badminton. There’s also a miniature putting green and driving cage for golf enthusiasts, ping pong tables, bean bag toss and giant foosball.

Freshwater Pools & Hot Tubs

Take a dip in our sparkling freshwater pools and leave your everyday world behind. Unwind on a padded lounger and soak up the sun, catch up on reading, listen to music or dream of your next adventure on board or ashore. And what better way to relax and revitalize after a day exploring the world than a long soak in one of our whirling hot tubs. And don’t forget, there is always a server nearby to bring you a refreshing cocktail or favorite beverage.

Internet Café & Library

Our Internet Café is filled with computers so it’s easy to access your mail account or browse the Internet for world news, sports and stock trading. Or bring your own electronic devices and access the Internet through our improved onboard wireless service. The Internet Café is open 24 hours a day. For those looking to absorb more traditional media, our onboard library is fully stocked with up to 2,000 books, many specifically tailored to your itinerary as well as the classics and best sellers.

ENTERTAINMENT

Original musicals, dazzling magic shows, feature films, top comedians and nightclubs that get your feet movin’ and groovin’. There’s something happening around every corner; luckily, you have a whole cruise of days and nights to experience it all.

Movies Under the Stars

Throughout the day and night, our exclusive open-air poolside amphitheater is the go-to destination for feature films, thrilling concerts and exciting sporting events such as live football games. Cozy up under a fleece blanket in the comfortable lounger and feast on complimentary fresh-popped popcorn in the evening or delicious cookies and milk during the day, and enjoy that exciting car chase or mystery thriller on the giant screen.

Original Musical Productions

Crafted by some of the world’s top directors and choreographers, our remarkable and dynamic Princess productions transport you to realms as exotic as the destinations we visit. Imaginative shows created in-house feature dazzling stage sets, Broadway classics, popular hits and original numbers performed by some of the largest and most talented casts at sea.

Music & Dancing

When it comes to music and dancing we’ve got everything that your musical palette may desire. Whether it’s tapping your toes to cover bands, singing along in the piano bar, relaxing to classical strings or dancing the night away in the nightclub, you’ll be satisfied!

Vegas Style Casinos

From gaming lessons to the latest slot machines to prize tournaments, our Casinos offer fun and excitement. If you enjoy blackjack, or “21,” our tables play by Vegas rules and if you relish the challenge of roulette, we offer the American version. Our craps tables also let you take your best shot at becoming a high roller. Want to try Texas Hold ’Em? Our PokerPro® table shuffles, deals, splits pots and generates side pots instantly.

Featured Guest Entertainers

Grab a seat, order a cocktail and be prepared to be entertained by our lineup of world class entertainers. From magic to comedy, singers to instrumentalists, jugglers to balancing acts and much, much more, we search the globe for top talent to be featured on our ships. So get ready to be amazed, entertained, mesmerized or just laugh the night away!

Princess Theater

With dazzling stage sets, artists from around the globe, modern hits and timeless classics, the Princess Theater, our largest theater yet, showcases lavish, original productions with dynamic cast members in sumptuous surroundings. In this ultramodern theater, relax in a plush seat with unobstructed sight lines as the velvet curtain goes up, a state-of-the-art lighting system illuminates the stage, and it’s on with the show!

Churchill’s

Smoking a cigar doesn’t have to be a reminder of another era — at Churchill’s you can puff on your favorite stogie among like-minded aficionados. Churchill’s is a hidden gem where the cozy, pub-like atmosphere invites cigar and cigarette smokers to sit down with a refreshing drink, their favorite smoke and enjoy the evening. Located near the casino, the comfortable lounge is decked out with humidors and high quality cigars for sale.

Club Fusion

When the sun goes down and the moon comes up, it’s time to get your feet movin’ and your heart pumpin’ at Club Fusion. A little eclectic and a whole lot of fun, the dance floor lights and booming sound system invite you to get up and show off your moves and grooves. Karaoke contests, live performances and theme-parties like “60s British Invasion” are just a few of the nightly events that will have you on your feet.

Skywalkkers Nightclub

Hot music and cool cocktails set to a DJ spinning popular club tunes is the ideal setting for a night of dancing. Gleaming, ultra modern and ultra cool, this hot spot invites a little stargazing while the colorful neon dance floor invites everyone to get up and boogie down. Boasting panoramic views from its vantage point 15 decks above the sea, it’s the perfect place for dancing and socializing.

JOYFUL REJUVENATION

Revitalize and refresh body, mind and soul with Princess®. From rejuvenating spa treatments and the tranquility of a top-deck retreat reserved just for adults to our state-of-the-art fitness centers, you’ll find all the elements to come back new.

Sleep By Princess

To prepare our guests for the ultimate night of restful sleep at sea, we consulted with board-certified sleep expert Dr. Michael Breus to optimize our staterooms for a sleep-friendly sensory experience, from the bedding to even SLEEP-friendly evening meals on board. He explains, “Sleep is a sensory experience. In fact, all five of your senses must be prepared for slumber in order for sleep to come easily and last all night long.”

The Sanctuary

Take a break and indulge in a private getaway at The Sanctuary, our exclusive adults-only retreat offering a relaxing alternative to the myriad outdoor activities and entertainment available elsewhere on the ship. With signature beverages, light meals, and al fresco massages, Serenity Stewards attend to your every need, whether it’s to be on hand to provide chilled face towels or Evian water atomizers.

Lotus Spa®

Named “Best Spa on a Cruise Ship” by Spafinder Wellness 365™, the Lotus Spa® offers a variety of relaxing treatments, such as facials, aroma stone therapy massages, detoxifying ocean wraps and an aromatherapy thermal suite. Or get ready for a night on the town at the salon which features women’s styling color, men’s haircuts and shaves, manicure and pedicure choices and teeth whitening.

The Lotus Spa Fitness Center

The Lotus Spa Fitness Center offers fitness programs designed to help you maximize your wellness with Tour de Cycle, personal training and classes such as Pilates, Yoga, Body Sculpt Boot Camp, Results Based Training and TRX suspension training. The Lotus Spa Fitness Center also features state-of-the-art equipment so you can tone on your own.

Izumi Japanese bath

Izumi, modeled after a traditional Japanese bath or “onsen” features indoor and outdoor Japanese bathing experiences, including steam rooms, saunas, and hot tubs with spectacular ocean views. Exclusively on Diamond Princess®, it is the largest Japanese bath of its kind at sea and offers guests a chance to experience a little of a popular Japanese pastime. Men and women have separate facilities, except for one outdoor hot tub where suits are required.

Conservatory

A variety of ways to rejuvenate can be found at the Conservatory, an enclosed climate-controlled top-deck recreation area that features two soothing hot tubs, a refreshing freshwater pool, poolside shower, bar, two ping pong tables and plenty of comfortable loungers to unwind, enjoy the views, a book or even a nap.

From family-friendly stateroom options to enriching youth and family programs, quality time is time well spent. Onboard activities spark curiosity and fuel creativity while excursions ashore engage and inspire!

Just for Kids 3-7

Even the littlest guests will delight in this whimsical, forest-themed world that inspires playtime and invites exploration. Kids, ages 3 to 7, can dance, enjoy pajama movie nights, create art projects like Animal Planet™ puppets and masks or compete in a Lego® boat-building contest.

New programs will roll out together fleetwide, while new center designs (The Treehouse, The Lodge & The Beach House), launch individually through 2019.

Just for Kids 8-12

Inspired by the great outdoors, this cozy center keeps kids busy with games, dancing and kid-sized Olympic competitions. Their minds stay busy, too, with California Science Center programs like rocket building, or they can explore outer space with Stargazing and learning how to build a model roller coaster. Exciting events like talent shows, theme nights, and treasure hunts encourage new friendships and family togetherness.

New programs will roll out together fleetwide, while new center designs (The Treehouse, The Lodge & The Beach House), launch individually through 2019.

Just for Teens 13-17

This contemporary lounge is “the place” for teens — perfect for hanging out and socializing with late-night movie viewing, hip hop dance classes, video game tournaments and sports competitions like dodgeball and basketball. But that’s just the beginning. They’ll dazzle on the red carpet with our Rock the Boat teens-only party, complete with awards and “mocktails.”

New programs will roll out together fleetwide, while new center designs (The Treehouse, The Lodge & The Beach House), launch individually through 2019.

Family

Princess makes it easy to sail together in comfort. There is a wide selection of staterooms accommodating up to four guests, and you’ll enjoy substantial savings on your third and fourth guests. There are also connecting stateroom options, as well as Two Bedroom Family Suites, with room for up to eight guests, which offer more living space, a balcony and two bathrooms, including a full bath tub.