LAFFNVEGAS Live from The Diamond Princess 8 Night Circle island Japan

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We've wanted to do this trip but haven't had time. We were not sure which itinerary to choose for the best ports. We love the Diamond/Sapphire Princess and club class looks very inviting. We will look for your review.
What percentage of Americans were on board?
Thanks
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Originally posted by sammiedawg
We've wanted to do this trip but haven't had time. We were not sure which itinerary to choose for the best ports. We love the Diamond/Sapphire Princess and club class looks very inviting. We will look for your review.

What percentage of Americans were on board?

Thanks


This was not a normal cruise for the Diamond for passenger nationality comparison. The cruise prior to ours had over 1200 Japanese the cruise after ours will have over 1600, our cruise was just 400 with the largest group being from Australia then next largest they just broke down to North American being US and Canada. I would say at least 800 of which many were from Hawaii and several from California. I honestly did not pick the cruise for the ports but more for when the travel dates worked into dates I could take vacation. Although we were very pleased with what we chose.
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Wow!

Sounds like a nice trip!
Hope your'e enjoying it. And give my regards to Tom.
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That certainly was an ultimate breakfast. Looks scrumptious.

Glad to see you are enjoying the cruise. Great pics and posts. Sorry to see that your time will be coming to an end, though.
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Originally posted by LAFFNVEGAS
This was not a normal cruise for the Diamond for passenger nationality comparison. The cruise prior to ours had over 1200 Japanese the cruise after ours will have over 1600, our cruise was just 400 with the largest group being from Australia then next largest they just broke down to North American being US and Canada. I would say at least 800 of which many were from Hawaii and several from California. I honestly did not pick the cruise for the ports but more for when the travel dates worked into dates I could take vacation. Although we were very pleased with what we chose.
Thanks for the info.
We actually want to do a cruise tour which limits our choices. The cruise tours have limited capacity. Hopefully in the next two years we will get there.
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What was disembarkation like? We are looking at doing something similar where the previous stops are in Japan and wondered if at disembarkation you have to go through immigration & customs again.
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Originally posted by worldtraveller
What was disembarkation like? We are looking at doing something similar where the previous stops are in Japan and wondered if at disembarkation you have to go through immigration & customs again.
I have been buried with work from my two jobs since I got home and the Jet Lag was a killer so I plan to write a final report hopefully yet this weekend.

Disembarkation was quick and painless, really did not do much for customs and immigration since our previous port was Japan. Everything they do in Japan is quick and efficient so disembarkation times you are assigned are right on. Luggage was easy to find and we were out the door to our bus to take us to Narita. Traffic was terrible so the drive took us over 2 and a half hours not the 90 minutes ti 2 hours they thought.
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