I have forgot what for sure I have written and writing this off line before I post.
I will start with embarkation, we are normally those cruiser that like to be first on board which does not happen when you rely on the cruise line with transfers. We are on Baja deck and suites so we would have been first on but as it was it still was quick and painless. We arrived via coach from the Keio Plaza at 12:25pm after going through security we were Checking in at 12:35 and a quick picture we were on board by 12:45.
The first thing we did was to go to the front desk, I had read here on CC from previous Diamond Japan cruisers that there was Japanese Tea Ceremony that is limited and an English Champagne Tea and both needed to be signed up for the first day since they were limited, of course no one at the front desk had any clue about either one. So we headed to our cabin.
I had originally booked a mini suite on Emerald deck and about 2 months ago got an upsell offer I could not resist. We are aft on Baja in 751. The suite is amazing, the bed comfort was wonderful just one small complaint and that is the small closet for hanging clothes. Drawer space is more than plentiful but we hang most of all our clothes.
Being in a suite we got Sterling Steak House free the first night, oddly we were the only passengers eating there till right before we left then there was another couple.
After dinner we just walked around the shops, we both felt exhausted so did not go to the show.
This morning we got up and went to breakfast at Sabatini’s had our Mimosa then went shopping . I have to say something that I have said before, Princess has all other cruise lines beat for logo wear. Regular Princess cruisers that do not sail other lines have no idea how good Princess is in this area. I so love the quality and style and fit. I am not talking about the tacky T-shirt’s that Hal and NCL offer. I bought 4 shirts and Tom bought two. There were two others I might go back and get .
Well let me try posting this, we have our CC Meet and Greet in about 45 minutes, I will try to add pictures if the WiFi will let me, often on the ship I can only do Pics to Facebook but not CC.
Signing off from the Beautiful Diamond Princess.
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