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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Diamond Princess is a traveller's best friend

(part of my Sydney trip 1st - 3rd December 2013;
stay tuned for more)


I saw her first from the 24th floor of the ANZ Tower on Monday as she came through Sydney Heads. Next day, when I was at Circular Quay to catch the ferry to Manly, she towered sixty metres above me while her length of 290 metres blotted out everything around her: the Diamond Princess.

She has a crew of over a thousand and accommodates close on three thousand passengers, four of whom I met later while I waited for the bus at Central Station where they had just arrived by train from out of town. They had been cruising in her several times before and were joining her again on this 8-day Tasmanian cruise which, at $1,800 per person for an outside room with balcony (half that price for an inside cabin) and all the food you can eat, was the best deal in town.

You can find her current position here.