Japan Cruise – Diamond Princess – Day 1 – August 28, 2017

  • Posted on September 21, 2017 at 6:00 pm

Up and out early, we joined our tour group for the last part of our tour before being taken to our cruise ship.  The streets are amazing, especially with the number of people walking, biking, etc., everywhere we looked.

Tokyo streets

Tokyo Streets

Tokyo Streets

We headed to Asakusa to the Senso-ji Temple and a bit of shopping afterwards.

Senso-ji Temple

Senso-ji Temple

Senso-ji Temple

Senso-ji Temple

Senso-ji Temple

Senso-ji Temple

Senso-ji Temple

Senso-ji Temple

Then our bus headed to Yokahama port to board our cruise ship, Diamond Princess.  For more info on the Diamond Princess and the other Princess cruise ships, check them out here.

We boarded the ship, got into our cabin, found some lunch, enjoyed the obligatory lifeboat drill, explored the various decks and rested a bit before dinner.

We found our assigned table for dinner and husband enjoyed Prime Rib, while I had a delicious seafood stew.  The highlight for me of course was the wonderful creme brulee (always a favorite).  This version of creme brulee was vanilla bean with a sugar cane crust and lemon madellaines.  So delicious!

Our table for 2 was in a lovely little alcove along with 2 other tables for 2.  We made friends with our table neighbors, one Japanese couple and 2 awesome ladies from Houston who had needed to leave Houston early to get ahead of Hurricane Harvey to make the cruise.

One of the most fabulous highlights of the cruise was getting to enjoy “Movie Under the Stars”.  The Lido Pool Deck was transformed each night into a movie theater, with a large screen and pillows, pads and blankets spread out on the deck chairs.  First night we enjoyed Going in Style with Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and Alan Arkin.  I can’t tell you how decadent I felt watching a movie, getting drinks from the bar and eating fresh pizza on the cruise ship out under the stars.  WOW… what an experience, and the trip was just starting!

Hugs – Ellen

1 Comment on Japan Cruise – Diamond Princess – Day 1 – August 28, 2017

  1. I will enjoy following you on this cruise. A friend and I cruised on HAL Vollendam in Japan and other places so I will love seeing what you do. I am going on a cruise with my daughter in February and I like the blog posting so may do that next time as well. Maybe even go back and do a blog from my Japan trip as well.

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